Pro Activ • 3-Step System • Skincare - Face

rated 2.6(3392 reviews)

Average Rating.2.6
Would buy this product again.34%

rated 1 of 5 PolskaBlondynka on 6/2/2014 12:36:00 PM more reviews by PolskaBlondynka

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

Tried the products before and did not like them. The Regimen works much better with more gentle products.

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rated 1 of 5 Carybear on 6/1/2014 4:28:00 AM more reviews by Carybear

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I'm writing this review not because I use this now, but I did, in 2008-2009.
Yes, it gave me super clear skin. For exactly one year. Then, everything went south. My skin went from smooth and clear to a pimply mess. Then I stopped, and whoa man...things got stupid scary. I broke out in these deep, hard pimples that would not go away. I tried to go back on the Proactiv system and it didn't work anymore.
I'll never see that clear skin from proactiv again-that's fine because it's not worth the free radical damage all the BP causes and it does stop working.

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rated 1 of 5 Sun2shine on 6/1/2014 12:27:00 AM more reviews by Sun2shine

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

If you are using this product, STOOOOPPP!!! I have struggled with acne all through high school, and I used Pro Activ for about a year. What a waste of money! What fights the acne is the benzoyl peroxide! The Pro Activ cleanser has 2.5% benzoyl peroxide... You can buy Clean and Clear at ANY big box store. The Clean and Clear continious control has 10% benzoyl peroxide, and acne clearing cleanser has 5%. Clean and clear is way cheaper, and it does a better job, Justin Bieber just doesn't hype it up, which I'm okay with :)

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* larosedechanel on 5/29/2014 9:25:00 PM more reviews by larosedechanel

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm   Hair: Black, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I tried Proactiv 3-Step kit three separate times (three separate kits, not three washes) & it did absolutely nothing for me. When I saw the infomercials, I was shocked by all the amazing results both celebrities & everyday people showed. I have oily black/islander skin & have had trouble with acne since I was 13 or 14 years old. I was so sure this acne treatment would be like the answer to my prayers. My acne was so bad I was teased about it & people would even make comments about it to my face. I tried everything - drug store, high end, & even professional/prescription medicine. Nothing helped with my acne. I was so desperate that when I saw their $19.99 + free shipping offer, I called right away. Proactiv 3-Step system is supposedly an excellent treatment for dry/normal skin - of course, I'm screwed because I've got oily. This includes their Renewing Cleanser (1), Revitalizing Toner (2) & Repairing Treatment (3).

Unfortunately, I had one of the worst experiences of my life using Proactiv. First of all, it didn't work. Secondly, "irritated my skin" is an understatement. I had some type of reaction & it left me with open sores on my face! No, I'm not being dramatic or exaggerating. My skin wasn't irritated or raw like what happens from over-exfoliation. I in all seriousness had wide, bloody, painful open sores. It was so bad my family joked that I looked like a meth addict. I admittedly didn't read the ingredients to make sure I'm are not allergic to them, but as I mentioned, I'd tried practically every acne treatment available & I've never in my life had anything like this happen before. I'm severely allergic to something in Proactive & am literally afraid to use it. I will never reuse, repurchase, or recommend this system to anyone I care about. You know that one ex who broke your heart into pieces & stole all your stuff? Tell him/her to use this. It's not an acne drug, it's a weapon.

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rated 5 of 5 ashaleyyy101 on 5/12/2014 9:37:00 PM more reviews by ashaleyyy101

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Olive   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

The only product that has ever cleared my acne.
I always go back to it.

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rated 3 of 5 iceberry97 on 4/17/2014 1:03:00 AM more reviews by iceberry97

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I tried this sometime ago when I had kinda non-stoppable adult acne. It took about 3 months to clear it up, but this formula quite drying. The smell was okay, but for the refining mask, I can't really stand it. Probably the smell of the sulphur. But after few days I started get used to it. I stop using it when my skin in better control. But after sometime my skin getting worst and tried on this product but its not really helping anymore.

The main ingredient is benzoyl peroxide, which I can get easily and much much cheaper from the drugstore. I tried OXY 10, and yes, it cleared up my acne just like pro-active did.

No, I won't buy again.

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rated 2 of 5 deasiajohnathan on 4/11/2014 7:08:00 AM more reviews by deasiajohnathan

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal   Hair: Other, Straight   Eyes: Other    

It really depends on how extreme your acne is! mine was about, hum, medium, and I got Proactiv and it helped clear it up. But- I use the Refining Mask a lot more than the directions say, which helps clear up pimples. If your acne is more serious than, say, 8 pimples, go to your dermatologist and see how they can help. No over-the-counter acne medicine really clears up severe acne. Dry skin can create more acne. Maybe go to a dermatologist for help. They will suggest something good for your skin type. And it works different for everyone. So try it if you think it's good for your skin type. So it depends on your skin type.

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rated 1 of 5 AdrianBitch on 4/11/2014 3:12:00 AM more reviews by AdrianBitch

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

If I could rate this product "Proactive" a zero, I would. I have a normal skin tone, used it for awhile then I started getting good results for the first couple days then my face became inflamed and burning, it was so painful, not worth its outrageous price for those type of results. I would not recommend this product to anyone! Its too harsh for many of us, knowing I had oily to normal skin, I cant imagine the pain and suffering someone with dry skin would have with this product, I warn you before you purchase this product . There Are much cheaper products with better results. The price may sound convincing but the actual product itself isn't. My face is burning like a mother f***** as im writing this..

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rated 1 of 5 ChristyMakeup3 on 4/2/2014 2:39:00 PM more reviews by ChristyMakeup3

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Red   Eyes: Brown    

This whole system is crap, it works for a couple weeks then just starts screwing up my skin again, not worth the buy.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Ferrishyn on 3/27/2014 10:47:00 PM more reviews by Ferrishyn

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

I used this for about 7 years straight and it worked okay, nothing huge. At the time there was nothing else on the market that did what this did. Once I had my son my acne cleared up, no idea why lol. I stopped using this right before I was pregnant because I was concerned with the medication in it.

It would calm the acne down but it never got rid of it completely. It dried my skin out horribly and would create dry patches that were red and itchy. The lotion you use after cleaning burns and the toner burns. The only thing in this kit I ever liked was the cleanser.

Also be aware that the repairing lotion will bleach your clothes. I am dead serious. All my shirts at the time had turned white around the collar from it being on my neck and face rubbing. I wouldn't recommend this stuff.

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