X Out Review and a Proactiv Update – Actual Results

It has been over a year now since I wrote about my daughter’s experience with X Out. X Out is an acne product by the same makers of Proactiv, and targets teens due to it’s simplicity of use (at least that’s my opinion). It is a one step acne treatment, so the process is less time consuming making it more likely that a teenager will stick with a routine.

My daughter is 16 years old (15 when I wrote the original review), and has suffered with mild acne since she reached puberty at age 12.

I wanted to write a new review of X Out, as things have changed with how her skin was reacting to the product. It seemed like her acne was getting worse again, and trust me when I say that she is vigilant with her skin care routine.

She wears a little make-up, and this is only to cover up her acne. It upsets me like crazy, as she is such a beautiful young lady, and it hurts my heart knowing how much this bothers her.

A few months back, I started noticing her skin was flaring up again, and I asked if she had been washing consistently(which I pretty much knew she had), and she said yes. I asked her if she would be willing to give Proactiv another try, as I had ordered it for her at the early age of 12 or 13.

Now that she is a bit older, I was confident that she would use the product as directed, all 3 steps, twice a day. She agreed.

recipt for ProactivSo I ordered it. You can see my receipt to the left, as I order almost everything from Amazon anymore. I don’t like ordering from Guthy Renker due to the auto-shipments, so I simply order what I need, when I need it from Amazon.

I always try to show you a receipt because there are so many people reviewing products that they have never even tried. So there you go!

One Month Review of Proactiv vs our Original X Out Review

As you can see from the receipt we received the order at our home on February 14, 2017 (Happy Valentine’s Day). Since then, I have noticed a drastic chance in her skin. I am not going to tell you that her face is completely clear, but I am going to say that her skin tone is different, and her skin is smoother with much less acne on her face.

There is no question in my mind that Proactiv is to thank for this. I truly believe that regardless of what product you use, whether for acne or not, or what your age is, using a 3 step product vs. just 1 step is important.


She washes with the cleanser, then applies some toner to a cotton square, lets her skin dry, and finally applies the lotion.  I am so pleased with the results (she is too!) that I just placed another order. (Here is another screenshot of my receipt :))

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I might add that I am an Amazon Prime member, and will likely be forever. It is worth it’s weight in gold to me because of how often I order products on Amazon. Hey, I’m busy, so why not?

If you or someone close to you is struggling with acne, I highly recommend Proactiv. But like me, order it from Amazon first (or forever), as if you order through Proactiv’s website, you are automatically signed up for the auto-shipments.

Amazon has an option for subscribing to the auto-renewal as well, so just make sure when you check out that you select “One Time Purchase” instead of “Subscribe & Save”.

If you have a younger child suffering with acne (12-14), I would recommend starting with X Out. This will get them used to a daily cleansing routing, and then when you feel that they are responsible enough to do all 3 steps twice a day, then move on to the Proactiv product.

I want to reinforce something that Proactiv will tell you as well should your order the product. Skin treated with the product will be sensitive to UV rays, so always keep this in mind whether it be for this particular acne product, or any other that you may try.

If you are looking for a 3 step cleansing product that is not meant to treat acne, you can read about a product for us aging women that I am currently reviewing here. This review is not complete, as I have not yet had enough time to truly give an opinion, so stay tuned for my results.

 

 

 

 

 

X Out Body Wash for Back Breakouts

treat back acneX Out is a product designed specifically for teens by the makers of Proactive. It is an easy option for the younger generation that may not be patient enough for a 3 step face routine.

They offer a wide range of products to treat acne, and one of my favorites is the X Out body wash.

My daughter plays high school soccer, and the conditioning is pretty intense. Throughout the summer she is on the field for a minimum of 3-4 days during mid-afternoon when the heat is at it’s highest temperature. She has a strong passion for soccer, but hates the acne that comes along with it. It begins on her shoulders, then spreads to her back, forcing her to wear T-shirts instead of a tank top that may keep her cooler.

She already suffers from mild acne on her face, so the X Out products were not new to us. She has been using the face wash for a couple years, and it showed a huge improvement in her complexion. This is why I did not hesitate to buy the X Out body wash, as I was pretty sure that it would help with her back acne.

She adds some to her wash cloth, and simply washes her back just as she would with soap.


Within a couple of weeks, the acne was very minimal, and it helped to reduce the breakouts she was getting from dirt and sweat sitting on her back for several hours until she could get home to shower.

