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Proactiv 3-Step System

Proactiv

3-Step System

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Proactiv+ is an acne treatment system with their exclusive Smart Target technology 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.

Features & Benefits:
  • Paraben-free.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Dermatologist-tested.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Ingredients:

Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:
  • Benzoyl Peroxide: Contains micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide (BPO) designed to quickly kill acne-causing bacteria to clear acne blemishes and help prevent new ones from forming.
  • Pore Resurfacer: Gentle exfoliating beads work together with glycolic acid to help slough away dull, dry layers of dead skin cells, helping to clear pores and prep them for the Pore Targeting Treatment.

Pore Targeting Treatment:
  • Smart Target Benzoyl Peroxide: Exclusive technology designed to deliver BPO acne medicine directly into pores to help prevent dryness and irritation of the skin.

Complexion Perfecting Hydrator:
  • Salicylic Acid: An acne medicine designed to help clear pores of cellular debris and keep them clear -helping to minimize the look of pores for a more luminous complexion.
  • Skin Brightening Complex: Natural skin brighteners such as kojic acid, licorice extract, bearberry and sophora root are designed to help fade the appearance of post-acne marks and even skin tone.
  • Moisturizing Complex: Includes a powerful humectant, hyaluronic acid, plus other hydrating ingredients to help alleviate dryness for softer, smoother looking skin.

A $75 value!

Includes:
  • Skin Smoothing Exfoliator (2.0 oz)
  • Pore Targeting Treatment (1.0 oz)
  • Complexion Perfecting Hydrator (1.0 oz)
Skin Smoothing Exfoliator: Step 1 in the Proactiv+ 3-part system. Use twice daily, morning and night. Treat your whole face. Apply a small amount to dampened skin and gently massage with fingertips for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and follow with Step 2, the Pore Targeting Treatment and Step 3 the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. If going outside, use a broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher.

Pore Targeting Treatment: Clean the skin thoroughly with Step 1 Skin Smoothing Exfoliator before applying this product. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. If going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor. Follow with Step 3 Complexion Perfecting Hydrator.

Complexion Perfecting Hydrator: Apply Step 3 Complexion Perfecting Hydrator after completing Steps 1 and 2 of the Proactiv+ Core 3-step system. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. If going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor.
Skin Smoothing Exfoliator: Active: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%. Inactive: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Paraffin, Lauryl/Myristyl Benzoate, Coconut Acid, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

Pore Targeting Treatment: Active: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%. Inactive: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

Complexion Perfecting Hydrator: Active: Salicylic Acid 0.5%. Inactive: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Kojic Acid, Zinc Gluconate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Squalane, Safflower Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, PPG-5-Laureth-5, Polyquaternium-11, Ceteareth-20, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polysorbate 60, Hexylene Glycol, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

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Proactiv3-Step System
 
4.2

(based on 87 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68), Yes (4)

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4.0

Definitely helped

By Mel

from Spokane WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

I'm 23 and have had good skin my whole life, but I had a very stressful couple months, and I got nearly cystic acne like I've never ever had before. I spent so much money on drugstore face washed and nothing helped. I finally broke down and bought this, I'm so glad I did! It's clearing my skin up quite nicely. It is a little drying but nothing bad enough to quit using it.

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5.0

Yes I would buy this again

By Jenn

from Carmichael,Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

I have been upswing this since I was a teenager & I love it. When I run out & use something else it's not the same so I find a way to get this product again. I love the way it makes my face feel so soft.

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5.0

Awesome product

By Tara - OCR racer

from Connecticut

Verified Buyer

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

Use it religiously! Keeps my skin looking great! I train and race hard and my skin takes a lot of abuse - proactive helps keep my skin clear of blemishes

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  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Finally a non-drying acne system!

By Tannin

from St. Paul, MN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fades red acne
  • Non-drying

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Severe acne hormonal skin

    Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

    Bought this for my 22 year old daughter who has been getting heavy, red acne that "looks" like cystic acne but is not. Tried everything from the Dermatologist but it's all too drying and does nothing. She likes this because it does not dry out her skin and has been actually fading her acne and what looks like scarring.

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    5.0

    Daughter doesn't want pimples first day of school

    By Sparky chick

    from Rhode Island

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

    Worked awesome. I didn't want to subscribe to online service. Quick and easy in store purchase

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definitely recommend...better than the original!!

