I use to use proactiv for years. I became really sick of the amount of time it took, and i was convinced that it was giving me more acne. This bar has worked pretty well. Hasnt completely cleared everything up, still a pimple or two. My favorite part is the ease of using it, probably because I came from the 10 min long proactiv nightmare.
I have been using proactive for around 3 years. I have gone thorough times where my skin is near perfect looking and not so perfect looking on proactive. It works better sometimes than others. Worked a lot better than prescribed topicals. It may work for you, everyones skin is different.