If you or someone you know plays sports, and suffers from breakouts on their back, X Out body wash is one of Be Electrifying’s favorite acne products for teens.

We have written a review on Proactive vs. X Out that you mind find helpful as well.

Meaningful Beauty Review 2017 – An Inside Look

As you know, I love to review face products. Whether it be an anti-aging cream or my favorite make-up, it is my responsibility to my readers to give you the most honest reviews possible.

Today, I am going to be talking about Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. If you haven’t seen the TV ads, you must be skipping through commercials, because the marketing company for this product is none other than Guthy-Renker, the same company that markets the Proactive product line. I have no idea what they charge for advertising, but from the looks of things, you would have to be a celebrity (no pun intended) to afford their services.

Today’s post is just an introduction to my first impression of Meaningful Beauty. I will need some time to fully review the affects from using the product (if any), however, there is one product that proved a noticeable difference on day one. We’ll get to that in a minute.

meaningful beauty proof of purchase I always like to show proof of purchase whenever possible, so here is a screenshot of my purchase receipt. Unfortunately, the date is not present, but I ordered the product on March 3, 2017, and received it on March 7, 2017. Today’s date is March 10, 2017.

Shipping Cost and Speed of Meaningful Beauty

I used the Free Option being advertised on television which gives you the choice of 3 different kits. We ordered one of the 7-piece kits, and it arrived 4 days after purchase. The link is www.meaningfulbeauty.com/free if you are interested in checking it out.

The shipping was Free, which is always a plus.

I Chose the 7-Piece Youth Enhancing System

Cindy Crawford Product LineThis kit includes:

  • Creme de Serum
  • Antioxidant Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
  • Skin Softening Cleanser
  • Ultra Lifting and Filling Treatment
  • Lifting Eye Cream – Advanced Formula

With the purchase of this kit, you are permitted 2 bonus items to make 7 pieces. For my bonus items, I chose:

  • Glowing Serum
  • Skin Softening Brush

The packaging was secure, and all items were wrapped in protective plastic. You also receive an instruction book, and a handy card explaining an “order” so-to-speak of how and when to apply the products (Day and Night Routine).

My initial review of my first order was great. However, when I logged into my profile on their website, it automatically adds you to a subscription service, which does not bother me at all. What does bother me is the cost of future shipments. I will do some research on this for future purchases if I decide I want to continue using the product, and as always, I will post my findings. I obviously cannot give a full review, as it has only been 4 days, but there was one product that stood to me from the first use.

After I used the cleanser on day one, I applied the Glowing Serum before applying my make-up. My normal procedure after cleansing is to apply my favorite foundation primer made by Bare Minerals but I decided not to, and just used the glowing serum.

If you ever wondered how the celebrities (J Lo comes to mind) get that glow along their cheeks and above their eyebrows, I now know that it is some type of glowing serum. It made my face look 10 years younger, and I am not exaggerating.

If you are a regular reader, you know that I am 42 years old, and have a passion for staying young. With that said, I am trying to keep it that way, hence all of my reviews on face products.

Even if I decide not to continue receiving the 7 piece kit, I will definitely continue to use the Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum! You can find it individually on Amazon here.

Stay tuned for our official Meaningful Beauty Review!

 

 

 

 

X-Out Reviews Vs. Proactiv | Mom and Daughter Tell All

Proactiv has been on the market since 1995, and is a world-wide brand marketed to acne sufferers. But what about X-Out? Where does that product fit into the picture?

I chose the image on the left because it speaks a thousand words to those who have suffered with acne.

UPDATED X OUT REVIEW: CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Read on to find out how we rate Proactiv vs. X-Out.

Proactiv Review By Mom

I began using Proactiv in my twenties, as I had mild acne, but consistently mild. It seemed that I never had a day where my face was without a few pimples.

I used the product faithfully, all 3 steps, every day. At first, I used it once a day until my skin accepted the product, and then began using twice daily. The results were pretty good.  My face felt smoother than it had in years, and as long as I never skipped a day, my mild acne was for the most part, under control.

I was a sun worshiper, so if you too love to tan, be careful in the sun when using this product. If you know you are going to be out in the sun, avoid using the product until evening so you do not end up with a badly burned face.

As I got into my thirties, I finally felt like a “real” adult, and my face began clearing up on its own, so I stopped using Proactiv.

