Thursday, July 7, 2011

Proactiv Medicated Bar Review and Giveaway!

At some point in our lives, most of us deal pimples, blemishes and sometimes acne.  Luckily for me, it never got that far but for a lot of my friends and my little brother, it did.  Acne can be very hard to live with as a teenager, especially with peer pressure and the other pressures of being a teen.  Fortunately for my brother, however, Guthy Renker was there to save the day with their line of Proactiv acne medicated creams and washes.  Within days we saw a change in my brother's complexion and within a few weeks his face was clear and smooth!  Nothing he had tried before had worked so this was like a miracle to him and he has been a loyal customer ever since!  So I was very excited when Guthy Renker approached me and asked me if I'd like to review for them and even more excited when I learned I would be reviewing their brand new Proactiv Medicated Bar!
According to their website, "The acne cycle starts invisibly, below the skin's surface, weeks before a blemish breaks out.  That's why Proactiv is designed to attack acne "proactively" - delivering the right amount of medicines and skin care agents, in the right order and concentrations, to help control the acne before the breakouts occur.  If you have acne, Proactiv is the key to a clear complexion."
 "The secret to a clear face is treating the whole face to proactively prevent breakouts before they get started.  Proactiv combines a mild solution of prescription-grade acne medicine with premier skin care ingredients to unclog pores, kill acne causing bacteria, soothe inflammation and condition your skin.  Spot treating blemishes after they break out is too late - a frustrating, losing battle that does nothing for prevention.  In contrast, Proactiv treats the entire face - and neck, chest and back as needed - in a way that helps prevent break outs before they even get started."
Proactiv works, plain and simple, and the before and after pictures they have featured on their website are proof! 

My Review
While I've never had acne, I have had a bit of trouble with pimples on my back, especially in those hard to reach places like around my shoulders and the middle of my back and I've tried a few different products but they either dried out my skin or didn't take care of the problem at all.  I was beginning to worry that I would be stuck with them my entire life!  I knew my brother had incredible results with Proactiv so I didn't expect anything less than that from their brand new Medicated Bar.  It started working within a couple days, I noticed my skin clearing up and my confidence coming back!  I love the light unisex scent and I also love that it doesn't leave my skin really dry like some other acne or blemish treating soaps can.  You can use it on your entire body and face to treat and prevent blemishes like pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.  I very very highly recommend Proactiv to anyone seeking help from acne.
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping Bags!  Proactiv really works!  I've seen it with my own two eyes, on my little brother, for the past couple years and it's been a pleasure working with them, myself!  
Proactiv Cleansing Bar - $18.00
Where can you find Proactiv products?
If you're interested in purchasing the Proactiv Medicated Bar or any of the Proactiv products you can visit their website and purchase directly from Guthy Renker!  You'll also find great Care & Benefits tipsinformation about Acne and even Live support to help you choose the right Proactiv product for you!  For more up to date information you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway Time!!
Two (2) lucky Shopaholics are going to win a Proactiv Medicated Bar to try for themselves! (an $18.95 value!)  Here's how:

Mandatory Entry: Where do you, or did you, have the most problems with blemishes or acne?  (ex. Cheeks, forehead, etc.)  

Extra Entries - worth 1 entry each - comment once per entry each
Follow Proactiv via Facebook and Twitter (2 separate entries)
Follow Shopaholic Mommy via FacebookTwitter, Google Friend Connect & Networked Blogs  (4 separate entries)
Share this giveaway via Facebook - Up to 2xs daily - *60 minutes apart*
Enter the @Proactiv giveaway with @Shopaholic Mommy for a chance to win their new Proactiv Medicated Bar!  Ends 7/18! 
Share this giveaway via Twitter - Up to 3xs daily - *60 minutes apart*
Enter to #win the @Proactiv #giveaway with @ashtonzmommi at SMMH!  Ends 7/18!
Subscribe to the Shopaholic Mommy mailing list & RSS feed (2 separate entries)
Vote for Shopaholic Mommy - I'm on the Fence & Top Mommy Blogs (2 separate entries)

Bonus Entries - worth 3 entries each - comment 3 times each
Blog about this giveaway & provide link
Place my button on your site & provide link

Two lucky winners will be chosen using random.org on July 18th at 8pm EST.  Those two people will have 48 hours to respond to the email I send them their prize.  If I do not hear back from you within the 48 hours I will have to hold a redraw and choose another winner(s).  This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents 18+.  Good Luck!

I received this product for the purpose of a review.  All opinions stated in this post are mine and completely unbiased.  For more information on my disclosure policy please visit the PR section of my site.  Thank you!

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