Product Type: Guthy Renker body care
Newest Review: ... a daily exfoliating cleanser, toner and moisturiser. The cleanser contains small beads which help exfoliate the skin to keep it unblocke... more
Can be harsh for sensitive skin but works well for me
Member Name: doremifaso
Advantages: Works well at helping clear spots/acne, contains salicylic acid
Disadvantages: Expensive, could be harsh for sensitive skin
I have always suffered from blemishes. I don't get really bad cystic acne but I have really oily skin that gets clogged up easily so I get a lot of whiteheads and blackheads and sometimes small cystic ones too!
I've been hearing a lot of things about Proactiv from reading American blogs so I was excited to see the range come out in Boots in the UK! I got the 3 step set which includes a daily exfoliating cleanser, toner and moisturiser.
The cleanser contains small beads which help exfoliate the skin to keep it unblocked. Now I must admit, the beads are not very suitable for people with sensitive skin because I found it scratches if you don't make sure your face is wet enough. However, I don't have ultra sensitive skin so I'm alright with it. It has a minty feeling to it which was strange at first but I find it kind of refreshing now.
The toner contains salicylic acid which further helps unclog pores. This can also be too harsh on people with sensitive skin but for me it works perfect because after I've cleansed my face and use the toner on a cotton pad, I can see some dirt that I've missed and it helps bring all of that out. It gives me a reassuring feeling that my face is squeaky clean!
The moisturiser also contains salicylic acid and is quite light. It absorbs easily into my skin and I find it very pleasant to use although I think for people who suffer from dry skin after cleansing, this moisturiser may not be moisturising enough!
I've been using this set for about 3 months now and I'm quite happy with it. As with all skincare products it doesn't provide a miracle of PREVENTING acne and spots but I feel it does help clear spots quicker.
The bad point about this range that would be that it is rather expensive and I think I would look for cheaper alternatives afterwards!
Summary: Works well for non-sensitive skin, but I might try find a cheaper alternative after all!