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Can The Proactiv Solution Fix Your Acne Problem?

Updated on September 9, 2011
The Proactiv 3-Step System for Acne
The Proactiv 3-Step System for Acne

From Vanessa Williams to Serena Williams, Jessica Simpson to P. Diddy Combs, the list of celebrities who've endorsed Proactiv Solution is long and impressive. But how does this acne-fighting system measure up for the average user? Can you get results like Lindsay Lohan's, or Alicia Keys's?

For many people who try it, the answer is yes. But why does Proactiv work? And are there cheaper alternatives, or is it really necessary to shell out for a bi-monthly shipment of this designer dermatology treatment?

What's In Proactiv?

The simplest (and cheapest) version of the Proactiv System involves three steps:

  1. Renewing Cleanser
  2. Revitalizing Toner, and
  3. Repairing Lotion

The active ingredient in both the cleanser and lotion is the same: benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound in the peroxide group, that works by stimulating skin cells to slough off more easily. This prevents pores from clogging with dead skin, and provides room for new, healthy skin cells to grow, repairing scarring and damage. It is also an antibacterial, reducing the count of the bacteria that cause pimples.

One of the main ingredients in Proactiv Revitalizing Toner is witch hazel, which acts as an antioxidant (helping to prevent free radicals and the damage they cause), as well as an astringent (shrinking and tightening pores to keep dirt and bacteria from getting in).

You can also choose to add other products to your basic 3-step kit, such as:

  • Daily Oil Control
  • Oil-free Moisturize with SPF 15
  • Refining Mask
  • Green Tea Moisturizer

Jessica Simpson's Proactiv Testimonial

Does Proactiv Work?

I'm sure you've seen the advertisements, such as the infomercial featuring Jessica Simpson (see video at right), with testimonials from celebrities and everyday folks like you and me for whom Proactiv worked wonders. But if you've done any research, you've probably heard or read stories about how Proactiv didn't do anything for their skin, even claims it made their acne worse.

The fact is, benzoyl peroxide is a powerful acne-fighting agent, but it does tend to dry out your skin. When your skin gets dry and flakey, your pores get clogged, making breakouts more likely, rather than eliminating them as it should. You can maximize your chances of avoiding that problem in a few ways:

  • Use an oil-free moisturizer. It doesn't have to be Proactiv's brand, but make sure you are applying something that will replenish and hydrate your skin after you use the three-step program.
  • Wear sunscreen. Benzoyl peroxide makes you more sensitive to sunlight, which can dry out your skin more quickly. It's easy to get an oil-free moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher, so you can kill two birds with one stone.
  • Wash your face twice a day. Regular exfoliation, as with the Renewing Cleanser, will help get rid of those dead skin cells and make sure they aren't sticking around to plug up your pores.
  • Listen to your skin. As you'll see in the video below, one very happy Proactiv user found that she maximized results by only using the system once, instead of twice a day. Depending on how sensitive and oily or dry your face is naturally, you may need to follow her example, or try only applying the Repairing Lotion at night, and going straight from toner to moisturizer in the mornings.

How to Use Proactiv Solution

The Pros and Cons of Proactiv

As with any product you're thinking of purchasing, you should know the good and bad points of Proactiv, and make an educated decision about whether good outweighs bad.

We've already covered some of the bad points, but here is a recap, plus a few more.


  • May dry out skin
  • Bleaches linens and towels
  • Price ($40 per 3-piece system)

Besides clearing up your acne (which is the whole point of the thing) here are a few more good points about the Proactiv system.


  • Automatic shipments (you choose frequency)
  • Not tested on animals
  • Quick, easy, and not messy

Will Proactiv Work for Me?

In the end, that's a question only you can answer, by trying the product yourself. If you've weighed the pros and cons above, and you're willing to deal with the possible side effects to get results, the only thing you can do is order a trial kit and test it out. Over 85% of users see results in 3 to 5 weeks, but every person is an individual, and everyone's natural chemistry is unique. If you do decide to try Proactiv, follow the tips I've given above to make it less likely you'll have problems, and more likely you'll get the result you want.

It's worth noting that there are a number of alternative acne systems on the market, and you might want to compare and contrast before settling on Proactiv in particular. Look for a kit that includes some combination of cleanser, toner or astringent, and lotion, and contains benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid. Again, be sure to follow up with an oil-free moisturizer to rehydrate your face after each use.

