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PROVEN Skincare Review

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About PROVEN Skincare

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I’m a skincare nut. Can’t get enough of the stuff. But with so many brands and scientific terms, in the past, I’ve struggled to find a formula that’s right for me. That’s why I’ve been hung up on custom skincare lately.

PROVEN Skincare provides personalized, clinically-effective treatments for your unique skin and lifestyle. By taking their 3-minute Skin Genome Quiz™, I could address all of my concerns with a routine built just for me.

I’m not alone in my fascination with PROVEN: In addition to winning the coveted 2023 Cosmopolitan Holy Grail Beauty Award for “best custom skincare brand,” they’ve been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Allure, and People The brand was also a contestant on Shark Tank. As of July 2023, PROVEN has 134k followers on Instagram.

To say that there’s a buzz going on about this company is an understatement, but I had to wonder, are they worth all the hype?

In this PROVEN Skincare review, I’ll take an in-depth look at the brand and its products, customer ratings, promotions, and more, to help you decide if they’re really worth taking the leap.

Our skin is the first thing people see, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that skin problems such as acne, melasma, and skin aging have a substantial psychosocial impact[1].

In a review[2] addressing the psychological impact of acne in teenagers, research found that it can affect quality of life, self-esteem, and mood. Moreover, the presence of acne was associated with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideations.

I know how I feel on bad skin days, and despite using cover-up, it’s hard to achieve the same level of confidence I normally have.

Fortunately, skin problems can improve dramatically with the right approach. But trying to find the right skincare product without professional advice can be time-consuming, expensive, and even self-defeating.

I’ve been through a handful of expensive products that are either too harsh, don’t work, or make my skin too greasy. It’s been tough to find the right one, so I relate to the founder’s story.

PROVEN Skincare began with a personal mission. Ming Zhao, the cofounder and CEO, had persistent skin struggles of her own. She found herself constantly  scouring the shelves to find products that would work for her—an endless cycle of trial and error.

Sounds familiar. For Zhao, the process was “frustrating, time consuming and expensive,” so she decided to reinvent it.

Ming partnered up with cofounder Dr. Amy Yuan, a Stanford-trained computational physicist, who shared her vision of a holistic, data-driven, results-oriented approach to skincare.

The San Francisco-based company launched in 2018 while both of the women were pregnant. Talk about super moms!

So, how does the process work? PROVEN’s award-winning AI technology uses your answers to the Skin Genome Quiz™ to select the most efficacious ingredients for your skin’s specific needs.In this review, I’ll explore the Skin Genome Project™ that backs the quiz, some of the questions covered throughout the quiz, and sample formula results.

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Pros & Cons

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Before I get into all this exciting science, take a look at the pros and cons I rounded up for this PROVEN Skincare review:

Pros

  • Personalized approach: PROVEN Skincare analyzes 47+ individualized factors, including skin type, concerns, environment, and lifestyle, to create personalized skincare formulations tailored to your unique needs—a targeted approach to addressing specific skin issues.
  • Science-backed formulations: PROVEN Skincare is driven by data, leveraging award-winning artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to analyze thousands of scientific studies, consumer testimonials, and ingredients.
  • Comprehensive skincare solutions: PROVEN Skincare offers a range of products, including cleansers, serums, night cream, day moisturizers with SPF, and eye creams. This allows users to build a complete skincare routine tailored to their specific needs.
  • Transparency and ingredient quality: PROVEN Skincare provides detailed information about the ingredients used in their products. They use high-quality, clean, and effective ingredients, including powerful actives, and they avoid potentially harmful substances like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Cons

  • Cost: Personalized skincare can be more expensive compared to mass-produced skincare products. While the price may vary depending on individual needs and product selections, some users may find PROVEN Skincare to be relatively higher in cost.
  • Reliance on self-reported information: PROVEN Skincare relies on user-provided information to personalize products. It’s essential for users to provide accurate and comprehensive information for the best possible results.

