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Managing Summer Acne With Proactiv

Summer is synonymous to vacations, thrilling adventures, and  the great outdoors. But unfortunately for some, the high temperature can also spell acne and its complications. The sweltering heat often cause sweating, which when mixed with excessive oil, dirt and bacteria clog skin pores and lead to breakouts. But then the good news is, despite our overactive oil glands this summer, we can still enjoy the sun, thanks to the best pimple-fighting ally: Proactiv Solution! It is the leading anti-acne treatment product in the market that is proven safe and effective for everyone. Not only does it address acne from the roots, it also helps prevent facial blemishes!

How It Works

Proactiv’s mild formulations gently exfoliate skin, remove excess oil, and deliver powerful acne-fighting medicine. Its acne-care system can work alone or in combination with a dermatologist’s prescriptions. Its micro-crystal medicine penetrates pores fast and delivers instant acne-fighting action.

How to Achieve Acne-Free, Summer Ready Skin

Making Proactiv an essential part of your daily skincare regimen is just easy since it only takes five minutes to apply. Its oil-free formulation is designed to absorb excess oil giving face a more mattified appearance.  Skin remains soft, smooth, hydrated, and without the greasy look and feel.
Simple Three-Step System to Acne-Free Skin:

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RENEW
Step 1: Renewing Cleanser
This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide. This small, fine particles are designed to quickly penetrate pores and kill acne-causing bacteria on contact. They act as tiny exfoliating beads that gently remove dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells.

REVITALIZE
Step 2: Revitalizing Toner
This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed . The soothing botanical agents in this solution also gently balance the skin tone.

REPAIR
Step 3: Repairing Treatment
This feather light, medicated repairing solution gets deep into clogged pores faster. It is designed to be gentler on the skin. Its oil-free formula makes it safe to use in your entire face.

BONUS: Refining Mask
This rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne blemish-fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores. It heas  existing blemishes, pampers inflamed skin, and softens and refines the skin’s texture.

This summer, we can definitely beat the breakouts, by using PROACTIV!

Review: Wen Cleansing Conditioner

I absolutely love summer. I really don’t mind spending long hours under the sun so long as I’m doing something fun like swimming, sight seeing, and running. While others shy away from the sun, I absolutely bask in it. I have a trusty sunblock and sun protection anyway so skin wise, the heat doesn’t bother me. It is my hair I am perpetually worried about. Since my hair has already grown in length, I had to tie it in a ponytail every now and then to keep it away from my face and to cool off a little especially when I run. This unfortunately has left it dry, faded, lifeless, and (sigh!) frizzy. Good thing, I got first dibs on the new Wen Cleansing Conditioner, the new revolutionary product that would change the way we view hair care.

I’ve been using it for the past five days and so far, I am happy with the result. I like that it is a 5-in-1 formula meaning it is an all-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-on conditioner. For someone who doesn’t enjoy using more than one hair product while bathing, this is quite a welcome change indeed. I noticed that after continued use, my hair appears shiny and easy to manage.

I like that it thoroughly cleanses the hair without lathering and it leaves a subtle scent too. I am very particular with the chemicals used in hair products so I am happy to note that Wen doesn’t have all the harsh ingredients (harsh detergents and sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates ) that may be found in most ordinary shampoos.

This new concept in hair cleansing, WEN® Cleansing Conditioner, is created and formulated by Chaz Dean, a celebrity-stylist based in the USA in cooperation with Guthy Renker (makers of Proactiv Solution). It comes in two variants. Sweet Almond and Promegranate. Here are their key ingredients so you’ll know which one will work best for you:

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SWEET ALMOND VARIANT

Aloe Vera Gel (soothing, healing, moisturizing, anti-fungal, antibacterial properties)
Glycerin (contains natural moisturizing factors)
Chamomile Extract (calming, soothing, contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Also used for dry, flaky skin)
Cherry Bark z (keeps hair manaheable and brings out the color, shine and softness in all shades of natural and color-treated hair)
Calendula Extract (helpful as an antiseptic, heals wounds and reduces inflammation)
Rosemary Extract (stimulates hair growth and fights scalp problems. Helps with premature
baldness. Has amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. Is a tonic, astringent,
restorative herb)
Cetyl Alcohol (fatty, moisturizing alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener
carrying agent for other ingredients. Derived naturally from coconut)
Panthenol (acts as a penetrating moisturizer. Plumps & moisturizes hair shaft to make it appear thicker, reduces split ends, smoothes skin and strengthens hair as it seals in moisture)
PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (with anti-irritant qualities, provides conditioning and glide to hair, as well as a conditioned feel to skin)
Menthol (has a local anesthetic and counter-irritant quality. Can also reduce itching and
tenderness)
Sweet Almond Oil (excellent emollient, high in protein and fatty acids, ideal in the treatment of very dry, chapped skin. Cintains antiseptic properties, heals and nourishes as it moisturizes the skin & hair without leaving a greasy residue)

PROMEGRANATE VARIANT

Pomegranate Extract (incredibly hydrating, this has anti oxidant properties comparable to wine or green tea)
Hydrolized Soy Protein (protein derived from Soya beans. Increases strength and manageability)
Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (provides healing, moisturizing, anti fungal, and antibacterial properties)
Rosemary Extract (contains amazing antioxidant properties, stmulates hair growth and fight scalp problems)
Chamomile extract (calming, soothing, and provieds antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Great for for dry and flaky skin)
Marigold Extract (helpful as an antiseptic, heals wounds and reduces inflammation)
Menthol (acts as a local anesthetic and contains counter-irritant qualities. Can also reduce itching and tenderness)
Wild Cherry Fruit Extract (provides soothing and anti inflammatory properties)

Wen will be available in the following stores starting this May with a retail sales price of 995 for a 350 ml bottle.

Selected SM Department Stores (SM MOA, SM Makati, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall)

Proactiv Branches:
a) GF, Glorietta 2
b) 2F, Trinoma
c) GF, Marquee

Door to Door Delivery Hotlines
a) Landline: 729-2222
b) Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888 c) PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444 d) Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888

Treat your hair this summer with some TLC, use Wen Cleansing Conditioner now.

Be Clear Skin Ready This Summer With Proactiv 15-Day Maintenance Kit

I think most of you would agree with me when I say that summer is the best season to have. I mean whats not to like about summer? Even the heat we would welcome if it means a day of frolicking in the beach or a short fun trip with friends. I guess the only thing that would ruin a picture perfect summer is a big zit on your nose or worse an acne breakout.

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But! No sweat, Proactiv Solution has the perfect solution. It came up a new Proactiv 15-Day Maintenance Kit which is compact and easy to carry. This kit comes with a free pouch and free Refining Mask. It includes the complete 3-Step System: Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner and Repairing Treatment-in three 1-oz. take-aboard bottles. The snap-close pouch is 3.75 x 4.25 x 1.25 inches and fits easily into a backpack, purse or gym bag. It makes maintaining your acne-treatment regimen at the gym, the beach, or on the road easy as 1-2-3. Created especially for existing users of Proactiv who prefer a 15-day supply and for regular users doing an overnighter or a weekender this summer,this Proactiv Solution 15-Day Maintenance kit is only Php 1,650 and is available at selected Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide. Denitely a steal!

As we know, from the moment we were born, our skin begins a lifelong process of shedding dead cells and producing oil. This process may be disrupted by our hormone balance. The acne cycle is initiated when excess oil and dead skin cells combine to plug the pore of a hair follicle; behind the plugged pore, bacteria grow and multiply, triggering inflammation and swelling. That’s acne blemish for you. Proactiv intervenes in this process by killing the acne-causing bacteria, reduce swelling and redness of existing pimples, prevents pores from being clogged, and removes dead skin cells thru mild exfoliation. Using the Proactiv® System every day, twice a day, is critical to maintaining clear skin. So taking Proactiv with you wherever you go is definitely a must this summer.

The Proactiv 15-Day Maintenance Kit has everything you need to maintain your regimen, no matter where you are. The handy carrying pouch includes convenient 1-ounce bottles which is approved for airport security. It is perfect for the gym or locker room, business trips or weekend getaway! So if I were you, before you hit the swimsuit or sundress rack in SM, make a bee line in the beauty section first and grab your Proactiv Summer Kit and kiss acne goodbye this summer!