If you prefer the holistic route, like the woman in the last video, you may also want to look into some natural recipes for homemade acne remedies that you can whip up in your kitchen.

Tried Proactiv already? Found it a lifesaver? Had a terrible experience? Be sure to leave your story in the comment box below, and help others on their quest for clearer skin.

Did Proactiv work for you? Share your story.

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      sharmi 3 years ago

      I brought proactiv just yesterday. And I saw much changes right away after I used it.

      But most of the reviews I heard is making me scared. Is proativ really value for money...??

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      Candace 4 years ago

      I Have been using Proactiv for probably 8-9 years now, and I have to say, my skin is awesome. The little black pores on my nose are gone, and the visibility of my pores overall is significantly diminished. I always use a moisturizer with an SPF after using Proactiv, and my skin doesn't feel dry at all. I was at an Arbonne party, and the rep said that Proactiv is so bad for your skin, so I've been considering changing to the Arbonne skin care line.... but then, I know she's biased in favor of the product that she sells, and why mess with perfection anyway? It seems like Proactiv works fine for my skin, I just hope there aren't any super-long term bad side effects!

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      Tara 5 years ago

      It was expensive, didn't work on my skin, aggravated my pimples, dried my skin to the point of peeling. I have 10x more pimples and whitrheads than before I tried proactiv. It might work for you, but it didn't work for me. Good luck :)

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      Mary Kay Irving 5 years ago

      This it the ONLY acne treatment regimen that has EVER worked for me. I've tried many over the years, plenty that were more expensive but were supposed to be more natural and gentler....they also didn't keep the acne away like ProActiv which I am returning to...Again! I've only stopped it due to the fact that it contains parabens...wish they would find a way to leave that ingredient out!

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      Maddie Ruud 6 years ago from Oakland, CA


      Since Proactiv is sold over the counter, you do not need a prescription for it, so you could use it even with mild acne, but beware that it might dry out your skin.

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      Annonmous 6 years ago

      Can u use proactive if ur 13 and u only have some pimples?

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      Amber 6 years ago

      I bought proactive about a month ago. Ive never had bad acne but started breaking out along my jawline pretty bad. After a month of using the product I havnt seen any results and I use it regularly. I dont know if I should continue or stop using it! It seems to have gotten worse since I started the product

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      trisha 6 years ago

      can i know the actual price df proactiv these dayz?

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      Rosie 6 years ago

      I'm just a little confused as to why people are saying Proactiv is terrible when they had no acne and then tried it and it gave them acne. If you don't have acne why on earth would you shell out $40/month for a product that's supposed to fix acne? That's like paying for a prescription medication for a condition you don't have. I don't know about anyone else but if I didn't have any acne I would just keep on doing what I was doing, and would only try something new if I started to get acne.

      I started to get acne pretty early, like 10 years old, and I wouldn't call it severe but it was pretty moderate. My mom first bought me a drugstore facewash but it didn't do much for me so when she found out about Proactiv she ordered it for me. I've been using it since then and it really does work for me. I haven't been completely breakout-free for all these years but that's also because I'm not always great about sticking to routines. For a lot of that time I've just been using the cleanser and would often forget or be too lazy to use the toner and lotion. So my face was reasonably clear but not perfect. Lately though I've been a little broken out so I've made a resolution to be better about the routine. I can already see it starting to dry out the acne around my mouth. However it also makes my face flaky so I bought a moisturizer (with SPF) at the drugstore and I'm going to start using that as well.

      Proactiv is definitely expensive. I'm in my first semester of college now so my mom is still paying for it, but I'm assuming that's not going to last forever. When she stops paying for it I'm planning on trying out less expensive drugstore products with similar ingredients (probably a cleanser, 2.5% BP spot treatment, and moisturizer—I may skip the toner) and if that doesn't work I might go back to paying for Proactiv myself.

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      V.V. 6 years ago

      Iused proactive and it didn't help my skin at all. However I never liked the "scrub and rinse" type of acne cleansers. The toner is actually made from alcohol and a few oils

      Here is what is curently helping my skin and does a damn way better job then proactive

      Tea tree essential oil: I only aplly this as a spot treatment really any essential oil is great they have antiseptic properties.

