Rated 4.26 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review It does work
I tried to regular/original proactiv in high school and it did not work for me. I am now 21 and still have acne on my face, back and chest. I'm so glad I got the deal for this on their 21 days of beauty because it is a good deal for the size of the product. It did clear up my acne but I personally believe it works best with the 3 step system which I also bought and I love. I did notice a drastic difference. I wanted to hate this and the 3 step system because it is a bit pricey for me since I'm a college student, but you do get what you pay for. Will be repurchasing this and the 3 step system.
Most Helpful Critical Review not for my skin
I had been using the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, but purchased this wash when my Exfoliator ran out. I don't know how to explain the results of this product without sounding gross (I am hoping to provide enough detail to help you make the decision best for you), but this wash gave me acne. but not whitehead or blackhead acne-the spots were more like oily clogged pores. And they were very superficial (meaning they were very prominent) making covering them with makeup was not anything I am skilled to do. The worst part is that if the spot got rubbed, the sports were the acne was looked more like little burn marks, but my face became scarred and horrifically dry and flaky. For reference, I am 42 with balanced skin, fair skin and am struggling more with adult acne that I ever did with adolescent acne. I have had good results with the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator- diminished my blackheads and helped to unclog my pores. Hope this helps.
Reviewed by 87 customers Adult Body Acne/KP/PCOS
ChiBae from Chicago, IL
I've struggled with body acne my whole life, due to PCOS/hormones. I'm almost 30 and I still have pimples on my arms, back, shoulders, and buttocks (embarrassing). Having a clean diet has helped but not enough for a noticeable difference. I've tried everything on the market, drug store/OTC acne treatments, RX as well, nothing seemed to work. I tried this on whim. Initially I was not comfortable with the price but given the results and size of the bottle I'm 100% happy I did! My arms are a lot smoother, the whiteheads are completely gone, just a few smaller bumps left. My back has improved by about 75% and my buttocks is completely clear, even my dark spots have disappeared. I've only been using this product for 1 week. It hasn't irritated my body at all either. I highly recommend this for adults still struggling with body/hormonal acne! Don't give up :)
Great Face Wash
Chrystal22R from OH
This product is great to keep acne cleared up. I use it at night and wake up with smoother, clearer skin the next day. I like that it's so effective but gentle enough to use every day.
Give it a Try
Danielle from Selinsgrove
I continuously tried different face washes and they wouldn't work. No matter what I did I couldn't find something to help my super oily, red, irritated skin. My one friend in college had this product and kept raving how good it was. I had previously tried pro-active but even after using it for a while it continued to be too harsh on my skin. I decided to try it one last time. After trying a sample of hers I couldn't hold off any longer on buying it and now I use it day and night. I will never go a day without it being a part of my routine again, I even have my mom hooked.
Harmony from Va.
This is my all-time favorite daytime cleanser keeps oiliness at bay and prevents breakouts directions say you can use it anywhere on your body but this is my go-to facial cleanser.
Ble from Biloxi, MS
I've tried all 3 Proactiv 3-Step systems, Proactiv+ is the best. By far!
Back Acne !!
Two_strikes from Brea
My man has really bad back acne I got him this and he loved it !!! once he was finished with it, he was kinda shocked at the price. so he tried other ones, but once he saw nothing worked and it was getting worse he sucked it up and asked me to pick him up another one lol worth it
so upset from united states
DO NOT WAX EYEBROWS WHILE USING 3 DAYS PRIOR IT WILL CUT YOUR SKIN
Would maybe buy again
Nikki from Pa
I just started it so the changes are slow but at first it was very drying don't need a lot.
Terbear from Colorado
I've always used This growing up and has always kept my face clear .
ChristinaT from Bel Air, MD
I got this for my nephew & have seen a big difference with his acne. Will be purchasing other proactiv products for him.
Dj from Indianapolis
Tried this about three times, first 2 attempts showed no difference. Tried it again this year, made me break out more than usual
Love this product
Lauren from Las vegas
I love proactive. I think this is a great body wash. I struggle with body acne and instead of spending tons of money with the dermatologist, this does the job. It's exfoliating enough, but not drying to the point where my skin is dry and cracked or feeling itchy and tight.