Review: Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control

I don’t know about you but this christmas weather is making my skin oilier than usual.  I know that it is very important to keep our face as shine-free as possible especially this season what with all the christmas parties and get togthers with family and friends.  I am sure you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in pictures with a face shinier than the balls in a christmas tree.

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Well, if you are having the same problem as me, I suggest you try the Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control.  It is a breakthrough facial lotion that eliminates shine.  I have been using it for a week now and so far so good.  I was out and about with friends last weekend in Tagaytay and I am happy to note that I didn’t have to scrub my face dry with oil films the whole time.

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Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control is designed to absorb excess oil to help give a more mattified appearance while helping the skin fight acne. It also helps the skin to remain soft, smooth and hydrated.

It is ideal for men and women with oily skin as it controls and balances the oil levels and gives a matte finish.  It is also proven to control other impurities that may clog pores as well as sebum production that can cause skin imperfections.  I like that it also moisturize the skin without that greasy feel.

It contains Decylene Glycol, a highly effective moisturizer and oil controller as well as Silicone blend which provides a moisture barrier to soften, soothe, and hydrate the skin.  It also has Nylon-12 which absorbs excess oil, and provides anti-shine properties.

It perfectly complements the Poactiv 3 Step System as just  thin layer of it reduces excess facial oil and balances your skin’s natural oil level to get rid of shine.  If you are wondering where you can buy this, it is available at the following:

a.  Proactiv Online Shopping: http://my.proactiv.com.ph

b.  Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Hotlines:

Metro Manila Landline: (02) 729-2222
Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888
PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444
Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888

c. Proactiv Mall Kiosks

Ground Floor, Glorietta 2 – Contact Number: (02) 388 2848
2nd Floor, Trinoma – Contact Number: (02) 380 3801
Ground Floor, Marquee Mall – Contact Number: 0935.834.1523

SRP: Php 899, 50ml Tube

 

Book Review: A Doctor’s Secret To A Lifetime Of Clear Skin

I don’t know about you but I feel like much has been said about acne that I can’t even tell which one is true or not. Google the word Acne and you will be greeted with a long list of links you can choose from, from the most comprehensive to the most absurd. To a person like me whose brain can only process information in small bites rather than big chunks, the information from the net can prove to be very challenging and intimidating.

Thanks to the Proactiv Kit I’ve been using, it comes with this little orange booklet entitled, The Doctor’s Secrets To A Lifetime Of Clear Skin. Written by Standford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, founders of the revolutionary acne product Proactiv Solution, this booklet contains 30 doses of skin care wisdom that would make you understand the root cause of acne, the proper attitude in dealing with this chronic disease, and the clear cut solutions in managing and controlling it.

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20131204-153522.jpgAll the information about acne are presented in a simple and straight forward manner in this booklet. The 30 vital nuggets of skin care wisdom listed here are all practical and easy to follow. All the things you need to know and need to do to enjoy a lifetime of smooth, clear, and healthy looking skin are wittingly enumerated in this booklet.

I am happy to note also that I found myself nodding my head a couple times while reading this for I can easily relate to most of what’s written and discussed here. And surprisingly, most of the new information I got from booklet debunked all the myths that I know about acne as well. By the time I put the booklet down, I was armed with the essential information and the right attitude I need to fight this pesky acne disease.

This fun-to-read booklet comes FREE with every purchase of Proactiv 30 Day or 60 Day Kit. It is included in the kit that you can buy in leading Watsons Store, SM Department Store, Proactiv Mall Kiosk, and Proactiv online store. If you have acne, tnis is the book for you, if not give it to someone who does.

Mustela Essentials + A Giveaway

Sensitive skin is not something new to me.  I was some sort of a walking eczema advertisement when I was a kid.  And as we know, there were limited skin care products to address skin irritation and diseases back then.

My daughter, Bianca, inherited my skin’s sensitivity level. She had cradle cap and rash aggravated by skin asthma when she was a baby. Growing up, she would often get eczema ocassionally too.  Though there are a lot of very good skincare products for babies and children in the market today, I only swear by Mustela products. Even if my daughter, Bianca, is not anymore a baby at 12, this is still her go to brand for skincare.