Proactiv Review By Daughter

When my daughter reached the age that her face began to break out, I ordered Proactiv for her.  At this young age (she was about 12), getting her to wash her face with a 3-step product twice a day was a little too much to ask of a pre-teen. Without using it faithfully as directed, her acne was not clearing up as I had hoped.

I took her to see a dermatologist, and he prescribed a cream for her face, but it was too strong for her young skin, and she had a constant burning sensation, along with a red face, so I had her stop using it.

My Daughter’s X Out Review

About a year ago, we discovered X-Out. All I can say is, her face has never been so clear. As with any medication or over-the-counter medication, it is important to use as directed, but as long as you do, you will see results.

She began using it every other day until we knew that it was not going to cause any redness or burning. Once she was on a daily routine, her skin was almost 100% clear.

She is not the sun-goddess that I was, but there are obviously days that she is in the sun, and the same applies as with the Proactiv. Avoid using the face wash before going into the sun for any length of time, and always use some form of sunscreen while in the sun.

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Proactiv VS. X-Out

If X-Out had been around when I was in my twenties and suffering with my mild acne, I would have tried X-Out over Proactiv for the simple reason that it is so much easier than using a 3-step product twice a day. Call me lazy, but it does become a bit cumbersome.

With that said, I would recommend Proactiv for someone who is going to responsible with the product instructions, and will use as directed.

I would recommend anyone suffering from acne to try X-Out first and see how it works for you before going with Proactiv. I hope our X Out reviews have been helpful in giving you an idea of which product would be best for you.

Instead of making the commitment and subscribing to X-Out’s automatic supply option, I would recommend ordering just one bottle to test it out. It is well worth the small investment. Click here to order X-Out by the bottle on Amazon.

 

 

 

Exposed Skin Care | Customer Reviews

Exposed Skin Care is an acne treatment that uses specialized scientific actives and other powerful natural extracts to remove acne fast without causing irritation, redness or dryness. The Exposed line promises to clear your skin and reduce any side effects associated with its use.

Exposed Reviews

The acne treatment product is developed by experts such as chemists ,cosmetologists, and dermatologists. It is used to return your skin to it’s normal natural and healthy condition. Exposed is one of the best products on the market today to clear acne and blemishes.

Its prices and terms are the best compared to other effective acne care products that are on the market today, the other products includes Neutrogena,Oxy and ProActive. It is known to be the best and its success rate is reported to be up to 98 percent.

The other reason why exposed is referred as the best is the additional discounts that are offered when you buy them. The discount ranges from 40 percent up to 50 percent and comes with a guarantee of up to one year after purchase.

Exposed Skin Care Customer Reviews:

I am 30 years old and I have tried just about everything on the market but Exposed Skin Care is the first product that has worked. My results have been life changing, for the first time I don’t feel like I have to have make-up on to leave the house. Thank you! Maureen – Tulsa, OK

I am just writing to let you know that your product is the only one that has ever worked on my acne. I had more blackheads and whiteheads than pimples and I say had. Even friends are noticing the miraculous changes in my skin. I am so happy and will continue to purchase this product. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pam – Niagara Falls, NY

I am a 37 year old woman who has literally tried everything under the sun for my mild, but persistent acne problem……I mean everything!!! Your products are absolutely wonderful. Jacqueline H. – Bayport, NY

Clearing of acne-prone skin involves several treatments such as the use of a good cleanser, a good clearing tonic and other treatment for opening the skin pores. There is no acne cleaning product in the market that is capable of cleaning 100 percent of acne blemishes without adding other treatments.

A good cleanser that is not left to dry on the body is very important to someone with acne. This is because acne begins to develop when a person’s skin starts accumulating and clumping on top of oil inside the pores.

For gentle loosening of dead skin and the removal of excess oil out of the skin pores, Exposed cleanser uses similar skin ingredients in water along with a small amount of sage extract so as to kill bacteria.

The clearing process works by providing green skin extract, thereby reducing the production of oil by sebaceous glands in pores. The tonic contains a small amount of witch hazel extract that is no good for use before your skin is cleansed since it closes/seals it. It is only advisable to use witch hazel after you have removed excess oil from your skin using a good cleanser. It is also right to keep the oil deep inside the pore so that it does not come into contact with your skin and later forming clogs.

