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Skin Care Review: Proactiv acne treatment system

by Raychel Namiotka, Poulsbo , WA USA

I give the three step Proactiv system 4 out of 5 stars. It was recommended to me by my sister who got good results to clear up her acne, which was mild. I suffered from acute acne brought on by stress. The Proactiv system reduced the acne considerably, although not completely. I found that I did not need the toner and only used the cleanser and the moisturizer.

The drawbacks to using this system are that you have to join their club and the product is sent to you at regular intervals (rather than re-ordering it when you are ready). The good news is that you can now order just the products you need rather than the packaged set (I threw out a lot of toner before this was an option) and you can choose how often you receive the next order.

The system did not completely clear up my acne, but reduced it considerably. Treatment from my dermatologist has done the rest. Once my acne cleared, I found that I did not need the Proactiv system and canceled my membership.

One note, my dermatologist felt that the Proactiv system was just "a good marketing plan" and I could get the same results from other, cheaper products. He suggested Cetaphil which I did not get the same results from. In my opinion, the Proactiv system is a good one and if I am paying for their marketing, I don't mind since it worked and I didn't have to stand in the drugstore reading every label on the shelf.


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