Pro Activ • Proactiv Repairing Lotion • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Any time I have a breakout, I put this all over my face after exfoliating, go to sleep, and wake up with better skin. This stuff is excellent! Worth the price, in my opinion. The shape of the bottle does make it hard to get the last few bits out when you're running low, but a dime sized amount all over the face does the trick.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely dislike Proactiv, I find that it's over rated, and over priced. Honestly, I had bought the 60-day risk free trial of the 3 step, which had the bonus refining mask, and Green tea moisturizer (Thank goodness that it's risk free). Proactiv, after using for around 2 months, twice a day, only did minor improvements , and my acne was still fairly red, and really bad. I didn't like the repairing lotion, it didn't repair my skin, and did not help with my acne. The only product of proactiv which I found decent was the green tea moisturizer, which came in a small tube, smaller than my finger, Celebrities who represent Proactiv, I hope you're happy, to have shattered another person's hopes of being acne free, as you have put your face on a product which didn't really do much for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Pro Activ Repairing Lotion ($28 usd and 1 oz) is a daily acne medicated lotion uses to treat and prevent acnes. The new reformulated lotion has a rose scent. It really works for me. I have been using Pro Active since 2001 and have switched to different treatments with Philosophy, Shiseido, L'Occitane, and Rx for Brown Skin but they have only broke me out and only Repairing lotion saves my skin. With a daily usage, this prevent any future break outs and leave my skin clear with a couple of pimples here and there but nothing serious. I now have committed to use only Pro Activ repairing lotion because I know I will only get more break out with other treatments. Upon, the first use of this product for a new comer, you will feel a burning and tingling sensation that would last for about 2-3 weeks. Also, you feel your skin becoming very dry, mild itchiness and peeling within the 2-3 weeks because the skin is working hard to get rid off bacterial and oil clogged up in the pores. After the few weeks later, you will have a brand new skin that is glowing and radiant. This is a great product that actually works to fight acne.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The repairing lotion is the real hero in the ProActiv System. I have had acne since I was a teenager and still get spots on my face and I am now in my 30's. Yes, when you use the full SYSTEM (cleanser, toner, repairing lotion) religiously, you will obviously see a huge improvement. HOWEVER...you can get the same results for a lot less money by just getting the repairing lotion, but using a regular mild cleanser and toner beforehand. The Repairing Lotion is great, as it contains Benzoyl Peroxide, but a low enough percentage of BP so as to not over-dry or irritate your face. I use it after cleansing and it keeps my breakouts at bay and dries out existing spots fast. I must emphasize that you must be DILIGENT about cleaning your skin and applying it regularily...and drink plenty of H2O...that's a given!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I used this years ago and it really did work well for me for a long time. I then stopped due to a rosacea issue and I could not use many of the ingredients in this product. Fast forward and i am now in my 40's with beautiful cystic acne on my chin. I stick to mostly natural and organic products, but I must admit that I still use the mask that comes with this system. It is simply one of the the best things out there. This and the DDF sulfur mask are the only two things that can really bring down the swelling and redness in a big pimple. You should definitely consider using this if nothing else has worked on your acne.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I have been breaking out regularly since I hit my 30's. I have tried everything out there. This stuff basically stopped the breakouts almost entirely. I only use it once a day, but it seems to be effective for me. My complaints are: packaging, the screw off tops are a total pain. Cost, it is costly, although probably not more than the $ wasted on all the other items I have bought over the years. Delivery program, it is a pain. I may start to buy it from the kiosks, if I can find one.
All in all, pretty good stuff, reliable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
The money is worth it. Proavtiv works like magic. I have the set. It cleared up my skin in four weeks. I use it every night for four weeks and I exfoliate every night. It cleared up every blemish and acne on my face. It makes my face smooth and clear.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used the 3 piece kit from my late teens to early 20's. Now at 30 I have figured it out. The only product that is worth continuing at this stage of my life is the Repairing Lotion as it is a 2.5% BP cream. The cleanser has this as well, however too drying and harsh. The Toner is ok but same as the cleanser. What I use now is a gentle cleanser (double cleanse at night to remove makeup), Witch Hazel Toner and Repairing Lotion. I do this at night only as the RL is too drying to use in the morning under makeup. In the mornings I just substitute with a light serum or oil free moisturizer with my primer on top. Things to mention - This takes time to work! Give it a good 6 weeks and you will go through a drying period in the beginning. I know that sounds long, but trust me, it's worth the results. This turned my cystic nightmare that lasted over a year to now having the odd pimple here and there that don't take weeks to heal but days. Patience is a virtue here, but well worth the wait. The only thing I dislike is the dryness (but that is what BP does), and the price (I'm a member and get a discount). The only other products of Proactiv I like are the Refining Mask and the Green Tea Moisturizer. Give those a try too. Hope this helps :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
When I first used Proactiv, some years ago, I thought it was a miracle product. It made my skin smooth and almost blemish free. Over a couple of years, my skin went from almost blemish free to horrible. What saved me, actually, was EATING WELL. I know it sounds like a no-brainer, but I never tried it day after day since I was a child and had the wonderful skin I miss. It makes me sad that the Proactiv pamphlets said food has nothing to do with acne because when I changed my diet I found out it did. I'm not saying eating well is all you need to do to get clear skin (I don't have it yet.) But I saw such a huge difference in my skin, hair and nails that I wanted to say something. If you're reading this, PLEASE take care of yourself: stick with the food pyramid instead of processed foods, eat fish and high fiber and protein foods, lower your sugar intake, drink water!, some sun and air, and climb some stairs? In all seriousness, in three days my skin was glowing, my hair was soft and shiny, and my nails (and teeth!) were stronger. Again, I can't say this clears acne completely (it's been just a week since I've started being "healthy"), but good food, exercise, a bit of sun and fresh air smooth my skin and make it glow without irritating or bleaching it like Proactiv did. It does the rest of the body good too!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I had high hopes for this 3 step combination therapy plan. It didn't do a thing for me after one week of use other than my face was more oilier, and more breakouts. Plus, it smelled sooo bad, my husband even noticed it on my face ( the left over smell ) after one week, I stopped using it and began using Cuticura acne soap, the blue one. And my face has cleared up. Never had a problem with my skin until about 3 years ago, entering into perimenopause. My face is oily now, where before it was normal balanced with occasional oil in the Tzone. My opinion is save your money on the proactiv, it's HYPE. Pure waste for me!