I've used Proactiv for a long time, back when I didn't have to worry about paying for it (thanks Mom!) but now that I have realized how f**cking expensive it is, I'm glad to have found this:
Target's Up&Up brand's 3 Step Acne System. It's like $15.99 (and usually there's a $2 off coupon for the next time in the box), and it's exactly the same as Proactiv that you'd spend close to $60 on. I find that it works just as well, though with my skin I have to change up my routine every couple months or so, so I'll use it, take a break, and then go back to it.
However, the only thing I don't like about this system is that it doesn't come with a moisturizer and it tends to try my skin out a little bit. So thanks to Katrina who left a sample of this last time she was here, I fell in love with this lotion. I'm almost out of the regular, but I bought the dark-spot corrector this time. And it's CHEAP! Like $1.99 or something, and it will last you for-ev-er.
I'm not sure when bacne came into style, but apparently Charlotte, NC is all about it. I have had minor problems with it before, but here? Holy mother. This was recommended to me, so I keep a bar of it in the shower along with my exfoliating gloves (if you don't have any of these, you can get two pairs for $3.99 at Marshall's/TJ Maxx). Good luck to you finding this though - both times I bought it, it was the last one on the shelf and I've heard it's kind of hard to come by. So buy in bulk if you can.
I didn't use this stuff when my hair was longer, but now that it's short I feel like I need a little "oomph" - plus it helps keep the tease in on day one after washing. Although it will make your hair dirtier faster, fair warning. Which sucks, because we all know how much I hate washing my hair.
all images from Google
So there ya have it - the goods for fall. Have a great weekend bloggies - I've got a date tomorrow, so I'll attempt to update this weekend!