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Skin Deep: Proactiv Launches NEW ProactivMD System

We’ve all seen the commercials with the amazing before and after results using Proactiv. Because of those ads, most of us, yours truly included, couldn’t wait to get our hands on this breakthrough acne treatment regime. Well, Proactiv is blowing us away again with the introduction of their brand new acne-fighting ProactivMD System. This new acne treating system contains Adapalene, the first prescription-strength retinoid that is FDA approved to treat acne without a prescription.

Adapalene is the first new acne-fighting ingredient to be introduced to the over the counter market in over 30 years. Proactiv’s NEW ProactivMD is a next-generation 3-step acne treatment system which consists of four products, a Deep Cleansing Face Wash, Balancing Toner, Daily Oil Control for morning use only, and Adapalene Gel 0.1% for nighttime use only. ProactivMD’s Adapalene works at the cellular level to help clear acne where it starts and prevent future breakouts from forming…. beneath the skin. As it clears up your blemishes, it also helps restore your skin’s tone and texture, unblocks and shrinks clogged pores, and reduces acne redness and inflammation.

  • Step 1: Deep Cleansing Face Wash: gentle daily cleanser, developed for acne-prone skin, combines glycolic acid and smooth exfoliating beads to clear dirt and debris from pores and gently resurface skin for a smoother, softer looking complexion.
  • Step 2: Cleansing Balancing Toner: an alcohol-free toner helps balance skin’s pH levels and removes impurities lodged deep within pores. This toner is alcohol-free and contains a light astringent to sweep away impurities leaving skin feeling fresh, revitalized and balanced.
  • Step 3 (Morning): Daily Oil Control SPF 30: a lightweight, 3-in-1 moisturizer helps hydrate skin, control shine and protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays. The gentle formula absorbs quickly, is non-comedogenic and free of oil and fragrance. Apply liberally to face and neck each morning at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.
  • Step 3 (Night): Adapalene Gel 0.1%: A topical retinoid medication is used to battle acne and treat blemishes. Adapalene helps speed acne healing, prevents new acne from forming, and reduces redness and inflammation while restoring an even skin tone and texture.

“I see patients every day with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence due to their acne. The new ProactivMD system offers an easy-to-use solution with Adapalene that is scientifically proven to reduce acne. I am excited that my patients now have easy access to an affordable system that I know from first-hand experience will help their acne and make them look and feel great!” said Proactiv dermatologist partner Dr. Ted Lain.

The 3-step ProactivMD system is available now at $29.95 monthly for non-members on www.Proactiv.com, or by calling 800-235-605.

MURAD Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment for Acne Awareness Month

There are so many notable things to observe this month, we’ve honored and made note of a few, now it’s time to bring attention to another. It’s observation of a skin problem that plagues just about every teenager on Earth, and quite a few adults, with sufferers totaling in the double-digit millions, that skin condition? Acne! While many may only experience an occasional breakout or one or two pimples, zits, or blemishes here and there, many severe acne sufferers are quite emotionally impacted by this skin disease. As almost lifelong acne sufferers ourselves, we’re always on the lookout for solutions to our acne issues, and with June being National Acne Awareness Month, what better time to explore new acne fighting solutions, like the NEW Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment.

Just in time for Acne Awareness Month, Murad has added a new acne fighting solution to their sought after, and award-winning Acne Control collection (some of which are pictured below in their Advanced Breakout Control Regimen 7-Piece kit), scientifically proven to clear current breakouts and help prevent new blemishes from forming. We sometimes experience large, red, and painful breakouts called cystic acne, a painful annoyance that can take weeks to fully disappear, the perfect blemish candidate to try Murad’s latest acne relief on.

The Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment, which launched on June 1st, is a fast-acting, invisible gel that reduces blemish size and redness in just four hours. This newest acne fighter boasts a powerful, next-generation formula, and features the maximum strength of Salicylic Acid (2%, the highest percentage available without a prescription) to clear pores, smooth skin and treat acne at the source by killing bacteria.

The Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment is formulated with a patented complex that features thyme and pine extracts to fight irritants while preserving your skin’s natural balance. Horse chestnut and oat extracts help to reduce redness and soothe the skin, for an even and clearer complexion. A recent Murad sponsored study showed that 97% of acne sufferers agreed their blemish appearance improved after just one day of using the Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment, something we can attest to as well.

The 0.5 oz tube of Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment is available now nationwide and retails for $22.00. Like all other Murad skincare products, you will find this newest product on www.Murad.com.

Acne Problems? Eliminate your Pimples with these Zit Blasters

We remember seeing a hilarious quote that goes “Dear Pimples, if you’re going to live on my face, I need to see some rent,”  but let’s face it when it comes to having acne, there’s nothing funny about it. We know this first hand, so naturally we’re always up for trying new acne fighting skincare products. Our most recent search has brought us three wonderful brands, some of which you may already be familiar with. If you’re like us ad have acne problems, check out these products we’re excited about from PanOxyl, Bionova, and Clean & Clear.