Features

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PROVEN Skincare offers several features that set it apart from traditional skincare brands:

  1. Personalized approach: PROVEN Skincare utilizes advanced technology and data analysis to create personalized skincare formulations tailored to each individual’s specific needs. They account for factors such as skin type, concerns, environmental conditions (including real-time factors associated with your zip code), lifestyle, and more to develop customized products.
  2. Skin analysis questionnaire: To create personalized skincare products, PROVEN Skincare starts by collecting extensive information through a comprehensive online questionnaire. The questionnaire covers various aspects of the user’s skin, including age, skin type, concerns, lifestyle (including stress levels, water intake, and travel frequency), and geographical location. This data serves as the foundation for formulating a personalized skincare routine.
  3. Artificial intelligence and machine learning: PROVEN Skincare employs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to analyze vast amounts of scientific research, dermatological studies, and ingredient data. This data-driven approach helps identify the most effective and suitable ingredients for each individual’s specific skin needs.
  4. Clean and effective ingredients: PROVEN Skincare uses only  clean, high-quality, and thoughtfully selected ingredients that have been shown to deliver results. They prioritize ingredients backed by scientific research and avoid potentially harmful substances like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and unnecessary fillers or fragrances
  5. Comprehensive product range: PROVEN Skincare offers a range of skincare products to address various skincare needs. Their product lineup includes cleansers, serums, moisturizers, eye creams, and skincare accessories. This allows users to build a complete skincare routine tailored to their individual concerns.
  6. Transparency and ingredient information: PROVEN Skincare values transparency and provides detailed information about the ingredients used in their products. Users can access comprehensive ingredient lists, along with explanations of their benefits and functions.
  7. Feedback and adjustment: PROVEN Skincare encourages users to provide feedback on their personalized products. This feedback helps refine and adjust the formulations over time, ensuring ongoing improvement and optimization of the skincare routine.
  8. Environmental sustainability: PROVEN Skincare is committed to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. They strive to minimize waste, use recyclable outer packaging materials, and focus on sustainable ingredient sourcing.

The Skin Genome Project™

If you’re not a science person, don’t worry. This award-winning database is easy to understand without getting too deep into the technical stuff.

Put simply, PROVEN creates their formulas using data from the Skin Genome Project™, winner of MIT’s 2018 Artificial Intelligence award. 

Also the largest beauty database in the world, the Skin Genome Project™  analyzes the effectiveness of 20,238+ skincare ingredients, 100,000+ individual products, 20+ million testimonials, and 4,000+ scientific publications.

It almost makes my head spin, until I remember that it’s a super-smart AI computer storing all this info.

On top of that data, the Skin Genome Project™ takes into account environmental factors including water hardness, humidity level, and the UV index of where you live.

That irritating sensation hard water sometimes gives you after the shower or harsh winds battering your face in the winter? Yeah…They can do a number on your skin. 

The Skin Genome Quiz™ takes these environmental factors into consideration. For instance, it asks you where you live, to get information on humidity level and local water hardness.

Using the data gathered on ingredients and other skincare products available, they’ve identified the specific ingredients that are most effective for your unique concerns. 

PROVEN formulas are developed in collaboration with Dr. Hollmig of Aesthetic Dermatology at Stanford University. The products are backed by science, data, and expert dermatology—and as you’ll see in this PROVEN Skincare review, the results are telling.What customers are saying: “I have been using this for only a couple of weeks and WOW you see almost an immediate difference. I swear this stuff is magic – will definitely be my new go to :-).”

PROVEN Skincare Quiz

When you take the Skin Genome Quiz™, you identify your main skin concerns: sensitivity, redness, fine lines or wrinkles, loss of firmness or elasticity, hyperpigmentation, acne, dryness, etc.

I thought it was cool that as I progressed through the quiz, ingredients were added beneath the bar, as a visual representation of PROVEN formulating my personalized regimen.

