I've been using proactiv for several years and it is a god-send! Without it my face is red, and covered in acne! With it my completion is clear. I got horrible acne when I was pregnant, and proactiv was the only thing that worked for me!
I think I might have over sold this product in my head before I even got it to be honest with you but it is good, just not as good as I thought it would be. The advertising for Proactiv touts it as a miracle system whereas it is simply a decent skin care routine at best. I did notice that my skin was a little clearer as I used it regularly but it is not as if my skin transformed into perfection as they claim. Now, I don't have severe acne but as is true for most of us, I could use some clearing up. I expected no zits, no pores and noticeably smoother skin and I would say that it scored between a 3-4 on each of those scales.
I used this product for 3 months in hopes that my skin would get worse before it got better. That never happened. My acne worsened after using this product and I started breaking out on my cheeks which never happened before in my life.
I have been using proactiv + now for about a year and my skin has significantly been better than it ever has been. I use to use the normal 3 step proactiv which cleared up my skin a lot but after switching (i used normal proactiv for proabably about 6 years) now i rarely breakout at all. The only thing I would say that I dislike about it is you have to continue using it. my skin tends to be very bipolar and choosy about what I use on it, so once I find something that works I have to inevitably keep using it. overall I would recommend to give it a shot if you struggle with mild acne.
So I haven't used proactiv's new formula but the old formula was terrible! It initially helped my acne a little bit but after a couple months of use I started to break out in a huge red rash all over my face! I even had to get cortisone cream to make the rash go away. maybe it works for some people but not me!
I took a chance and ordered a Proactiv kit and used it's directed daily for weeks and it is not worth it. Even with the exfoliating facial cleanser after washing my face still felt like I had dirt in my pores as if I hadn't washed my face at all. I actually think I would prefer dove bar soap to wash my face over this.
Proactive not only take care of troublesome pimples in a flash, but also stops them from coming back! The ex foliating facial wash and gentle toner add a slight refreshing feel to your skin, while still keeping it's natural moisture. The spot treatment works well on bothersome outbreaks.
I was shocked at the difference in my skin. As a 41 yr old woman with breakouts it is awesome - effective, not to drying and the system is not arduous
This is the only product that has managed to keep my acne at bay!
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