Style:30 Day Proactiv+ is a 3-Step Acne Treatment System with advanced skin care benefits that delivers even more medicine to the pores for faster results. The three synergistic steps were formulated for daily use to clear acne blemishes, help prevent future breakouts and promote skin that is consistently clear, smooth, and radiant. You may experience some dryness, slight flaking and irritation in the early days.
Proactiv+ 3 Step Advanced Skincare Acne Treatment – Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash, Salicylic Acid Exfoliator for Face And Pore Minimizer – 30 Day Complete Acne Skin Care Kit
CLEAR SKIN DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN DRY SKIN: If your acne face wash is making your skin dry or dull, Proactiv was made specifically with you in mind. This acne treatment system prevents flare ups while promoting glowing, healthy skin.
YOU NEED MORE THAN A PIMPLE CREAM: Proactiv is a powerful, comprehensive acne treatment that refreshes skin, removes impurities and helps prevent future breakouts.
ILLUMINATE YOUR SKIN: Our salicylic acid complexion treatment is a powerful moisture complex to keep your skin ultra-hydrated.
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES AND SKIN TYPES: Proactiv’s 3-Step Kit provides the same powerful skin care for teens and adults, and is great for sensitive skin.
FROM THE COMPANY THAT STARTED A SKINCARE REVOLUTION: Designed specifically for acne-prone skin, Proactiv combines benzoyl peroxide to attack acne-causing bacteria and salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin with a moisture complex to help hydrate.
Okay, I’m really bad at writing reviews, but this one is different. This is the review I would’ve wanted to read, and despite the 5 stars I won’t pull any punches here. First of all I want to address the complaint that this is not the 30-day supply but a “trial” or “travel” size. It is the advertised 2 fl oz, but I have had no problems making it last a month. The 6 fl oz that some people are expecting is a 90-day supply (it’s actually a better deal too). But I bought this one with mountains of incredulity under my belt because of my history with acne treatment. I first started breaking out when I was in the 3rd grade. That’s right. I was that weird kid getting zits before we’re even supposed to understand what those are. I got the standard comforting words like “it’s a phase everyone has to go through” and “you’ll grow out of it”… I have not. I am now 25 years old. I know I’m not alone on this one, so I don’t need to tell you how utterly stressful it is to deal with acne on top of the normal pressures of growing up, then reaching my 20s and dealing with the new mess of adulting… while still dealing with acne. Like many people, I tried EVERYTHING. About a year ago I finally decided to go natural with the new craze the “oil cleansing method”, and got into using essential oil treatments for a while. It seemed to work in treating existing pimples, but never stopped my breakouts from occurring. I had always stayed away from proactiv because of the expense, the ridiculous number of products, and the celebrity endorsements (made it seem fake to me), but I reached my breaking point a little over a month ago. I just thought “I am an ADULT. What gives?” So I bit the bullet and decided to try it. I went with the Proactiv+ because from my understanding it is more for adult acne, when your skin is less resistant to the harsher treatment in the original system. But that is all very dependent on your skin type. Some people here who have more aggressive acne may do better with the other version. My skin type is very sensitive combination oily/dry skin. The WORST kind (in my limited experience). In the past, my skin would get super oily and break out, then I would go after it with a treatment that would totally dry it out and cause cracking and bleeding. It was always back and forth, I couldn’t find a balance. Proactiv+ gives me that. But I won’t lie, it wasn’t easy to use. It can be very hard on your skin, but there are 2 things I discovered that mitigate that. 1. Do NOT use other acne products while you’re using this system, and I’m actually including other Proactiv products on this one (at least at first). 2. Start SMALL. Use less than they recommend and start only once a day. After I used the 3 steps for 2 days, I honestly noticed a difference. Maybe it was just desperation, but I said to myself “this could actually work…” So I got a little overzealous. I tried to start small, but I was seeing the light at the end of my very long, dark acne tunnel and I sprinted. Used some of the supplementary products from Proactiv on top of this system. Bad idea. I burned my skin. Like, to a crisp. I had to stop wearing makeup and slathered aloe vera on my face for a couple days. So I backed way off and did a more gradual approach. Now I’m almost exactly 30 days in (tomorrow is a month) and I still don’t use it twice a day, every day. But my skin is definitely