The holidays are finally here and like me, you are probably spending it the way you want it to be—fun, fun, and loads of fun with friends or family! Wolfing down favorite holiday treats like puto bumbong, bibingka, tsokolate, lechon to name a few (like you never grow an inch) and getting into the swing of things—endless get-togethers and reunions with friends and relatives that often last till the wee hours of the morning. But wait, breakouts don’t have holidays (gasp!).
Just this morning, I woke with big zits all over my face and it got me thinking. All these holiday food and late night bondings are definitely doing my tummy and heart good BUT my skin isn’t liking them one bit!
Good thing there’s one product we can trust to take care of our skin, particularly when it comes to preventing unsightly acne this holiday season, Proactiv Solution. It really does wonders to the skin. It not only protects from irritating acne but also prevent blemishes from forming, giving you an instant holiday glow.
It is very easy to use too, all it takes are three simple steps: Renew, with the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser; Revitalize, with the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner, and finally Repair, with the Proactiv Repairing Treatment. Use this daily and achieve the most beautiful and radiant skin that’s acne-free during the holiday season and even beyond.
Just grab the Proactiv Solution 30-day kit which you can buy at Php 2,495 or the 60-day kit for Php 3,995 at any Watsons and SM Department Store nationwide and wear your beautiful you this fun, fun season. Happy holidays you guys!
Filipinos are very particular about the types of products they use on their skin. They like to research about various brands and in their quest for that one product that works best for their skin type, they aren’t afraid to try different ones. Trust me, I know! I cannot count the number of times I did so, hoping against hope each time that it is “THE ONE” that would miraculously transform my skin from flawed to flawless.
Everyone wants to have that, flawless skin, but then, we Filipinos most specially, are forever haunted by pimples. Indeed those little bumps can make or break one’s confidence. In fact, it has been identified as one of the root causes of insecurity among teens. Add to the fact that they are hormonal, pimples are what makes them stay at home and withdraw from any social interaction.
Good news is, America’s #1 acne treatment system has been around to help Filipinos with pimple problems regain their confidence. The 3 Step Proactiv Solution clears problematic spots and prevents acne before it starts giving users fresh-looking and blemish-free skin. This trued and tested brand is composed of several products developed by top international dermatologists.
If you want to try out this amazing brand, it usavailable at any Watsons and SM Department Stores. Proactiv has a 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) for first time users who wish to try the product and a 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) for those who have been enjoying Proactiv’s many benefits. What’s great about this product is that it offers a money-back guarantee. Do check it out.
Christmas is upon us and for us Filipinos, it only means one thing – endless gathering and reunion parties with our family and friends! It’s that time of the year when we take our minds off deadlines and concentrate on spending quality time with our loved ones. Since we will be seeing friends and family members we probably haven’t seen in ages, it a must to keep skin flawless and acne-free.
While others are simply blessed with a naturally good looking skin, some (me included) are not spared from acne. Breakout is a reality we constantly face everyday. As we know, acne can put a big blow on our self-confidence and can hold us back from being our usual carefree and fun self. This why we need a good product like Proactiv as an ally so we can look good and feel good this yuletide season.
How to achieve acne-free skin this holiday season?
Simple. But first, let me just say that just when you want to look blemish free and beautiful on christmas, your skin gets the holiday blues. Why? It is because shopping frenzies, binge eating, and endless late night parties that we so love to do during christmas can take a toll on our skin. And since there’s too much going on, we tend to neglect our skin causing it to break into acne.
Good news is, the Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy Kit System can help our skin battle against the stresses of the season. It helps clear existing acne and prevents future breakouts. And what’s more this skincare regimen only takes 5 minutes to do, so it is easy to integrate it to your daily skin care routine.
What is Proactiv and how does it work?
Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy Kit System is the No. 1 acne treatment in America. Recommended by dermatologist, it is a combination therapy system that work together to cleanse and heal damaged skin as well as fight the current and new blemishes from forming.