The quiz asks nonspecific questions in addition to the ones posed on your individual problem areas:

  • If you have been diagnosed with skin conditions such as rosacea, seborrhoeic dermatitis, facial psoriasis, or eczema/atopic dermatitis;
  • How your skin feels presently and in photos;
  • Whether your products are addressing your concerns;
  • The amount of plane travel, screen time, sun exposure;
  • And your zip code. 

It’s thorough, and I like that.

The entire process takes 3-5 minutes, then you receive a personalized routine featuring three products: A cleanser, day moisturizer with SPF, and night cream.

Each product includes detailed information on the ingredients, the role they play in combating your dermatological issues, and how they contribute to healthy skin.

You can buy individual products, make a one-time purchase of the set, or subscribe to receive it discounted (more on this later on).

I took the quiz 4 times for this review to give you an inside look at the Anti-Aging, Acne, Hyperpigmentation, and Dry Skin formulas. If anyone asks, I’m one of four quadruplets…with the same name… 

What customers are saying: “I am shocked how well this works. I’m a sucker for skin care products, but this time I thought I’d take before and after pictures and see if it was really doing anything. My concern was sagging skin. My pictures, a month apart, same room, same time of day, no facial expression, are amazing. The difference is obvious.”

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PROVEN Skincare Anti-Aging Formula

Picture me, at my computer, selecting the fine lines and wrinkles concern.

Full disclosure in this PROVEN Skincare review: I am in my late 20s and do not have deep lines or wrinkles, but I’m definitely interested in preventative measures and slowing down the aging process. 

Here are some sample questions PROVEN asked me, with 4-5 possible answers varying from not concerned to extremely concerned:

  • How concerned are you with fine lines and wrinkles?
  • Specifically, how concerned are you about the wrinkles around your mouth or forehead?
  • Are you concerned that your skin is thinning, wrinkled, and sagging?
  • And what about fine lines, wrinkles, or crow’s feet around the eyes?

I answered some questions on how much time I spend in front of a screen (probably too much), if I wear sunscreen regularly (I’m pretty good with that), and other environment-related questions I mentioned earlier.

Pretty cool, right? PROVEN also uses your zip code to fill in the data in the second box (because who would be able to answer questions on factors like ‘humidity forecast,’ aside from a meteorologist?). 

Their award-winning technology ensures that the personalized, 3-step routine is suited to your skin and lifestyle.

Their groundbreaking AI technology selects the exact key ingredients to cleanse, protect and renew your skin.

PROVEN breaks down the costs associated with the 3-Step System:

  • Cleanser: $39.99
  • SPF Moisturizer: $59.99
  • Night Cream: $99.99

You can purchase individual products or the entire personalized set  ($199.99 value) for a 2-month supply as a subscription for $129,99, or one time for $169.99.

According to PROVEN’s clinical trials, 81% see more radiant, brighter, and younger-looking skin. 

Since the formulas vary across individuals, yours won’t include the same ingredients as mine, but you can get a sense of what yours may look like below:

