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Proactiv, Your Favorite Acne-Zapper – Available at Watsons and SM Department Stores

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Our favorite world-renowned acne-zapper, Proactiv, is within reach along the counters of Watsons and  SM Department store branch nationwide.

Since Proactiv was introduced to our local shores, it has since been the go-to product of Filipinos struggling with acne and blemishes. Each item in the Proactiv kit is developed to treat the whole face, clearing problematic spots and preventing acne before it starts.  Proactiv also comes in a 30-Day and 60-Day Kit system to make it easier for users who find it challenging to create their own skin care routine.

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This acne-hack that Filipinos has since had access to has proven it worth. Here’s spreading the good news that we have easier access to our favorite  favorite skin care system(more…)

How to Prevent Smartphone Induced Acne

Just when you thought your smartphone is your  best buddy, clinical studies show that it is more of your skin’s enemy than your friend.

According to the study done by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, it was revealed that 92% of the subjects’ hands and 82% of their smartphones had bacteria on them. This was of the 780 swab samples, half of which was taken from smartphones and the other half from their owners hands. Crazy, right?! But that fact right there literally might as well serve a smack to our faces. Those are the same bacteria that cause acne.  (more…)

Adam Levine is the New Face of Proactiv

Adam Levine for Proactiv

Adam Levine reveals that Proactiv is his secret to confidence.

Who is Adam Levine?

Adam Levine, the heartthrob and lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5, and has made a name for himself with a signature voice that have swept women off their feet. Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum, setting records for most #1 singles and he’s been a judge on the Emmy Award-winning The Voice. He also starred in the indie film Begin Again, where his 222 Records label track Lost Stars was nominated for a Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. (more…)

Acne Problems? Benzoyl Peroxide to the Rescue!

Studies and research have shown that Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is the known compound that effectively fights acne and stops it from getting worse.

Misconceptions about Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO)

  • Skin develops a dependency on the solution
  • Quitting its application will make acne develop faster and comes back “with a vengeance.”

 

How an acne develops diagram

Above is a diagram of how an acne develops.

How Acne Develops:

  • A pore is blocked by excess keratin, sebum, and dead skin cells comes in contact with bacteria which cause the inflammation.

How Does Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) Stop Acne:

  • Benzoyl Peroxyl breaks down into benzoic acid and oxygen, and the oxygen acts as a free radical destroying the cells that blocks the pores along with the bacteria growing on it.
  • During the early stages of acne formation,  BPO is known to be effective in preventing these outbreaks on the skin.

So where is this Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) scare coming from?

Here’s where the misconception comes in – when you have too much of the BPO on your skin, making sure that the acne-causing bacteria is eliminated from the surface, gives the skin unnecessary stress than protection. That stress leaves the skin more vulnerable to more acne outbreaks after quitting from BPO treatment. Using BPO the right way, meaning more strategically, on skin could help drastically minimize the formation of acne and prevent future outbreaks.

Good thing, Proactive Solution, America’s #1 Acne Treatment System has Benzoyl Peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria.

Step 1: Proactive Renewing Cleanser. The ultra-fine microcrystal BPO penetrates the pores effectively but gently. The round exfoliating beads unclog the pores of impurities, excess ebum, keratin and dead skin.

Step 2: Alcohol-free Proactiv Revitalizing Toner refines and purifies pores, exfoliating the skin further by removing more dead skin cells and keeps pores unclogged. It also has soothing botanicals that gently balance the skin tone, removes excess oil for a refreshed, clear skin.

Step 3: Proactiv Repairing Lotion is an as-light-as-feather treatment that heals the blemishes off the skin and also helps in preventing new acne from forming.

FREE Refining Mask comes with every Proactiv Kit. The Refining Mask does its job to make sure skin is kept clear and acne-free. It is formulated with sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. The Refining Mask unclogs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.

Note that  Proactiv only has 2.5% of BPO, which is lower than other over-the-counter acne treatments so it is safer to use daily. This level of concentration can already effectively kill acne-causing bacteria so there’s really no cause for worries–really. So not be afraid of whatever misconceptions there is about BPO and set your skin free of acne. Use it correctly, and you will never have to worry about acne again.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) and 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) and is available at all Watsons stores nationwide.

Alex Gonzaga live on Mellow 94.7

TV show host, actress and bubbly girl Alex Gonzaga was recently live on Mellow 94.7 FM station to endorse Proactiv, a top skin care product. Alex is Proactiv’s first Filipina face and have been a loyal Proactiv user.

Being her usual vibrant self, Alex impressed the radio station hosts with her candor and trademark wit, which essentially made her one of the most sought after top TV hosts in the country today. Coming from her very own Proactiv experience, Alex shared beauty tips that are instrumental to her having such flawless complexion. Proactiv’s 3-Step routine:

Step 1: Renewing Cleanser, an oil-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria with benzoyl
peroxide.
Step 2: Revitalizing Toner, a refreshing, alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores, with Glycolic Acid that exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged.
Step 3: Repairing Treatment, a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria preventing zits and acne.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit, retails for P2,495 and 60-Day kit, which retails for 3,995, and are available at all Watsons nationwide.

How Effective Proactiv Really is? Let Us Count the Ways…

The Walls Acne Creates

There’s something about acne that robs people from having healthy social relationships. It’s a legitimate concern for those who suffer from acne. Acne influences one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, general outlook in life.  Although acne does not have to define us, it is an inevitable cause of concern for those who have to live with it. Why, the few times I sported three at a time on my right cheek, I was bombarded with the why questions from friends and it was easy to feel that people are repulsed by how I looked. Even mild breakouts can negatively impact how you feel about yourself. Acne truly affects more than just your skin.

Take Control Over Acne with Proactiv!

For those who’ve seen for themselves, know that Proactiv Solution is the only acne management system which combines medicated ingredients that work together to treat and control acne. It uses several different ingredients in one system to treat the blemishes you have now and help keep new ones from forming. With Proactiv, you’ll get back control over your skin. (more…)

What’s the Big Deal About Acne?

What is acne and what are the things we need to know about this common and sometimes nagging skin disease?

Is it not simply a normal phase of growing up and something we all have to deal with in life one time or another? What if it has taken residence, a seemingly permanent one, at that? What’s a girl got to do? Here are some truths about acne, it pays to know about.

How Does An Acne Develop?

Acne, being the most common of skin diseases peak during the teen years.  Nearly everyone experiences acne at some point in life. It may last for a few months or a few years.

An acne blemish begins approximately 2-3 weeks before it appears on your skin’s surface. So while it may seem you get a pimple overnight, what you’re actually seeing is the final stage of a much longer process. It starts in your sebaceous hair follicles – the tiny holes you know as pores. Deep within each follicle, your sebaceous glands are working to produce sebum, the oil that keeps your skin moist and pliable. As your skin renews itself, the old cells die, mix with your skin’s natural oils, and are sloughed off. Under normal circumstances, these cells are shed gradually, making room for fresh new skin. (more…)

Look and feel your best this Holiday season with Proactiv Solution

It’s 11 days till Christmas and this season leading to the most anticipated time of the year can in fact, be the busiest, even most stressful. And we all know that stress is the number one cause of pimples for a lot of us.

As we look forward to reunions of all kinds, whether with family or friends, we all want to look our best (yes, despite the unbelievable stress we go through this time of the year).

How exactly do we achieve acne-free skin this holiday season?

Now, that’s the question. With weeks of left and right parties with little sleep and weaker immune system. The demands of the season might just get the best of us. The moment we neglect our skin, acne and blemishes are just around the corner. (more…)