      Also the properties mentioned above are found in a lot of mouth washes (which basically the "toner" is)

      If your going to go with the mouth wash toner you need aloe vera because it will dry your skin out.

      As others have said use a sunscreen when your going outside and mosturize every day with an oil free mosturizer

      and if you use any Antibiotic use it like once every two weeks because Bacteria still undergo reproduction and each new generation of bacteria wil become a bit more immune to the antibiotic.

      Wash you sheets and pillow cases

      and for teen girls get on a birth control and for guys do sports. Birth control helps to slow down hormones and for us guys sports allow the excess testosterone to slowdown and sweating is good for the skin.

      Aviod touching our face as well

      for a simple compund mixture to help with getting rid of acne fast you need:

      1/2 cup of witch hazel (either the extract or what you get in a bottle (make sure it doesn't have alcohol in it)

      15 drops of an essential oil of your choice that smells nice (not cinnamon)

      1/3 cup of water

      this will last a month so when you use your supply up just mix more

      After you need to use a mosturizer of course one without oil and will not clog your pores.

      Use aloe vera juce to help with the redness.

      And a green tea face mask will help with the oxidization anything with antioidants will help your skin to look younger you will see results in like a week.

      I have a millon of these damn remidies they all work for me if you have questions email me oh and another thing you can try to tone oily skin is sandalwood poweder its really cool. and ,akes a great smellign face mask.

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      Kisha 6 years ago

      I used it three years ago and the first two weeks were hell. My skin itched, it looked worse than when I begin and it burned but not to the point where it was intolerable but more so, annoying. If you can get to your third week and you do what it says, wash twice a day, keep your dirty hands out of your face (sooth with a cool, clean cloth or with ice), wait for your skin to dry completely between each step and don't rub in the repairing lotion until it drys, rather, glide it across your skin and allow it to dry on its own.... YOU WILL HAVE BETTER SKIN. I wish I did a before and after because I just began using it again and it is a miracle worker. I'm on my fourth week and I'm getting compliments on my skin at work. No more swelling or burning. No pimples. It's smoother and my pores appear smaller. So far, this is the only product that's ever worked for me. I'm 38 and always had problem skin. I TRIED EVERYTHING.

      So, try it. Get past the first couple of weeks and you're on your way.

      Good luck.

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      mj 6 years ago

      Proactive gave me cystic acne on my neck and chin. I've never broken out the way I did on proactive. I used proactive about 5 years ago and it cleared out the massive breakouts I was dealing with. Now that I tried it again used it twice a day, it ruined my skin. I haven't used it in about a month and the cystic acne is still shrinking. I now use mild face wash, cetaphil, retina A and sulfur. This combination has worked help clear the cystic acne that was created by using proactive.

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      katelynn 6 years ago

      Totally agree with the above comment. i also agree that this product is not for everyone. the cleanser in the proavtiv range is a 'treatment cleanser', not everyone is able to use it twice a day. an oiler skin type is thicker then a sensitive skin type therefore the oiler skin type is able to cope with the daily exfoiliating. a sensitive skin type is alot thinner and more delicate so i would suggest using it only once every 3 days BUT be sure to cleanse your face every other day to clean away impurities that cause the breakouts. there is no cure for acne and i dont think that the people who made this product are saying that proactiv will cure it. we can only manage it - not even antibioltic will cure you of acne, after you have finished your prescription i can garrentee that it will return sooner or later. and remember that in order for your skin to become clear, your body has to rid itself of toxins and impurities and it does that through your skin - so your skin may get worse before it starts to clear up. So while proactiv isn't for everyone out there suffering from some kind of acne, the ones that it works for and understand how it works - it's a godsend!

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      anon 6 years ago

      The trick is to LISTEN to your skin! Im a beauty therapist and have been fopr 12 yrs now and YES i use proactiv and recommend it to my clients. If you have more or a sensitive skin, only use the cleanser once a day or once every two days and only use the lotion as a spot treatment - do not smear it all over your face and use a moisturiser EVERY NIGHT according to your skin type - drier skins should use a heavier OIL FREE moisteriser while an oiler skin should use a more light weight one. Play with the product until you find the consistency that works for your skin.

