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Proactiv Reviews by Users

Reviews are listed in alphabetical order. The reviewer's overall conclusion (rating) is listed on the right. To view a full review, click on the appropriate link.

Product / Review Excerpt Rating
Proactiv Solution
I'm 26. After I tried all sorts of antibiotics, followed by Accutane (twice) and it didn't work, I saw the commercial and tried Proactiv Solution. That was about three years ago, I have been using it ever since. I don't use the 3-step system, just the Repair cream, and order it direct from the internet when I run out... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv
I finally decided to try proactiv to rid my face once and for all of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Well it worked. My face cleared up, there was no irritation and I even had comments on how glowing I looked... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv
I have been using proactiv for about a year. I have oily skin and at the age of 31 still breakout often. I found it does help control breakouts but not enough. When I do breakout it usually lasts less than a week. I like the deep cleansing wash bett..... full text >>
Satisfactory
ProActiv
My son had serious acne in high school. We were seeing a doctor but were not seeing an improvement. Several friends recommended ProActiv which we tried as it was cheaper than the prescriptions he was currently using. It worked very well for the two years my son needed it... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv
Well, are you considering Proactiv? DON'T!!! I have never had a problem or negative reaction to any other product in my life and i am nearly 40! I get hormonal breakouts and they aren't that bad but with my son 15 and in need of a little help for ..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv
Proactiv does a wonderful job at advertising because the photos in the commercials and on the website look very real and because of that, I decided to try the product. It worked well at first, improving my skin tone within two weeks. But after a couple of months my skin seemed to go back to the way it was... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv
Overall this is a very good product. fromo 16 years old I had numerous breakouts sometimes severe. I started using it when i was 18 and within a month my acne almost completly disapeared. I'm 19 now and have been virtually acne free for a year..... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv
Proactiv is supposed to be a great acne product. I do not have "sensitive skin" but I developed redness, blisters, and itching that lasted for weeks in the areas I used the Proactiv on. The reaction to the Proactive was much more disfiguring than the one or two pimples I occasionally experience... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactive
Used this product for 30 days. I saw absolutely no change or improvement in my condition. Perhaps with all the success stories I saw on all advertising I expected too much from the product. At Any rate I did use the product according the manufac..... full text >>
No effect
Proactive Solution
I was struggling with acne for many years before I start to use Proactive Solution. I 've been using many products before. Cost a lot money but no result. It's really changed my life since I begin to use Proactive Sloution, my acne disppeared. I begi..... full text >>
Satisfactory
ProActive Solution Club 3 piece kit
I am a 31 year old women. When I graduated from highschool and went to college my dry, pimpleless skin took a turn for the worse. I am now a combination of dry and oily and have had constant battles with adult acne... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv Solution 3 part system plus mask & SPF 15
I am happy with this 3 part system. I also use the mask & Spf 15 moisturizer. My constant breakouts of acne have stopped. The product did not shrink my pores and my pores are still produsing alot of oil. Although, I must be fair, the product did..... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv 3-Step System
I am 27 years old with acne prone skin. My skin tone is uneven, sometimes oily, and blotchy. The proactive system has worked wonders for my acne and has smoothed my complexion. Now, I rarely have outbreaks; but, when I do Proctive's 3-step system..... full text >>
Good
ProActiv Solution 3 Step System
I purchased a travel size sampler of Proactiv the three steps (cleansing, toning, and moisture) to see if it was worth the money. I am in my late 20's with combination, sensitive skin, large pores, and occasional moderate breakouts. The problem I have with most acne treatments is that they dry my skin out so severely... full text >>
Good
Proactiv Solution 3-step system
I used Proactiv on my face, chest, arms and back (which the dermatologists say isn't a problem). A couple of weeks later I noticed rough, dry patches of skin in numerous places where I had used the treatment. The patches looked like welts... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Solution Three Step System
i decided to use my sister's 2nd batch of proactiv which she had stopped using because the new cleansing lotion somehow irritated her whole face giving her an allergic reaction which resulted in rashes. i was using it hopeful that it would banish my pimples... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Three Step System
I started using Proactiv in 2003 before my wedding. It worked better than anything I have ever used. I stopped using it after the wedding because of the price, but went back to it a year later because I couldn't find anything else that worked as well... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv Solution 5 Piece Kit
To put it simple: This product didn't work for me. Out of desperation I ordered this as my last hope, I had heard so many testimonials about it working, I knew it would. Well, it does, for some people. The booklets all said to give it time, so I gave..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Acne Mask
I really liked how effectively this clay mask dried up the individual pimples, but it was too drying to use on my whole face. The color is off white and has a bit of a medicinal smell that I didn't care for, but it was very useful to literally dry up a blemish over night... full text >>