tolerating it better. It does dry out your skin, sorry. Personally, after almost 20 years of acne, I will totally make that sacrifice. The only Proactiv product I would recommend buying along with this would be the green tea moisturizer, because moisture is a MUST. To me, thing that makes Proactiv different is the fact that it does prevent breakouts as well as treat them. If I were to stop using it, I’m sure they’d come back. It’s not a cure, it’s a treatment. But I’ll take it. Another reason to give it a try is that there are plenty of fad systems that attack Proactiv for exactly the reasons I never tried it. But they lose popularity fast and then vanish, while Proactiv is going strong. Because ultimately, it WORKS. I’m working my way up to using it more often, but my skin is looking so much better it’s insane.Read more
Karen Muehlheim –
Works great, but it’s the 30 day treatment not the amount the pictures show. Go on the proactive website and you’ll get the same product for 30 dollars. Spent way more money than I should’ve. Will be purchasing off of proactive website though.Read more
I have been using Proactiv for the past 10 years. From the original formula, to this. I cringe even thinking about how much money I threw away for something so darn damaging to my skin. If it didn’t make my skin oily, it made it dry and flakey. I kept blaming myself! Like it wasn’t the product but more my body. Oh that creamy exfoliating wash. I loved that wash. I would look forward to the time I used it with those little scrubby beads inside. In turn, it made me believe that I needed scrubby beads everytime I wash my face to get it clean. The acne pore targeting treatment… Just saying it made my skin feel better! But it made it actually made it greasy and caused me to break out even more. I have cystic acne under my jawline and my chin as well as other parts of my face throughout the month. Finally I had had enough. About a month ago I switched over to roseclay and charcoal face bar used with a exfoliating glove followed by a DIYI organic aloe tea tree oil and lavender oil moisturizer. I also use a coffee and coconut oil scrub in the winter if my skin needs a moisture boost. I cannot even tell you how much better my homemade stuff has been vs this Proactiv nonsense. I swear I’m not a hippy, just a girl who has better things to spend her money on then this garbage. We just bought our first home and I do not have the money to be throwing $120 down the tube every 3 months for something that isn’t working AT ALL. I finally bit the bullet and did some research on natural things to improve my skin. It was the most amazing and satisfying experience ever. My face is clearer than it’s ever been and it’s glowing. Plus I’m getting better results for a fraction of the cost. It’s changed my life and also it saves me almost $40 a month. Dont buy this stuff. You are setting yourself up for failure, time wasted, money wasted and disappointment. Not to mention you become addicted to it. Its a marketing scheme, and that’s all it is! I fell for it for so long and I’m finally done. I even threw three of the half full bottles I had in the trash today as a final nail in the Proactiv coffin. It was so hard but I’m so happy I did It! I wont even go into what happens when you sign up with Proactiv directly and how they sometimes charge your bank account multiple times a month when not authorized! And good luck stopping them or canceling. I had to change my bank card to stop the charges! They are ridiculous and their customer service is a disasterRead more
Josef M. Valdman –
I am a hormonal cystic acne sufferer and I am impressed with this system. After visiting with my dermatologist today, I learned that cystic acne can only be treated “from the inside,” and in my case requires antibiotics daily (only costs $10-$30 with insurance, which is cheaper than most acne products). However, my doctor did say she likes this product and all acne sufferers should use it to treat the smaller pimples. This product works best for me when I use it 3x a day, and I only use it in the areas where I break out. It will shrink your acne cysts, but it won’t cure those large, painful infections in the face. Hope this helps someone who has similar issues! I calculated the 4 stars based on price and the fact that you will still need to use additional quality products and/or facials to keep your skin looking young and fresh. I also use vitamin C serum, glycolic products and moisturizers in addition to Proactiv+, so I’ve ended up with about 6-7 products total. Ugh!Read more
E. Westmoreland –
Please do not order this product. I used it for eight years and wish I’d been warned that it’s pretty much a lifetime contract. When I’ve tried to stop, I break out with little bumps all over my face. This is totally common and kept me coming back for more. I’m three weeks off and finally starting to heal. Do the research before you order. It’s a quick fix but not a good one and your skin gets addictiveRead more