    By Ry

    from Lakeville, MA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Doesn't dry skin out
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-prone skin
      • All skin types
      • Current breakouts

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      I was hesitant to try this but glad i did! I tried the orignal 3-step system when i was younger and had minimal results. Since it was expensive and I didn't see results I started trying different things. Over the years I've found things that have helped my acne but it has never gone away completely...and I'm now 30 yrs old!! I was fed up and my bf suggested proactiv. I told him, tried it and it doesn't work. He insisted that I tried again, and stopped covering my face with makeup! Lol. He's right but im not ready to stop using foundation yet! Anyways, bought this kinda with the intention of proving him wrong but it's actually working. Lol. I love this new system. The face wash makes my skin nice and smooth and the treatment doesn't burn or dry out my skin. My favorite is probably the complexion perfecting hydrator! Soo soft and velvety feeling. Definitely hydrates my skin and leaves it nice and balanced. I do see results with this system and can't wait to see if it gets better. The only thing this kit is missing is a toner, but i have a favorite (holy grail) toner. I use the special cucumber lotion from mario badescu. That stuff is the best!! Takes off any leftover makeup after washing and really cleans the skin making it feel fresh and clean but not stripped. This was also helping my acne when i began using it so i incorporated it with this routine. I have very sensitive, combo, acne-prone skin and was hesitant that this would dry my skin out horribly but it hasn't and I've had no irritation either. It's also summertime rn and i tend to get oily so i will have to pay attention with the changing weather to make sure i don't dry out. I also got a sample of the green tea moisturizer with this, always loved that stuff, and it definitely helps w.hydration. Overall, Ive seen good results after about 2 weeks and hope it keeps getting better. Glad i tried this new system, soo much better than the original!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Yes indeed

      By Miss dee

      from Bloomington ill

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      Having oily skin it really helps it dry it up

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Mom

      from Plymouth Meeting PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      It was for my son (14). He has used prescription acne treatments but this seems to be working better.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Heather

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      Used as face wash

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      • No
       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Heather

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      Great face cleanser

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      • Q:

        Are you supposed to use steps 2&3 on the entire face, or just where your immediate breakout is?
        Asked on 10/20/2017 by Samantha from US

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Yes both of these steps are used on your whole face. For Step 2, apply on your whole face, let it absorb and then follow with Step 3. If you are heading outside, be sure to apply a sunscreen!

          Answered on 11/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        Would this product work well with thayers witch hazel rose petal toner
        Asked on 8/3/2017 by Katy from US

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Yes! We would recommend using our Balancing Toner, but if you prefer another toner, you should use after Step 1 and before Steps 2 and 3.

          Answered on 8/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        Hi! I have been using the previous step 3 of Proactiv for years. I am confused by this new 3-step system. Which product would be the step 3 like the previous system, the Repairing Treatment? Thank you so much for your help! Proactiv has helped me so much for more than 10 years.
        Asked on 7/24/2017 by LoveMyKitties from CA

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          In the Proactiv+ System, Step 1 is the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Step 2 is the Pore Targeting Treatment, and Step 3 is the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. The last two steps are leave-on.

          Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        my face is veto sensitive, is this product safe to use?
        Asked on 7/6/2017 by Brandy from Phoenix, AZ

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          If you have sensitive skin, we would recommend using the Deep Cleansing Wash.

          Answered on 7/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        How long do these bottles last?
        Asked on 6/29/2017 by Ashlea from Maryville, MO

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          For this system and size, the bottles generally last about a month. Please note, this varies per user.

          Answered on 7/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        This product is said to dry out skin regardless of it working for them or not, I have extremely oily skin and was wondering if using this product could make my skin normal from being so oily ?
        Asked on 6/21/2017 by Beautybae from undisclosed

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hello! Sometimes, users do find the benzoyl peroxide used in this system to cause some drying, but it varies. The ingredients we use work to reduce excess oil while still hydrating your skin.

          Answered on 7/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        In advertising, usually only young people are shown using Proactiv. Does it work for older people as well?
        Asked on 6/6/2017 by Billie from Jonesboro, AR

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hello! Proacitv helps with acne concerns at any age!

          Answered on 6/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        Can this be used on other areas of the body besides the face?
        Asked on 5/21/2017 by Caroline from Clarksville, TN

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          For body acne, we would recommend using the Deep Cleansing Wash.

          Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        Does this product help with previous acne marks?
        Asked on 5/5/2017 by little lesly from Los Angeles

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          This product contains natural skin brighteners that do help fade the appearance of post-acne (previous) acne marks. Be sure to also check out our Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum to help fade acne marks and any discoloration.

          Answered on 5/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
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