Exposed products fights and calms inflammation and irritation using azelaic acid, and also stops the redness and black or brown pigmentation of the skin especially on the nose and sometimes on the the cheeks.

These product contains a clear pore serum that contains 1 percent of salicylic acid and beta-hydroxy acid that is used in the treatment. When salicylic acid is applied on the skin and left for the whole night, it dissolves hardened oils and later opens up both white and blackheads.

This clear pore serum is the best product in the market used to remove blackheads compared to blackhead extractor since it gives the pores walls time to heal. Extra large and ugly pores are also dealt with using this serum. Exposed also contains another product known as Microderm Scrub that is made of corundum crystals used to gently exfoliate thick skin that holds acne scars without causing irritation.

Advantages of using exposed skin care include:

– There is no age limit to use it, it can be used by people of all ages and skin types. It is the best recommended product used for treating teenage and adult acne and is also ideal for those who have sensitive skin.

– Its use is safe and effective since its solutions are formulated using FDA approved ingredients, and are approved to be used for acne treatment. Acne causing bacterias are eliminated using both their scientific and natural actives. Every product uses a combination of carefully selected actives that are beneficial for the skin renewal process.

– Another advantage is that it contains acid complexes that are carefully tested to reduce and end any existing blemishes on the skin and preventing any future acne scars/blemishes.

– The Exposed Skin Care line guarantees total satisfaction to its customers and promises to clear any scars or blemishes in just a month.

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Lancôme Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl

It is no secret that skin is very sensitive. The skin of a woman is even more sensitive, and Lancome’s Genifique Yeux is prepared to prove it. Skin, for women is the testimony of her outer beauty, to her feminine self, to her youth. The beauty of a woman lies in the beauty of her skin.

No wonder why women always want beautiful and healthy skin. But unfortunately, the skin isn’t always young and healthy. It ages, and with that, the skin loses its brightness,  tautness and begins to wrinkle. Dark circles and sagging skin under the eyes, spots and spores are other undesirable effects of skin aging.

Wrinkles and dark circles are a natural aspect of aging. They are common to all, men and women. Wrinkles and sagging skin appear when the protein which binds them to the muscles is deteriorated. These proteins, namely collagen and elasticin, are responsible for the supple and taut skin during our young age. As the skin ages, the proteins die and the skin loses its tautness and sags. This is even more prominent under the eyes. As they say, the eyes of a woman speak millions. For you and for millions of women around the world, sagging skin under the eye is one of the most common skin related problem and hundreds of products have hit the market promising younger skin. But, there is always a need for a better one.

Lancôme, the international skin care company, with the wishes of millions of women in their mind, has come up with a revolutionary product to help the feminine world to have better and brighter eyes forever.

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Lancome Genifique Yeux

Genifique Eye Light- Pearl from Lancôme is that path breaking serum complex, which is engineered to help you achieve brighter eyes by eliminating dark circles, sagging skin and wrinkles around your eyes within weeks of its usage. The product comes with a complex, so powerful and yet so subtle on the skin that it reduces skin wrinkles and sagging skin around the eyes within weeks of application. Thanks to its engineering.

The formula:

The product is a complex serum containing water, glycerin and other complex protein and vitamin compounds which replenish the skin under your eyes by energizing the inner layers of your skin. The complex mimics the protein collagen and elastin and helps you to get back the skin you had when you were in your teens. Taut, bright and supple!

The benefits:

The benefits of the product are multifold. With thousands of happy customers around the world expressing their gratitude towards the product, this one is sure to help you with your skin problem. Hundreds of our customers have expressed their love for the product and how it has helped them to achieve radiant and illuminating skin.

People who suffer with dark circles, patchy skin under the eyes and those with wrinkles, regardless of white or black skin, have also been very satisfied with the results after using the product for 4 weeks.

This product ensures high radiant and luminous eyes with eye bags diminished considerably. It is designed to transform contour of the eye by 360 degrees. It achieves this with the help of its innovative and hassle free pearl’ application tool. This tool can reach into places one can’t normally reach with its innovative and smart design. It is noteworthy to say that 78% of women who used the product saw considerable changes in their skin after only 4 weeks of usage.

The application tool designed by its engineers is one to talk about. Made of, what looks like a shining pearl in one end, the tool is apt to take in the right amount of serum to be enough for both the eyes.

