Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Proactiv Refining Mask Review

Today I will be reviewing my all time favourite face-mask for Oily/Acne Prone Skin known as Proactiv Refining Mask.This product is from Proactiv,which is widely popular in the US for their Acne-Kits, roping in big stars like Katy Perry,Justin Bieber as their brand ambassadors. Their Acne-Kits have been a hit or miss situation but this Refining Mask is their most popular product.

I am sure all of you there love to pamper yourself from time to time by trying these face-packs/masks. But the real question is do they really benefit your skin? Sadly most of the times NO! So far its like the only mask which has benefited acne-prone skin without aggravating my skin condition.

My Skin Type:

Oily/Acne-prone Skin.


Sulfur (6%),Water, Kaolin, Glycereth-26, Linoleic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Linolenic Acid, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrated Silica, Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide.


Rs 600 for 70grams.


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Proactiv Refining Mask Review-Swatch


1)It is Non-Comedogenic and does not break me out.

2)It contains amazing ingredients which benefit Oily/Acne-prone skin like firstly Sulphur(6%).Yes you heard it right,the same Sulphur which we read in Chemistry Periodic Table ;). It is also known for its acne-combating properties and is one of the best treatments for acne.

3)Then it contains Tea Tree Oil,Kaolin(Mineral Clay/Multani Mitti) which help with acne and sebum control.Geranium extracts is a powerful Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Inflammatory properties.Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extracts(Lemon grass) is a Antibiotic.

4)Zinc Oxide helps dry up active pimples.

5)This is fantastic mask for Oily Skin because it makes a lot of difference with treating acne.

6)This mask can also be used as a Overnight Spot-Treatment for pimples.By doing so it significantly reduces the pimple and heals quickly.

7)My skin feels squeaky  clean and nice after washing my face.

8)It has a nice mud pack consistency which is easier to apply all over the face. 


1)It is not paraben-free.

2)It does have two mildly comedogenic ingredients but 6% Sulphur negates all of that.

3)People allergic to Sulphur cannot use it.

4)After removing the face-pack,the smell of Sulphur lingers around.This does not bother me but some may not like it.

5)The availability is an issue and it is bit expensive too.

6)It can render skin bit dry but nothing a good moisturiser can't fix.

Directions for Use: 

1)Cleanse your face and pat dry using a towel.

2)Apply required quantity on entire face.

3)Leave it on for 10-15 minutes to dry.

4)Once it is dry,just wash your face and follow up with a Non-Comedogenic Moisturiser.

Final Verdict: 

There are times when the uninvited pimples pop up,so this is my go to emergency treatment for acne.I use it 2-3 times in a week.I agree the price is expensive but it is totally worth the money. Availability is an issue since Proactiv is Exclusive does not cater to retail stores.Initially they use to sell this product as a package deal with the Proactiv Acne-kit. One good thing is now Individual products are available so need to buy the entire kit.This is so far only the Sulphur Face-pack/mask available in India as of now.

My Rating:4/5 


1)People allergic to Sulphur steer clear of this product.
2)It is advisable not to use with strong acne treatments like Retinoids, Benzoyl Peroxide,Isotretinoin etc
3)If you are using this as a over-night treatment,use it only on the pimple and not the entire face.