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on 7/15/2015 8:27:00 PM
More reviews by crystella2007
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
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 .
on 7/13/2015 5:51:00 PM
More reviews by alyssamiller
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
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.
on 7/13/2015 2:23:00 AM
More reviews by SunLeo32
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I had a love affair with proactiv for about 10 years. Then one day my fiancÚ 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.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/27/2015 10:00:00 AM
More reviews by emmamcgeex
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
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
on 6/11/2015 8:46:00 PM
More reviews by kaitlyn1991
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
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
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/4/2015 3:26:00 AM
More reviews by kallista01
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
i have an acne prone skin and i read the review bout how good this product for acne. i easily got breakout in my forehead, sigh.i bought 60 days trial pack for JPY 9,000 which consist of a cleanser, toner, acne cream and bonus a facial cleansing brush and moisturizer. i found out that they were not working for me.now not only my forehead, i got breakout in other parts of my face too :( the moisturizer claimed that it's oil free but i realized that my breakout getting worsen every time i applied it.very disappointed. PS : but then recently i read on the packaging that its been reformulated for japanese skin.is it the reason since japanese women tend to have more sensitive and fair skin? i dont know.
on 6/4/2015 2:33:00 AM
More reviews by Jayc1992
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I used this range for 6 months leading up to my wedding since I came out with acne all over my jaw, cheeks and forehead most likely due to stress.My skin absolutely hated this product I really pushed myself to believe in it, as at the time I didn't know of many other options. My skin was constantly tight and dry, no matter how much moisturiser I used ( the green tea moisturiser). After 5 months I developed an awful rash under my jaw and on top of my upper lip, which persisted for a month. On the last week I used this range my eyes and lips swelled! I then decided to quit, and it took about a year for my skin to stop reacting to anything I put on it no matter the brand... My skin was still not perfect on my wedding day 2 months after quitting, I developed sensitive skin after Pro Activ, and my skin was even more oily than before! Since then I downloaded an app cosmeticingredientsmaze which you can use to look up the ingredients for your products, I was horrified to look at the lack of safety of the ingredients used in Pro Active!! Liver toxicity, reproductive toxicity, formaldehyde releasing ingredients!!!... I'm really happy with natural ingredients now containing retinol and MSM. AND a couple years later acne free... I still have sensitive skin on my fingertips from using this product so it's still affecting me!!! Hope that helps anyone!
on 5/29/2015 7:29:00 PM
More reviews by buntnikk
I tried this when I was younger and I know they have said they changed the formula since then but from my experience this is only for certain skin types. I believe more oily skin types. For me my face would dry out and then be clear for a little while and then I would break out again and then be clear. It just wasnt for me. My brother uses it-he has very very oily acne filled skin. to me it does not seem to be helping him. He tried my home remedy for acne and that seemed to help much better. not a fan of this.
on 5/23/2015 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by BeccaJade
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
Proactiv is amazing, if you work at McDonalds while wearing makeup so therefore you are incredibly oily. I used it for years starting from early high school to the start of this year (after I quit McDonalds). Even though it didn't completely rid me of acne, it did reduce it (which no previous system had), and there was about 6 months I didn't have acne but I think that was caused from not being stressed. I can no longer use the entire system without it drying up my skin even more than it is now. I thankfully have not had a bad reaction to it, and have not had the burning other people felt (but thats probably due to me not being allergic to chemicals but allergic to natural things). I may buy it again if I end up working in fast food again to pay for university, but hoping to get out of that. Also I had no problem cancelling my subscription but that may be because I am in Australia so the company is slightly different. and I had no increase in acne or such when I quit it.
on 5/5/2015 9:20:00 PM
More reviews by Redwings11
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I've tried this system many times and am so sorry I waited so long to find something better. What a complete rip off! Ordering online is a HUGE mistake because once they have you in the system they never let you out. Products appear by courier, which are dropped on your porch without having to be signed for which means could be stolen without your knowledge as well. And let's face it, they aren't cheap. I had to fight with them for 4 months to finally get my account closed and charges reversed for returned product. Shopping experience was a complete nightmare but now let's review the product...There's a reason they tell you to use white towels. They should warn you to use only white bed linens and wear white clothes too. And while you're at it you may as well become an ultra light ash blond because this will suck all color from your hair, oh and lighten your skin in the process! And if you think oily skin is bad, there is nothing like red raw dry flaking itchy sensitive skin from this stuff. They recommend easing yourself into it, using it only once a day at first... What kind of product recommends limited use? As if you should ever have to toughen up your skin in order to use your cleanser and treatment moisturizer!? Honestly, I may be a bit harsh in my review but I'm trying to give some cold hard facts about my experience and prevent others from shelling out a lot of money to hurt your skin.
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