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Does Proactiv Solution Really Work?

Click for More Info About Proactiv PlusProactiv Solution promises to prevent acne and pimples and give you clear skin. Proactiv Solution claims their system is an overall skin treatment that is more effective in combating acne than the spot pimple treatments you will find over the counter in stores. The basic kit contains 3 items: Renewing Cleanser which thoroughly scrubs your face of any impurities and dead skin; Revitalizing Toner which rejuvenates your skin cells; and Repairing Lotion which prevents future outbreaks and heals current pimples and blackheads. The pharmaceutical-grade benzoyl peroxide used by Proactiv Solution is supposed to be gentler on your skin than other acne products that use higher amounts of benzoyl peroxide.
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Proactiv Solution Reviews

No - Depends on what causes your acne
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Didn’t work for me. I bought the “Acne Free” brand off the shelf at Costco (size of products were bigger and at a cheaper price as well). The mask Proactive included as a “free” gift made my acne worse.

April 15th, 2011
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Yes - Acne from Meds - this worked
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I had to start taking a medication that caused acne along my jawline. This product cleared up my skin in days. I love it.

Amy Bo
February 28th, 2011
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No - works for a couple weeks
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after it starts to clear up skin boom it stops working.

Cheryl Johnson
November 24th, 2010
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Yes - love it
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Great product! I’m 40 and have had one facial. The gal was impressed with my skin and asked what I used. I have only used Pro Active for the past 5 years. Keeps blemishes away if used 2x daily.

Gwen Strain
November 23rd, 2010
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No - 2
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im sorry to all you other girls who want clear skin but the break through hasent arrived yet i tried proactive solution and the papers they sent me told me results may vary so i waited the 3 months and finaly my skin didnt get better but worser my face broke out really bad…still looking for a solution to acne

October 14th, 2010
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Yes - Not for everyone
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I had acne in my late teens and tried several products: Retin-A, Clindagel, Nuetragena T-Gel, Medicated pads, etc. They all seemed to work OK at clearing my skin for awile but eventually the acne came back just like before. I had high hopes for Proactiv Solution but the results were similar to the others – some clearing up the first two weeks but back to the same after that.

On the plus side they did quickly honor a money back guarantee after I returned the product after two months so it is probably worth a try if other acne products are not working for you.

What did eventually help me was a prescription drug called Accutane. It gave me nosebleeds and left me feeling more blue during the five months I took it but it was incredible at clearing up my face. I haven’t needed any other product since then. I would recommend trying Proactiv first because it doesn’t have the side effects but if your still not satisfied ask a dermatologist about Accutane.

Daniel Harris
October 27th, 2009
Southfield, MI
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No - Not for sensitive skin.
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I tried the Proactiv treatment for some mild acne and I felt a really strong burning sensation in my face. That’s when I found out that I can’t use anything with the benzoyl peroxide.

If you have sensitive skin, don’t even bother with Proactiv.

October 7th, 2009
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Yes - Best acne treatment I’ve used. An effective, quality product.
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I suffered with acne throughout my teenage years and into my 20s. After years of trying various products without success, the Proactiv Solution treatment really was a solution for my acne.

When I was a teenager, I tried using Oxy, which worked somewhat but also dried my skin. Later I heard an ad for a product called “Clear by Design” which used 2.5% benzoyl peroxide in a high quality base. Clear by Design worked great but after a few years they discontinued the product. I became desperate, trying all sorts of things including AcneStatin and the Lewis Feder product but they were all worthless. When I saw the TV infomercial for Proactiv Solution, I recognized that the main product was formulated in a way similar to Clear by Design. I ordered it and I have never used anything else for my skin.

The basic Proactiv Solution kit has 3 products: Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, and Repairing Lotion. I used all three products faithfully for years. The Renewing Cleanser is a scrub. I was never sure the Revitalizing Toner really did anything but I kept using it anyway. The Repairing Lotion, however, is the most important product in the Proactive line.

Fortunately, my acne largely went away in my 30s, but I still keep a bottle of the Proactiv Solution Repairing Lotion around for occasional breakouts, and it still gets the job done.

Paul Lucas
August 11th, 2009
San Mateo, California
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