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Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Proactiv

Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

6.0 oz Item 2500635

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Proactiv+'s creamy, cushiony cleanser is formulated with prescription-strength micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide to clear up acne blemishes and help prevent new ones from forming. It also contains tiny exfoliating beads and glycolic acid, which help to gently resurface the skin to reveal a smoother, softer-looking complexion.

Features:
  • Helps prevent breakouts by killing acne-causing bacteria.
  • Cleans and gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of pores.
  • Designed to help reveal smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin.
  • Creamy, airy, cushiony texture.
  • Fip-top packaging for ease of use.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Sulfate-free.
  • Paraben-free.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Suitable for all skin types - oily, dry, combination, normal and sensitive.

Ingredients:
  • Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%): Contains micro-crystal, prescription-quality benzoyl peroxide (BPO) designed to quickly kill acne-causing bacteria helping to clear up acne blemishes and 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.
  • Moisture Complex: A combination of a humectant and emollient designed to help retain moisture and leave skin feeling smooth, soft, supple and hydrated after cleansing.
  • Mild Cleanser: A naturally derived, sulfate-free cleansing agent designed to gently remove dirt, sweat, makeup and other impurities from the skin.
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 sunscreen.

Precautions: Do not use if you have very sensitive skin or are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide. For external use only. When using this product do not use this product more than three times per day. Skin irritation and dryness are more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, and mouth. Avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product. Skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling, or possibly swelling. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation becomes severe. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Sensitivity Test for a New User: Apply product sparingly to one or two small affected areas during the first 3 days. If no discomfort occurs, follow the directions stated below.

Sensitivity Test: Apply a small amount to dampened skin. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer and rinse thoroughly 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.
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.

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ProactivSkin Smoothing Exfoliator
 
4.7

(based on 41 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (32)
  • Improves skin texture (27)
  • Balances skin (20)
  • Not greasy (18)
  • Gentle (14)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (33)
  • Daily use (22)
  • Combination skin (12)
  • Oily skin (12)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (14)

Reviewed by 41 customers

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5.0

Works great. Clears up skin within a week or two.

By Jodi

from NY

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Works.

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Daily Use

Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

I've tried many products and nothing works like Proactiv. You get what you pay for, and this is the real deal. I've had acne on and off since I was a teenager, with no known true cause. Proactiv products worked to clear my skin almost completely, within a few months. Within about a week or two, my skin showed MARKED improvement. I highly recommend this product.

 
5.0

Great for teens

By Tn mom

from Middle TN

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves problem acne skin
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

    Daily

     
    5.0

    Love this product

    By Cindy

    from Mead,ne

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

      Works great on adult acne. I use this product twice a day and it doesnt dry out my skin even though it's an exfoliate. It has reduced my acne drastically

       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By Lori

      from Springfield, MO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

        Bought this for my daughter and it works better than any other acne product we have purchased. I love that I can buy the cleanser at Ulta without having to purchase all the other products or "subscribe" to an auto delivery.

         
        1.0

        Never again...

        By A.B

        from San Luis Obispo

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Doesn't Remove Makeup
          • Dries Out Skin
          • Ineffective
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

            I love Proactiv! I normally stick to the original 3 step system, but decided to try out this one as I thought it would be a deeper clean. It dried out my skin on the first use an made my nose peel! oh yea. And I broke out.. switched immediately back to the original cleansing wash and now I'm fine

             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By Aimee

            from Fort Smith AR

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

              I have tried EVERYTHING for my acne that I've struggled with since a teen, now 27. I've tried every wash and even went to the dermatologist and was prescribed medication. This new proactive WORKS my skin has never looked so good! Will always have this in my skin routine along with other proactive + products.

               
              5.0

              LOVE!!

              By CC

              from Annapolis, MD

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

                  I've been a Proactiv user for years and I LOVE this new product!

                   
                  5.0

                  Works, works, works, and works again.

                  By Runnergirl145

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

                  I do NOT like spending a lot of money on products and I am always looking for dupes for higher priced items, but I have not found anything that can hold a candle to the Proactiv + products. They are well worth the money. They helped me get rid of my cystic acne that I developed last year and I use them religiously. This is really good stuff. I do have drier skin, so I do use a facial oil in conjunction to help balance things out, but still sooooooo good.

                   
                  4.0

                  A little goes a long way.

                  By Gab the Mouth

                  from West Palm Beach, FL

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

                    I use the exfoliator every day and it seems to work well in cleansing my skin. I love that just a little bit hoes a long way so the tube should last a while.

                    I have no complaints except that it burns my eyes a little even when I've done my best to rinse everything off.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    so far, so good!

                    By peachy's mom

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

                    So I used to use proactiv pre pregnancy and the birth of my 3 kids, I by no means have horrible skin, but I was prone to hormonal acne primarily on my chin. During my pregnancies my skin was awesome, but now that i'm over a year out of having my last baby, my skin is back to its old ways. I started using this new and improved version of the wash and so far (i've been using for 3 weeks..) it's been fine. Fingers crossed this formula cures all of my issues!!

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                      Hi!! I was wondering how long the purging period is for this product? Also how long does it typically take to see results?
                      Thank you!!
                      Asked on 8/24/2017 by keputman from chicago,IL

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                        A:

                        Apologies - what do you mean "purging period"? Results vary and some may see results within a month while other may see results within one to three months.

                        Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
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