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on 8/20/2008 3:27:00 AM
More reviews by lelaelena
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I definitely had better results than most.But that's because my skin is so oily and tough it can take this and all the the stuff I piled on along with it.When I originally began using it I was 17 years old and my skin was at it's very oiliest. I used it in conjunction with Neutrogena's microdermabrasion scrub and prescription Clindamycin which is similar to Benzoyl Peroxide but stronger and doesn't stain sheets. I would use all this every day on my face.And no I never got any irritation or dryness. When I would use the Proactiv by itself I never got the results as good as wih teh scrub and clindamycin too, simply because of the strength and effectiveness of these products.I recently repurchased the system and seeing as how my skin has become drier and more sensitive I haven't been using the scrub (though I do employ clindamycin but just at night, benzoyl for day). Yes I have felt some tightness and stinging but nothing severe. This combined with daily steaming and extractions is helping to clear up my recent bout of breakouts (I swear, the worst since I was 14 years old, I mean HEINOUS, whiteheads on every single centimeter of skin at least 5 cysts at a time, my skin feels like a volcanic region).Proactiv is definitely only for the hardiest skins, but if you do have that, try it.
on 8/19/2008 11:08:00 PM
More reviews by Leeah
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Terrible. DO not waste your money, just go to a dermatologist! I was using Pro Activ because I have/had cystic acne under the skin. It worked ok at first but my skin got tolerant to it; I had to use more and more, like any drug. It is not worth the money. I went to my derm while on it and he told me to stop bothering with it right away, and that Pro Activ would not help with the scars I would have from my cysts. Overall, there are other topical treatments you can try in the drug store with the same ingredients. I would suggest you try that, then talk to a derm and take it from there.
on 8/19/2008 12:10:00 AM
More reviews by autumndayx
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I really hate this stuff, I've tried it three times and it has never worked for me, even made my skin worse. Not to mention you come out of the deal feeling like a lizard with all the peeling and dryness. Definitely not worth the money for me, but every bodies skin is different.
on 8/16/2008 8:49:00 PM
More reviews by 600pounds
Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I bought this for my black skin that had occasional breakouts. This product is mediocre at best. It seemed to work some days, others it didn't. Like, one pimple would go away, then another would pop up, and so forth. Although, I have combination/oily skin, using all 3 in synergy form, made my skin dry and feeling somewhat tight. So, then I had to add a moisturizer or sometimes have to skip a step, because the products are drying. I used it for about month, maybe 6 weeks;I stopped using it because there was no benefit I could see.
on 8/15/2008 8:21:00 PM
More reviews by sm89
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This definitely works. It won't work if you don't use all 3 steps though. I've been with Pro Activ for a couple years and have been happy with it. Acne starts drying and clearing up with 3-4 days. The only thing I don't like is how long it takes to ship! It takes 3-4 weeks.
on 8/14/2008 5:56:00 PM
More reviews by mam311
I did not care for this stuff at all! I tried to use this 3 seperate times, I'd buy the kit after seeing the ads, and each time I have always been disappointed. This actually seemed to break me out worse. The smell of this stuff is horrible, not to mention if you have anything that is colored ie: bath towels, pillow cases, wash clothes, that would come into contact with this product they get bleached out! I cant tell you how many towels I had to replace because I forgot that it would ruin them. The mask they "give" you is crap, If you have dry skin or a bad breakout good luck washing this stuff out of any healing area's. I can honestly say I would never recommend this to anyone.
on 8/12/2008 12:26:00 AM
More reviews by Burningdesir3
Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
I've been using proactiv for a couple of years now and honestly, its the best thing that works for my acne. After a couple of months, my face was FLAWLESS and my friends and family have noticed the change. Now a lot people have been saying that its drying and its true, it can be. However, what most people don't know is that benzoyl peroxide, the acne medication, dries out your skin. In fact, most acne medications do. The cleanser and the repairing lotion have b.p. in it and a big misconception is that the repairing lotion (step 3) is a moisturizer but its not! Step 1 and 2 prepare your pores by unclogging them and removing impurities so that the acne medication in the repairing lotion can penetrate to kill bacteria deep in the pores. Most people are exposed to proactiv by the infomercials and they are only introduced to the 3 step system. Now, if you have stopped at a kiosk in the mall, you would've been introduced to the 5 piece kit, which is the starter kit. It includes an oil-free moisturizer (this is what makes it a starter kit) which is supposed to be applied on after the repairing lotion to prevent drying and add moisture to the skin (remember, healthy skin needs moisture!). On top of that, it has an spf of 15 which is important cause acne medications do make your skin more sensitive to the sun. I had crazy oily skin and the lady told me that if you leave your skin to dry, your skin naturally compensates for dryness by overproducing your own natural oils, hence the shiny face that I get later on.So to sum it all up: Use an oil free moisturizer after the repairing lotion to prevent your skin from drying. Leaving your skin to dry like that can lead to more complications! I had to learn the hard way but I asked for some help and this is what i learnt. To this day, I'm still very satisfied with this product. I hope this helps!!
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on 8/11/2008 10:08:00 PM
More reviews by mmaveal
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is my first time using pro-active for a few weeks now. I have mild yet hormonal acne. My skin cleared up very quickly after using all three products. However, after a few days my skin freaked out and got totally dry and flaky. After heavy moisturizing, and not using Pro-active for a weer my skin was back to normal. Now I only use the three steps 2-3 times per week, and during my time of the month. The mask does really work great for spot treatments, and the scrub is a fairly basic, yet nice scrub. The toner isn't as moisturizing as claims, and can cause irritation. Definitely not for sensitive skin.
on 8/11/2008 2:02:00 PM
More reviews by tristinbrittany
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I read a article and it says that if you use peroide excesively that it causes aging on the skin. I used this when I was younger and it dried my face out bad.
on 8/10/2008 4:04:00 PM
More reviews by hthenerd
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Err...I really don't like it... the cleanser is too grainy, and if you have sensitive skin, it's like sandpaper. The toner burns after the cleanser (but it's the best out of the three, in my opinion), and the repairing lotion is bad (it can burn). It does work for some people, but not for everybody.
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