Pro Activ • 3-Step System • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||34%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm writing a review on what I saw my friend go through with this junk. She has mild to moderate acne and decided this would be the way to go. I was at her house when the order came in (she did the thing where they automatically send it to you) So anyway, she was so excited to try it and did so while I was there. All seemed to be well when I left her house. The next day I went to see her at work and her face looked like someone had ground it into the concrete! It was VERY red and even had a bruised look to it. There were bleeding areas on her forehead and around her mouth and eyes and her eyes were so swollen she could barely open them. I insisted on taking her to the ER and have them look at it. The doctor said she had a reaction to the chemicals in it. Now, mind you, she has used SA and Benzoyl before with no problems, but whatever they put in this garbage ate her face off! It was so awful to look at and her pain level was off the charts! She has been scarred and is so much worse than before putting this on her face. The doc also said she was lucky she got in when she did as infection was setting in, in her eyes!!! They gave her steroids, antibiotic eye ointment, pain meds and some cream to put on her face. It took months for things to calm down! If someone tried to give this to me, I would burn it! It pisses me off to even see the commercials for this crap! My friend is the sweetest person ever and just canceled the order. Then they kept charging her for it!!! She had to shut down her credit card to stop them from taking money out. I would have talked to a lawyer, but she is too nice and just let it go....grrrrr!!!!! If you value your skin, stay as far away from this "molten lava in a bottle" as you can!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I tried for the first time in high school when everyone I knew was on it. It didn't work at all but keep in mind this was the time when my hormones were going absolutely crazy and breakouts were an ever day struggle. Ahhh puberty puberty
I stopped taking for a few years and was sold after seeing Jessica Simpson representing it (I am truly a sucker for marketing). I really don't react well to this kit at all. It must be something to do with salicilyic acid or benzoyl because my pale sensitive skin gets very irritated.
Cost: about 40 dollars after shipping
Products: Cleanser, toner, and lotion type product
I would recommend to those who react well to salicylic and benzoyl but not people with sensitive skin :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Seriously, who hasn't heard of or tried proactiv yet? LOL
The system isn't as bad as a lot of you make it out to be but definitely not what the commercials make it to be. It didn't do a whole lot for my skin in terms of making it looks better but I think the cleansers are decent quality.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This was honestly the ABSOLUTE WORST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD!!!! This was the first time I have ever bought any type of treatment. I don't have horrible acne just a few pimples and some blackheads here and there. For my birthday I got the 3-step system from a friend because she knew I wanted to try it. I started 3 days ago and I was super excited to have clear skin. WRONG! My had a bad reaction to it and is now itchy red and dry. It's been like this for 2 days now and isn't going away. It literally feels like it ate all my skin off. It's completely unbearable I had to leave work. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT! I am now not going to be able to enjoy halloween!!! Thanks proactiv for messing up my face !!!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Proactiv deserves zero stars in my opinion. This was the first real acne treatment I tried out, and it was awful. It barely cleared any of my acne up, and for anything it did treat, it took at least one full month to work. I really hate the smell. I don't know how to describe it, but it isn't a pleasant scent. I also don't like acne treatment systems that have multiple steps. I find it inconvenient.
I thought that maybe it was just my skin that didn't work well with the products, but many of my friends also said that Proactiv didn't work for them. Also, the price is quite ridiculous considering the terrible quality and how long it's supposed to last. I believe on the commercial, they say that a one month's supply is about $20. Not worth a single penny. I use the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub now, which is about $10 for the value size, and it lasts me at least six months. Plus, it actually works.
I know that everyone's skin is different, and I'm sure some people see Proactiv as their holy grail of skin care, but I would never recommend it to anyone. There are many cheaper alternatives that are much better at clearing up acne.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Only thing that helped clear my acne along my jaw/cheek/chin area. I have very oily skin and acne prone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
DO NOT ORDER
I used this product as a teenager and it worked very well so I decided to order it again. Five days later the product has not shipped so I call to find out what is going on. They said that they cannot find me in the system. I call my CC to shut it down and find out that there is a pending transaction for Proactiv on my card. Call back to Proactiv and they once again said they cannot find me, but if I want to give my CC number to them again they can find the order. AKA the order confirmation number is USELESS. As soon as it goes thru on my card I'm filing a dispute and returning the product if it ever shows up.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
WARNING:PRO ACTIV SUCKS. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON IT
I hate pro activ with a burning passion. This stuff totally ruined my skin. Made it peel, made it bleed, burn, and itch. I used it for two months and every day the results became more horrific.
Made my acne at least 3X worse than it was before I started using it.Smells horrible. Makes you feel horrible. Makes you look horrible- it is the worst product i have ever tried. I paid $60 for this at the mall.... that is the most money i've ever thrown away before. Do I even need to mention that it contains horrible chemical ingredients that can contribute to cancer? Step far, far way from this box of hell.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I hate every product Proactiv makes. The scrub hurts my face. It feels like rubbing sand on my face. It does nothing for my skin. I have been using it for years and I still get painful acne, annoying blackhead and whitehead everyday. The green letters on the lotion bottle fall off. The worst part is you can't discontinue membership online. The rep gets nasty when you say you want out. I am done with them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first started using Pro Activ a couple years ago my face wasn't so bad - I had a few zits and plenty of blackheads that I was wanting to get rid of. The first week everything was fine, no drying, no results and not getting worse but after that week went by my face looked horrible - I broke out badly and the zits hurt to the touch. I waited it out and tried using it more time thinking all it needed was time but no it only made it worse so I stopped using it and it's taken a very long time to get my face back to normal.