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      Angie 6 years ago

      I found a product that is not proactiv but contains 5% benzoyl peroxide. If I break out on my chin or near my nose (which are my worst spots) I will put some of this product on that area only, once a day. I will continue this for 3 days max, and then stop. And by then the pimple will have either gone away or significantly diminished. If the pimple is cystic in nature, I have another product that is not proactiv but contains salycilic acid. This I use for as long as it takes for the pimple to diminish, but usually not longer than a week. If I start breaking out I stop touching my face with my hands, pull my hair up and stop eating sugary foods, and it usually starts to get a lot better.

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      Kata 6 years ago

      @vandeerra, use xtreme white gel, ive had severe ance my entire adolence years, i have try everything,pills, laser, im 20 now and the only thing that has worked is , xtreme brite gel..

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      Lupbc 6 years ago

      Proactive dos not work,, it makes your ance worse, ..

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      fran 6 years ago

      My daughter has acne and been using the proactive products and it is not working for her, and she been using that for 3 months now and the acne still there and on her cheeks and forehead, now only way is to go to a dermatologist!

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      Vandeera 7 years ago

      I officaly belevie that for anyone with mild acne proactive is a BAD choice. I have been using it for a month now and the only good result is that my blackheads are considerably diminished. But the actual acne is twice as worse and continues to get worse each day that I use it. I cant take it anymore Im going to go back to the off the shelf clean and clear solution it worked better for me.

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      Vandeera 7 years ago

      So I tried proactive once when I was younger and It made my acne worse and my face red! But when I saw the infomercail with a new formula I decided to try it again. Im into the prosess two weeks now and my skin feels smoother and my blackheads are gone.But my blemishes have got severely worse. Instead of one or two on my check or chin or around my nose. I now have four or five along my jawline and on my uper lip and around my nose. Some one please tell me this is going to go away or recommend another product.

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      maryum 7 years ago

      6month ago i had used proactive solution.i m surprised after 3month no accne on my face but after 2 month again accne came now that time i have many blckheads and accne on my face i am so much worried.i have complex i connt go outsaid..what me do?????????????????????

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      proactiv 7 years ago

      Fuqing proactiv made my skin worse and now my face is SO DRY!!!!!!!!!!

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      Aquafina 7 years ago

      Wrinkles,Dry Tight Feeling Skin,Bleaches Your Hair,Makes You Break Out More. Nuff Said.

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      Michael 7 years ago

      On it for approximately 5 days, no dryness (so far) and my skin is very smooth can't wait what the future holds

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      Sharon 7 years ago

      I tried Proactiv and developed severe cystic acne. I had to see a dermatologist for treatment to clear my skin. The Benzoyl Peroxide was/is too harsh for my skin. I contacted Proactiv, and they offered to send a trial of their product that contains salycilic acid. It is possible that others experienced a negative reaction because of the Benzoyl Peroxide, and not because the product doesn't work. I am surprised however, that Proactiv doesn't aggressively market the solution with Salycilic Acid as they do with the product that conatins Benzoyl Peroxide.

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      bojanglesk8 7 years ago

      Good review.

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      Joe 7 years ago

      I just started using proactiv (for a month now.)At first 2-4 weeks it helped to reduce pimples and breakouts but now i'm at the uncomfortable stage where it worsens your skin (as in give more breakouts than usual or more side-effects) on my skin its now making it more oily even though i include the green tea moisturizer in the 3 step system.

      The refining mask treatment didn't help either (even as a spot treatment also made the skin very dry.)

      Right now i'm considering to quit but ill keep on for another month or two to see if the effects gone away and works again.

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      Kristen 7 years ago

      I have has problems with mild acne since I was 13 years old. I'm now 27 and if it weren't for proactiv I would still be struggling with it. I only use it once a day and find that it works wonders on my skin. I do agree with everyone in regards to it causing premature aging if you don't use SPF 15, as I just noticed recently I have the beginning of wrinkles. Otherwise, it is an amazing product and definitely worth trying if you have mild to severe acne. Also, make sure you keep with it, it took me almost 2 months to start seeing results, but eventually my face was clear! YAY!

      Also, I have several friends who also use proactive. Even though the results they have seen vary from person to person; each one of them saw some improvement to their acne over the span of time they have used the product. The trick is to make sure that you are using it everyday. If you find that using it twice a day is too much, try using it once a day for a while and then switch to twice a day after a couple of months. I myself could never do it twice a day, but it still works for me.