With its unique design which lets the user to massage around the eyes, the tool not only ensure proper penetration of the serum into the skin, but also ensures that the blood circulation is increased around the eyes to ensure better application of the complex. As said above, this is one innovative and simple way to enjoy your skin care.

Beautiful and radiant skin is every woman’s right. One can’t deny that fact. Everybody admires the beauty in a woman. By using Lancôme Genifique Eye light-Pearl, every woman can achieve that luminous, radiant skin and unforgettable eyes that they always dreamed for. Eye bags, wrinkles and dark circles are a thing of the past. Look younger now, and more beautiful than you thought you could be. Here comes Lancome Genifique Yeux, arguably the best skin care product available right now in the market. Grab one now and stay beautiful.

Find more information by clicking here.

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Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer – Give Your Skin a Boost

Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream – A Review

As people continue to spend most of their time outdoors while traveling to work , dropping their kids off to the weekend classes, doing a variety of shopping and attending to professional assignments, to name a few, their skin, both facial and bodily skin, continue to get fully exposed to some of the nasty elements of the weather. Over a period of time, people tend to get a feeling that their skin has lost its luster and brightness and has become dull and jaded.

Moisturizers play a vital role in reinvigorating the skin and providing the much needed freshness and brightness that have been missing for quite some time. Particularly moisturizers that are made out of plant and seed extracts are much more beneficial than the moisturizers that come stuffed with artificial chemical substitutes. One such cream that is made out of pure and natural plant extracts is the Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer.

 Origins Ginzing Moisturizer

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This face product contains Ginseng and Coffee beans extract in its purest form and are suitable for different skin types including dry, oily and normal skin. It works by hydrating the dead skin cells by directly attacking the dead skin cells and adds extra energy to the skin and makes it more radiant and healthy.

Major Ingredients

The most beneficial Ginzing ingredients that really make this moisturizer highly effective in re-energizing the skin include:

1. Ginseng Root Extracts
2. Coffee Bean Extract
3. Jojoba Oil
4. Rosemary Leaf Extract
5. Spearmint Leaf Oil

Ginseng Root Extract

This botanical extract was originally from China, and has been proven to be extremely effective in stimulating the physical and the metal activity levels in people. Additionally it provides the much needed vitality to skin and prevents the skin from aging. Ginseng has proven to be a very popular anti aging natural ingredient that doesn’t cause any side effects.

Coffee Bean Extract

As another effective source of anti-oxidants, Coffee bean in combination with Ginseng has proven to be a winning combination in enhancing skin appearance and brightness. Coffee bean also has excellent anti-aging property similar to Ginseng.

Rosemary Leaf Extract

Rosemary Leaf extract has been proven to be highly effective in toning the skin and reducing the dryness of the skin. This ingredient plays an important role in maintaining the hydration levels of the skin.

Spearmint Leaf Extract

Spearmint helps in cleansing the skin thereby getting rid of the impurities that have clogged the underlying skin layer. It also acts as an excellent deodorizer and plays an effective role in soothing the rough layers.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that are vital to maintaining skin health such as Vitamin E, B complex, Copper, Zinc and Selenium. It provides several benefits in the form of moisturizing and cleansing the skin and reducing the stretch and scar marks that appear in facial skin. It also has excellent anti-aging properties and is ultra effective in removing make up.

With such a potent combination of natural ingredients, it provides the following benefits to facial and body skin.

Multi Fold Benefits of using Origins Ginzing Moisturizer – Give Your Face and Eyes a Zing

1. This moisturizer is extremely effective in moisturizing and adding vitality to skin of different types including wet skin. Most of the moisturizers out there in the cosmetic market place leave a greasy appearance on skin surface when applied over oily skin. But the face cream works on the oily skin in the same way as it works on normal skin. It leaves the oily skin completely recharged and looking fresh even after many hours.

2. It is also equally effective in giving an extra glow to the skin as the moisturizer completely hydrates and make the skin softer and brighter.

3. It provides an all day hydrating effect, but at the same time takes care that the skin is not over hydrated nor under hydrated.

4. Perfectly safe for people with sensitive skin as the ingredients used in this moisturizer are made from naturally available plant and seed extracts.

5. The cream sits lightly on the users skin as it is much thinner than the other moisturizers available in the market place.

6. Users need to apply only a small quantity to get that shining and bright look thus giving the opportunity to use it for a longer duration before having to replace it.

