Proactiv Review


Proactiv Review

Proactiv 3 step system

Price: $29.95

Proactive 3-step acne treatment system deeply cleans, effectively kiils acne-causing bacteria and keeps away future acne breakouts for finally clear skin. With Proactive 60 days money-back guarantee you have nothing to lose but your acne. Try it today!

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Popular Proactive…

While I was browsing through the internet looking at the many acne treatment products in cyberspace, I came across Proactiv images numerous times. I mean, this brand of acne treatment product look really popular. By the way, I found out users also found Proactiv to be a popular brand.

What first caught my attention when I ‘landed on’ this site? Was it the acne treatment product? Nope.

It was Justin Bieber’s face! And he is extremely popular too – which I guess together with many other celebrities’ faces on the site, make Proactiv popular?

And Proactiv claims to be ‘America’s #1 Acne System’.

Proactiv 3 step system
Proactiv founders are dermatologists Dr.Katie Rodan and Dr.Kathy Fields. This company has been around since 2003 which is a long time. In fact, if you are an Activ member, you can consult both these doctors online for free and there are Expert Skin Care Advisors on call 24/7 for you.

What about Proactiv acne treatment system?                           

Proactive is a 3 simple step solution that treats from the outside. In summary, the treatment starts with exfoliating and cleaning the pores, then a toner to keep the pores clear and to moisturize the skin, and finishing off with a medicated treatment that kills ‘acne bacteria’ – and finally you will have clear skin.

You will see how these steps are clearly explained in their site too with treatment advise where needed to properly guide you.

Good to note: It is advised by Proactiv that if your skin shows any sensitivity or allergic reactions, you should stop using their products and see a doctor. And as Benzoyl Peroxide is primary active substance used, users have been warned by Proactiv, of BP’s side effects and to see a doctor when necessary.

Before I take you through the acne treatment system, please read and apply the 5 Tips I mentioned in my first two reviews.

Now, let us go through the Proactive 3 step acne fighting system…

Step 1 – Proactiv Renewing Cleanser

This medicated yet gentle formula is oil and soap free. This cleanser has these tiny beads that will unclog your pores to get rid of dead skin cells, with some Benzoyl Peroxide to then penetrate your pores fast to kill acne bacteria and heal blemishes.

Use this morning and night. As usual, before any routine, make sure your hands and towels are clean. Now, dampen your skin. Then use a dime-size amount and gently massage on your skin. Then rinse clear with warm water and dab dry.

Ingredients: Active Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% with water, magnesium aluminum silicate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, disodium PEG-12 dimethicone sulfosuccinate, sorbitol, dimethyl isosorbide, tridecyl stearate, neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, polyethylene, cetyl tridecyl trimellitate, propylene glycol, imidazolldryl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).

Proactiv had inserted BP precautions under ‘Ingredients’.

Step 2 – Proactiv Revitalizing Toner

This toner has no alcohol. This toner has some natural ingredients like witch hazel, aloe and chamomile plus allantoin. All these ingredients work together to even your skin tone to bring back your skin’s radiance. Although this toner does remove excess oil on your skin, it still leaves your skin just nicely conditioned while soothing your skin and keeping your pores clean.

This is simple – just pour some onto a piece of cotton pad or ball and apply on your skin morning and night. It is adviced to use the amount as you feel your skin needs. And remember to use your sunscreen when you go out.

Note advice from Proactive: If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop both products and consult a doctor.

Ingredients: water (aqua), glycolic acid, sodium PCA, panthenol, glycerin, propylene glycol, allantoin, polysorbate EDTA, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum), blue 1 (Cl 42090), yellow 5 (Cl 19140) plus…

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    • Witch hazel extract (hamamelis virginiana)
    • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice
    • Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract
    • Rosa canina (wild rose) fruit extract


Step 3 – Proactiv Repairing Treatment

This formula is light and contains BP to further kill acne-causing bacteria to heal blemishes and keep away future acne breakouts. Proactiv advises that this Repairing Treatment is safe to use on your whole face.

