Pro Activ • 3-Step System • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||34%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product changed my skin--for the worse! My breakouts changed and became more difficult to treat... DO NOT USE! It's waaaaay too drying, which can worsen your acne. Yes, it helps initially but as soon as you stop using it, your face goes crazy. Don't believe the hype, there's no way celebrities actually put this crap on their faces.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this product since '99 and it's the only thing that gets rid of my acne. It stung and irritated my face for the first year but I was desperate and kept using it. After that my face adjusted to it. I like the cleanser and the lotion but I hate the toner. Arrg! The toner burns and make my skin red. So I have replaced the toner with the Nivea Moisturizing Toner, and my face is a lot happier now. The lotion and can be over drying so I use it every other night instead. Over all the price is ok but I prefer to buy my pro-activ at the mall instead, since I don't use the three step system.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ever since I was a teen, I have suffered with horrible acne. I tried everything, including a round of Accutane, but nothing would clear up my skin. If it did, the results would only last for a short period of time. When the infomercials for ProActiv first came out, I thought "what the hell" because nothing else worked. Wow! After using it for awhile, my skin cleared up. I used it for quite a few years, but then because of money I had to stop. Once again I started breaking out. So, back to ProActiv about 3 years ago, and I refuse to stop using it now because it really is the only product that keeps my skin clear. I use the cleanser and toner in the morning, and then Olay Complete Oil Free Moisturizer. At night, I use Neutrogena Daily Scrub, the ProActiv toner, and the ProActiv treatment. I find it sad that ProActiv doesn't work for a lot of people because I love, love, love it! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product changed my skin!!! My acne was never horrible, but it was always there. Other products kept it in check enough that I just lived with it for years and years. I had heard good things about ProActiv but didn't want to try something new for fear of it making my skin worse. But then one day I did, and boy did I notice a difference immediately! After the first use my skin was softer, felt finer to the touch, and was much less oily. Within 3 days about 75% of my acne was gone. It's been about six weeks now and although I occasionally still get a pimple or two, my face overall is remarkably clear - the clearest it's been since I was 13! So if you've been thinking about it, try it! A few words of advice though: start slowly, especially if like me you have combination skin, be willing to experiment. I went a little gung ho with the stuff the first week and dried out my skin a lot. I took a break for a few days then worked back up to twice a day for the Cleanser and Toner, and once a day for the Repairing Lotion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Try St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub (Blemish & Blackhead Control). My husband WAS using Proactiv and although it worked well for him he wanted to find something cheaper. He has been using this scrub for four months and it keeps his acne under control just as well as Proactiv did! We actually have some used bottles of Proactiv that have gone untouched since he started using this scrub.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
OMG. I cant explain how much i despise this product. I started using this when i only had few breakouts-like 1 or 2 pimples. After i started using this is when my face went haywire. Im sure it worked on some people, but on me, it didnt. I will never recommend this product to anyone.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am experiencing the same thing as many others here in the reviews. I only used Proactive to clear up/ward off monthly breakouts and would only use about a week or two out of the month. But what I notice now is breakouts I've never had before and they WON'T clear up with the proactive. My skin is also now too dry and itchy. I will not be buying this again. Thank goodness I only bought the starter kit and didn't pour too much $$$ into this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I do not recommend this at all!
I was told to go on this several years back when I had really bad acne breakouts. I used it for about 2 months and my acne cleared! Then 2 month later, it came back and never went away: My face got too used to the product and it dried and itched my face.
Horrible, horrible product that relies on celebrity endorsments. There are other products out there, that won't make your face get used to the product, but I guess everyone is different. Didn't work for me. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I didn't like this at all - and actually my skin broke out even more after using it. I was very disappointed! Of course I was paying an arm and a leg for that silly "clear skin club" (or whatever it's called). Totally NOT worth the money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
At first, I loved ProActiv. I started using it years ago for reoccuring breakouts mainly on my chin area. At first, it worked wonderfully- I cleared up pretty quickly and stayed clear- clear enough that I eventually discontinued use.
After about a year and a half or two years, I was having major flare ups again so I reordered. While it didn't exacerbate my problems, the ProActiv certainly didn't clear my skin. I would still have a few blemishes at a time in varying spots, never having a completely clear face. I kept using, hoping that the problem was simply all of the junk in my pores coming to the surface, but eventually I realized that it simply wasn't working. In hindsight, there was a different texture to the face wash the second time around. That, along with my drastically different results, makes me wonder if they didn't reformulate the product to my disadvantage.
Regardless, I finally quit ProActiv and my skin is now much clearer and overall healthier looking from using Retin-A along with other over the counter products. Oh, well- a long lasting, expensive mistake.