The Deep Cleansing Wash IS AMAZING
EBAKER12 from Utah, USA
I love this facewash! It is the only product that 100% cleared my cystic acne. I cannot use the tone or moisturizer however, those re-inflame my face!
I do use dermalogica spot treatment and matte moisturizing lotion. Clear face for months!
Ali from Nj
Love this product. It kinda cools your skin as you leave it on. It has little scrubbing beads that help with blemishes. I will continue to purchase 😊.
I will never use again
Ly from Iowa
I used this like I was directed to and was so excited but after 2 and a half months my skin was at its worst with acne and I hated it.
Love this face wash!
Rita from Los Angeles, CA
I love that my face always feels so clean and looks so smooth after each use. I also noticed clearer, smoother looking skin after just a few weeks of using this wash.
Pro Active gifted me this product, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this cleanser < 3
Em from Quincy, IL
Ever since I got this product about a week ago, I have used it once a night, and have seen significant improvement in my skins tone, brightness, and how clear my skin now is. This is a miracle product! I typically have dry skin and the package warned that I may not be able to use it twice a day, so I only do it at night. My skin feels super clean and cool. I always use a moisturizer afterwards, so the dryness doesn't bother me as much.
Biggest bang for your buck!
Molly from Bel Air. MD
All throughout my teenage years I have gotten consistent breakouts. I have tried many different treatments, facewashes, etc., and this was the winner for me! I have been using it for years now and it doesn't disappoint. I'm currently in my early 20s and still get small breakouts thanks to my period! But once I use this, my breakouts and scarring disappear after a couple of washes. I love this product and will never use another face wash! My favorite part is that the biggest will last you a couple months!
Expensive and Skin Breaking Out
chloeazy from Kansas City, Mo
I was hoping that for the price, my skin would be perfect after using this. However it leaves my skin dry, doesn't smell as nice as regular body wash & still have breakouts, if not worse than before. Do not recommend.
I've tried A LOT of facial washes
Sammy Joe from Arlingon, TX
I have had acne for a few years now. For some reason I was always set against Proactive. I had this idea that it was some infomercial nonsense. I've have tried a LOT of different faces washes over the years. Drug store brands originally, then on to fancier brands wondering if quality did equal quantity. Anyways, finally got around to trying it. This proactive face wash is great. It has become among my skin routine that has really gotten rid of my acne and is now working on getting rid of some on the after effects, like scarring. The price is a bargain considering the amount AND the results. Less than forty bucks and it lasted a couple of months while being used twice a day. The facewash kind of has beads in it like exfoliators do, which make me feel like I'm getting a deeper clean, as well as scrubbing away old skin cells, decreasing my scarring by a lot. Try it!
I always buy thisproduct...
Doe from Gillette, Wyoming
I use this product daily at least once a day and it keeps my skin feeling fresh.
Jury Still Out, Really for Face?
J9 from San Antonio, TX
I was using the 1 Cleanser (specifically for face). I ran out and finally went to purchase more without realizing I was getting something totally different till I got it home and saw it is a bluish color. It said "all over body wash" so I tried it on my face......day one, it appears to be great. is this really good to keep using on the face? Some say they're having great results, some said it broke them out. If I have issues in oh, let's give it a week or two since I'm only going to use it once a day. My skin tends to be dry but I moisturize faithfully, occasional breakouts when I don't use Proactiv. I'll try to remember to update this review.
Allie from Corvallis
THIS IS THE BEST PRODUCT FOR ADULT ACNE AND/OR OILY SKIN
Jeannie from Colorado
I wash my face twice a day with this product. I really cannot find anything else that controls my oily skin. Most people would love to have the oil that I produce on my skin. I cannot use any creams, or else I break out. This product has been the best cleansing product for me going on 10 years.
Keep face clear!
Michelle from TEXAS
I have been using proactive now since July and my face is so clear! I love this wash, it feels nice and clean after each wash. Doesn't feel like it dries my skin out either.