This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with new, exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide — featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging.
This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed -- not tight and dried out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone.
The repairing treatment is a feather-light medicated lotion that gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the skin. It's an oil-free formula that's safe for your entire face.
For more information, please visit http://www.proactiv.com.
I buy mine from a vending machine in the Syracuse mall. I love love this stuff. It makes my skin glow and always takes care of pimples. The only thing is it's best to get the whole package with the cleanser, toner and lotion. It is the only way. It's not that expensive considering it does last long. A little goes a long way in the case of proactive. I have noticed once you stop using though that the breakouts begin again. So it's best to keep stocked up well. I will be buying this for my daughter and sons once they reach the pimple stage because it is the most effective acne/pimple treatment I have ever used.
Used this as a teenager to try and beat hormonal acne. Although my skin reacts well to benzoyl peroxide, these products just didn't work for my skin. I spent a lot of money on these products hoping my skin would just get better but if anything, it just became more irritated. The cleanser has a slight exfoliant in it which was too irritating for my sensitive skin and the toner was extremely drying and made my skin burn. I tried these products even after promises of "new formulas" with the same results. The worst part was the awful sulfur smell that these products have that actually linger on the skin.
Alright so here i go...i have/ had terrible acne..took my dermo years to help me clear it up so my opinion on this stuff is based on my own experience with my cystic acne.
1) it dried out my skin to a point that it flaked ..literally, when i touched my face it rained like ashes off a fire.
2) my face hurt ..it was sensitive to even those 3 hello kisses you give when you meet someone.
3) when i stopped using it my acne got 5x worse ( this is true to everyone who uses/used proactive because i discussed this side effect with other users)
4) it bleaches your face AND all your towels/ bed sheets (no fun especially since this product doesn't work)
All in all this made my skin much, much worse so if you have cystic acne STAY AWAY and to be honest, i suggest even if its not cystic acne ..find something else!!
I usually dont like writing negative reviews.. but I have to let people know how awful this product is. as soon as my dermatologist found out that I was using proactive- he advised me to stop. this product actually bleaches your skin. BLEACH! its horrible. do not waste your money or harm your skin.
I had acne for a long time and years ago I started using proactive and within weeks my skin was clear. Yes at first my skin was dry but after awhile I just moisturizer a but more and now years kater I haven't had any issues, I have continued to use their mask on a regular basis and love it.
I've had acne for a long time and am now suffering with adult acne. Unfortunately, proactive was not the solution for me and I am still working on it. I found the kit very harsh and it actually burnt my skin. I was told that my face will get worse before it got better, but after about 2 months of suffering with burnt skin and dryness, I put away the Proactiv. I wouldn't recommend this product of use it on my teenagers. I would try a natural route before going for this product.
This product is amazing. After many failed attempts with other similar products, I found love. Proactiv completely changed the way I feel. It totally cleared up my acne and left my skin feeling and looking healthy. You gotta try this.
I used this product a few years ago and it really did work and quickly. It cleared up all my acne, blackheads and any shine on my forehead/chin were gone but it made my skin very dry and irritated. I began to develop very itchy red patches all around my face, primary on my t-zone areas - probably because I really focused on those areas during application.
Every time I would pick at or scratch a patch skin would flake off and there would just be even more dry skin underneath. I went from just having minor acne to having ugly redness and irritated spots allover my face and I think I would have prefered to have the acne. I tried to increase my water intake in order to hydrate my skin and I also applied moisturizer everyday and night and it did not help at all, I had to discontinue use after about two weeks.
The product stops acne and breakouts by literally sucking out any and all oils from your face and you skin NEEDS these oils to maintain proper health and function.
I do not recommend this product, although it will clear your acne and it is quite cheap there are just safer, more moisturizing and safe anti-acne treatments out there that do not typically have any side-effects or irritations.
I have had bad acne my whole life, I have tied everything to help get rid of it, but this product I must say when I bought it for myself didn't help me much at all. Although It left my skin feeling very soft afterwards it has never made a difference with clearing up my skin
This product did not work for me. Struggling with severe acne for years I figured it was worth a try. I used it and seen no improvement, in fact my sensitive skin seemed to blister slightly when I used it. I would not recommend this product. It is priced too high and doesn't work. Don't waste your money on Proactiv.
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