Proactiv+ : Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

6 Reviews

Active Ingredient:
Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%).

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Lauryl/Myristyl Benzoate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

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July 19, 2015
Leaves face amazingly is clearing up my acne with the rest of the system. I know many people might be afraid to try it but it really works well. The first weeks or two can dry your skin a little but it really works. I use it twice daily but in the morning I use the three steps with the proactive solution oil free moisturizer with spf 15. Overall I think the whole line is amazing and would recommend it to people with mild-moderate acne
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June 12, 2015
Pleasantly Surprised
Ok So I definitely don't have perfect skin- I get really bad hormonal acne and right now I'm breaking out pretty badly from it around my jawline. I used to use the old Proactiv a couple of years ago in combination with the pill, and both worked perfectly for me; I couldn't use one without the other. Then I stopped using Proactiv and broke out like before. I've tried other products but Proactiv really does work- the new system seems to be a bit more in-tune to how leading skincare formula's are, as they now use a lot of botanicals and vitamin serums, plus salicylic acid in their moisteriser. I'm still finding my skin very dry, however, so I use a Cetaphil moisteriser over the top of the Proactiv one at night and this seems to do the trick. I would highly recommend this product, but you need to use the 3 steps and use everyday. Also, it works differently for everyone- my skin seems to need another month for it to fully start to have an effect, so I would say it will take me 3 months for it to start working properly, but you should notice an improvement pretty much straight away
April 12, 2015
Exfoliator Smells Rancid
I have been using Proactiv original products for years and I know they work. I have just received my first supply of Proactiv + but when I used this product, (the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator), it smelt terrible, like the product had gone rancid. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm going to have to return it, and unfortunately I bought two sets of everything. Both bottles of exfoliator smell the same.
March 28, 2015
It's working
I've used Proactiv before (old formula) and it seemed to keep my acne under control. I stopped using it on two different occasions for different reasons: 1st for financial and 2nd for a recurrence of breakouts. After this second time,I just resorted to living with acne. I've always tried to eat a healthy diet. A low GI diet definitely helped. Years later I had someone privately recommend Proactiv to me. She was about my age (30s) and I was shocked that she ever suffered from acne. Her skin was flawless. So I decided to visit a spa. Surely they would be able to help me get flawless skin. Well, I stuck with it from June to November and unfortunately, my acne got worse. When I looked in the mirror one day and said to myself, my face has never looked this bad, I made a decision to go back to Proactiv. Once ordered, I was visiting my girlfriend and happened to notice her skin was much more polished of late. When I asked her what she was using, to my shock, she said Proactiv. I was sure I made the right decision then. I have to say, I learned a great deal from the spa. This helped me stick with Proactiv. It is extremely important to follow the directions carefully. I started to see some results immediately but didn't feel it was worthy of 5 stars until at least 2 months later. One of the biggest mistakes is not "hardening" the skin to the BP, as teaches so well. Also not using moisturizer is another common error. The spa also taught me that hair removal causes breakouts. The second time I gave up Proactiv (mentioned earlier) was exactly because of this and I had thought Proactiv was no longer working. I had taken an epilator to my face and got the worst breakouts of my life. Now, I'm sure that using the same concept with other brands will work too. I've already considered over-the-counter replacements but am enjoying seeing my skin clear up too much to give it up yet and risk a new product not working. I've still got scars that I'm slowly watching fade. Lastly, some disclaimers: I am eating a mostly paleo diet. My acne is hormonal. I'm in my late 30s. I've been on Proactiv for 4 months. I am not associated with Proactiv at all.
January 10, 2015
BEWARE! Proactive Plus made my skin much worse and bleached my sheets. And the company has the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ever and I ended up having to dispute the charge with my credit card company. DO NOT GIVE YOUR BUSINESS TO THIS DISHONEST COMPANY. Proactive Plus advertises a 60-day money back guarantee. When I called for a refund, the agent gave me another phone number to call. I tried it several times and nobody ever picked up or returned my messages. I called the main line again, and the agent gave me the phone number for their 'Escalation Department.' I left a message there too and nobody ever called me back. They advertise the 60-day money back guarantee in commercials and on their website, but make it impossible to get a refund. I wish someone would file a lawsuit for their FALSE ADVERTISING.
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June 16, 2014
I like the old formula of this better :(
This is a lot thicker than the original proactiv cleanser. It smells horrible, like straight up bleach. It does the job at cleaning your skin though.