Friday, June 11, 2010

proactiv giveaway!

When I was a teenager I had bad skin.  Didn't we all?  It was embarassing and a real self-esteem killer.  As I got older my acne disappeared, but my oily skin stayed.  Even to this day I have very oily skin. 

I remember as I was getting older (even through my 20's) my mom would tell me that I would "grow out of it" one day, and not to worry.  But it just didn't happen.  Don't get me wrong, having oily skin helps keep wrinkles away, which has contributed to my skin looking younger than it actually is.... but I don't want it to look teenager young!  Between that and the braces I feel like I should grab a napsack and head back to highschool (do they even still use napsacks in high school, or does everyone have laptops now?  lol.  I don't know anymore.)

When I was given the Proactiv system to review, I really didn't think there was much it could do for me.  I don't have acne, just very oily skin and very large pores that I've had since I was about 13.  For the sake of reviewing it I thought I'd give it a try anyway to see how well the system worked as a general cleanser.....

.... WOW!  I am in shock!  My huge pores that have been my arch enemy since my early teens are so much smaller!  My skin hasn't looked this good since.... well my skin has never looked this good!  I really thought Proactiv was only for acne, but I am simply amazed at what it has done for my "mature" oily skin.  I'm hooked now. 

It's so nice to be able to feel better about my skin without having to pay an expensive visit to the dermatologist.  As a 30-something woman I really thought that at this point I was stuck with the skin I had and that the best I could do was to try and prevent wrinkles, but I was wrong.  I am so thrilled to have tried this.  I am not sure how well it would help a 30 something person with dry skin or normal skin, but if you have oily skin try it out (and let me know what you think)!  I love this stuff.

To celebrate my new found love of Proactive (lol) I am giving away a 1oz. tube of the Proactiv Solution Refining Mask.  It refines skin tone and texture, clears up blemishes, and helps reduce the appearance of pore size.  It is also good for emergency blemish treatment. 

Giveaway ends July 2nd at 11:59pm.  Open to US and Canadian residents.  Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

-For your main entry leave a comment telling me why you would like to try the Refining Mask, OR tell me why you love Proactiv.  This MUST be done before any other entry.
Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.  (1 ENTRY)

-Enter my $100 Gift Card Giveaway here and come back here and leave a comment with which vote number you were (don't forget to leave your comment in the other giveaway as well)  (2 ENTRIES PER DAY!!)

-Tweet about this giveaway and come back here and leave me the link to your tweet (1 ENTRY PER DAY)


  1. I'd like the mask so I can give it to my daughter, she's got acne, oily skin, everything ;) she'd be happy to try this!

  2. my acne was over until I had kids, now I have acne again in my mid 30's!! not cool! I could use the help

    momvstheboys at gmail dot com

  3. I love the proactive mask! Struggled with acne my whole life.

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  5. I love proactiv because since I've been using it I see a world of difference in my skin. It really does work! I have tried the mask and really liked it but I ran out and the kit I get doesn't include the mask so I would love to win this.