Apr 3, 2012

Preventing Bacne: Proactiv vs. Murad

CONFESSION: The past three months have been terrible for my skin and in particular my back.  Yes, ladies, I have bacne.  It seems to have popped up out of nowhere and now, the only thing I keep thinking about (aside from getting rid of it) is how horrible I'm going to look in my strapless wedding dress.  Extreme, I know, but when you're used to having completely clear skin, a change like this makes you feel like you're living a nightmare.

I've tried everything: Clinique's Anti-Acne line, any and all acne-clearing body scrubs, changing shampoos and conditioners, changing laundry soap and even homemade treatments but nothing seemed to clear the area.  So, I went out on a limb and bought two new products: Proactiv's Deep Cleansing Wash and Murad's Clarifying Body Spray.

Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash  

Skin feels tingly after use
A little goes a long way
Cleans skin really well
When used on arms, all little bumps disappear
Makes skin feel very soft 
Dries sensitive skin (at least mine became dry)
Doesn't prevent new pimples from appearing
Cost - $40 CAD

I try not to hate proactiv lovers but I do, just a little.  This line has NEVER worked for me.  I tried the face products before and my skin was so dry that I looked as if I had a sunburn.  Though the cleansing wash worked wonders on my arms, it did nothing to clear any of my bacne.  I'll continue to use the product for me arms but will not be repurchasing it any time soon.

Murad Clarifying Body Spray 

Easy-to-use spray container
Leaves skin feeling very tingly
Coats the back with little product
Doesn't dry my skin 
Doesn't have an odour or odd smell 
Cost - $37 per bottle 

I've used Murad products before and have had amazing results so I was very eager to try this out.  (I bought it at the Sephora VIB event over the weekend.)  I have been using this twice a day (morning and night) since Friday and my back has COMPLETELY cleared.  Honestly, I was crying this morning when I looked at how good my back looks.  Never will I ever use anything else but this!  I highly recommend this to anyone who is a sufferer of bacne.

Have any of you ladies tried this products before?  What are your thoughts?


  1. I'm so glad that you've found a product that works for you! I also love the idea that you can use the spray and get at your back without having to have someone else to help you, like with the scrub. Great reviews! xo

  2. It's awesome that Murad works for you! I'm so glad it cleared up. I know how annoying it is!!!

    1. So annoying right? I'm really happy I actually found something that did what is was supposed to


  3. Yay!! I am so relieved it's worked!


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