So again, clean your hands and skin. Then morning and night, apply just a thin layer to all affected areas on your skin. Let this dry and leave this on as it is.

Proactiv advises: If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce use (can be in frequency or amount – according to how your skin reacts to this treatment). And again, use a sunscreen when you go out.

Ingredients: Active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% with water (aqua), ethoxydlglycol, cyclotetrasiloxane, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cyclopentasiloxane, panthenol, allantoin, xanthan gum, ceteareth-20, carboner, triethanolamine, diazolldnyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).

Proactiv has inserted BP precautions under ‘Ingredients’.

Proactiv Plus Points

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    • Proactiv instructions are very clear. Clear and ‘careful’ usage is advised. Furthermore, ‘BP precautions’ are given thoroughly where necessary. It even advises the user to stop using the products when skin reacts ‘negatively’ and to see a doctor. Users have been well advised.
    • I have also noticed, each time I visit the site, a box pops up to ask if I need any advice from a Proactiv order specialist (Live Chat). I ‘tested’ this service and am pleased with the speed response and advice given – I did not ask about any orders, but if they sell supplements too – as I am always interested in a solution for the ‘inside’ as well… 🙂
    • For your information, a vitamin supplement called VitaClear is also being sold. It costs $29.95 for a 30-day supply. And the Proactiv staff said I could get this supplement free, if I ordered the 3-step system that day. According to her, this supplement is made with the highest quality ingredients and are formulated to compliment the overall effects of the Proactiv skin care routine.
    • 60-day money back guarantee – you may return (even empty containers) within 60 days of receipt and get a full refund (minus shipping & handling) – risk free.
    • Extensive hundreds of FAQ for you to refer! I strongly advise you to read these FAQs as they are helpful and informative.
    • In case your skin cannot tolerate BP, you do have a NON-BP alternative to choose. This kit is called Proactiv’s Gentle Formula (3 or 4 piece kit) with Salicylic Acid and other ingredients. If you feel you need ‘customised’ kits do call their Skin Care Advisors or via Contact Us.
    • For Active Members – You get online consultation with two long time dermatologists and founders for free so this can save some dermatologist fees, no? You also have Expert Skin Care Advisors on standby 24/7. This is great help and support especially in times of need like maybe skin flare ups.


Proactiv Minus Points

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    • Proactiv acne treatment system mainly focuses on the external part of the healing process, and not from inside out. For example, there is no supplement to detoxify or restore our digestive and major organ function system, which gives long lasting healing.
    • Proactiv is a more ‘medicated-chemical’ acne treatment system, than natural and may be harsh for sensitive skin
    • The ingredients contain fragrance and color (for the Revitalising Toner) which do not go well with sensitive skin or problem skin and really not necessary, as it does not help in healing or any part of the healing process at all.
    • It is advised that to continue to have clear skin (when your skin has healed and cleared from acne), you need to continue use of the products as the effect is not lasting. Soon as you stop using the products, most likely your skin breaks out. Or once the skin is immune to the medication/chemical, your skin goes back to square one – acne.
    • Although the ‘service part’ of benefits are good, I feel the ingredients are very important and I find there are others with more quality natural ingredients and less medicated, which also treats acne yet ‘cares better’ for the skin. And I feel it is important to go as natural as possible and to ‘properly sort out’ inside of our bodies to have long lasting clear skin – while treating the outside too.


Special Product Featured

In case you are getting married, Proactive has just the exclusive kit for you called ‘Proactiv Wedding Kit’ for your special day. This 9-piece kit costs around $60. Visit Proactive for more details.

And you may call up their Skin Care Advisors for ‘customised’ kits, or simply visit the Proactiv site.

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Conclusion Rating
Acne Treatment Power
5 stars
Quality Ingredients
3 stars
Long Lasting Results
3 stars
5 stars

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