It consist of Step 1, a deep cleaning prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide in the form of Proactiv’s Renewing Cleanser that quickly penetrates pores and heals blemishes fast. This smooth tiny beads gently exfoliate dead skin cells and other impurities. Step 2 is an alcohol-free Revitalizing Toner with soothing botanicals that works to gently balance skin tone and remove excess oil for a clearer and fresher skin. Step 3 consists of the Repairing Treatment, a light, oil-free skin-clearing lotion that heals blemishes and helps prevent new ones from forming.
Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask that’s sure to keep your skin clear and acne-free this merry season. Formulated with Sulfur, a proven acne- fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores, the Refining Mask gently unplugs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.
Save yourself the unnecessary stress, let Proactiv Solution do the work of getting rid of your blemishes so you can confidently share the love this season.
Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995). It is available in all Watsons stores nationwide.
I got word from my brand partner, Proactiv, that they have finally found the perfect Filipina who embodies the brand. Last month,27-year-old actress and comediene, Alex Gonzaga, joined the roster of Hollywood elites as the first Filipino endorser of Proactiv.
Although I am not particularly fond of Alex, I have to admit that her charm and not to mention her loyalty to the brand makes her a perfect Proactiv endorser. Shares Alex, “The Proactiv 3-Step System has been an important part of my daily skin care routine for years! It is effective and easy to use. I am so thrilled to be the first Filipina face of Proactiv and tell everyone all about my experience using it.” She further adds, “It’s mild formulation gently exfoliates my skin, removes excess oil and delivers powerful acne-fighting medicine.”
Being an in-demand celebrity, she knows first hand how stress and fatigue can take a toll on the skin. She spends long hours taping, doing shoots, and attending to mall shows. She also puts on pounds of make-up which can cause damages on the skin such as zits and breakouts. If there is one person who can sincerely and credibly share how Proactiv’s dermatologically tested ingredients make skin clear, radiant and acne-free, it is Alex.
I was quite impressed when I learned that even with her frenetic schedule, Alex purposely finds time to do her Proactiv’s simple and easy 3-Step System. She explains her step by step beauty regimen as:
STEP 1: “Before going to sleep, I apply Proactiv’s Renewing Cleanser. You can feel it gently removing impurities in your skin with its exfoliating beads.” Akex shares.
The Renewing Cleanser is an oil-free, soap-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria. It has U.S. prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide which are ultra-fine micro-crystals that penetrate the pores fast while being gentle on the skin.
STEP 2: “I follow it up with the Revitalizing Toner,” Alex continues.
Proactiv’s Revitalizing Toner is a refreshing alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores. Its Glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged while its botanical-rich formula soothes and hydrates acne-prone skin.
STEP 3: “I just squeeze a pea-sized amount of Repairing Treatment on my palm and spread it on my face,” she adds.
The Repairing Treatment is a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria preventing zits and acne.
Proactiv is available in 30-day kit (P 2,495.00) and 60-day kit (P 3,995.00). It is exclusively distributed at all Watson stores nationwide. Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask. This Refining Mask makes a great leave-on spot treatment at night for better complexion in the morning.
Alex was warmly introduced as the new Proactiv brand endoser during a Press Launch last September 29 at Buddha Bar Manila. Says Proactiv Philippines General Manager, Mari del Rosario “We are proud to have Alex Gonzaga as the first Filipina face of Proactiv. She is beautiful, spontaneous, and hip. She fits the brand perfectly. With Alex heading our local campaign, we hope to reach out to more Filipinos and encourage them to take a step and fight acne today.” Welcome aboard, Alex!
As much as I love summer, I have to admit that the heat just totally gets to me sometimes. Aside from pimple breakouts, the sun also causes my hair to be frizzy and dry. I’ve been stressing about my hair these days because I am trying to grow it long and healthy again, and the heat and humidity are not really helping.