Good
Proactiv cleanser
i used the Proactiv cleanser, toner and moisturiser every day and night. It cleared my skin within 1 week. I had severe adult acne (i'm 30) and Proactive really did work, in the beginning. After about 4 months of constand use, my skin became very dry (lost a lot of moisture)then slowly starting breaking out again... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactiv e Green Tea Moisturizer
While the 3 step Proactiv line was very drying to my skin, the Green Tea Moisturizer did offer some relief. It was expensive for the amount of product you receive, but it lasts quite a while. I was also worried about trying a moisturizer, in general, because they so often cause breakouts for me, but I did have success with the Green Tea Moisturizer... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactive Face Wash
The product worked well initially to clear most of my facial acne, but it did nothing for clearing up blackheads or for improving skin tone balance. I found that after prolonged use, the effectiveness of the product wore off and my acne problems returned... full text >>
Satisfactory
Guthy-Renker Proactiv Solution
I lived in the tropics for a while and when I returned to the States my skin did not adjust well. I never really suffered from bad acne just occasional blemishes from time to time yet my face when I returned was just horrible... full text >>
Good
Proactiv
Proactiv proved to be a bunch of hype. During the initial period of use, for which the money back guarantee was valid, the product seemed to have minor positive effects. However, I assumed that since I had not been using it for long that it would progressively work better... full text >>
Adverse Effects
ProActiv
I ordered ProActiv Solution out of desparation. I am a young adult who has battled the acne war since adolescence and am sick and tired of it. I don't have very serious acne, but it is enough to depress me while getting ready in the morning or washing my face at night... full text >>
Good
Proactiv
hi, this product was a complete waste of money and time for me and i would not reccomned it to anyone, i started using it about a year ago for six months and waited and waited for my acne to clear up, i have mature acne as i am an adult of 40 years..... full text >>
No effect
Proactiv
Proactive is definitly not something people with mild to severe acne should use. It worked for like the first two months, then seemed to cause breakouts!! I got lots of little breakouts all over my forehead and around my mouth. They took a REALLY..... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactiv
The first two months I used this product, it seemed to reduce my acne. My skin was soft and I had less severe break-outs. After the two months, it's as if I wasn't using it at all. Since it was past the money back guarantee deadline, I could not return the product... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactiv
I have had a steady acne problem for most of my life I have been using the Proactive system for about 6 months now. I have had good results with the prouduct and would recomend it. However, I do notice that If I don't use the prouduct twice a day EVERY DAY that I break out with just a few but rather large blemishes... full text >>
Good
Proactiv
I started using the Proactiv which I did use for two months. After the first week it seemed that my skin looked the same, there was no major difference. The second week it started to feel tight after washing it... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv
A few months ago, I bought the travel size version (I prefer to buy travel sizes before I buy the full amounts of anything, to make sure it'll be worth buying the full amounts) of the proactiv "solution. " It comes with a benzoyl peroxide cream cleanser, toner, and a solution of benzoyl peroxide... full text >>
Satisfactory
PROACTIV
Proactiv is really an amazing product because it really works and it has everything you need to keep your skin healthy and acne-free. Though it does cost about $50 it is a supply for 90 days which really is not that expensive. It is well worth your money... full text >>
Excellent
proactiv
I decided to use this product, mainly for my chin area. I didn't have severe acne, but enough to make me self-conscious. This product made my face red and very dry. My nose actually peeled, and it took a couple weeks for that to clear up. I got my ..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv
Upon initial use of product, number of blemishes and breakouts reduced almost immediately. A refining mask is included in first shipment and works well for quick treatment of blemishes. You can also wear the mask as a spot treatment overnight that produces smaller blemishes by the next morning... full text >>
Good
Proactiv
Growing up I never had problems with acne. I remember getting my first pimple when I was 18. I am now in my late 30s and dealing with changing hormones. I was getting acne a couple of times a month. I have always had fairly dry skin. After using..... full text >>
Good
Proactiv
I never had skin problems until I reached my early 20s. I would even often sleep with makeup on and had no problems whatsoever. I now have acne along my jawline and have tried many products with no real success. My friend had good results with Proactiv, but never had acne, just minor breakouts... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv
I ordered the Proactiv skin care set ( cleanser, toner, and repairing lotion) as yet another attempt to clear up my light-moderate acne. I used it for about nine months, adhering to the product directions, with no real results. During this time my lifestyle was fairly consistent (no major changes in activity or eating habits)... full text >>
No effect
Proactiv
I've been using proactiv for about seven months now and I've gained great results. People ask me what I've done because my skin is so even and clear. However, if i stop using the treatment and decide to try something new, the breakouts would start once more, sometimes even worse than before... full text >>
Good
Proactiv
For the past few years my acne has started to get really bad...big, nasty bumps that never seemed to go away. I tried everything; home remedies, store brands, even some expensive brands from Macys, but nothing seemed to work. So when I shopping..... full text >>
