Proactiv 3-Step System Review

This post was sponsored by Proactiv as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

6 weeks ago, Chewie was not impressed with my skin. I agreed with him, my pores were large and my skin tone wasn’t ideal. I had some rough spots and was prone to oiliness and breakouts. I had stopped using a 3-step program of washing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. I was skimping on my skincare routine and it showed! Chewie couldn’t be fooled.Proactiv ChewieEnter Proactiv’s 3-step cleansing system. Here’s what it consists of:

Step 1: Renewing Cleanser – I love how fine the beads are. I wouldn’t even classify them as beads because they are so small! Think of the softest, finest sand you’ve ever felt. That’s what it feels like is mixed into the renewing cleanser. Also oil-free with micro crystal benzoyl peroxide to begin to clear acne.

Step 2: Revitalizing Toner – Have you ever used a toner that burned? Not fun! The revitalizing toner is gentle and alcohol-free. It contains glycolic acid to help balance skin tone and remove dead skin cells. You can see it on the cotton ball after you use it! It leaves behind your radiant skin beneath, helping to balance your skin’s natural acids. It contains witch hazel (a popular toner in and of itself), aloe and chamomile, and allantoin. The toner removes excess oil without drying your skin out.

Step 3: Repairing Treatment – A light, oil-free leave-on lotion. It’s made with exclusive micro crystal benzoyl peroxide that absorbs into the pores to treat acne at its source. It penetrates deep into the pore to help heal blemishes and help prevent future breakouts. It leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

After using Proactiv’s 3-step system, here is my after picture (results may vary):ProactivNo filter, no editing, straight off my camera’s phone. Granted, the natural light in my after picture is more flattering than the fluorescent lighting with Chewie :) Otherwise, I see a huge difference! My skin is smoother, my pores are smaller, and my dark spots are lighter. I’m not having breakouts as often and my skin isn’t as oily throughout the day.

I have been using Proactiv for years and definitely have noticed a difference when I stop. I ran out and didn’t reorder it, so was totally slacking and just using regular face wash and lotion. The proof is definitely in the pictures! I wish you could feel my face, too. My skin is so much softer when using Proactiv’s 3-step system.

Are you a fan of Proactiv? What have your results been with it?

WaterWipes at Target

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Even though both of my girls have long been potty trained, I still carry baby wipes with me. Once you’ve had them at your disposal, you can’t go without! They are perfect for wiping up messes in the car, cleaning hands before and after eating, cleaning sweet cheeks that need it, wiping down tables while you’re eating out, I could go on and on!

The creator behind WaterWipes is a mother whose child was getting terrible diaper rashes. She was trying to get to the bottom of it, and in looking at the ingredients list of the wipes was shocked to see so many chemicals listed. Thus began her mission to create a baby wipe that was pure, clean, and contained only wholesome ingredients. WaterWipes only has TWO ingredients!! That blew me away. They are made up of 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. Water Wipes TargetI was skeptical about them, thinking they would fall apart in my hand, but I couldn’t be happier. They are durable and effective at cleaning without all of the other nasty junk that you find in other wipes. This is great news for my girls’ sensitive skin! Especially at this time of year with cooler temps and more vigilant hand washing. Their little hands get red and chapped, and I’m always trying to keep lotion or salve on them. Water WipesThey work well for washing off food coloring and frosting :)

Since WaterWipes are chemical free, they don’t have any preservatives. I never thought about that, but I guess it makes sense that a package would get moldy after time if there were no preservatives to keep it from doing so. A WaterWipes package will keep for up to 15 months before it is opened. Once it’s opened, though, it is recommend that you use the pack within a month.Water WipesI’m so glad to know about these for when baby June joins our family in May!

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