It is no secret that I have been a fan of Proactiv for a long time as it is the only product that can put a reign on my pimples. If you are like me who can’t stay away from the sun but worry about its bad effects on the face and hair, I am pretty sure you will be excited to know too that Proactiv has partnered up with Wen Cleansing Conditioner. A discount on Wen Cleansing Conditioner is being offered if you purchase a Proactiv kit. WEN® Cleansing Conditioner is a revolutionary new concept in hair care made by the same manufacturer of Proactiv – Guthy Renker USA. It is a 5-in-1 formula that takes the place of shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-on conditioner. It cleanses hair thoroughly without lathering. It does not have all the harsh ingredients that may be found in ordinary shampoos that might strip hair and scalp of their natural oils too. Hair becomes totally moisturized and easy to manage with continued use and what’s more, it retains color better. It is available in two scents: Pomegranate or Sweet Almond Mint.
Proactiv customers purchasing a Proactiv kit (30-day or 60-day) from the Proactiv Philippines Online shopping site https://my.proactiv.comph can choose to upgrade their kits with an additional product, Wen Cleansing Conditioner 350ml at Php250 discount (if purchased with 30-day kit) or at Php400 discount (if purchased with 60-day kit).
Original Retail Price of Wen Cleansing Conditioner 350ml: Php 995
New Price, as an Add-on to your Proactiv 30-day kit: Php 745
Best Price, as an Add-on to your Proactiv 60-day kit: Php 595
This bundle will be valid until May 15, 2015. Here’s how to avail:
1. Visit http://my.proactiv.com.ph and create an account.
2. Browse the shopping site for products you like, or go straight to http://my.proactiv.com.ph/products.htm. The Proactiv 60-day tab shows a window at the right side indicating Php 400 discount on Wen Cleansing Conditioner 350ml if you bundle it with your kit purchase. The Proactiv 30-day kit tab shows a similar window indicating Php 250 discount on Wen Cleansing Conditioner 350ml if you bundle it with your 30-day kit purchase.
3. The discount on Wen Cleansing Conditioner is available only for purchases of Proactiv 30 day and Proactiv 60 day kits.
4. For customers who shall avail of the Proactiv money back guarantee, please note that Wen and its equivalent purchase price is excluded from the refund value.
5. Nationwide Free delivery applies to orders of this bundle.
It’s that most
wonderful stressful time of the year again. Yup, you read it right! Christmas, the holidays, is synonymous to S-T-R-E-S-S. But wait, before you condemned me to grinchdom, let me explain myself. Christmas is all kind of stress. Good stress what with all the excitement brought about by christmas shopping, family reunions, gift giving, etc. and well, bad stress due to traffic, christmas rush, tying loose ends before closing the year, and scrambling to finish the work week before going on vacation! Let me tell you that both good and bad stress may aggravate Acne.
How’s so? You might ask. Well, the increased levels of stress stimulate the body’s production of various hormones and trigger different changes in the skin. Sometimes it causes the skin oils to become more viscous making you more acne prone. Stress also reduces your body’s natural immune defense. As a result, your skin doesn’t fight off bacteria build-up as well as when your body is out of stress. When these happen, we become more prone to breakouts. Acne begins when oil collects at the base of the hair follicle and becomes trapped by dead skin cells. Bacteria flourish, form a plug and swell beneath the skin. Stress can make acne worse, causing more anxiety, and creating a vicious cycle.
At the risk of sounding such a pimple errr party pooper, here are some tips on how to stay STRESS-FREE this christmas:
1. Get a good night’s rest. There’s nothing like an eight-hour sleep to ward off stress. This will pack you with enough energy for all those endless christmas parties and get-together.
2. Do your christmas shopping early. Saves you the trouble of braving the crowds in the mall and elbowing your way to the long line in the cashier.
3. Carpool to and from work. Traffic is inevitable in this crazy jungle we call home. Make getting stuck in traffic fun by having some good company with you.
