Everyone I have ever talked to said the same thing about proactiv.
It's pretty simple. Here's how they get you to fall into the Pharmaceutical/Medical Industry's hands:
Teen has normal acne caused by hormones. Tries Proactiv.
Proactiv makes teen breaks out. Teen visits dermatologist.
Dermatologist prescribes oral and topical antibiotics.
Teen takes medications, but they lose effectiveness and break the teen out even more.
Doctor prescribes Accutane. Teen takes it and develops dangerous side effects.
Doctor refers teen patient to specialist to manage the effects of Accutane.
More pills, more visits, more harm.
Welcome to our lovely health care system.
Treating symptoms only. If only everyone in their teen years accepted acne, never slathered anything on their face, and changed their diet to a non western formula that does cause insulin spikes which trigger hormones...this would be a less popular website.
Oh, wait, that doesn't make the medical industry money.