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Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Proactiv

Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Item #: 2500635 Size: 6.0 oz

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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 30 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (22)
  • Improves skin texture (20)
  • Balances skin (14)
  • Not greasy (13)
  • Gentle (12)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (25)
  • Daily use (15)
  • Combination skin (8)
  • Oily skin (8)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I refuse to use any other product

By Emily

from Otisville, NY

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

    I have been using this product for years and now am so happy that ulta carries it. I don't have bad acne, I use it because my face feels so clean compared to other products i have used in the past.

     
    5.0

    27. Acne prone skin. Works wonders.

    By metromale90

    from Michigan

    Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

    I used the original Proactiv formula for a breakout, and it cleared it. But after the blemishes were gone it appeared to be too harsh on my skin. So, I bought this exfoliator, and it's perfect. It keeps blemishes at bay, keeps my skin toned, and my skin even glows. It also has glycolic acid in, which is great for anti-aging and overall skin health. Great product. I highly recommend to anyone wanting a good cleanser, but especially those who have blemish prone, oily, or acneprone skin.

     
    4.0

    Winner Winner

    By Tess

    from watertown, NY

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

    This has done wonders for my skin. I had terrible acne on my cheeks and this has reduced my break outs immensely -- like from several big breakouts a week to maybe one or none. It is definitely harsh and dries me out if I use it every day. But every other day? golden. Important to moisturize really well after.

     
    5.0

    I will buy this product again

    By None

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

      I use in the shower. Super easy and fast way to clean my face.

       
      5.0

      N/A

      By N/A

      from N/A

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

          N/A

           
          5.0

          This is my beauty go to ! Goodbye scary skin!

          By Anarah

          from Monroe North Carolina

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          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 use it two to three times a day , well I've got really bad oil and breakouts when I'm consistent with use I can actually look great !!

             
            1.0

            Expired Proactiv

            By Bunny

            from Freehold, NJ

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

            I love Proactiv. I've been using it for over ten years and it works lovely for me.

             
            5.0

            Don't leave home without it.

            By Bumpy

            from New Jersey

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

            I tried to get away from Proactive and my face got mad at me. I am not trying anything else on my face.

             
            5.0

            Amazed!

            By Dee

            from Pasadena

            Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

            I had been very hesitant to try this face wash since proactive had not worked for me in the past. I am so happy I did! I have had acne prone skin for as long as I can remember and at the age of 25 I had all but given up. This product transformed my skin! It is a bit rash so if you have sensitive skin, use with caution.

             
            5.0

            Best exfoliator

            By D $

            from Tomball, tx

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

              I use this everyday!! My skin loves it. If I stop using it for a period of time my face breaks out. This keeps it under control!

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