Mustela Stelatria Purifying Recovery Cream is something we can’t do without at home.  It soothes irritation easily, purifies, and speeds up skin repair.  My mom, daughter, and I use it whenever we have sudden skin irritations and rash. It is fast acting and pleasant to use.  We have also developed a penchant for Mustela Facial Cleansing Cloths.  It is alcohol free and gentle to the skin plus it has a mild baby scent that my daughter absolutely loves.  This is the only facial wipe she uses to clean her face. It is the perfect make up remover for me  too.

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Bianca and I also love Musti Eau de Soin from Mustela™.  A delightful combination of an alcohol-free Eau de Senteur (tender aromas of flowers and fresh fruits) with extracts of plants renowned for their softening properties. The smell leaves us with happy thoughts of babies!

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Mustela has been around for more than 60 years.  It is an old French brand whose mission is to provide moms and babies with the safest skin care products that would address specific skin needs. Since protection of mommy and baby’s skin is Mustela’s ultimate priority, it uses only ingredients of natural origin and leaves out questionable ingredient typically found in many skincare ranges such as parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, chlorophenesin and essential oils.

Mustela products are guaranteed safe to use since they are hypoallergenic and have undergone rigorous testing.  They are also proven effective since the products were developed in close collaboration with healthcare professionals. Ingredients were rigorously tested,  80% of which comes from  natural origins.  They are also a pleasure to use since they emit delicate scents that will make you and your baby feel good. Even its packaging was carefully chosen to make sure that the boxes are made using wood  from sustainably managed forests and are printed with ink containing vegetable oils.

Mustela’s complete range of products  caters to the specific skin care needs of  not just newborns, babies, and children but of new and expectant mothers as well.  All of its four skin care range (Mustela  9 months, Mustela Bebe, Mustela Dermo-Paediatrics, and Mustela Sun Care) are  tested following the strictest standards of quality, high tolerance, and optimum safety.

I highly recommend Mustela to expectant moms and moms with new babies. It makes for the best baby shower or christening gifts too.  Now on to the good news.  Tammy of Mustela Philippines has sent in Mustela products to share to three lucky Blancnotes reader and followers.  If you are an expectant mom, a mom of a new born, or someone who has a mom or a baby in mind who will benefit from using Mustela products, then you are welcome to join this giveaway.

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Mustela and I will be giving away the following to:

Winner no. 1 : Stelaprotect Face Care Cream and Body Lotion worth 1,100 pesos. Stelaprotect moisturizes and soothes baby’s skin.  It also improves tolerance with its  natural patented active ingredient and helps prevent the risk of an infection. mustela-stelaprotect-body-milk-200mlWinner no. 2:  Mustela 9 Months’ Specific Support Bust 125ml worth  1090 pesos plus travel sized Cleansing Milk and Physio Bebe’.  Specific Support Bust helps prevent the slackening / sagging of the bust area.  It helps ease tension on the breasts while pregnant and breastfeeding. It is  hypoallergenic and does not contain paraben, phthalate, phenoxyethanol.  It contains the natural ingredients Elastoregulator and Lupeol which activate the production of the skin’s supportive fibers.

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Winner no. 3: Mustela 9 Months’s Post Partum Restructuring Gel 200ml worth 1090 pesos  plus travel sized Cleansing Milk and Physio Bebe’. The Post Partum Restructuring Gel helps firm up the skin that has slackened / sagged after pregnancy and childbirth.  It’s natural ingredients of elastoregulator, lupeol and centella asiatica helps restore firmness to the tissues.

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Here’s how you can join the giveaway:

  1.  Like Mustela Philippines in facebook.
  2.  Like Blancnotes in facebook.
  3.  Share this giveaway on your facebook status with the following message: “@Mustela Philippines and @Blancnotes are giving away Mustela skin care products. Join now @friend1, @friend2, and @friend3. Giveaway ends on November 30! #mustela #blancnotes” (Don’t forget to properly tag Mustela, Blancnotes, your 3 friends.)
  4.  Share while you love Mustela in the comment box below together with your complete name, email add, URL of your facebook post, and city.