  • Granactive Retinol: a retinoid near prescription strength, though gentler; promotes cell turnover and renewal and improves the clearness and smoothness of skin. As described in a review[3] published by the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology in 2016, many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of topical retinoids in the treatment of photoaged skin (skin with deep wrinkles, inelasticity, easy bruising, mottled pigmentation, and roughness). Common side effects[4] include skin irritation, redness, and skin desquamation (peeling). It’s not recommended to use retinoids during pregnancy.
  • Ubiquinone: renews and brightens the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin with long-lasting benefits. Oxidative stress leads to skin aging. Ubiquinone is a well-studied antioxidant that combats oxidative stress resulting in anti-aging effects on the skin[5].​​ Topical ubiquinone is well-tolerated.
  • Mandelic Acid: derived from almonds and firms and brightens the skin. In a study[6] conducted in California, 24 participants between 42 and 68 years old applied topical mandelic acid to the lower eyelid skin twice a day for 4 weeks. The authors reported an increase in the elasticity of the lower eyelid skin of 25.4%, and an increase in the firmness of 23.8%, improving the overall quality of the skin. Mandelic acid is well-tolerated.
  • Curcumin (Turmeric Extract): delays the appearance of aging and strengthens the skin.
  • Ginseng Extract: a superfood that brightens and smoothes the skin.
  • Green Tea Extract: an antioxidant that prevents cell damage, nourishes the skin, and protects the skin barrier.
  • Ferulic Acid: a plant-derived substance that protects the skin against UV exposure, pollution, and signs of aging. As described in a review[7] by K. Zduńska et. al, ferulic acid has antioxidant properties, protects the skin from photodamage, and accelerates wound healing. It delays skin photoaging processes and provides brightness to the skin. It’s also well-tolerated.
  • Niacinamide: softens the looks of wrinkles and dark spots.  In one study[8], 50 women with photoaging signs applied topical 5% niacinamide to half of their faces for 12 weeks. After that period, the authors reported a significant improvement in skin appearance (reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, red blotches, and skin yellowing) as well as an improvement in skin elasticity. It’s usually well-tolerated.
  • Matrixyl 3000: a patented ingredient that reduces the look of wrinkles in 28 days.
  • Pomegranate Extract: boosts collagen and fights mineral pollutants.

These are just some of the 50+ ingredients prescribed in my personalized formulas

Some of the ingredients are not specific to anti-aging. For instance, since I wear makeup, Licorice Root Extract and Probiotics are also included to assist in the cleansing process.

You’ll receive regular email check-ins with PROVEN dermatologists to make sure you’re on track with your skincare regime and are satisfied with the results. 

What customers are saying: “I’m in my 60s and have all the usual nonsense you get when you spent your teens and 20s eschewing sunscreen in favor of chasing the perfect tan. I started using PROVEN about a year ago…I had a large “sunspot” on my left cheek. Nothing got rid of it or lightened it… until today… when I looked in the mirror and realized it’s GONE.”

PROVEN Skincare Acne Formula

If you think acne is a teen problem, let me assure you, it’s not. According to the International Dermal Institute: “Clinical studies indicate that between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population age 20-40 are diagnosed with low grade, persistent acne and oily skin.” 

It may feel like you’re the only adult around experiencing acne, and I have one word for you ladies: makeup. Ok, two words: skincare.

Whether you get a sprinkle of pimples when you’re stressed, a monster of a cyst during your period, or persistent, seemingly untreatable acne, it’s definitely a confidence killer.

That’s why I thought it imperative to explore PROVEN’s Acne Formula and the quiz that goes with it. These are some of the questions you’ll be asked, with answers ranging from never to all the time:

  • How often do you experience acne/breakouts?
  • Do you have blackheads (clogged pores) or whiteheads?
  • Do you get bumps that are tender and inflamed and look swollen and pink?
  • What about large, red, and inflamed pimples?
  • How often do you experience those bumps/pimples?

Questions are answered, ingredients pop up on the screen, et voila:

My PROVEN Skincare acne regime has 36 active ingredients and matches my location, incorporating unique factors like water hardness, temperature, humidity forecast, UV index, and air quality (which influence all skin issues in some way, shape, or form).

Here’s a cost breakdown of the Acne Formula:

  • Cleanser: $39.99
  • SPF Moisturizer: $59.99
  • Night Cream: $99.99

You also can purchase individual products or the entire personalized set  ($199.99 value) for a 2-month supply as a subscription for $129,99, or one time for $169.99.

