When Proactiv® was like, Hey our Proactiv® Refining Mask is pretty awesome, we obviously had to try it. Being that we are generally pretty big fans of the Proactiv® line of products, it was no trouble whatsoever (winky face) but at the same time, I don’t generally use facial masks or anything that I have to leave on for more than a couple minutes. Ladies, I get impatient. The Proactiv® Refining Mask has made me realize that I have to be more patient sometimes.
After a long shower, and a wash with the Proactiv® Body Wash, I decided to apply the Refining Face Mask and “relax” while it was doing it’s thing. This mask was voted Allure’s best mask for oily/acne-prone skin. A thin layer of Proactiv® Solution Refining Mask dries out and prevents zits… so we put this bad boy to the test. What am I working on this week? A cluster of blemishes on my chin. I have combination skin, so keep that in mind.
First impressions? Just like all the other Proactiv® products we have tried, the Refining Face Mask the odor is non-offensive and “clean”. I have read reviews online that have said it has a sulfuric smell but I didn’t notice it and if I did? I don’t think I would actually mind it. The mask is applied to damp skin and then immediately starts to dry to your face. Don’t be alarmed. This is the face mask doing it’s thing. I settled in and let the mask set and act. Note: Since relaxing is a loose term for me… here is a good time to read a book, write a letter, straighten up your bathroom, water your plants, put together your grocery list, etc etc and so on.
Results? Well, I have to say that once I rinsed the mask off, my skin felt much brighter. While I didn’t notice an immediate change in my blemishes, I did feel that the mask helped sooth my irritated skin. I have also been using the spot treatment and renewing cleanser to work with the face mask and have been seeing fantastic results. I have noticed my skin getting clearer.
Word of warning though… In using the face mask, I have to be careful not to use it too often. My skin tends to get dried out. I would guess, you have to find that right balance depending on your skin type and in combination with a moisturizer. All in all, I am happy to put the Refining Face Mask in my skincare battalion because the whole line of products leave my skin feeling fresher and younger and looking fresher and younger. Hello.
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*Proactiv® was awesome enough to let us try this product for the sole purpose of telling you, our amaaaazing readers, exactly what we thought of it. Though this post is sponsored, our opinions are 100% honest because we would never lie to you guys… we love you! xoxo