You can send in your entries until 11:59 pm of  November 30. I will pick the winner thru random.org. You can also join the quick and easy Instagram giveaway, just follow Blancnotes in instagram and repost the Mustela Giveaway picture there.  Goodluck!:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Basic Things You Need To Know About Acne

I wouldn’t wish to call myself a walking Acne expert but well, I believe that my own personal experience battling this disease makes me credible enough to share some of the things I’ve learned about it from the school of hard knocks.  I can safely say that I’ve survived the latest acne breakout and lived to tell the tale of  the five basic things about this dreadful skin disease, so here goes…

  1. Acne is incurable. Yup you heard it right, it is incurable, meaning it is curable from within. By taking Proactiv Steps 1-2-3 errr  proactive steps I  mean in dealing with your acne problem (*wink*wink), you will have it managed and controlled in no time.
  2. Burning the midnight oil is not always good in the case of Acne. Not getting enough sleep increases the body’s stress level which can then lead to an increase in glucocorticoid production that can cause  abnormalities of the skin including acne. Having  a long restful sleep can spell a big difference in the fight against acne.
  3. Sugar and Spice are not always nice. Certain food cause glucose to rise rapidly causing insulin level to shoot up as well. Excessive insulin in the blood makes hormones and endocrines go haywire.  This in turn cause pores to clog and oil glands to overproduce. Food rich in iodine are  acne inhibitors according to recent studies.  As well as food that are  high glycemic like junk foods, and dairies. It is always best to watch what you eat.
  4. Don’t sweat the small stuff…or better yet, don’t sweat at all if you can help it. Skin irritation from sweat can lead to breakouts. Here’s a gentle yet firm reminder, remove garments that traps sweat like sports bra right away and shower immediately using Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash (*wink*wink).
  5. There’s no “one” right solution to acne…there’s only that one perfect combination in controlling acne. With the right combination of medicines, people with acne can enjoy clear and healthy looking skin. The key is finding the right combination medicine and skin-care treatment that work best for you. Dr. Rodans and Fields of Proactiv Solution shared that maintaining a smooth, clear complexion requires a combination of acne medicines and skin-care ingredients that should be used in a particular sequence. These ingredients include benzoyl peroxide to kill acne-causing bacteria; glycolic acid and other exfoliants to reduce excess oil and dead skin cells; and natural botanicals to soothe skin. Using Refining Mask with antibacterial sulfur that  speeds healing and calms the skin can work like magic too.

Though Acne is common, complex, chronic, and NOT curable.  IT is controllable. If you are wondering if a perfect combination therapy system really does exist.  The one that  can manage and control a person’s  genetics, hormones and stress levels. The answer is a big mighty YES.

And what’s great about it is that it comes in a 30-Day and 60 Day Kit.  You only have to look for this brand, Proactiv, at selected Watson store or purchase it online at http://my.proactiv. com.ph, use it religiously  and voila’  you’ll get that clear, smooth, and healthy looking acne free skin in no time.

Well, what are you waiting for? Kiss acne goodbye. Choose Proactiv. 

 

 

 

 

Pandora: Unforgettable Moments

Since christmas is just a few sleeps away, I am sure a lot of you are thinking of the perfect gift to give yourself or your loved one this christmas. If you or your loved one likes to collect mementos of special moments like me, then pandora bracelet and charms are the perfect gifts to give yourself or somebody close to your heart.

I started collecting pandora charms only this year. A few months before my late husband died, he promised that he’ll start my own pandora collection. One of those promises that he never did get to complete but still manages to keep despite his death.:)

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You see this year, my cousin from the States surprised me with a pandora silver bracelet. I thought I would never get to have one since I was reluctant to buy for myself here because it is expensive (4,500 pesos for the sterling and leather bracelet). So you can just imagine how totally thrilled I was when she gifted me with the silver pandora bracelet. Since the charms were a bit costly too(1,920 for silver charms regardless of size and design, 3,500 for danglings, 2,500-3,500 for muranos, and 4,500-6,000 for the two tones), I decided to window shop charms first at Pandora Resorts World.  I went there with my mom and daughter and guess what?! I went home with 3 charms. As luck would have it, the clown charm was on sale at 900 pesos and my daughter with a little prodding (*wink*wink) from mom decided to buy it for me.The clown reminds me of my late husband who filled our home with so much laughter when he was alive.  My mom got excited when she saw how cute the charms were too and so she instantly bought the Amore’ charm (her namesake) and the limited edition money bag for luck for me.