7. It provides a lasting moisturizing effect on men and women of different age groups starting with teenagers to those in the fifty plus age group. Many of the teens and twenty-something’s have reported that they didn’t feel the need to apply an extra layer of make up as the moisturizer by itself provides the needed facial lift to the skin.

8. It also has the capability to remove puffiness under the eyes. This would help to get rid of the eye puffiness after working many hours sitting in front of the tablets and laptops. For those aging, this would help in providing anti-aging benefits.

This is a must carry as part of your makeup kit for women of different age groups as it provides instant moisture and a glowing skin effect regardless of the time of day applied and the surrounding climatic conditions.

I hope you enjoyed this Origins Ginzing review. Watch the video below for more information.

Skin Care Routine Of Decades – Literally

womans-faceI don’t know about you, but I have changed my skin care routine too many times to count in the last decade (or two). It’s like, as soon as you figure something out, your skin changes again, and you have to look for a different product that will accomplish your skin goals.

My Teenage Years

For me, it was complicated when I was a teenager. I am the youngest out of four girls, and I was the only with with skin trouble. I thought it was the end of the world. I mean, why did I have to get pimples while my 3 sisters walked around make-up free and flawless? It’s still excruciatingly painful to this day. I did not have what you may call full-blown acne. I don’t have acne scars or anything like that, but I definitely dealt with my fair share of break-outs.

Keep in mind, this was in the 80’s, during a time when it was more common that dad worked, and mom stayed home. With that said, we did not have a lot of money. We certainly could not afford a dermatologist. So I suffered through it. (My mom did pay the extra $2 or whatever it was come picture time to “fix my flaws”). It was the agreement, otherwise I was not going to get my picture taken.

At 16, I get my first job. Most teenagers want a job so they can buy food, clothes, etc. Not me. Nope. I wanted to go to the drug store and try every product ever made that claimed it could cure acne, and finally rid me of those stubborn pimples. I don’t ever remember having clear skin. I mean, this went on for years.

Now In My Twenties

In my twenties, I started my family. Come on, I know you want to ask. “Did I have that glowing skin while I was pregnant”? The answer is NOPE. I was still breaking out even then. Finally, I went to see my family doctor when I was pushing 30 for something unrelated, and I mentioned that I was tired of my face breaking out, and asked if he could prescribe me something to clear it up. I could finally afford it, so why not right? Here is what he said: He looked at me and said “you have a beautiful face, you don’t need a prescription for acne”. OMG I wanted to choke him and tie him up with that paper stuff they put on the exam beds. How could he not see it? I saw it every day when I looked in the mirror. Needless to say, I left without a solution.

Good Lord, I’m Almost 30

Several years later I was nearing 30 and watching TV. I see that commercial/advertisement that I had seen a hundred times or more for Proactiv. Keep in mind, this was before ordering anything online was the new replacement for ordering over the phone. So, I called the 800 number, and I ordered a 30 day supply. I was determined to have at least one day of my life without pimples! And guess what? Proactiv might have been the best money I had ever spent, and I am not exaggerating. Nearly 15 years of buying product after product, I finally found something that was real. It was a process, an actual skin care routine. It became my new obsession, but it was final. I had clear skin for the first time in my life.

Since then, they have come out with a new product targeted to teens which is called X Out. You can read our x out vs Proactiv review here. You will understand the “we” part when you get there.

I used Proactiv for about 5 years, and all of a sudden I finally “grew up” to where I no longer needed acne products.

Where I Am Now at 42

Move forward 7 years (to today), and I have learned that something good came out of all those years of acne-fighting face creams, even though they never helped my breakouts. What they did help with was anti-aging. I am consistently told that I look like I’m in my early 30’s, when I am actually 42. The moral of this story is that having a skin care routine is important from an early age.

Regardless of whether or not you have acne, all women should begin a skin care regimen early on (and don’t forget to moisturize your neck!). It does in fact help you to look younger when you are aging.

So, what is my skin care routine today? Well, I don’t have to use any type of 3 step process anymore, but I am religious with my moisturizer, which too I have tried many. The one that I continue to go back to, and have now been using for nearly 5 years is Olay Regenerist. It makes my skin feel smooth, and my make-up looks great too. It’s not greasy or sticky. I put it on, and I’m done. I’m sure there is a more expensive product out there, but it works for me, and I am happy with it.