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Emergency Blemish Relief

Proactiv

Emergency Blemish Relief

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Proactiv's Emergency Blemish Relief is an invisible spot treatment for unexpected blemishes that contains a powerful double dose of microcrystal benzoyl peroxide to target acne-causing bacteria inside pores to clear up acne blemishes.

Features:
  • Contains an extra dose of acne fighting prescription-grade, micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide (5%).
  • Perfect for on-the-go spot treatment.
  • Designed to unclogs pores.
  • Specially formulated to help absorb excess oil and clear emergency blemishes fast.
  • Penetrates deep into the pores to help prevent new blemishes from forming.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Dermatologist tested.

Ingredients:
  • 5% Benzoyl Peroxide: Contains micro-crystal, prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide (BPO) designed to slip into pores to quickly kill acne-causing bacteria, helping to clear up acne blemishes and preventing new ones from forming.
  • Allantoin: The active ingredient in the herb comfrey that's designed to moisturize and soothe the skin.
Dab onto affected area with a cotton swab or finger one to three times daily. If going outside, use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.

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: Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying this product. 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, 5%. Inactive: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methylpropanediol, Steareth-2, Cyclohexasiloxane, Steareth-21, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Propylene Glycol, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Panthenol, Allantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance.

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ProactivEmergency Blemish Relief
 
4.1

(based on 60 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Effective (21)
  • Minimizes pores (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Dries out skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (19)
  • Adult acne (11)
  • Inflammatory acne (7)
  • Severe acne (5)
  • Teen acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (11), Budget shopper (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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2.0

There are better options

By fryza

from Atlanta

Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

The active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide is only 5%. This formula is nowhere as strong as it could be, so you won't be getting as great results. for this price, it's not worth it. I recommend the Nuetrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel, as it gets you faster results.

 
1.0

Beware sensitive skin!!

By Ash B

from Michigan

Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

If I could give this zero stars I would. DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN.
I've used proactive in the past and had no problems with my skin reacting in a negative way. I bought this to try since I've heard so many goos things about it. I instantly regretted it.... I had a few pimples starting so I put it on them and the next morning on my chin where I put the appt treatment it was bright red, swollen and the skin was dry as the desert. After a couple days the swelling went down but it started to get itchy and my skin peeled... along with little bumps that spread to the whole left side of my face and my entire face was so, so dry. So I hope this helps anyone that has sensitive skin like myself.

 
5.0

Clears the skin great!

By product junkie

from Long Beach, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne

Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

It works! Sometimes I over use it if I have a particularly stubborn blemish and it can dry out the skin if so, use and oil free moisturizer with it. It's my go to blemish treatment.

 
5.0

Works!!

By Naomi Jessica

from Sitka

Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

My teenagers really loves this!! I'm happy!!

 
5.0

Perfect!

By :)

from New York

Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

It helps very well with my acne and isn't drying like many other acne products, but it doesn't last very long

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

works fast!

By ambuhh ahhmazing

from fairmont wv

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • spot treatment

Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

I have only been using this product for like a week to a week and a half and already i have a lot of good things to say about it. I ended up with this massive zip on my cheek. Im telling you, this thing was huge!!! So i used the spot treatment on it and within 2-3 days IT WAS GONE!!!! of course like anything it does take a few days for it to dry it out and make it go away but i was so impressed with how quickly it got rid of that thing. Like, this pimple was so big i swear that it had it's own heart beat! Now, i would recommend using some kind of moisturizer over this product because like most acne products, this will dry your face out. so make sure to moisturize.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love!

By Mel

from Virginia Beach, VA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

    I love how it shrunk my pimples and they seemed to disappear quickly!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My daughter likes this a lot, probably will buy again.

    By Tara

    from Brentwood

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

    My daughter used this to clear up some stubborn pimples.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Drys out skin

    By Clr5801

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

    This product drys out your skin so badly...as someone who has oily skin I found it hard to believe that where I applied the product became dry as the Sahara desert. My skin looked flakey and cracked. My acne also seemed to get worse from the product use. On top of it all, the tube is extremely small and decently pricey for the small amount you get.

     
    5.0

    Love this!

    By Helpmeronda

    from Bakersfield ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief:

      My go to for occasional breakouts! Works fast!

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      • Q:

        Should I use this product before or after moisturizer? And is it okay to put makeup on top of it?
        Asked on 11/19/2017 by Christina from CA

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Use the Emergency Blemish Relief after moisturizer. You can use makeup on top, but allow it to dry before applying!

          Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        Is this product cruelty free and paraben free?
        Asked on 9/2/2017 by Kate from Ohio

        1 answer

        • Staff Expert

          A:

          Please contact us at gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thank you!

          Answered on 10/3/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
      • Q:

        Since this contains benzoyl peroxide does it discolor (bleach) towels and or pillowcases or any material it comes into contact with?
        Asked on 8/25/2017 by Sue from Colonia NJ

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hello! Since this product does contain benzoyl peroxide, it can bleach fabric. However, this is a spot treatment and will be used in very small doses/areas.

          Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
      • Q:

        Does this product get rid of dark spots on face?
        Asked on 5/29/2017 by Shika from Johnstown, PA

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hi Shika, this product is a spot treatment for any blemishes that may pop up. For a product that helps get rid of dark spots, we would recommend our Advanced Dark Spot Correcting Serum.

          Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
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