Pro Activ • Renewing Cleanser • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have never had "acne" before just a pimple once in a while but they were BAD. I would get an inflamed pimple that would last forever. I tried prescriptions and OTC acne washes but they didn't help and my pimples were just as bad. I had seen so many proactiv commercials but I never ordered it bc I didn't want to sign up for anything.
I finally noticed that they sold it at kiosks in the mall and I picked up my first kit and from what I can remember, I had no drying or peeling (my skin is normal to oily) and my pimples went away after a few weeks. I did not like the toner or repairing lotion and just used the cleanser. For over 2 years I have never gotten another pimple of any type and if I did it was bc I ran out for a few days or forgot it somewhere. It gave me my skin back and I was so confident!!
Recently I had a rash from a sketchy face wash pad I used when I left my proactiv at school and treating it like a breakout, I over used the cleanser and ended up making my skin extremely dry to the point where my forehead looked like plastic! I ended up having contact dermatitis and not breakouts so using so much proactiv cleanser and globs of repairing lotion (which I rarely use) made my face a nightmare. I ended up getting breakouts from the irritation but I didn't give up on proactiv just eased off of it.
I currently only use it at night to keep my breakouts away but BEWARE if you use too much of the cleanser you will do more harm than good. People with dry sensitive skin should use it with products with moisturizers and emollients. I use Boscia Soothing Cleasing Cream in the morning and I love it! The combination of the two makes my skin clear and hydrated. I recommend proactiv to people suffering from bad breakouts but those with very dry skin should probably stay away.
For anyone saying the ingredients are harsh clearly doesn't know what they are talking about. I took time out to look up each ingredient and none were harmful or irritating. You can find out for yourself on Paula's Choice website where they rate ingredients from poor, average, good and best. The cleanser's ingredients were in the best and good categories.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
THIS PRODUCT LEAVE BEHIND A FILM ON THE SKIN, WHICH TO ME FEELS OILY.. I DO NOT LIKE THAT FEELING WETHER ITS SUPPOSED TO HELP ME OR NOT, DOES NOTHING TO HELP WITH OILYNESS WHICH WE NEED. I DONT SEE ME BUYING AGAIN, I LIKE THE TONER AND THE LOTION, BUT DONT LIKE THE CLEANER.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is good, using this alone is already enough to control acne. Dont use the 3 step system, the toner is too strong and the repairing lotion is very comedogenic, it can cause cystic acne.
Using the renewing cleanser is already enough, after you wash your face with this, you dont have to put on anything else, the cleanser's BP will protect your face throughout the day.
Great product but hard to get this bottle alone, many places do not sell the cleanser alone...
Dont be afraid that your skin will get hooked onto proactiv, your skin will get hooked on to literally any acne fighting ingredients, such as salicylic acid and BP.
UPDATE (3 months): never been happier with this cleanser ever!! It has completely cleared my face dramatically and left my face a radiant glow all the time. So awesome!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Very good, I like how's it's got these little scratchy things in it that totally make my skin feel cleaner. I do like this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is my all time favorite cleanser.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used this for years and it worked great when I was younger. Now I prefer to separate my benzyl peroxide and mechanical exfoliating products, I use neutrogena acne cream and simple face scrub and I get the same benefits with less irritation and a lower price. It also doesn't make sense to put benzyl peroxide into a product that you only have on your face for a minute or two, then rinse off. I know pro activ has a benzyl peroxide cream as well, but it seems redundant. I also use alpha hydrox lotion for the glycolic acid component and I feel like it is a better version of proactive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
All I have to say is..... Thank you PROACTIV! I have been going through hormonal acne for about 5-6 months now, and I have tried everything to get rid of it, with no avail. Finally, after much debate- I decided to try Proactiv. I wasn't a huge fan at first because I was concerned on what I had read on how your skin can get "addicted" to this product. I dont even care if my skin gets addicted now, because its something that actually works!!!! I do not use the 3-step system though, because my personal opinion is that there are better products to use with this cleanser. (I use DermaDoctor Aint mis behavin' acne serum, and Philosophy Take a Deep Breathe moisterizer- MORNING. and Juice beauty Blemish Serum with St Ives Colagen Moisterizer @ Night. SPOT TREATMENT is Kate Somerville Eradikate and its the best ever.) Its WORKING!!! Just my opinion... and I've tried nearly everything!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This product is overall great. I love the 2.5% BP in it and even though BP in cleansers isn't as helpful as a BP cream or gel this product definatly helps my acne. I use this cleanser every night because twice a day is way to harsh for my skin and causes it to flake and peel. I love the exfoliating beads that aren't too harsh and don't feel like theyre ripping your skin apart. It did break me out at first but now it in conjunction with the acne.org treatment keep my acne away. The only reason I say I wouldnt buy this again is because I absolutly hate the smell. I can't stand it and I feel like it lingers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The only thing that gets rid of my acne. Been using it for years now. Some say it isn't good for your skin, and others say that it leaves your skin a little inflammed, which it can a little but I don't care so long as my acne's gone =)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i use this every few days..... just to exfoliate does a great job and my face feels smoother.
clearing up my pimples i dont kno i guess it doesnt