Pro Activ • 3-Step System • Skincare - Face

rated 2.6(3370 reviews)

Average Rating.2.6
Would buy this product again.34%

rated 5 of 5 TBake on 6/11/2008 4:04:00 PM more reviews by TBake

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.

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rated 4 of 5 mjools on 6/9/2008 4:40:00 AM more reviews by mjools

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.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* yumcheesy on 6/6/2008 10:54:00 PM more reviews by yumcheesy

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

how long is long enough to know a product doesn't work for you? i tried this system for 3 weeks and my skin did not clear up :-(

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mooshrimp on 6/6/2008 6:39:00 PM more reviews by mooshrimp

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

OK so I don't personally own this product, but about 10 of my friends do and use it religiously. Let me just say, all of them have bad acne. Which is strange, because they are all using this. It really doesn't make much of a difference and most of them look dry and blotchy and very red. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. It's pretty overpriced. There are better acne solutions.

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rated 2 of 5 heli79 on 6/6/2008 1:34:00 PM more reviews by heli79

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

I used this product long time ago, and it always left my skin dry and blotchy! I am a licensed esthetician and usually ppl with acne make the mistake of using products that dry out their skin. Acne is caused by hereditary, hormones, and build up of dead skin cells and sebum. If you start exfoliating your skin with a gentle scrub and using a mask at least 2x a week, you will see a difference in your skin. Always make sure to moisturize, people with acne tend to overwash thier face and end up stripping thier skin of its natural oils and the skin will try to produce more oil to make up for it. So make sure to use an oil free moisturizer that has come salicylic acid, and try spot treatments of benzoyl peroxide, believe me 2% is all you need!! :)

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* besidetheocean on 6/5/2008 4:37:00 PM more reviews by besidetheocean

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I'm not surprised that ProActiv has such a low rating. My mom bought into the hype of this stuff and bought it for me when I was in college. I used the cleanser, toner and treatment cream for I guess a month or two. I think it was just too harsh for my skin becuse it always left it redder and more irritated than it was to start with. I could have maybe dealt with the redness if it at least cleared up some of my acne. It didn't. They do have a great marketing team because the before and after pictures are very convincing. Unfortunately the product just doesn't follow through with results.

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rated 3 of 5 Summerfree16 on 6/5/2008 9:15:00 AM more reviews by Summerfree16

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Red   Eyes: Hazel    

I used this for 2 years. Before using it I would have 10-15 small breakouts on my face, and this helped with a majority of them, it didn't help with ALL the acne and for the price, it wasn't worth it. I still have lots left and I let my son just use the repairing lotion directly on his breakouts (puberty) and it dries them up quickly and they go away. If you have sensitive skin, this product is not for you for sure.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Zevie on 6/4/2008 7:58:00 PM more reviews by Zevie

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

At first, it cleared my skin out slightly by drying it out. After a few months, my skin became oily and I broke out just as bad as before.

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rated 1 of 5 krysmichele on 6/4/2008 10:40:00 AM more reviews by krysmichele

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

I tried pro-activ for awhile but I never saw the results that it advertised and I'll never buy it again.

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rated 5 of 5 hayley84 on 6/4/2008 2:45:00 AM more reviews by hayley84

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

Proactiv works!!! I have tried so many products over the years and this really does work - you just need to give it time and tailor the regime to your skin. I don't use the cleanser as it stripped my skin and it smells disgusting. So, I wash my face with a clean wash cloth or Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser. I then apply the toner (morning and night) and repairing lotion (only at night). When I first started with proactive my skin was flaky and red. Now, it is even toned, incredibly smooth and no acne or pimples. I moisturise day and night with Environ products, these products contain suncreens, antioxidants and most importantly Vitamin A.

If you are serious about your skin I would recommend reading The Acne Cure by Dr Dubrow. The first 4 chapters detail the importance of various skincare ingredients & strength required to clear acne. Proactiv may be expensive but the products contain active ingredients at the right levels to help your skin.

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