Pro Activ 3-Step System

2.6

3417 reviews

34% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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



Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I broke out like crazy using proactive! I hate this stuff and no longer use it and my face is better for it.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Did nothing for my acne.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

Did absolutely nothing for my acne. I think this product line is too harsh. And WAY too expensive. I switched to Cerave cleanser, oil cleansing, and gentle plain moisturizer. I use AcneFree products from the drugstore and they work way better, not to mention they don't break the bank.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

my son use this product as a teenager and we did see results and we also changed his diet but after a while his face got used to it and eventually got off .


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I would give this product a 0/5 if I could. This stuff is awful and it made my skin way worse and did so much damage. So happy I've been off this stuff for three years. I finally found another brand that works so much better and is a lot safer for my skin. I would not recommend this to anyone as this is the worst skin care product I think I have ever tried in my entire life. Truly awful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I had a love affair with proactiv for about 10 years. Then one day my fianc told me I shouldn't use anything with chemicals etc etc, and like the fool I was I tried to change. Because I hadn't had acne for 10 years, I forgot how bad it used to be. Well it was fine for about 4 months after I quit. I was washing my face with water and pure vegetable glycerin soap or whatever ridiculous thing it was. What a mistake. I broke out so bad I now have permanent scarring on both sides of my forhead. I still didn't want to go back to the chemicals so I'd try tea tree oil, apple cider etc. you name it, I tried it. For 2 years. Then I developed melasma and sun damage. So I did chemical peels, retin a, laser. Nothing worked and my skin looks older than ever.
I started proactiv again last week and my redness and acne are already going away. I've decided that being depressed and self conscious was basically ruining my life and who cares about the chemicals. Life is too short to hide in the house, or dread going to work with horrible painful acne.
I'm glad I'm back on it. Wish I'd never quit.
It just works for my oily, acne prone skin. I just use the 3 steps. I found the other side products is just too much to use. Although I do like the green tea moisturizer ALOT.
I want to tell people I see on the street with bad acne, to use it. But I know how embarrassing it is, so I don't.
I'm hoping the benzoyl peroxide will eventually fade my melasma too, and I now wear sunscreen which I never did in my 20's. You HAVE to wear sunscreen everyday with this product, or any product. Or no product. Just use sunscreen! Your 30 year old self will thank you.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

When I asked my aunt for some skin treatments when I first started to break out, she bought me the Pro Activ trio. I had really high hopes for the products because of all the hype and expected a miracle. No chance. It did get rid of the pimples I had but it left small, round dry patches where they were and the burning sensation made me scared to use it on my entire face again. I have very dry skin on my forehead and nose and CANNOT put this product anywhere near these areas, but can use the repairing cream it on my jawline and cheeks. It does still leave me with dry patches but gets rid of the blemishes. The cleanser and toner have long since been discarded and I can just about cope with the dryness I'm left with after using the repairing lotion


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

My younger siblings used this and my sister saw improvement on her forehead breakouts. Thus, I was eager to join the bandwagon even though I do not have acne and only have a couple minor spots during my favorite time of the month. Also, because of wearing makeup, I noticed small black heads on my chin and thought this "miracle product" could at least manage small incidents.

Welp. No. In fact, using the three bottles daily not only dried my skin out but made me break out. An anti-pimple product gave me pimples....

My skin is normal sometimes dryish but it did not seem to get along with Poractiv whatsoever and once I went back to my old boring one-step in-the-shower Neutrogena face wash, I was good to go.

Obviously what works for some will not work for all. But still, my case was minor you'd think for 40$ (mall kiosk price) that it would at least hydrate me


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