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      Charles 7 years ago

      So just saying, Proactiv is not for EVERYONE!! But for me, i have been using proactiv for 1 1/2 years now and man does it work! I only have breakouts when ever I become too lazy to wash my face. Thanks Proactiv.

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      MAM 7 years ago

      I started using Proactiv two weeks ago and I must say so far so good. I never had acne until I got in my late thirties and one day I woke up and my face in my T-Zone was full of acne. I tried everything until my husband and boss said GO GET PROACTIV!! I didn't want to listen at first and finally I got fed up and went to a Kiosk and bought Proactiv. So has of today, I am using Proactiv. I am going to give it more time before I really comment on how good Proactive is.

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      maria 7 years ago

      I have had acne since the past 5 years, used and tried everything one possibly could and nothing worked!!! I got chemical peeling done, used so many creams, had accutine, got laser, tried herbal syrups and a lot more!!! From the beginning of my teenage I started getting acne and now I'm 19 and I still have it! Only sometime back I tried proactiv as the last try and I must say its WORKING! After the first use I looked in the mirror and all I cud say was BYE BYE ACNE! Of course different skins will have different results, and also when ppl break out during the first 3 weeks of using proactiv, its not proactive which is doing that, its just that it takes 3 weeks for a pimple to form, so its not proactiv, and second that if u get a bad reaction maybe its becus ur allergic to benzoyl! Proactiv helped me , hope it helps u too :)

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      john 7 years ago

      proactive is a great product if you follow the directions and use all 3 products. If you don't have acne dont use it! If you start using and notice your acne getting worst you have to keep using it. soon it will get clear up.

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      Emma 7 years ago

      this product, i was not very happy with from the beginning. it did not work for my skin and did not help with my acne. My acne is not getting any better even when i use it twice a day- at night and in the morning. Very unsatisfying..

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      Clearskin@luvinit! 8 years ago

      I have been using pro-active for at least four years, I have tried everything under the sun, I am 38 yrs old and over the years I have tried prescription and non prescription treatments. I have oily skin and this is the only thing that works 100% for me. But Rowdy_Rob is bang on, you MUST use a moistuizer FPS at least 15. My routine is once every other night,(I've been on it so long, I don't need it as often! face wash, toner and treatment (only if I feel I need the treatment)Then every other night, I apply my anti-aging creams. Morning wash off with water, apply toner, my Avene moisturizer with SPF (which I LOVE) and then my make-up. I ABSOLUTLEY CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT PRO-ACTIVE!!!! But I do think it depends on the severity on your acne and your skin type. GOOD LUCK!

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      Heath 8 years ago

      I have always had clear skin as I regularly wash my face with various brands of facewash. I thought I'd try pro active and now, 3 weeks later I have acne all over my face. I just wanted to use it to maintain cleean clear skin, and for the first time in my life I now have acne that I am desperatly trying to get rid of. I have now stopped using pro active and have gone back to a more natural facial cleanser that I should have never switched from. So thankyou pro active for giving me acne.

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      rowdy_rob 8 years ago

      I've been using Proactiv Solution on and off (mostly on) now for the past 8-9 years. As a long time user of this stuff I can say that it certainly has had a profound impact on my skin. Even at 28 years of age, I still struggle with moderate cystic acne and Proactiv is an effective method of keeping my problem in check. However, I really must stress the importance of something for ANYONE using this product. As you may know Benzoyl Peroxide is the active ingredient in Proactiv, and this chemical, although an effective acne-fighting ingredient, can have some harsh side-effects on your skin.

      Benzoyl Peroxide oxidizes your skin which kills acne bacteria but also introduces free radicals and strips your skin of any of its natural sun protection. This can cause premature aging and sun damage if the proper preventative measures aren't taken. I know because I have experienced this myself. You can combat premature aging and sun damage by simply applying a SPF 15 or higher non-comedogenic moisturizer after you apply your Proactiv in the morning. This is something that the Proactiv company doesn't stress enough (or at all). I went all those years using this product without using SPF protection or a moisturizer and now I've got a few more wrinkles than I should and a constantly red T-zone due to sun damage.

      All in all though, I think Proactiv is an effective product and I recommend it to anyone struggling with acne. Just remember to protect your skin because the sun is not your friend when you're on this stuff!

