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on 10/27/2015 1:29:00 PM
More reviews by lynda081
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Those looking to treat combination dry and acne-prone skin can have a difficult time finding products which will act in compliment to one another. The Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator boasts 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, linoleic acid and glycolic to both treat acne and exfoliate the skin. While benzoyl peroxide is good at treating acne, it also can be drying and irritating to those with already sensitive or dry skin. Even though Proactiv uses benzoyl peroxide in a low concentration, this exfoliator is meant to be used twice a day, which could be far too drying for even most normal and oily skin types, let alone those suffering from combination dry and acne-prone skin. Even though it includes both glycolic acid and glycerin as moisturizers, the Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator fails to offer more than simple exfoliation and mild hydration for the skin.Read more on our blog!http://www.keradigm.com/raclarx-vs-proactiv/
on 10/2/2015 11:06:00 AM
More reviews by brittbrat118820
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I first started using this 3 step system when I was a teenager. It worked but their auto shipping was ridiculous. The kits last longer than 90 days so I had a bunch of unopened ones and my parents got tired of paying for them so I switched to different products. Fast forward to now I am 26 years old and using it again. I have acne prone skin and probably will all of my life. I have tried various products and was even on Accutane when my acne was really bad (cystic). I recently went off bcp so my skin was always broken out with a few pimples. I tried the acne.org system and it did not work for me. I decided to try proactive again and bought it from one of those kiosks at the mall. It's been about 2 months and my skin is looking great! No more breakouts and its so smooth and more even toned. This may be too harsh for some people but my skin really likes it. I don't really think its that expensive; I bought the 30 day kit for around $30 and its lasted me well over 2 months. It also came with a mask but I don't use it very often. I will continue to use this as long as my skin keeps looking good. Keep in mind this is not a "cure" for acne. If you stop using it your acne will most likely return if you're like me and have acne prone skin or haven't figured out what is causing your acne. Also use a moisturizer with SPF during the day as this will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. I recommend buying this at the mall to avoid their auto shipping.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/2/2015 12:40:00 AM
More reviews by leschary7
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
i bought this for my son who had a acne problem , and it did help him but his skin got immuined to the product.
on 9/6/2015 10:34:00 PM
More reviews by michelle1800
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Other
If you have very oily skin with cystic breakouts this is the product for you, if you have occasional little bumps and combination skin then this is probably too strong. I never had breakouts as a teen but started having problems in my 30s when I was pregnant and it never went away, I also live in a very hot and humid climate which is awful for my skin. This product after about 3 weeks really cleared me up, I still get some breakouts but nothing like I was before. I have tried every department store brand of skincare, even extremely expensive skincare from day spas and had facials every other week , this is the only thing I've ever seen lasting results with
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/18/2015 1:56:00 PM
More reviews by Makeupbybreme
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I have been on proactive for exactly two years now. I've never had that bad of acne, a couple pimples here and there, a couple hormonal breakouts, but mostly stress breakouts. Proactive is good, but your skin will become dependent on it. When I started proactive I had the worst acne I've ever had in my life. It went away within a couple weeks which was great, so I tried to ease myself off of it since it is such a harsh set of products and that horrible acne came back. I only get acne now when I don't use it religiously. Somethings to keep in mind, the toner bleached my eyebrows. I have pitch black eyelashes and eyebrows and when I was in the midst of my bad acne and would be using the products like crazy about every other strand in my eyebrows turned orange. If you get sunburned DO NOT use this product. When I first started proactive I started in August, went to the pool with my cousins for the day and came home a little red and this stuff BURNED! So during summer I really don't like using this. I was in water polo In high school and the chlorine would dry out my oily skin when I was in season and proactive again would burn my skin. It bleaches clothing and honestly I'm convinced it has lightened my face as well. IM currently trying to slowly get my skin off this bc I feel this is just to harsh of a treatment since I have not had a terrible break out like when I first started
on 8/13/2015 12:15:00 PM
More reviews by kyl77
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I'm in my late 30's, and I started breaking out badly a few months ago. Using the Proactiv 3-Step System completely cleared my acne within 5 to 6 weeks. I use all three steps at night plus a light moisturizer. I only use the cleanser in the morning along with a sunscreen. I tried using the system twice a day, but it made me too dry. The dryness subsided once I switched to a once-a-day treatment. I also experienced some itching in the beginning, but eventually that went away too. I buy my kits at a mall kiosk to avoid club memberships and unauthorized credit card charges. Overall, my skin looks better than it ever has. Proactiv is pricey, but it's worth it, because it works.
on 8/7/2015 5:33:00 PM
More reviews by tranny0590
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I had to stop using this stuff because it was doing something crazy to my skin. I had an allergic reaction or something but either way it was bad
on 8/7/2015 2:49:00 PM
More reviews by vanparker010889
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I broke out like crazy using proactive! I hate this stuff and no longer use it and my face is better for it.
on 8/5/2015 10:35:00 PM
More reviews by Analee61780
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I used to use this product battling my acne problems and breakouts and it actually made my skin breakout more! I do not recommend this product at all!
on 7/21/2015 8:56:00 PM
More reviews by Evelynandchris
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Did nothing for my acne.
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