Proactiv Plus Review Australia
Used And Recommended By Celebrities, But Does Proactiv Plus Really Work?
If you have done any research into acne care products, you will without any doubt have come across the name Proactiv..
Sold worldwide by its US based manufacturers, some of the worlds best known music and acting stars have reportedly used and recommended its product range..
But cutting through the high profile manufacturers marketing hype, does the Proactiv range really deliver on its claimed promises??
There are two different product ranges available, the original Proactiv and the new ‘improved’ Proactiv Plus.. Today we are looking at the latest Proactiv + range
Proactiv Plus is a 3 stage complete acne care system designed to help both in the treatment of existing acne breakouts as well as preventing further breakouts.
Its makers tell us that it can help to:
- Reduce redness and skin irritation
- Re-balance the skin and oil production
- Reduce pores
- Soften and moisturise the skin
- Boost skin tone and texture
- Reduce the appearance of dark ‘tell tale’ marks
It should be used twice a day in place of your regular skin care regime… Its product range include the Proactiv + Skin smoothing exfoliator, Pore targeting treatments, Complexion perfection hydrator, and the Dedicated cleansing body bar.
The Key Ingredients In Proactiv +
Both the original and the new ‘plus’ range use Salicylic acid as the key ingredient, this is used to help reduce the abnormal shedding of skin cells, also helping to unplug the blocked pores that cause the build up of Sebum and dead cells that are responsible for the appearance of spots and pimples… It is the mainstay of many acne treatments, well known for its effectiveness.
Other ingredient include:
Glycolic Acid – Also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acid ( AHA) it helps to treat acne breakouts by helping to slough away the dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to develop
Sulphur/Sulfer – Commonly found in acne care products, however to be honest, we could not find any documented evidence on how it helps to treat acne
Sodium Hydroxide – Sometimes seen on ingredient labels as Lye, found in a number of skin products due to its ability to alter the pH balance and reducing acid levels in the skin
What Do Users Say
The feedback from independent users is really varied, the official website is packed with positive testimonials where as when you look elsewhere you can see a different story.. some examples are shown below:
Where To Buy Proactiv Plus In Australia
You can buy the entire range directly from the official website.. There are range of kits available..
Prices start at $26.24 for the 3 step starter kit and rising up to $41.24 for the dedicated 30 day ‘Teen kit’ .. At time of writing you will also get a FREE blackhead dissolving gel with every order.
Please note – when you order, you are committing to a regular shipment (90 days supply every 3 months).. Proactiv say that its easy to cancel, but we have head some horror stories with these kinds of auto ship programs, with buyers repeatedly being sent and charged for products that they do not want.. One of our family members had to literally close her bank account to stop payments being taken from one particular supplier ( Not Proactiv we have to say)
Proactiv do offer a 60 day cash back guarantee.. if unhappy with the results, simply return the empty bottles for a refund (less shipping costs)
Proactiv has been serious successful due to the way it uses celebrities to endorse and advertise their products, However looking at the key ingredients, to be truthful, we don’t feel that it offers anything more than many other acne products on the market and there are also some potential side effects that can be caused by several of the key ingredients**… It should offer some improvements to many cases of acne, but there are (we feel) better products out there..
**Both Sulphur and Sodium Hydroxide can be rather harsh to the skin, in some cases causing irritation, hives, possible swelling, redness and Glycolic acid tends to make the skin very sensitive to sunlight, so you must use high factor SPF while using any product that contains it
The fact that you are basically forced into signing up for an auto ship program to concerns us, we prefer to be able to buy products as, if and when we want to, not having them shipped to us regardless of if we want them or not..
If you do want to try Proactiv, just make sure you read and fully understand all the terms and conditions of the auto ship program before pushing that order button.