Pro Activ • 3-Step System • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||34%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used Proactiv in 2004 and it cleared me up within half a year. However, it was drying me up so I stopped using it in March 2008 since I also thought that I grew out of my acne. My acne pretty much came back after a couple of weeks and by July 2008, I had moderate/severe acne. I wasn't sure if it was because I was using harsh products on my skin (Clinique) or just Proactiv's revenge on me. I tried a lot of things (Dermalogica, MD Formulations, acne.org products, wacky stuff like Apple Cider Vinegar, etc) but nothing worked at all.
I went back to Proactiv in mid-July 2008 because I was desperate for a cure and it was the only thing in my past that worked for me. I became clear in just one month, I can't describe what a miracle it is. I'm still pissed off with stress I had to go through in the past few months and the red/brown marks left from the acne but I'll stay on Proactiv from now on.
My advice is that if you're on Proactiv already to control your acne, there is a huge risk that once you stop using it, the acne will come back with a vengeance. For first time users, start with generous amounts of usage and give it about half a year for results. After you're clear, then you can get away with using just a little of bit of it and save. Proactiv also dries up the skin.
I have to admit that I'm grateful with Proactiv for clearing up my skin. Once I'm clear, the products can actually go a looong way. One kit usually lasts me for 3-4 months because I use so little of it each time and you can actually get away with using it once a day. You will however need a good moisturizer and a sunblock to complement the system as Proactiv on its own only controls acne and leaves you with dry skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Didn't do much for me.
I've tried proactive 2 different times (I used it for the full treatment or longer): once like 4 years ago and again a couple months ago just to see if it still wouldn't work...and it still didn't.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been using Pro Activ for about 3 years and I love it! I couldn't be without it. I used to have acne on my forehead and nose, although not a lot. I decided to give it a try since it was advertised EVERYWHERE. It cleared up my skin in a few days and I never had another pimple again (literally). That is until I ran out a few months ago and decided I could go without it. Boy was I wrong. Pimples started to pop up everywhere. I HAD to go out to get more. Now I'm free of acne again.
Note: I only use this at night. Using it day AND night might make my skin a little dry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
At first it worked great, then it stopped working, then it worked great again. LOL but once you stop using it, the acne comes back. its like they do it on puprose just so u could keep buying it. My acne cleared up after a dermatologist perscribed me one. If you have severe acne, dont waste ur money trying all these different products (tust me, i tried EVERYTHING) see a dermotologist and they'll perscribe you with the medicine you need. After your face does clear up however, its good to use any cleanser and toner as a daily routine, something that is less expensive, like clean and clear, which is what i now use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This dried my skin out so much it felt like crepe paper, and that was only after a few days, would hate to see what would happen if I had used this any longer. Also after sending it back for a refund they have taken about 6 months and counting to send my refund....... no good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I will never use this stuff again! It completely stripped all the moisture from my face and it also left red blotches on my cheeks. It burns too is that normal? And i have super dry skin to begin with and it made even worse! I don't usually breakout so I just think that isn't the right cleanser for me. But I do have friends that use proactiv and its worked wonders for them but not for me =[ hence the low grade
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
ok. well...i use to use this product because i had a few breakouts "here and there." At first when i used it...it felt like it was working. But i looked in the mirror....& there was no difference....i kept using it for three months....& there was still no difference in my breakouts. So that is when i gave up hope & stopped using that product. I went through SEVERAL acne medications to help your breakouts...and i finally found a few that i like. now...every night...i use Noxzema wash to open up my pores...i put it on in a circular motion...then i take it off. After that, i use Clearasil ULTRA dail face wash...to get deep in my pores i put that on in a circular motion and wash that off too. and then i finally use Noxzema pads. They are white achohol pads that you put everywhere on your face...but let me warn you...it will burn...but that is ok. trust me. that burning sensation is good. when you wake up in the morning...you will see the difference...just over one night!! AMAZING! lemme tell ya. & if you keep using it every night..like a daily routine...your acne will practically be gone! ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I did not buy into the hype of Proactiv when it first came out but once it gained popularity (and I stopped taking birth control), I began noticing some occasional breakouts. I have combination skin (oily T and dry cheeks) with breakouts on my forehead and cheeks.
As with any acne treatment, you will experience some dryness and discomfort, which I did at first with Proactiv. I just decreased how often I used it daily until my skin adjusted. The first few months... PROACTIV worked WONDERS... so naturally I continued ordering it (and I don't like the whole auto shipment thing because I started getting backed up and had too much repairing lotion and not enough toner).
As weeks passed, I noticed those occasional breakouts started coming back. Before I knew it, PROACTIV WAS NOT WORKING AT ALL ANYMORE! Honestly, the product does work intitially but it has NO LONGEVITY. I turned several ppl onto this product and ALL of them have switched to another product.
I've been hearing great reviews about Exposed Skin Care and although it is pricey, they offer a 1 year money back guarantee. I'm going to order it tomorrow and cross my fingers for some great results!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have been using ProActiv since 2002. I started using it at the age of 35 as I started getting the adult acne before my cycle. A friend of mine worked for Guthy-Renker and she assured me it was not a gimmick. I noticed a huge difference in my skin after about 3 weeks. It did cause me to break out in the beginning but I decided to stick with it and I am glad that I did. 6 years later, I am still using it at the age of 41. I recommend it to anyone who has minor break-outs. I have never had acne or severe acne but it does work for me and my occasional break-outs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I always seem to come back to this after I have a major breakout from another product. I still get a few pimples here and there but so far it's the best product I've used to control my acne.