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But wait as if my luck with charm collection wasn’t enough, my friend’s brother went on a trip to Hawaii where there’s a big Pandora flagship store. He graciously agreed to buy me the love bouquet two tone charm that was on my pandora wish list. He bought it in its original price of $45. I was able to save 2,500 pesos since they sell it here for 4,500. The love bouquet charm is pretty special as it  reminds me of  my husband’s one special act of love a few weeks before he died. He gave me a big bouquet of long stemmed roses for the first time on my birthday. The love bouquet will always remind me of that.

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Pandora charm collection can be addicting I tell you. To make it worth your money and to make the charm collection pretty special, buy only charms that hold a lot meaning for you. Save up for that one or two special charms that will remind you of that memorable trip you took, that important milestone you completed or that special person in your life. If you have relatives going to the States, ask them to buy the charm that you want.  Beg, cajole, bribe them if you have too! Haha! Believe me you will save a lot of money since the silver, murano, and two tone charms are cheaper there.

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For now, I am saving for the frog prince charm.  I have a penchant for kermit the frog and my husband used to indulged my addiction. He will always be my own frog prince. And I also like to have the cute little girl dangling charm that reminds me so much of my daughter.

If you want to express how you cherish the moments you had with your loved one or remember the unforgettable moments you had with them in a special way, say it with charms. Start your Pandora collection now.

Pandora Stores can be found in Fiesta Mall, Greenbelt 5, Resorts World, and BGC. To view the latest Pandora collection, you may visit http://pandora.net

Buy Proactiv and Get a Chance to Win Tickets to Alicia Keys Concert

Are you a big fan of Alicia Keys? Good news is the American singer/songwriter is coming to the Philippines for a super major concert this November. And what’s more you can score free tickets with your purchase of a Proactiv 30 Day or 60 Day Kit. Here’s the complete mechanics of the promo:

All customers who purchase Proactiv 30 day or 60 day kits from participating outlets between Sept. 16-Nov. 14, 2013 will get a chance to join the electronic raffle to win VIP ticket to Alicia Keys Concert “Set the World on Fire” Tour at Mall of Asia Arena on November 25, 2013.

Purchase can be made from any of these participating Outlets:

  1. Proactiv Online Shopping Site: http://my.proactiv.com.ph
  2. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Phone Hotlines: (729-2222, 1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-889-4444, 0917-801-8888)
  3. Proactiv Mall Kiosks:
  4. Trinoma, 2nd Floor (Telephone: 380-3801)
  5. Glorietta, Ground Floor (Telephone 388-2848)
  6. Marquee Mall, Ground Floor (Telephone: 0935-8341523)

What are the prizes?

One (1) Grand Prize Winner of 2 VIP Tickets worth Php10,560 each
One (1) Winner of 2 Lower Box B Tickets worth Php4,760 each
Three (3) Winners of 2 General Admission Tickets worth Php1,060 each

The prizes though are directly purchased from SM Tickets, official ticketing agent of the event. Proactiv Solution is not a sponsor of this said event nor is it endorsing this event. Concert organizers are not connected to Proactiv Solution.  They just want one lucky girl or gal to witness the amazing concert.

The raffle date will be on November 15, 2013 (Friday).  The winners will be contacted directly with instructions on how to claim the prize.

Here’s how to join:

  1. Buy a Proactiv Solution 30-day kit (Php 2,495) or 60-day (Php 3,995) kit from any of the participating outlets within promo period. Purchase of 30-day kit is equivalent to 1 raffle entry, while purchase of 60-day kit is equivalent to 2 raffle entries.
  2. For customers ordering from my.proactiv.com.ph, there is no special instruction or forms to be filled out. The system automatically tags eligible customers and the Account Name will be used as official entry. The promo can be viewed at: http://my.proactiv.com.ph/Win-VIP-tickets-Alicia-keys-Concert.htm#.UjgMP0E3DpU
  3. For customers ordering via phone hotlines, our Customer Service Representatives shall automatically tag all eligible customers and your Account Name in our database will be used as official entry.
  4. For customers ordering from Proactiv Mall Kiosks our friendly Sales Personnel will assist you and help you fill-out Official Raffle Entry Forms available on site.