Check out the highlights of my Acne Formula:

  • Granactive Retinol: near prescription strength but gentler than tretinoin, it promotes cell turnover and gives you smooth skin. Topic retinol has been used for decades in the treatment of acne. In a clinical trial[9] that involved 61 patients with acne, half of them received treatment with retinol 0.05%, and the other half a placebo lotion. Authors found that 88.8% of participants treated with topical retinol showed a fair to excellent overall improvement. Not recommended for dark skin tones as it can cause hyperpigmentation.  
  • Sulfur & Tea Tree Oil: One review[10] highlights the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of these agents. Both have proven mild efficacy for acne vulgaris treatment.
  • Salicylic Acid and L-Mandelic Acid: powerful and effective acids that peel away the surface of the skin for more even pigment. Evidence shows that salicylic acid[11] and mandelic acid[12] are both safe and effective for the treatment of acne and can be used in all skin tones. While mandelic acid can be used during pregnancy, salicylic acid is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf (Witch Hazel) Extract: reduces irritation, redness and inflammation.
  • Probiotics: reinforce the skin’s natural barrier. In a review[13] published in 2015, researchers concluded that probiotics may hold potential in the treatment of acne and photodamage.
  • Vitamin D: has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that could help in acne treatment. However, evidence is insufficient to make a statement. Some studies showed a correlation between acne and vitamin D deficiency. The topical application of vitamin D can improve vitamin D serum levels[14].
  • Willow Bark Extract: an exfoliator that shrinks the appearance of large pores.
  • Green Tea Extract: helps to protect the skin’s barrier.
  • Squalane: a plant-based agent oil that can be used as a safe, light moisturizer that will not clog your pores.

That’s not even 30% of the active ingredients in my Acne Formula. It’s a power-packed set of natural ingredients to keep that dreaded acne away and at bay.

On the website, an impressive 90% of customers agreed that their skin is rid of impurities since beginning the treatment.

What customers are saying: “I recommend PROVEN. I had very red skin, hyperpigmentation, dryness and acne flare ups. I saw a difference in redness after one week. Redness was completely gone in two weeks. Several weeks later the acne stopped significantly. Now 9 weeks later, I almost don’t need makeup anymore. My skin looks great and feels smooth.”

PROVEN Skincare Hyperpigmentation Formula

The last set I’ll look at in this PROVEN Skincare review is the Hyperpigmentation Formula.

For those with pimple problems, hyperpigmentation often follows (especially if you can’t fight the urge to pop them). Other factors trigger an increase in melanin production, including sun exposure, hormonal influences, and age.

These are some of the questions that the fourth Julia quadruplet was asked, with answers ranging from not concerned to extremely concerned, or yes/no/partially/not sure:

  • How much of a concern is hyperpigmentation for you?
  • Did you notice more hyperpigmentation appearing after sun exposure?
  • Do the hyperpigmentation spots feel raised or bumpy on your skin?
  • Did hormonal changes cause or worsen your hyperpigmentation?
  • Is the hyperpigmentation the result of acne, acne scarring or other skin injuries?

As per usual, there were also questions on age, gender, skin tone, skin sensitivity, and environmental factors. At this point in my PROVEN Skincare review, you know what comes next: 

PROVEN provides the price points for individual products in the Hyperpigmentation Formula:

  • Cleanser: $39.99
  • SPF Moisturizer: $59.99
  • Night Cream: $99.99

You also can purchase individual products or the entire personalized set  ($199.99 value) for a 2-month supply as a subscription for $129,99, or one time for $169.99.

The folks at PROVEN Skincare excel at putting together clever combinations of ingredients that cover all the bases.  In this formula, there’s a powerhouse duo of retinol, kojic acid, and mulberry extract.

Kojic acid[15] is a fungal product that reduces hyperpigmentation, while mulberry extract[16] is a component derived from a plant that showed skin-lightening effects.

Don’t forget a drop of prickly pear seed oil to reduce redness and dryness. Vitamin C and licorice root will help with that redness too. 

That’s only a handful of the ingredients in my Hyperpigmentation Formula.

According to the reviews on the website, this PROVEN set is extremely helpful for reducing the effects of melanin overproduction: 87% of customers noticed a more even skin tone.

