Pro Activ Proactiv Repairing Lotion

3.3

287 reviews

56% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredient: benzoyl peroxide 2.5%. Inactive Ingredients: water (aqua), cyclomethicone, ethoxydiglycol, propylene glycol, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, panthenol, allantoin, carbomer, ceteareth-20, xanthan gum, triethanolamine, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Never been a fan of this lotion (can we even call it a lotion? it's not hydrating at all!) or the toner that comes in the 3 step system. The only thing worth anything in that kit is the cleanser. Even then I'd only recommend it for teenage, young skin. Proactiv loves BP and that's not bad if your a teen and breaking out on that first layer of skin. But as you get older this stuff is WAY harsh for your skin. I used this again last summer to get rid of some pimples and good god it made everything way worse! My skin also shed like CRAZY. The only other product that has made my face peel like that is prescription tretinoin cream (0.05%) and that's saying something. It left my face super irritated, red and almost rash like after about 3 days. NEVER AGAIN.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

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

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

There are two products under proactive with 2.5% BP, and the other one is called pore clarifying lotion ( I think ). I tried both and they work well . I find that this version is more for night use as it is heavier in texture , the medication also seems more effective and potent as it is thicker and sometimes stings my face . I love it except , but I wished it came as a pump as I often squeeze out too much . I used to have bad acne in my teens , red bumps small and medium , some itchy some not all over my face . I applied this and it created a miracle overnight as my face became less red and eventually it removed the red bumps entirely . However it did nothing for my clogged pores and blackheads , hence I switched brands . Now as I am older , my skin is less oily , more calm but I am left with clogged pores and whiteheads . I was using skin care products for anti aging , and not really ain't acne products . After ten years , I decided to try this product again as my chin got more clogged and surprisingly , there was still room for further improvement for my face , the slight redness I had went down and I feel my whiteheads and clogged pores are more controlled . Love it . I sometimes use it in conjunction with a sulphur cream for large angry acne .


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

The product works initially, but it really irritates my skin. My skin becomes too dry and very sensitive. It also bleached my hair and everything my face touched. Definitely too strong.
Now I switch to another anti-acne product that works much better and does have any side effects.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this along with a carrot soap for my face and omg I'm clear! Though at first it may take like two to three days but it does really make your skin the clearest it has ever been.Thank you dear God:)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

ill first start off by saying DO NOT EVER BUY THIS PRODUCT
it's terrible and rips many people off by delivering products that you have not ordered due to their automatic delivery system. Once you order your first proactiv package, in 30 days a 90 day supply will come costing you over $100 so please do not order this product and if you do, once you order your first package, call proactiv and tell them you want to cancel all future orders! Not only do they rip you off, take your money and deliver products you don't even want or knew about, the product itself does not work. It may be different for all skin types ofcourse but reading some reviews i believe many people share my views. This product does not work. It is harsh on your skin and causes more breakouts to surface. It drys out your skin and the beads in the cleanser are quite harsh and rough to use on your skin. I cannot express my anger enough. I just got off the phone with Proactiv and once i mentioned that i wanted to cancel all orders because the product was not for my skin, she decided to try and convince me to spend more money on proactiv and sell more products to me when they just took over $150 overall from me. However, i do know that people must do that to sell their products but when they talk for over 10minutes trying to sell so many different things to me when i've just asked to cancel my order is crazy. All i am saying is that this product will most likely make your skin worse and will not get rid of your acne. They will also take money from you and trick many people and when i also asked if i can get a refund, out of the $100, they said they can only give back $30 because everything else is the "delivery, shipping and handling price". So all in all, Proactiv will take your money, harm your skin and will not work. Please do not buy it.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

i bought the cleanser, toner, mask, lotion. cost me about $40 CAD . i didnt buy the full sized ones, thank god. this ruined my skin. it made my skin worse. dried out my skin. ripped all the natural oils of my skin, making it oily after i stopped using it. this caused MORE pimples. didnt prevent or diminish any acne at all. do not buy this. its a waste of money.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have been suffering from pimples since i was a teenager....and im 39 now so one can imagine the irritation.... what i had was not really acne or a cluster of pimples, but just the one to three odd breakouts across the face that would leave a black scar for over 2 months before fading out....i infact had to grow a stubble to cover all the black scars...

being in dubai during summers can play havoc with your skin...it makes it unbearably oily which results in more breakouts...in the summer months i would dread waking up and seeing one new big red pimple somewhere on my face... my cupboard was full of acne treating products from Clearasil to Retino A and many others... all just helped in drying out the pimple, but i was getting nowhere in stopping new ones from emerging...

i walked into a boots store one day to pick up something and i accidentally came across the proactiv system that i had seen on tv...i picked up the 1 month treatment with a lot of skepticism...

this review is just 2 weeks into the product so i hope what im saying holds good for longer :)

i see an unbelievable change in my pimples suddenly....new ones have stopped almost 95% and the ones that are still coming are only very small ones that vanish in a day....i have been religiously following the 3 step regimen and i find the toner particularly good - i use a lot of other toner brands but the proactiv toner has an amazing effect. even after scrubbing my skin clean with the proactiv facewash, the toner gets the cotton pad dark after rubbing it...this makes me feel that the proactiv toner works better cleansing deep into the pores

the sulfur mask is also amazing...i use it 3 times a week atleast and it has a superb drying effect on my oily skin...my pores look really refined and small now and i have been shaving everyday as all my pimples have vanished....pray to god that this continues...

having lived with zits for so many years, i can feel the real difference with this product... im off to boots again today to buy the 3 month pack.....the damn thing is really expensive, but if it helps me knock off my zits i would not mind paying..though i may shift the brand after my acne issue is solved....

the product works wonders for me... i guess it really works for those who have oily skin....i have been seeing a lot of reviews on how it dries skin...this is perfect for me!!!!

the bottomline is that it is perhaps important to do the 3 step process without fail and use the sulfur mask a few times each week. i really dunno which part of the 3 step process is working for me, hence i have decided to put aside those 10 valuable minutes twice each day :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Other

Eyes: Green

For some reason we have an abundance of this product at my house (not the whole 3 step system, just this) I love it. I use this to spot treat breakouts and it is great. Works really quickly. Sometimes I use higher BP, but this most of the time works great. I would never use it as a lotion, my skin is not that bad and would dry out like crazy. But for the miscellaneous blemish, this is great. We have a little set up at the mall where I live, so I never have had to order it online, but like I said we have like 5 packages both normal and travel sizes. The smell is bad, but I don't care. What works works, and this works.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The Reparing Treatment BURNS. Do not use too much, you will turn into a lobster and/or your face will feel like it is melting off.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product works somewhat. However, their customer service is the worst in the world. They are the most incompetent people I have ever dealt with. I have tried to change my address with them for 6 months because. I call all the time and they reassure me they have changed it but to no avail. I moved, and they still send products to the the old address. I then, talked to some random representative that said my account was inactive. Once I spoke to a supervisor he told me that was done in error. They need more training and I am so surprised how poor their service is. I have canceled my account due to the customer service. You must have a lot of patience if you are going to order and have an account with them.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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