Please note these important terms and conditions as well:

  1. Purchases outside the promo period or from non-participating outlets are not eligible to join the raffle.
  2. If a customer avails of the Proactiv Money back Guarantee that comes with every Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, this forfeits the subsequent activation of the raffle entry. If the customer won and subsequently availed of the Money Back Guarantee after claiming the prize, the actual cost of ticket will be deducted to the refund value

So what are you waiting for? Join now!:)

As per DOH–FDA CDRR Promo Permit No. 102 series of 2013.

 

Product Review: Proactiv Refining Mask

If you are like me who is prone to breakouts during mid cycle and post menstrual cycle, you will be happy to note that aside from the Proactiv Three Step Combination Therapy System, there’s another Proactiv product that can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne, the Proactiv Refining Mask.

Proactiv Refining MaskThe Proactiv Refining Mask is a rinse-off mask  that perfectly complements the Three Step Combination Therapy System.  It comes free with every purchase of Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit.  It has a powerful concentration (6%) of antibacterial sulfur  which is a proven acne-fighting ingredient; Kaolin clay which helps absorb excess oil; Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals and soothes and nourishes the skin: and Vitamin F Complex which helps retain skin moisture.

Its vitamin-enriched formula helps give a brighter, younger looking complexion. It also refines texture and tone of skin. The tea tree oil in this mask provides antiseptic and cleansing properties, while the geranium and lemongrass extracts provide overall skin conditioning.

The Proactiv Refining Mask works best with the Proactiv Three Step Combination Therapy System as it deals with the inflammation where it reaches deep into pores to help reduce the redness and the swelling associated with a breakout. It clears away the small impurities that are still sticking on the skin pores after doing the three steps. The mask also aids in improving the
smoothness of the skin, making it appear suppler with continued use.

It is very easy to integrate the Refining Mask in the Proactiv® 3-Step System. You just need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Cleanse face with Renewing Cleanser.
  2. Apply Refining Mask to dampened skin.
  3. Leave on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse with water.
  5. Follow with the Revitalizing Toner and Repairing Treatment.

For those starting out with their Proactiv treatment, or any time you need extra control (like before an important event, or during times of increased breakouts), try using the Refining Mask nightly for a week, leaving it on for only 10 minutes and rinsing immediately with warm water. For maintaining acne-free and radiant skin, use the Refining Mask with your 3-Step System 2-3 times per week. Refining mask can also be used as Step 4 after the Proactiv Repairing Treatment, as a leave-on spot treatment to the problem pimple overnight.

Proactiv Refining Mask is recommended to be incorporated with the Proactiv® 3- Step System. You may use it everyday for the first week of use, and then 3 times a week for maintenance. A gentle reminder though, excessive usage such as leaving it on for more than 10 minutes is not recommended as some people may experience hypersensitivity to sulfur.

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With consistent use of the mask after the Renewing Cleanser, you should see a progressive improvement in your acne and a reduction in facial redness due to the antibacterial properties of the sulfur, the drying action of the kaolin clay, and the skin – soothing formula. The sulfur in the Refining Mask is an important ingredient in Proactiv® Combination Therapy® because it helps reduce the tender redness associated with a breakout. Sulfur is also a mild, natural antibacterial and a keratolyic agent which helps reduce acne bacteria and unblock clogged pores. The white kaolin clay also present in the Refining Mask, helps absorb excess oils, improves the look of pores and creates a smoother, more matte and calmer complexion.

The Proactiv Refining Mask is scientifically proven and has been used by millions of customers worldwide, including athletes, superstars, and ordinary people. Its ingredients are carefully developed to complement the Proactiv 3-step system. It is convenient and easy to use. It can be easily applied and rinsed off with water while other masks can be sticky during application, can be time-consuming and can be very messy. It also effectively reaches all parts of the skin and penetrates pores unlike traditional facial sheets. It is economical. It comes FREE with any Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, and one tube can last for a month. It can be used as your regular mask, and doubles as an emergency blemish treatment too!

 

 

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