What customers are saying: “Very happy with the products. Skin looks better than it has in years.”

PROVEN Skincare Dry Skin Formula

Just like the other quizzes I took in this PROVEN Skincare review, I was asked evidence-based questions to formulate my Dry Skin Formula.  

  • Does your skin feel itchy, especially at night?
  • Does your skin feel (or look) flaky or scaly?
  • Does your skin feel rough, patchy, or uneven?
  • Are you concerned with dark circles under or around the eyes?
  • Does your current skincare routine address all your skin concerns?

I developed a PROVEN Skincare formula for a male between the age of 34 and 39, without sensitivities. I specified the formula to a hard water hardness, a temperature of 50-90F, and a humidity of over 60%. 

PROVEN provides the price points for individual products in the Dry Skin Formula:

  • Cleanser: $39.99
  • SPF Moisturizer: $59.99
  • Night Cream: $99.99

The product for our male prototype addressed dry skin, offering hydration.

Squalane, Ceramide, and Sodium Hyaluronate are all ingredients that help the skin to gain and retain moisture. Shea butter helps to do this work too.

Hyaluronate[17] or hyaluronic acid is a molecule present in the extracellular matrix and has the capacity to retain water. There are also some ingredients that help to fight the pesky effects of inflammation, like Vitamin E and Iron.

I didn’t lose sight of the fact that this fellow travels often; green tea extract and ylang-ylang oil give some extra support to the skin barrier and moderate oil production. 

The results: 94% see an increase in the softness of their skin, 87% saw smoother skin and 81% saw a brighter complexion. 

What customers are saying: “Let me paint you a picture of the face I had before PROVEN.. incredibly dry, flaky and rough to the touch… Initially after using PROVEN the first time my face felt so AMAZING… Now my face is GLOWING, I mean GLOWING. So moisturized so soft.”

PROVEN Skincare Subscription

PROVEN Skincare offers a subscription option for customers committed to their skin routine. Since results can take a few months of consistent use to show up, I think something like this is especially useful.

Once you sign up, PROVEN ships the products directly to you. While the default subscription option is on an 8-week billing cadence, you can adjust your subscription to be at a 6-, 10- or 12-week cadence at any time using your account.

With your membership, you receive a 35% discount on the total value of the product set. When you have a PROVEN subscription, your journey is monitored closely to personalize your formulations to stronger active concentrations as your skin changes. 

The subscription is super flexible since you can cancel or modify it whenever you like. For more info on conditions, check out the FAQ section of this PROVEN Skincare review.

Subscription Sign Up

Signing up for the PROVEN subscription is easy. Start by visiting ProvenSkincare.com

To subscribe to the membership as a new customer, you can either:

  1. Purchase full sized product set (default 8-week subscription plan)
  2. Purchase single full-sized product(s) (default 8-week subscription plan)

If you’re a returning customer, visit your Account page, where instructions for the sign-up process are provided.

What customers are saying: “Fewer breakouts and fewer products.”

Who Is PROVEN Skincare For?

PROVEN Skincare is designed for all individuals seeking personalized skincare solutions tailored to their specific needs. The brand aims to address a wide range of skin concerns and types, making it suitable for various individuals:

  1. Individuals with specific skin concerns: PROVEN Skincare can be beneficial for those dealing with specific skin concerns such as acne, aging signs, hyperpigmentation, dryness, sensitivity, or uneven skin tone. The personalized approach allows for targeted formulations that address these specific concerns.
  2. People with diverse skin types: Whether you have oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin, PROVEN Skincare can customize products to suit your unique skin type. The formulations take into account individual characteristics, such as oil production, hydration levels, and sensitivity, to provide tailored solutions.
  3. Those looking for evidence-based skincare: PROVEN Skincare emphasizes using scientific research and data analysis to develop their products. If you appreciate evidence-based skincare that is grounded in scientific studies and dermatological research, PROVEN aligns with that approach.
  4. Individuals with busy lifestyles: PROVEN Skincare offers a convenient and time-saving solution for those with busy schedules. The online questionnaire and personalized product recommendations streamline the skincare routine, making it easier to incorporate into a busy lifestyle.
  5. Eco-conscious consumers: PROVEN Skincare’s commitment to sustainability may appeal to individuals who prioritize environmentally friendly products. The brand focuses on minimizing waste, using recyclable packaging materials, and sourcing ingredients sustainably.

