Week 1: I carefully took the products out of the box and lined them on my bathroom counter, the mirrored bottles reflecting what I hoped would soon be comparable to my new, rejuvenated complexion: glistening, sleek, and quite smooth in feel.
Honestly, I struggle to really stick to a routine when it comes to self-care. The only thing I manage to do without any reminders is take my fish oil supplement in the morning. Literally, that’s it.
So, the thought of having a list of products that needed to be applied to my face twice daily has been a huge deterrent in my search for the perfect skincare routine. PROVEN’s 3-product system is the perfect solution – it’s quick, simple, and like their ingredients, no BS.
It’s simple, instead of a 5-to-12-product, shelf-filling, cabinet-cramping skincare set, PROVEN‘s lineup consists of a space-saving three products: a cleanser and two moisturizers; one for daytime and one for the evening. The cleanser is applied in the morning and at night. After each wash, you simply follow with the appropriate moisturizer.
Each morning after massaging the cleanser into my skin (and silently praying my blackheads would finally dissipate and my pores would instantly shrink), I splashed my face with water and applied PROVEN’s SPF moisturizing lotion.Beware, your face will be a little ghostly white after you apply (and for good reason). Sunscreen is everything when it comes to keeping your skin looking young. PROVEN‘s moisturizer creates a noticeable, protective barrier, which results in your complexion appearing a bit lighter than normal. I regularly followed up with a tinted moisturizer on top, and voila, my skin color was back to its usual tone.
It took me a few days to fully acclimate to the sensation of the facial cleanser. I know — that may sound off-putting, but it honestly comes down to my own skincare experience.
I’m used to cleansers that foam; ones that make it easy to scrub your face with the self-affirming satisfaction that you’ve done an excellent job — because you’re suds-up from ear to ear. This is not the case with PROVEN.
Instead, the cleanser was very smooth with very little (if any) lather. I could feel the impossibly small granules of the exfoliant sometimes, but I made myself count for a few seconds to ensure I was washing thoroughly.