PANOXYL

PanOxy Acne products

We love PanOxyl not only because it works, but because it gives you not one, not two, but three cleansing options. Maybe you prefer a foaming cleanser, creamy cleanser, or a cleansing bar to free your face from dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and of course, acne blemishes. Whichever way you prefer to wash the zits away, PanOxyl has you covered. A

  • The PanOxyl 10% Acne Foaming Wash (the #1 acne wash in the US) is a maximum strength foaming wash which boasts 10% benzoyl peroxide, cleans and unclogs pores on the face, chest, and back, exfoliates dead skin cells, and clears existing acne blemishes and helps prevent new blemishes from forming.
  • The PanOxyl 4% Acne Creamy Wash is made for those with sensitive skin……it’s also our favorite. It boasts a lower amount of benzoyl peroxide, specifically 4%. It’s still powerful enough to clear existing acne blemishes and help prevent new blemishes from forming, clean and unclog pores, and exfoliate dead skin cells, and is also pH-balanced, with three humectants and four emollients to increase your skin’s hydration.
  • The PanOxyl 10% Acne Cleansing Bar provides all the benefits of acne-fighting, 10% benzoyl peroxide – the maximum strength, in the convenience of a bar formulation. You get a deep cleansing formula that penetrates the skin quickly to fight existing acne and prevent new blemishes.
  • The last product in the series is the PanOxyl 3% Advanced Acne Spot Treatment, a maximum strength spot cream to target those few rogue bumps and surprise breakouts. The spot treatment contains 3% Benzoyl Peroxide, and like the washes helps clear existing acne blemishes and prevents new blemishes from forming. We had two sudden pimple eruptions on our nose and cheek and both were gone in two days…thank you PanOxyl

All four PanOxyl Acne products are available on amazon.com, drugstore.com, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens.

BIONOVA

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We couldn’t even begin to tell you how excited we were to try these Bionova products. We are cursed with very oily skin, congested skin, and because we are weak when it comes to picking and popping the pimples we’re still cursed with, naturally we’re left with acne scars, so the products from Bionova is a godsend. *Quick Note: we’ll be doing a holiday giveaway soon with Bionova products, so definitely keep an eye out for it, you won’t be disappointed.* Now on to the products. The Bionova 3-Step Skin Regimen Kit for Oily Skin is a miracle sent from the gods for those of us with oily skin. If you’re like us and plagued with excess sebum, get this ASAP. The kit contains three products: Bioactive Cleanser for Oily Skin, Bioactive Cream Activator for Oily Skin, and Bioactive Facial Mask for Oily Skin. The final product (available separately) is the Acne + Acne Scar Treatment With UV Chromophores to improve your skin’s tone and texture.

  • The Bioactive Cleanser for Oily Skin removes all traces of excess sebum from the surface of your skin, helps to reduce skin greasiness, and clear up spots and other blemishes, especially if you have congested skin.
  • The Bioactive Cream Activator for Oily Skin revitalizes your complexion and reduces skin irritation. Like the above cleanser, it also helps to clear spots and other blemishes in congested skin. The Cream Activator helps to prevent breakouts and provides instant radiance to the skin and refreshes its condition.
  • The Bioactive Facial Mask for Oily Skin eliminates excess skin oil that can block the skin pores (it’s amazing if you have enlarged pores that are congested). This wonderful mask promotes fresh looking skin, revitalizes your complexion, rejuvenates your skin’s texture, and reduces skin irritation.
  • The Bionova Acne + Acne Scar Treatment With UV Chromophores features Hyper-Natural™ ingredients, identical to those already found in your body, to reduce oil production within weeks by 45% (hallelujah!!). Not only does this treatment prevent acne lesions and scarring, it also purges pores of bacteria to prevent breakouts, without causing inflammation or irritation. What more can you ask for!

If you’re like us and want an effective way of to controlling your skin’s sebum, get rid of your acne scars, and spend less on concealer and foundation, head over to Bionova.com to get these products in your life.

CLEAN & CLEAR

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We’re sure this brand was prevalent in just about all your bathrooms during your teen years. The Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Kit is a 3-step skincare regimen that can help keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful with some people showing clearer skin in as little as one day.

  • The Acne Control Cleanser penetrates to the pores with acne-fighting Benzoyl Peroxide and keeps fighting breakouts long after you’ve washed your face.
  • The Acne Control Moisturizer contains a breakthrough technology proven to dissolve oil fast, so serious acne medication can penetrate deep down to pores.
  • The Fast Clearing Spot Treatment shows results in as little as 8 hours. It clears up pimples and helps prevent new ones from forming.

This very affordable kit is available for only $13.61 (hello sale!) on Amazon.com, Rite Aid, Kmart, Walgreens, etc.

Our final thoughts for the evening (it is 2am after all), is to tell all of you who suffer from acne blemishes to bookmark this post and try these products. believe us when we say you won’t regret it.