PROVEN Skincare Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

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The company makes a lot of claims on their website and quotes customer satisfaction figures, but for the sake of this PROVEN Skincare review, I wanted to dig deeper.

On TrustPilot, PROVEN Skincare received an average of 4.7/5 stars out of a whopping 4.2k reviews as of July 2023, with many singing a song to the tune of “FINALLY, something that works.”

Customers said that the products are effective, produced visible results, and are affordable. They were also happy about the customer service they received. 

Many commented that when they were feeling completely defeated about their skincare, they tried PROVEN and noticed changes immediately.

For some customers, results took longer but they came nonetheless. The efficacy of PROVEN? Excellent across the board! 

Here’s how one customer on TrustPilot summarized the entire brilliant experience:

“I have been using the PROVEN skincare line for a few weeks now and so far I love it. It’s made quite a big difference in my skins appearance, fine lines are nearly gone, less blackheads, no acne, lighter dark circles under my eyes, and my skin no longer struggles with being greasy. Their customer service is top notch too. I highly recommend them!”

Customers who posted reviews on ProductHunt were similarly happy across the board. Check out what one skincare enthusiast had to say about the brand:

This product has been life changing for me. I have never been able to follow a skin care routine, but the ease of use and effectiveness of PROVEN keeps me motivated to use it consistently. I recommend it to everyone I know.

Buyers also said that their skin was far more hydrated, balanced, and clear since they began their PROVEN Skincare regime. Their advice? Try it for yourself.

Is PROVEN Skincare Worth It?

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It’s a rare feat that both customer service and the product meet the highest standards in the eyes of the customer, but PROVEN Skincare achieves it.

I love knowing that the product is “backed by the highest level of science, and that the quiz supports each customer by getting to know their skin intimately.”

For the level of quality and thought that goes into these products, they’re of average price or lower compared to high-end beauty and skincare brands.

PROVEN Skincare gets even more points from me because, unlike other brands, the team stays with you throughout your  journey, providing support when needed.

In the end, I think PROVEN is great and would recommend it to anyone looking for a one-stop skincare shop.

Rather than having an entire medicine cabinet full of skincare products, you can opt for three personalized, multitasking ones that have so many ingredients, you don’t need a crazy amount of products.

PROVEN Skincare Promotions & Discounts 

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I hunted the website for deals to put in this PROVEN Skincare review.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a PROVEN Skincare promo code or a PROVEN Skincare discount code, but I did see that the brand has a referral program.

Share the brand with a friend and you’ll each get a $50 credit toward your next order when they make a purchase.

Additionally, when you subscribe, you’ll get 35% off your order, plus free gifts, and a 30-day reformulation guarantee.

Where To Buy PROVEN Skincare

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You can purchase PROVEN Skincare products on ProvenSkincare.com and at Sephora.

Alternatives

If you’re looking to shop around some more, here are a few options to consider:

  1. Curology: Curology offers personalized skincare solutions by connecting customers with licensed dermatologists who create customized formulations based on individual skin concerns. They provide prescription-strength ingredients and personalized guidance for acne, wrinkles, and other skin issues.
  2. Drunk Elephant: Drunk Elephant is a clean skincare brand that focuses on using high-quality ingredients and avoiding potentially harmful additives. They offer a range of products targeting various skin concerns, such as hydration, anti-aging, and brightening. Drunk Elephant is known for its minimalist approach and commitment to clean beauty.
  3. Sunday Riley: Sunday Riley is a luxury skincare brand known for its high-performance formulations and innovative ingredients. They offer a range of products that target specific concerns like fine lines, dark spots, and dullness. Sunday Riley products are designed to deliver visible results and are suitable for various skin types.

