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Proactiv 3-Step System

Proactiv

3-Step System

Item #: 2500638

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
 
3.9

(based on 28 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (3)

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5.0

I would buy it again

By Keg

from Plymouth mi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

Awesome product for my 12 yr old

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

I would buy proactive again

By Am

from Phoenix, Az

Verified Buyer

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

I love that you can see a small difference after you wash your face

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By Shelly

from Jacksonville,NC

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

I've been a fan of proactiv for a long time. I was so happy to see they were offering it at Ulta now. I was surprised by the high price but even online it's only cheap the first time you order it and then the price goes up. Not as high as Ulta is asking for but to me it's worth it to not be charged once a month wether I am out or not. I like being able to go to the store and buy it as I need it. This product itself though works wonders on my skin. I have pretty oily skin and it tends to dry it out at first so I always start with using it once a day until my skin adjusts and then I go up to twice a day. My pores are so much smaller using this product than ANYTHING (even prescription) I've use before. Love me some proactiv!!!

 
1.0

My kids tried this and wouldn't use it again. I

By Carolannie

from Gainesboro, Tn.

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • It does not work

Best Uses

  • Trash

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

My children used as teenagers and said that they wouldn't use it again! It didn't help there face that I could see

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

works AT FIRST, but not long term

By Dee

from Seeley, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

I've tried proactive on and off, the original formula, then the extra strength formula and now the proactive plus. all this seems to help with my acne a little bit at first but then my skin goes back to it's normal cystic blemishes all over especially mouth, and jawline area. after researching the ingredients of products that i know break me out (especially primers) i finally put it together that silicones (especially dimethicone) was in everyone and it had to be a main culprit to my acne. come to find out silicones are in almost everything and there's many different kinds/names for them. so i have listed them all out in my phone and i basically screen all ingredients of my facial products from now on. i have noticed that my skin does tend to clear up without using silicones. that's just me, most people don't have as sensitive or acne prone skin as me, but now i see why proactive didn't work for me. The cleanser and moisturizer have dimethicone in it! i still use the pore targeting treatment as a spot treatment because there's no silicones in that but it really don't do much for my breakouts either. it dries it up a bit but the blemish still emerges and takes forever to go away. shame on these dermatologist for adding silicones to proactive. it's a temporary "smoothing" ingredient. dimethicone is soluable in water or mineral oil either, and is a "film forming agent" so it sits on top of the skin trapping oil which causes acne. i don't care how many people say silicones are non-comedogenic. they're not.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Not recommended

By Aran

from Fredericksburg VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Itchy
    • Swollen eyes

    Best Uses

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      Kills acne fast but too strong I have very itchy all over my face and swollen eyes in the morning

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      It's working

      By BW

      from Alabama

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      Son is using once a day and you can tell a difference in his skin.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Pricey

      By Frugal

      from Chicago

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      Ulta is Charging wayyy more than proactiv website, kiosk, & vending! Will not purcase in store.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I swear by this

      By Brandy Peterson

      from Lodi, Ca

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

      Have used this for years and love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely love it!!!

      By Proactive +

      from Morrisville PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Drys out face

        Best Uses

          Comments about Proactiv 3-Step System:

          I've been using product for a few days, and have seen results already.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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