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I just bought the Olay pro x cleansing system. I have been suffering from a light breakout since the first week of march when I was off of the estrogen. It hasn't really changed even though I am now two weeks on E. I decided to give it a try even though it was expensive at $29.00. After just one use I can truly say that my skin is glowing. It isn't yet smooth but I think I am headed in the right direction.



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      You are 100% correct I need to nip it in the bud. I’ve been getting tired of hiding. My sister said she would be there with me. I’m still just scared for some reason. And I’m afraid I will become the laughing stock of the county.
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      Didn’t disappoint...absolutely love it! Watched the video. Thanks Sally!😃  
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