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Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser
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Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser


Active Ingredient:
Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%).

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, magnesium aluminum silicate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, sorbitol, dimethyl isosorbide, disodium PEG-12 dimethicone sulfosuccinate, neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, tridecyl stearate, polyethylene, cetyl esters, anthemis nobilis flower extract, tridecyl trimellitate, , imidazolidinyl urea, sodium PCA, propylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance.

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2 stars only because of cost
Reviewed on August 22, 2016

So here is the deal - I have tried them all. I have suffered from acne since I was about 14 and that was a LONG time ago. I have been on prescription medication (that is an entirely different post, I think) and have suffered greatly because of it. I finally returned to topical treatments about 6 years ago after roughly 3 years on tetracycline and immediately tried Proactiv because it is the one that I hear about most, on TV, on message boards, friends etc. And it was relatively low cost compared to some other solutions. I only had one good friend who used it and it seemed to work well for her so why not?! But just like all of the people below, it was way too rough on my skin and I don't really consider myself to have sensitive skin. I also do not have allergies to Benzoyl before people jump to that conclusion. It is just rough. It did not stop the breakouts although it didn't leave a film on my skin, which I do appreciate. Needless to say, I didnt stay with it for very long... probably about 2 months before I moved on. Then tried product x, y z (you can insert any name and the likelihood is that I have used it) to no avail.

Started on Ninja Skincare 2 months ago and so far am really enamored. There are about... I don't know 5-6 cleansers you can choose from based on your skin type and the one I am using now does not have any of the drying effects that I had with proactiv. Their topical medications come in different percentages too so you can choose how aggressive you want to be on your acne. So far so good and so far, super happy with it.

not for everyone, too harsh for me
Reviewed on August 14, 2014

Proactive system not work for me, made my skin worse. The microbeads inside it is too harsh, causing micoinjury to Skin. Definitely not for to use during breakaout as it can be painful to use. My work for other.

By the way I have oily skin, moderate acne mostly of cystic type, 25 yr / female.

if you must use BPO...
Reviewed on July 31, 2014

This is a great cleanser. However, it won't work forever

Temporary solution
Reviewed on March 7, 2014

Within 2 weeks, this cleanser managed to clear my skin but became hopeless after i stopped using it. Acne returned even worse than before. I may continue using just for a quick fix while searching for something better.

Reviewed on April 27, 2013

I got this for Christmas, so I'm not positive how much it costs. It did clear up my skin after about a week of use but it was so harsh. After using it, it would leave my skin really red and inflamed. The first time, my mom even asked if I had a sunburn because I was so red. It also dried out my chin and the areas around my nose and mouth. I had to stop eventually because of the side effects of burning and drying my skin.

Reviewed on December 31, 2012

Okay product, but much better ones on the market for cheaper.

Reviewed on May 21, 2012

better of walking into a store and buying a gentle wash i would never recommend this to anyone waste of my money and time

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Reviewed on April 3, 2012

If you have moderate to severe acne I do not recommend this product to you.

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Reviewed on February 9, 2012

Zapzyt worked better for me & was much more affordable & less drying

Reviewed on January 19, 2012

I've been suffering from acne for half a year now ( I'm 18 )

My skin used to look perfect and acne-free until after a horrible day it broke out like crazy.

My parents, my friends and even my teachers they told me that my face was a mess. Can you imagine how sad it was. I felt devastated, I stopped going out and spent most of my time sitting alone at home. My mom took me to a hospital, then a derm, but nothing seemed to work.

My aunt, she sent me the Proactiv Kit but at first I didn't dare to use because of all the negative comments on the internet.

However, as I was so desperate and I realized that I had nothing to lose, I finally decided to try Proactiv the 3-step system.

And it works !

I know it doesn't work for everyone but I'm glad it works for me.

The cleanser was too drying at first, and it left my face crazily red for 3 days but acne was gone !

So, I decided that I couldn't use it everyday, so I switched to Cetaphil. However, as you all know Cetaphil is mild and gentle and to be honest it doesn't really cleanse the skin very well. So every 2 days I use Proactiv cleanser to exfoliate and prevent new acne and then switch back to Cetaphil.

Just so you know, acne doesn't disappear in just one night so you have to be persistent and believe that you can CONTROL your acne. Do not let it control your life. Everyone deserves clear skin!!

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