4. Focus, focus, focus. The jolly christmas atmosphere at work can prove to be a total distraction. Who wouldn’t want to linger over coffee breaks a bit or check out what gifts your officemates receive? Although it is perfectly alright to get into the christmas spirit, this can cause some delay into our work making you in the end, more stressed to the nth power. Manage your time wisely and do first things first!
5. Use Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy to prevent acne before they begin. Proactiv’s Combination Therapy treats acne and prevents future breakouts. It is a 3-Step System that work together to cleanse your skin, fight the blemishes, help stop new one from forming, and gently heal damaged skin.
Step 1: Renewing Cleanser. This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with 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: Revitalizing Toner. 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 skin tone.
Step 3: Repairing Treatment. The repairing acne treatment is a feather-light medicated treatment 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.
Bonus: Refining Mask. This rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne blemish- fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores, heals existing blemishes, pampers inflamed skin, and softens and refines the skin’stexture.
Ongoing PROACTIV Promotion: The Proactiv 60-Day Limited Edition Pack with FREE Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml is available at Watsons and SM Department stores (Beauty Section) nationwide.
So, what are you waiting for. Follow these tips and have very merry stress-free Christmas!:)
There seemed to be a lot of over the counter medications in the market today which claim to be the perfect treatment for acne. While it is good to have a good number of choices or options in terms of acne treatment, it is also wise to be discerning when it comes to products that we use on our faces.
For years now, the gold standard for treating mild to moderate acne is benzoyl peroxide. This topical antimicrobial medicine is known to specifically target P. acnes, the bacteria that cause acne breakouts and is widely popular for its anti- inflammatory and anti-pore clogging properties.
Though not classified as antibiotic, it has been the cornerstone of prescription and over-the-counter acne therapy medication including Proactiv for over 50 years now.
An exclusive form of benzoyl peroxide (BPO) can found in the Proactiv 3-Step System’ s Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and Repairing Treatment (Step 3). The crystalline BPO present in these Proactiv products were finely milled in order to achieve the pore penetrating action that is needed to control the acne cycle without compromising gentleness on skin.
Other Ways To Treat Acne
PROACTIV SOLUTION VS SOAP
While it may seem counter-intuitive, harsh scrubbing does not unclog pores any better than gentle cleansing. To a certain extent, they have been seen to do more harm than good since such actions only worsen acne. While we cannot deny that cleansing and scrubbing reduce surface oils and dead skin cells, most cleansers available in the market today are laden with alcohol and foamy surfactants (detergents). Surfactants which are responsible for the sudsy foam and lather in most cleansers, strip skin of its essential oils. As a result, the skin’ s barrier becomes damaged and vulnerable to irritation and infection. Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser contains fine polyethylene beads that gently relieve impacted pores without irritation.
PROACTIV SOLUTION VS SALICYLIC ACID
Salicylic acid, another ingredient present in most acne treatment medication, breaks through the plug but does not kill the P. acnes bacteria, the bacteria that cause acne breakouts. Acne is caused by a variety of factors so it is best to use a medicated cleanser, like Proactiv, with proven ingredients, like benzoyl peroxide or sulfur that help unclog pores, kill bacteria and/or reduce inflammation.
PROACTIV SOLUTION VS. ORAL DRUGS
When acne is severe, dermatologists sometimes prescribe oral drugs like isotretinoin or hormonal pills. Although there are studies which support the effectivity of these methods in controlling severe acne, due to the nature of these drugs, there have been rising concerns about the safe use of these drus as well. For example, in 2010 alone, suicidal tendencies and psychotic behaviors among acne patients on isotretinoin have been reported. Hormonal pills, which are primarily use as contraceptive are found to cause water retention, weight gain, mood swings, and in the long run, even breast cancer too. With Proactiv Solution you’ll have none of these side effects.
We should always exercise extreme caution when choosing acne treatment medicationsince it is not just just our beauty that is at stake here but also our health. We have to always choose an acne treatment product with ingredients that are proven and tested safe for us to use like Proactiv Solution.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
All 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.