5 Years Later, I Finally Feel Confident Again
I rarely had major break-outs as a teenager, but after having my first kid in 2017 I started to suffer from painful, hormonal cysts and bumpy acne-prone skin almost constantly. For years I tried everything I could: from overpriced skincare products to bi-weekly facials, infrared sauna sessions, and even prescriptions…all to no avail.
I spent countless hours and $$$ on products and procedures that did nothing for my skin (or made it worse).
It was oddly enough in a final attempt of desperation that I decided to take a chance on a skincare company I saw on Shark Tank called Proven—and much to my surprise, it ended up being the skincare solution that finally worked for me. Like, really really worked.
Looking back, it makes complete sense to me that a hyper-personalized, science-driven product would be the one to rise above the other generic brands. But at the time, it felt like a gamble. Now I’m singing Proven’s praises to anyone like me who’s suffering from adult acne (or a range of other skin problems) and needs help.
For those who haven’t heard of Proven, here’s what to expect:
Skincare Solutions Made Just for You
What sets Proven apart from other skincare brands is that it’s powered by artificial intelligence, deeply rooted in data, and personalized for every customer. Less glamorous than a celebrity-endorsed product? Maybe…but when products work this well, the results speak for themselves.
Proven harnesses the power of the world’s most comprehensive skincare database—Skin Genome Project (which won MIT’s 2018 Artificial Intelligence Award)—to create custom skincare solutions for any and every skin type using cruelty-free and all-natural ingredients.
Using data from analyzing millions of medical research papers, customer reviews, ingredients, and skincare products, Proven’s proprietary technology doesn’t just determine the best formulas for broad skin types like “dry,” “oily,” or “combination.”
It also takes into account each customer’s genetic background, lifestyle, and even the environmental conditions in their area, based on their responses to Proven’s detailed (yet brief) skin quiz.
The result: a 100% personalized set of three multifunctional skincare products—a daily moisturizer with SPF, an exfoliating facial cleanser, and a rejuvenating night cream—made to order for every customer. No two skincare solutions are formulated exactly alike.
The 3 Minute Quiz
Proven’s dialed-in formulas are the result of a complex analysis of nearly 50 different factors that all impact what your skin needs. In addition to skin-specific questions, others include how much you exercise and travel, what your diet is like, and even your zip code to determine the water hardness, climate, and air quality in your hometown.
This level of depth goes so far beyond the typical categories of skin we’re normally generalized into and recognizes the uniqueness of not only each person’s genetic makeup, but also their lifestyle.
Putting Proven to the Test
I was skeptical about Proven for a few reasons:
- The 3-product solution is designed to replace your entire skincare routine. As someone with a 15+ step routine, this seemed insane to me.
- I’d seen some initial success with prescription-strength products, but inevitably, they’d stop working after a few months or when the seasons changed…so even if Proven did work, would it work in the long-term?
- If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
After a year of using Proven, here’s what I think:
Just like any time I’ve introduced a new product into my routine, it took my sensitive skin a few days to get past the “purging” phase of acclimating to Proven’s near-prescription strength ingredients. Then after about a week and a half, it was like a switch flipped and I started to notice a difference in the texture of my skin almost immediately.
What used to be inflamed and bumpy gave way to smooth, clear skin—and my painful cystic acne slowly started to dissipate over the coming months. The tough acne spots that always flared up around my time of the month have all but disappeared, and after a year I can happily report that my skin has only improved with time.
My Luxurious New Skincare Routine
If you’ve had stubborn adult acne, you know that switching products constantly can feel as draining to your skin as using nothing at all, and it’s so frustrating not knowing how new products might interact with your existing product stack.
That’s why having a 3-step routine I can commit to feels truly game-changing. Now instead of 30 minutes every morning and night, my skincare routine takes just minutes a day. Proven has turned me into a believer that less is more when it comes to skincare.
Not only have these products proven that they work, but the experience of using them is fantastic too. Thanks to the luscious creamy-yet-airy textures and the sleek metal bottles, Proven’s products don’t feel like they came from a lab—they feel like a hand-crafted, luxury routine I’m excited to use and show off.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I honestly don’t care what’s in my skincare products as long as they work. But of course, Proven is super transparent about all of the ingredients they use. Every custom product they make is cruelty-free, natural, and free of Phthalates, Parabens, SLS, and Formaldehyde.
The Results I’ve Been Waiting For
I finally feel like I found something truly crafted to my skin type and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I feel like a new person. I’ve gotten so many compliments, and Proven’s given me such a major confidence boost that I’ve even stopped wearing foundation regularly!
If you’re ready to find the perfect skincare routine for your unique skin, you need to try Proven’s 3-minute quiz. Plus, get your first system for 50% off and free shipping with the code NEWSKIN. You can thank me later!