Good
ProActiv
I have cystic acne which began in my early 20s. I have fought with it for ten years. The only thing that has truly worked for me is anti-biotics, although I have not tried everything. I get HUGE cystic zits on my chin usually, but hte rest of my ..... full text >>
No effect
Proactiv
A fiend saw how my face was full of acne, and she recommended me to use proactiv. A friend of her used it, and his face got clear completely. I gave it a try, and I did not really notice the difference because the acne does not go completely. But..... full text >>
Excellent
ProActiv
ProActiv, I will say is the best program for problem skin. I had problem skin as a teenager and after becoming a middle aged woman, I would still break out. After using ProActiv, I realized I had something here, I wish I had when I was in high school... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv
I purchased the Proactiv range for my 11 year old (soon to be 12 year old) daughter, who was experiencing acne all over her face, particularly all over her forehead and cheeks. I found a Proactiv "consultant" who sold the product at a store. When ..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv
I am very dissappointed. I feel like I have been totally scammed by proactive. I needed something to help clear up my face. I decided I was going to give proactive a try and I found a 5pc kit for a good price. I purchased the kit and paid an extra $..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv
I am 23 years old and have dealt with acne since I was 13. I have nodular cystic acne. Inflammation is really bad for me. For years I was told by dermatologists that my skin was not that bad. Well, they all lied. I tried Proactiv once when I..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
ProActiv
ProActiv has done a great job on my acne prone skin. I am 42 years old and have suffered from large pores, breakouts, and consistent acne since I was 11 years old. This product cleared my large pores, which were dark with built up oil I could not remove and also greatly reduced the bumps on my chin caused from clogged pores... full text >>
Excellent
ProActiv
I am 29 trs. I purchased ProActiv with high hopes. It seemed to work well for the first few weeks, and then, just before my monthly cycle, my face broke out really bad and hasn't gotten much better... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactiv
I began using the Proactiv 3-part system three months ago. My skin is much clearer and seems more balanced. I am mid-30's and my blemish-prone complexion had not cleared up since adolescence. My complaint was chronic but mild blemish problems, so ..... full text >>
Good
Proactiv
I used Proactiv for a couple of years. Always frustrated with different products. This did help with the acne, but made my face red and irritated. I finally returned to a dermatologist who gave me a different dx than acne, liklely resulted from the use of this product... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Acne Solution
I don't know what they put in this stuff, but I would have achieved the same results by pouring acid on my face!!!! My skin actually started disintegrating...if you can believe that! The area where my nose attaches to my cheek actually came apart..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv acne treatment system
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 consider..... full text >>
Satisfactory
ProActiv Solution
I've been using the 3-part system (cleanser, toner, lotion) for about one year now. I've suffered constantly with mild to heavy breakouts since childhood, and these are the first products I've tried that have actually cleared my skin without overdrying... full text >>
Good
Proactiv Solution
I used it for more than 3 weeks and it does help my skin since I have been struggle with acne since I was 13 (I am now 21). I have tried alot of things, from all different lotions to hundreds of dollars worth of medicine and the result is often limited... full text >>
Good
Proactiv Solution
I had used Proactiv for over a year with only moderate results. It was better than the OTC products I had tried, but I still had breakouts. So I got frustrated and quit using any skin care products. Then my skin brokeout, the worst it has ever been..... full text >>
Good
ProActiv Solution
This product line is a god-send as far as I am concerned. I noticed that my lifelong battle with acne began to clear up within 3 days of starting ProActiv. Within a week, 85% of my breakouts were gone... full text >>
Good
Proactiv solution
i enjoyed the product because, if used daily and exactly as instructed, the product works well on the face. however, body acne was irritated and increased. the skin became dry and was all around red. i want also to have some kind of cream for the body and a handout describing good skin care techniques... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactiv Solution
As a very young 60yr old woman, I've had slight acne since 13. Using Proactiv, the first few weeks seemed to work, then my skin got "immune" to it. Did sting some, too. Big bumps under the skin came,large red, pimples, not coming to the surface. The..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv solution
I never really had acne to begin with but during stressful times, I would sometimes break out in various areas on my face. When I started using the product, it made my skin perfectly clear and I did not get it for a while. I was very happy and satisfied with it and relied on it heavily... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Solution
I began using the Proactiv Solution in the beginning of February. It is now the beginning of May and I have been using the skincare system dilligently, however, I have NO results. It is very frustrating. I use the product religiously and its infommer..... full text >>
No effect
Proactiv Solution
I ordered Proactiv after a year of acne that wouldn't go away. I had prolonged giving in to ordering Proactiv, rightly thinking that it would be too harsh and would not work any better than the dozens of products I had already bought at the store. However, a few friends of mine swore it helped them, so with a glimmer of hope I opened a Proactiv account... full text >>
