Ive been dealing with acne problems almost all my life. From the time I turned 14 Ive had some really bad acne problems. I remember being teased in school all time being called mean things all the time. It was very hurtful. My mother got me all kinds of creams and lotions but none of them actually worked.They all came with the same claims that we will get rid of acne in 15 days or 30 days but none of them had any effect on me. The same happened in college as well. But then the story changed,I had a friend who had really bad acne. In fact, our acne troubles made us best friends LOL! Then during summer holidays she was going to try out this 3 step acne treatment. I laughed in her face and wished her luck. But she kept telling me its working and i kept laughing. After holidays when she came back, I was shocked! Her face was so clear. It was really hard to believe. I immediately ordered for my kit as well. Ive been using it for one and half months now and my acne is almost disappeared. I was so happy I couldt wait to write a review. I want to thank this company so much for making this lovely product. Thank you Thank you. It is not just a kit,its a miracle kit.
This did not work for me at all. I have moderate acne that flares up every now and then and this system didn't even make a dent to it. The only thing it managed to do is dry my skin up and the acne is still there even after several months of use. Only Retin-A worked for me but it's a hassle because it's prescription only however I'm going to stick to what I know works. This was a huge waste of money! I gave it one star because I had such a difficult time cancelling my shipments and even though it was "supposedly" cancelled and I wasn't getting any more shipments, I still got billed for it. I have had to contact my credit card to dispute the charges. Real predatory if you ask me.
These works great for me with the green tea moisturizer, definitely a better system than proactiv plus, which I also used.
The only product that has worked amazing for my skin. I havn't had the best skin for years now and now after using Pro Active I can leave the house with absolutely no make up on and feel fine!
Hello fellow beauty enthusiasts,
I am going to share my journey with Pro Activ with you, and how it has literally been damaging my skin for 4 years and i didn't even know it until recently.
I do not have acne, but i do get break-out on my T-Zone once every few months
I started using Pro Active when i was in 8th grade. My mother noticed i was getting a really bad break out on my fore head. So she ordered it, and i loved the results. I only got one- two blemishes literally every 3-4 months, which was amazing. So i continued to use it through out high school. As i approached senior year of high school, it seemed as if it was not working any more. When i examined at my skin it looked horrifying, and not with breakouts or blemishes ,but bigger pores and damaged looking skin. It has literally been deteriorating the health of my skin. I have done research that there are toxic ingredients in many facial cleansers including Pro Active. One main ingredient, Benzyl Peroxide is good for acne, but not particularly good for the skin overall. Yes this is such a controversy these days because it may help acne or break out. In the long run the people may be displeased using such products like these, like myself.
I do have oily skin that breaks out, but not acne. I am not telling people with acne not to use it, but know that there are unfortunate consequences that happen when using this product over a period of time. Also individuals like my self who do not have acne to begin with should not even consider buying it.
For over a year now i have been starting to use more healthy, non-fragrance, and non-toxic facial routine. I will just say that i have found products that work even better for my skin! I don't break out and my skin even has a healthy glow to it now!
Remember your skin soaks in 60% of what you put on it, make sure that ingredients are good for you!
I wish every one the best for their skin!
As many of you considering to try Pro Activ, I struggle with acne almost on an everyday basis. I decided to try it and at first it worked decently and I even got compliments on how my skin was improving. Fast forward a few months and it started drying my skin out along with acne flare ups. I went to one of the kiosks to ask questions about the dryness at my local mall and the lady sold me the pro Activ moisturizer with SPF and also tried selling me other stuff but I only bought moisturizer.
For some reason my skin still didn't improve and after using it for a year I felt like it just kept getting worse and worse as if it stopped working for me. I had to let it go and go back to my beloved neutrogena products.
I wouldn't recommend Pro Activ but if you're interested in trying it out, go for it just keep in mind that the infomercial makes it seem affordable but that's only for a 25 day trial. The 50 day trial kit that I bought twice cost around $50-$60 something for the cleanser, toner and lotion. That's kinda pricey if you have to keep repurchasing every couple months. There are some ppl who have benefitted from this stuff such as the lady who worked at their kiosk. Her skin was beautiful and she said she had been using it for 10 yrs. I just think their ingredients may be a bit too harsh. It might work better for severe acne. I do enjoy some of the acne free products such as their sulfur mask. It's a dupe for the pro Activ refining mask. Do your research before getting sucked in and save $!
The lady at the Clinique counter didn't lie to me when she said that Clinique's 3-step acne set works better than Proactiv.
I've used the Clinique product for about 5 weeks, and it didn't completely get rid of my acne.
I guess my acne can be described as moderate to medium. I always get a pimple or two, and every month there's a time when the amount grows to 3-5 zits.
Then, I switched to Proactiv. My acne became worse than I did when I didn't use any products at all. I should have simply used stuff more gentle and nicer to the skin than Proactiv.
I used this for close to a year or so, and it did nothing for me. It didn't prevent any breakouts or help heal them. The worst thing about this product is I think it is formulated so that if you don't use it for a day or two your skin breaks out so that you have to continue to use it. Plus, we cancelled it & it just keeps coming. I have so much extra that I'm most likely going to sell it on eBay. Plus this stuff burns really bad, just overall a terrible product. I recently switched off of it & my skin freaked out at first but is now a million times better then before . It's just a hyped-up rip off.
Breaks my skin out and doesn't clear up any past marks only worked for about a week then stopped working :[
Proactive did wonders for me! I realized the key ingredient (benzoyl peroxide) is what works for my skin. Salicylic acid (used in most products I tried in the past) makes my acne worse. I use the spot mask over night also and loved it! It helped quickly get rid of any occasionally break out. Proactive did clear up my acne, however I did get small occasionally break outs during my time of month. My biggest complaints are the price and I did notice scars were left behind (which never happened to me) after using proactive, not sure if that was proactivs fault though. I wouldn't repurchase anymore, only because I found AcneFree (the severe kit) works amazingly for me. It is the best similar to proactive system for a great price. It also isn't as drying. I highly recommend you to look into AcneFree before you purchase the proactive system.