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      genjen13 8 years ago

      I love proactive, I spent years looking for a product that will improve my acne and this is the only one that has worked. I use oil of olay moisturizer with spf15 and my skin feels soft and there is no chemical smell afterward. I have been using it for 2 years now and will keep it up unless I find something more cost efficient that actully works.

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      arvin 8 years ago

      I tried proactiv for 1 1/2 year. Last november i had a breakout on my face i want a fast solution so i decided to stop the product and try again dermatologist, She gave me products that ruined my face, i can't believe that this dermatologist claiming that my pimples are getting better with her products prooxy cleanser, erytrhomycin gel, and diacneal. Now i want to go back to proactiv even it not completely clear my acne before, but from all the product i used this one gave me more confidence. After all there is no other altenatives in our country, only proactiv is in the market too bad for me. The only problem in proactiv are big pimples that you can't even imagine, and dry skin. I will use it again and hope it will work better now with the help of a cleansing diet. Hey if proactiv personnel are on this site email me Thanks

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      TaylorTot64 8 years ago

      Proactiv will work differently and will have different results for everyone. Proactiv however, was the only product that worked for me. I add it to my list of brushing my teeth in the morning, proactiv, breakfast, lunch, dinner, proactiv. It is not messy at all. It actually FEELS like it is doing something wonderful to my skin and best of all, I experienced absolutely no burning. I started seeing results about 5-6 weeks after using proactiv. I had friends and family telling me to keep going, great results await! And sure enough..I can now say my skin is beautiful...and I smile every time I see the Proactiv infomercials...because I know at that moment, someone is calling and ordering, and their life will soon become much happier and healthier : )I definitely suggest you try Proactiv and give it some time to work.Then come back to this site and thank me!

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      FC 8 years ago

      I used the Proactiv system for about 2 years. It takes a while for it to start working but it does work. The smell is not too great, my husband complained when I came to bed after using the products. I ruined many towels (bleaching) and a few shirt collars (as I'd wash my neck too) while using it. The reason I finally stopped using the system is because my face started to feel like leather. It was not soft. I tried different moisturizers, but have not found one that doesn't increase my acne (and yes, I only try the non-comedogentic moisturizers). After not using the system for a while, my face feels normal again.

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      Clarice 9 years ago

      Proactiv isn't even FDA approved. I found that out too late. It made my skin so dry and itchy it hurt. You want to try something cheap, easy, and works? It's right in your house. Emal me, I have/had severe acne and tried everything under the sun. A dermo you name it.

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      Lila 9 years ago

      I used it and now my skin is discolored and scars are everywhere i used proactive! I do not like it at all and in fact all my friends who have used it agree... it is the worst product ever! it made my skin dry and very itchy... I don't like dry and itch skin!!! :( Btw they wouldn't even give me a refund!!!! :(

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      tamieka 9 years ago

      IVE USED THIS PRODUCT and just like the person above IT MADE MY SKIN WORSE. and wen i was using the toner it felt like oil. ive never had worse skin

      no thanks to proavtive i cant even stand to go outside my house because of how BAD it has bcome from one month of this stuff

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      AcneIssues 9 years ago

      Proactiv did not work for me! In fact it made my mild problems turn into something more severe requiring help from the dermatologist. After using Proactiv my mild acne turned cystic and left scars all over the place ruining my complexion in a short amount of time. I just returned the product and the salesgirl who sold it to me couldn't believe my face when I went in to collect a refund. My face is just that bad now!

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      ryanenglish 9 years ago

      Well done review. But, I have read so much bad information about proactiv on other websites. What do you think about them??

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      Lifebydesign 9 years ago from Australia

      Fair and balanced hub. I've always wondered about this product and was even tempted to buy it even though I don't get acne! But you've put it all into perspective, and love the alternatives you've offered.

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      Louie Jerome 9 years ago from UK

      Useful and well written!

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      drummer boy 9 years ago from Kirksville,MO

      Just like Jessica Simpson, nice hub.

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      Doc Rich 9 years ago

      Well done review. I hadn't realized this product had so many high profile users. Thanks for another great Hub.

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      In a way "Automatic shipments" can be a con, if you don't use the solution as frequently as they recommend. Although it is easy to cancel or change the frequency, sometimes people forget and end up with boxes and boxes of the stuff under their bathroom cabinet.

      But, this is a great hub. Very informative for those who are iffy about using the product.