Adverse Effects
ProActiv solution
At fist I loved it. But then it made my skin so much worse and it started to hurt to use it. It's been a few weeks since I stopped using this product and I'm still trying to balance out my skin. I also found that the collars of several of my shirts were ruined while using this product (they were bleached out)... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv solution
This product was good at the beginning and helped to clear up acne without a lot of irritation, however it is not a long term solution. Stops working after a few months. The best part of this product is the lotion for acne that you can wear at night... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactive
When I first started using Proactive I did see a difference in my skin, but it wasn't so much that my acne cleared up, but my skin was much more soft and had a better look or glow. I have seen Proactive clear up skin for a lot of people I know. Although it has yet to do the same for me I will probably continue using it... full text >>
No effect
proactive
my skin has always been very dry, and I have come to the conclusion that this caused my face to be more sensitive and produce more oil than needed and therefore, breakout a lot. I am 27 and have always struggled with minor acne. I tried proactive and found that becuase of my skin sensitivity, any of the proactive stuff didn't do well for my face, except the face wash... full text >>
Good
Proactive
Overall I think that if you have severe acne and are commited to washing your face every day and night then I believe you will have good results. However if you do not have that bad of acne I dont think you should use this product. The benzoyl peroxide used in it is very powerful and will bleach your towels, sheets and anything else that comes into contact with it... full text >>
Satisfactory
Proactive
The cleanser is a bit like a scrub, it's grainy and doesn't foam and does leave the skin feeling clean without feeling stripped. the toner also has a good scent that isn't too medicine-y or overwhelming, it also leaves the skin feeling a bit moisturized... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactive entire line
have used 9 years only switching cleansers, tried it as last resort, it does work, I'm 49 w/oily skin, large pores, occasional zits and the repair lotion keeps it in check, the toner is pleasant but I wish the cleanser smelled better and lathered and it will bleach anything you touch w/o thoroughly washing hands... full text >>
Good
Proactive Solution 3-piece Kit
After hearing all the hype on this product, I had to try it. After all you get your money back if you don't like it! I wasn't impressed at all. I have sensitive skin, with mild to moderate acne. It did stop new blemishes from forming for about a wee..... full text >>
Satisfactory
ProActive Solution
If you use the system as stipulated this is an amazing product. When I started ProActive I loved it right away. I cleared up within a couple weeks. The drawback is when I hit a snag in my finances I decided to go back to using a cheaper cleanser... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv Repairing Lotion
First, let me begin by introducing my skin type to you. I have extremely sensitive skin that tends to be dry during the winter months and then oily with dryness in my t-zone area during the rest of the year. Because my skin is so sensitive, I tend to have minor breakouts when the weather changes or when my stress levels change... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Sensitive Skin LIne
I am 30 years old and usually only have hormonal breakouts (right before my period) but the breakouts normally linger for one to three weeks and leave red marks sometimes for months. So, out of a month, I might have one week of pretty good skin. Also, I have enlarged pores around my cheeks, nose and chin, which have blackheads I never seem to get rid of... full text >>
Good
ProActiv Skin Care System
This was a completely frustrating and miserable experience. Recently, I started having trouble with acne around my jawline and on my forehead. After seeing the advertisements for ProActiv, I was very optimistic and excited to try it... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Skin Care System
The Proactiv Skin care line for acne prone skin was too harsh for my skin type. I have oily/sensitive skin and the skin care system tended to dry out my skin. I noticed after a few months that my skin became very dry with red patches. This, in..... full text >>
Adverse Effects
ProActiv Skin Repairing Lotion
Part of ProActiv's 3-step system for fighting acne, the Repairing Lotion is anything but. Unlike what its name implies, the repairing lotion is not a moisturizer, but a very strong lotion containing benzoyle peroxide. The indications are to use it twice daily, once if irritation occurs... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv Cleanser
This has been a life saver for me. I discovered it at 27, wish I had found it at 18. I'm 35 now and cannot use anything but this product or else I break out. BE SURE to use is at night, do not SLEEP with your makeup on... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv Solution
In January I decided to try the product Proactiv Solution for my oily skin and mild acne. After about three weeks of using the product once everyday at night my skin looked a whole lot worse than it ever had in my life. My skin became really dry, so dry that I could see cracks in my forehead and my skin was red... full text >>
Adverse Effects
Proactiv System
This is a great system, I used to use it and when I look back at pictures I can tell the difference in my skin of when I used it and before. I stop because of the colder winter weather and also my acne is just monthly/hormonal now. It all works together, all helped lighten the scars... full text >>
Excellent
Proactiv Three step solution
As a girl in first grade getting her first pimple, it was not fun- at all. I am in sixth now, and in third, fourth, and some of fifth I suffered from severe acne. Proactiv brought that down to like 5 (At the most... full text >>
Excellent


     



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