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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 Proactive, 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.
Here’s Our Story
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.
The X-Out Review After One Year
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.
Are We Going Back to Proactiv?
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.
So 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 Proactive 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 change 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 Proactive 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.
How to Use Proactiv
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 :))
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?
How to Avoid Proactiv’s Auto-Shipment Requirement
If you or someone close to you is struggling with acne, I highly recommend Proactive. 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”.
Should Younger Teens and pre-teens Use Proactiv or Xout?
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 routine, and then when you feel that they are responsible enough to do all 3 steps twice a day, then move on to the Proactive product.
I want to reinforce something that Proactive 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.