Proactiv Skincare

I’m excited to share a project I’ve been working on with Proactiv Skincare, as their newest brand ambassador!  They sent over a huge assortment from their product line, and every month, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite products from the collection, and how they work for me.  This is a bit of a dream as I’m a complete and utter product junkie and love trying out new products.  Before we dive in, one caveat:  we all have different skin, so what works for me may not necessarily work for you.  These are my honest thoughts, and I have combination skin.  My cheeks and forehead have dryer tendencies, whereas my nose and chin are a oilier.  I’ll get one or two really bad breakouts that stick out like sore thumbs.  I’m starting to see some tiny signs of aging – lines around my eyes, dark circles… (I won’t go on, or I’ll get depressed!)  I break out rather rarely, but when I’m stressed – or working out a lot, my skin develops a mind of its own and breaks out quite a bit.

For that reason, I’ve found that using a deep cleansing face wash and a super hydrating moisturizer is the best recipe for success.  I absolutely love Proactiv’s Renewing Cleanser and Green Tea Moisturizer.


The Renewing Cleanser is one of my favorite new things because it cleanses so deeply.  I really feel like I am detoxifying my skin when I use this.  It also doubles as a scrub, which I adore.  The tiny beads scrub away dirt, debris, and dead skin that would otherwise leave my skin ready to break out.  I use it every other day – it’s like insurance, keeping my skin breakout free.

The Green Tea Moisturizer is insanely hydrating, and incredibly refreshing… without being greasy.  I should note that I still apply a few drops of face oil to dry spots (forehead and cheeks,) but this works really well – and smells amazing!  Green tea also works as an anti-inflammatory; so if your skin is feeling red/angry, this is just the thing.  It also contains Macadamia Nut Oil to help soften skin + lock in moisture.

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Proactiv Skincare.  All opinions are my own.  Stripes + Sequins only features products I truly love, and I certainly don’t mess around when it comes to my skin.

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  1. I’m super jealous of this collaboration! I had really bad acne throughout high school and Proactive is the ONLY thing that worked for me. It’s still what I use and I’m a huge proponent of the brand. Every time I do a skincare roundup on my blog, Proactive (especially the Renewing Cleanser) always gets a mention!

    On a side note, did they send you their body wash? I believe it’s called the Deep Cleansing Wash. If they did, you’re in for a treat. It’s AMAZING for any bumps you might get on your shoulders or back or wherever! It seriously clears them right up. And I love the smell. Either way – you have to try it!


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  2. Lucky you to be the new bran ambassador. I love to hear what real people say about a product!

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    • Hi there there! Very good post! Please keep us updated!

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  3. congrats on your ambassadorship, grace! can’t wait to read what you think of all the proactiv products 🙂

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