FAQ

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Cancel PROVEN Skincare Membership

Go to your account settings or email the team at [email protected] to modify your subscription, including which products you’d like to receive, and how often. 

I should note: In order to be eligible for cancellation with PROVEN Skincare, you must submit your request before your next subscription billing date.

It’s not a big deal to cancel your PROVEN Skincare Membership. Simply log into your account at provenskincare.com and choose ‘cancel my subscription’ on your account settings, or email [email protected]

PROVEN Skincare Shipping Policy

PROVEN Skincare ships to anywhere in the continental US and Canada, as well as the UK and the EU.

They are working on getting their products all around the world, and if you’re interested, you can email the team at [email protected] and you’ll be the first to find out when they can ship to your area. 

Shipping times vary based on your location. After you check out, PROVEN needs 1-2 weeks to finalize your personalized formulations prior to shipping.

Once shipped, you can expect your skincare products to arrive in 5-7 business days.

PROVEN Skincare Return Policy

According to the website, your personalization system—which includes the Night Cream, Cleanser and SPF Day Moisturizer— is eligible for reformulation within 28 days of receiving your order, whether it is your first set or your 10th.

Email [email protected] with information about your formulas and the customer experience team will find the fit for your skin needs.

For all other orders, the products are personalized for your skin, and for that reason, returns are not possible, though as a subscriber, you’re covered by the Reformulation Guarantee.

This promises one free reformulation per order for any products that don’t fit the bill.

How to contact PROVEN Skincare

If there are any questions you’re left with after this PROVEN Skincare review, you can reach out to their team through the following methods of contact:


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Asked by Maria (3 years ago) Reply

Do not Buy this product! There’s no possibility to get a refund. They stole my money. I did one time purchase and they charged me again like I did a prescription. They sent the second set to the address where I don’t live anymore. The support told me that I need to send them back the set and they will return my money. I don’t believe them at all. Firstly, how can I return what I didn’t receive? Secondly, why they ask me to send this set back if it’s personal? I think it’s one set for everyone. They are not going to pay for the delivery. So don’t believe them, and don’t buy it. The management doesn’t answer me. They don’t care about reputation.

Asked by Becca M (3 years ago) Reply

I can happily say that after using your full line for 1 full month, I have seen a dramatic change in my skin. Throughout my teenage years, I never struggled with acne and cannot even remember if I ever got a pimple on my skin. Once I got into college, my skin suffered from acne due to hormonal imbalances and increased stress. I’ve paid thousands of dollars (literally) on skincare products in hopes I could get rid of it on my own. I’ve also gone to doctors that have put me on antibiotics for months or birth control, all of which have worked, but I don’t want that to be my long term solution. I felt pretty hopeless until I stumbled upon Proven from a YouTube video I watched. I was fascinated by your design, as a biologist myself, and I loved the personalized approach your company offers. I suffer from skin sensitivity, dryness during the colder months, and acne (especially during that time of the month). I can confidently say that these products have dramatically reduced my acne, eliminated my dry patches and skin tightness. I have traveled internationally for the last 2 weeks and my skin is still in better shape than before even though my skin typically breaks out when in airplanes. I have been taking pictures of my skin since I started using the products and would be happy to share them if you’re interested.

Asked by Heidi Seagren (3 years ago) Reply

Do not order this. I ordered over two months ago and still haven’t received.

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Asked by Jean wood (3 years ago) Reply

The day cream with the sunfactor. Why put in one 2-3 times daily?

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Asked by Lana Hileman (3 years ago) Reply

I want to cancel my proven skin care account

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How do I cancel my auto ship of Proven skin care

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