Why Proactiv Skincare Solution is Not for Everyone

It’s late at night and infomercials are running rampant across your television screen. As you desperately comb through the local channels (you don’t have cable and even if you did you’d probably only have the choice of x-rated films or xx-rated cartoons), you find your attempts fruitless. One last click of the remote, as a snapshot of Vanessa Williams’ before and after photo captures your attention. You glance over at the bedside clockâÂ?¦4amâÂ?¦yet, Vanessa has carefully prepared her speech and you find yourself captivated by the snap of her pearly whites and bouncing brown locks.

Besides, she is promoting a skincare system said to take the funk from your face and, at current, the zits and hyper-pigmentation marks have set up shop and are taking no prisoners. The price of $39.95+shipping and handling seems worth the buck for the 3-piece system proven to be the master zit zapper. Furthermore, Vanessa’s claim is matched by other big names including Sean (P Diddy) Combs, Jessica Simpson, Elle Macpherson & Brittany Spears. You tell yourself that Proactiv has got to be the answer, if it’s the cause of so many, seemingly, flawless faces.

1.800.876.9717âÂ?¦you eagerly await the customer service representative who will offer product information, get personal with you and tell you why you have made such a wonderful decision; while typing in your credit card information. 5-10 minutes later your call has ended and you anxiously count the days until your package arrives. Approximately two weeks later, your miracle cure makes its grand appearance at your door. Pacing the floor, asking yourself if this moment will change your life forever; you imagine the “fresh face” experienced by over 500 other once desperate users of Proactiv.

In fact, the Product Efficacy and Safety outlines state that results should be visible within 3-6 weeks; Proactiv is safe for young adults ages 12-25, follows FDA guidelines, is safe for all skin-types/ethnicities and offers a 60-day money back guarantee to unsatisfied customers. What have you got to lose? Ripping open the medium-sized box, packed full of facial goodies, you review the usage guidelines.

1. Directions: (Step One) Renewing Cleanser: Use Morning and Night. Apply a small (dime-sized) amount to skin and gently massage. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
2. (Step Two) Revitalizing Toner: Apply to cleansed skin with cotton ball or pad, morning and night as needed. Allow Toner to dry and follow with Repairing Lotion. If going outside, use a sunscreen. If irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use of both products and consult a doctor.
3. (Step Three) Repairing Lotion: Use morning and night. On clean skin, apply a thin layer to the entire affected area. Allow to dry. Do not rinse off. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application use. If going outside, use a sunscreen.

Carefully following the directions, you follow your miracle 3-step program for weeksâÂ?¦monthsâÂ?¦a slight change, then nothing. All your imagined glory bites the dust and you realize that you fall into the 15% of those individuals fallen along the wayside of the Proactiv skincare success trail. While Proactiv has met the challenge for thousands of people suffering with acne, the product doesn’t quite do it for you. Its inability to zap your zits doesn’t discredit the many grateful patrons of the Proactiv skincare club. However, it makes you realize that you walk among the elite few destined to come up with their own concocted remedies and prescriptions for conquering clogged pores and whiteheads.

As a past user of Proactiv skincare, I have had to look elsewhere for my miracle in a bottle. Interestingly enough, my cure came after a new Dermatologist prescribed a solution made of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, salicylic acid and hydroquinone. For the first time, since suffering with acne; I feel that I have finally found the one facial remedy that is ‘proactive’ in my life.

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