I have had problems with my adult acne since I was 19 and somehow I managed to have no acne when I was a teenager. I have tried a ton of acne products and they never fail to completely dry out my skin to the point that my face is peeling, burning red and sensitive. They are to abrasive and drying. Now being an eshetician I know I can go to a spa and get cosmetic peels and I wouldn't have any acne. So what's the problem? Cosmetic peels are expensive and they hurt and you have down time. So I am always on the look out for something affordable and gentle yet it still needs to work.
When I saw the advertisements for Olay ProX Clear I was instantly intrigued. They claim to clear acne and hydrate the skin, is it possible? I had to find out.
The Acne protocol is a three step process: First wash your face with the Acne Pore Clarifying Cleanser and pat dry. Second apply a thin lAYer of the Acne Skin Clearing Treatment, and Finally apply the Complexion Renewing Lotion all over.
First Impression: I said in the beginning that I want something affordable, well I don't believe $45.00 is very affordable but I have seen worse. Each of the three products in the basic acne protocol box is very creamy, silky and gentle. Texture gets an A. The third step, renewing cream, does have a slight burn on blemishes (which I like, I want to feel the products working). A few days into it I did start breaking out, I know that if a product is really working it will bring everything to the service and then clear up, so I wasn't discouraged.
A Week In: My skin is starting to clear up, it doesn't feel dry and isn't flaky. So far so good.
A Month In: Well... sadly I am less than impressed. I am back to breaking out, quite possibly worse then before I started using it. I have tons of bumps and lumps where there shouldn't be and my black heads are out of control. Also, my skin has become extremely sensitive and I am completely unable to exfoliate.
Over all I am so disappointed with this product, I admit that my expectations may have been high, but I honestly feel like my skin is worse off then when I started. I wont be re-buying and I am discontinuing using this system.
Super Sad - The Artist