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Product Review: Proactiv 3 Step Solution

Stella’s Skin Care Regimen
I have been asked to share my skin care regimen so here it is…

First of all @Lilly Johnson bless your soul for saying I have nice skin. However I have a confession to make.
The truth is that I actually have adult acne which I manage to control with the Proactiv Solution. So if my skin looks good in my pictures it a combined effort and probably has a bit to do with my makeup #trueconfession.

Introducing Proactiv 3 Step Acne Solution. 

They say…

Step 1: Renew

This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with new, exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide — featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging. 

Step 2: Revitalize

This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed — not tight and dried out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone. 

Step 3: Repair 

The repairing treatment is a feather-light medicated lotion that gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the skin. It’s an oil-free formula that’s safe for your entire face. 

Refining Mask

The rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. It gently unplugs pores, heals existing blemishes, pampers inflamed skin and softens and refines the skin texture.

The 3 steps are for use twice a day while the mask is to be use 2-3 times a week.


I have had acne since I was about 13 so as you can image I have tried many different treatments. This is the only one that works for me. A few things you need to keep in mind though…

This is a PREVENTIVE system, so if you stop using it after it start working, the acne will come right back! Also it is combination treatment; you need to use all three products (cleanser, toner and lotion) together for results.  The mask is complementary to the 3 steps; it’s not compulsory but helps the 3 steps. The mask can also be used as an “on the spot” treatment (put on pimples over night)  to speed up the healing process.
On a different note, the face cleanser and lotion contain Benzoyl Peroxide which may discolor fabrics so after applying you should wash your hands.

N.B If you set up an account with Proactiv please keep track of your stock. They tend to send you more than you need so suspend your account (like I have now done) if you end up with too much products or reset the regularity of the deliveries to suit your pace. It would be a shame if you pay for products that expire before you get the chance to use them.

I hope this helps,



  • Mai Musings
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    I'm glad I know someone who Proactiv has helped, but I hated it. It was so harsh on my skin and burned all the time. Have you ever tried the Clinique 3 step system?

  • Stella
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    No I haven't. But I get how this can be too harsh on you. I don't have sensitive skin so thats probably why I didn't have the same reaction as you did.

  • Unknown
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    I had teenage pimples too and all of a sudden, a few moths ago i noticed the little devils were somehow back on my face. I will try this. Thanks and bless you.

  • Stella
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    LOL! Glad I could help 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Yayy. Thanks for doing this! xx

  • Chic Therapy
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    I used proactive for most of last year and it didnt work for me…I'll try again though!

  • Stella
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    @ Chic Therapy, It does not work for everybody. If you used all three products everyday and it didn't work then it might not. My sister tried it too and it didn't work for her…

  • Muse Origins
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:08 AM

    I'll look for this and try it. I wish i could know for sure that it works on me though, all this hunting isn't really fun


  • Anonymous
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    could pls do a luk for bridemaids wearing lime green

  • Ebs
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Hi Stella. Wow!!! this really works for you cos I remember how it was in camp. glad you found something that works. I don't know what to call what I have on my face, I have a gazillion blackheads and one or 2 PAINFUL pimples. i then had a consultation with a Dermalogica rep and spent (quite) a lot of money on the wash and moistiriser. I must say the moisturiser is great, but the wash gave me more pimple and blackheads i've ever had. gettin ready to just give up and let the face be.will try ProActiv, hope it works for me.

  • Stella
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    @Adiya I wish I could give you a guarantee but unfortunately I can't sine everyones skin is different. Hang in there, this might just be the one 😉

    @Eb Hey girl! Believe it or not I actually used to have worse days than Camp! SMH! I'm glad i have them under control now and I sincerely hope Proactiv works for you too. I know it can be frustrating (trust me I've been there), just hang in there and you shall definitely overcome. I just know it 😉

  • Stella
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Up next bridesmaid in lime green 😉

  • Anonymous
    Posted May 3, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    @eb u shld try neutrogena it is really good ,make sure u use the spot stress scrub or black head eliminating daily scrub and the deep cleansing lotion, this clear up all my blackhead and pimples 🙂

    @stella, hey dear, could u pls do a tutorial for a fashion show ,thanks 🙂

  • Stella
    Posted May 3, 2011 at 2:51 AM

    More details please 😉

  • Anonymous
    Posted May 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    @stella colourful,sexy and sophisticated 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted May 3, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    @stella hey dear,a tutorial for a fashion show(like different looks which are colourful and sexy),thanks

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