Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing!!! **LONG & HONEST REVIEW*
I am 18 yes old & also have sensitive skin (just as a background)
So, I guess you could say that I had mild acne. I had those weird little white bumps that weren't acne but looked like it, blackheads everywhere and of course pimples. I was very skeptical about trying proactive because I had heard some say that it didn't help and made it worse and others it was like a miracle from god himself. But I just decided nothing else had worked so why not. I had literally tried every and brand or even non-acne brand in ulta, and also facials and still nothing was helping. So sucked it up spent the money and I'm not regretting it. It's not a miracle worker in he way where it takes acne away over night (for me at least) but it does take time to work. For me the first week it broke me our a little more than I was used to, my skin felt clean but it was super dry and just didn't satisfy like I though it would so I decided to go in and look at the other products from proactive. I used the regular step 1 face was but bought the pore targeting treatment and used step 3 as well. Sounds weird but hey. The second week it cleared up and I got a few here and there but nothing I wasn't used to and by the third week I was seeing the results. Mixing it up a little is the best thing I did. I watched reviews on YouTube and took there recommendations and bought what I thought was best for me. I hope the pics help show my honestly :-) Sorry for the long review! Just wanted it to be honest!
Most Helpful Critical Review It's just ok
Decided to give Proactiv another try after using it years ago in my early teens...When I first started using this system it seemed like it was starting to clear up my acne. But after months of using this, my face still breaks out often. I felt that the system sort of keeps the acne at bay, but definitely doesn't prevent it from returning. Not sure if my skin is just used to it now or what. Probably will not be purchasing this product again. I would recommend doing research on other products. I just feel like for the amount of money your spending on this, you could be using it elsewhere for something that really works effectively & not a short term solution.
Reviewed by 155 customers Love it!!!
Darline from New York
Have been using this for awhile and have been seeing great results this is my second repurchase and so far so good. I have redness and acne in my cheeks mostly. But with these creams I've been noticing less redness and smaller acne.
Momof1 from Ohio
Used this when I was a teen and now I buy it for my son!
Proactive to the rescue again!
Kimbo from Tulsa
I am 62 still battling acne since the age 11! After dermatologist after dermatologist, treatment after treatment, I finally found a product that really works!!! I will be sticking with this product from now on! Thank You Proactive!!!
Wilder1 from Florida
Although I am older, I continue to use Proactiv products because they deliver. I have always had oily skin that hasn't changed with age. Proactiv keeps pimples at bay. I continuously get compliments on my glowing skin, with or without makeup. The 3 product package is a great value, but the Repair Lotion is the only product I use twice a day religiously.
I've been using for 20 years and won't stop!
PatriciaCS from Willoughby, Ohio
I used Proactive when it was first developed and it was a life saver. I didn't have the crazy side effects of pills prescribed by my dermatologist to clear up my skin (headaches, sever dry skin, quick sun burns, etc.). As a 40 year old in the pandemic my stress acne returned and I turned back to my old stand-by Proactive and it did not disappoint. Since using it the stress acne and maskne (mask acne) are completely gone. Love it!
VPINK from San Angelo Texas
I started using it for acne on my face since the covid. It seems to be controlling it keeping it less irritated.
Sara from Houston, Tx
My daughter loves this.
Great 3-Step System
Tadpole from Austin, TX
I'm in my early 60's and have occasional breakouts. When this happens I use this three step system, and my skin is cleared up within a 2-3 days. I've used this off and on for many years.
Al from Albuquerque NM
I've been using this for 2 weeks now and this is the result. PS. A couple days I only used once a day instead of twice. I use the cleanser for 1-2 min massaging With my finger tips. Once fully dry, I put small amount for toner on cotton circle and wipe all over face. (You will see dirt and yuck on the cotton). Once toner is dry I use a very small amount of the repairing treatment all over my face. I added a 4 step and once the repair is dry I put Proactive Green Tea Moisturizer. Done. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is the time it take. Taking 5min for my face is new for me.
Works as intended!
Jane from Gilbert, AZ
I use this daily for my hormonal acne, and within a week I was noticing improvements!
This product saved me
Jordan from Crown Point, IN
This product is incredible. When I was a teenager I had perfect skin, but now that I am in my 20s, I am having acne problems due to medications. I tried everything before trying this and this is the thing that works the best!
Amy from Youngstown, Ohio
It's Spectacular! There's No Problems With It!
I would totally purchase again
B from Philadelphia, PA
I use this product every morning and every night. The best acne product I use that works for my skin. I been using it ever since I was 12. Now, I'm 31 years old.
Angélica R from Denver
Don't buy it!
Puberty's arch nemesis!
Jess from Tampa, FL
Use once a day since purchase; saw results within first 2 days; pumps smaller. After that there were less. Noticed a bit of irritation on the sensitive skin under the eyes but that went away with a day or two.
It kind of works but there is definetly better
Lily from Greendale, Wisconsin
This product works well enough but, as a teenager, I still have acne showing up on my skin. Quite a lot of it even if it isn't visible. I have dryer skin and the cleanser has little grains in it which can be very harsh and drying to the skin on a daily use. The toner works quite well for me and clears my skin the most and the moisturizer isn't really worth it. The moisturizer will make me break out and I don't know what the price of it is about. Overall these products could work for people with oilier skin but I do not recommend this as a daily use. I don't think using ALL the products will necessarily be more effective to clear acne.
Best thing for adult acne
Devoted User from Tennessee
I have used this set for decades now. It works for me, plain and simple. I've been lured away by prettier, better smelling products always to my dismay. Never again. So thankful for easy shopping at ULTA.
I wanted to love proactiv
Julia from Massachusetts
I wanted to love proactive because of the amazing reviews it's always received but this 3 step system did absolutely nothing for me except make my skin extremely dry and break me out even more. It's been 3 weeks since I started using.
5 star rating
QueenPiff❤️ from New York, NY
This is the only product that works on my face . You just have to be consistent when using it, so that it actually works .
Do not buy!!!
Ally from NC
It bleached my pillow case and shirts. I knew it was strong when I bought it but it didn't help my acne and ruined my stuff. Seriously the worst!!
The only acne treatment that works for me!!!
Olivia N from Atlanta, GA
Out of every face wash or acne treatment, Proactiv is the only one that actually clears my skin up.
Used to work-now burns and itchy
GraceB from Wisconsin
I used to use this in my early twenties and it was amazing. After quitting it I broke out badly, but my skin evened out with minor break-puts. Fast-forward to my early thirties and even just the tiniest bit leaves my face/neck/chest (as it washes down in the shower) leaves my skin beyond irritated. My face gets incredibly red, blotchy, burning, and so itchy for days! I'm not sure if the formula changed or my skin is drastically different, but it was a waste of money! I'm not sensitive to any products, no allergies, but this was the worst experience!
Would buy again, great for acne prone teen
Karma from PA
Great product for acne prone teen. Other products weren't helping, but the set starting the healing process within days and it's almost completely clear after two weeks of consistent use.
Babycakes from Texas
I used Proactiv daily for 9 years and it didn't even come close to clearing my acne and did absolutely nothing for my dark spots despite me using all their dark spot corrector products. I switched to the Ordinary and in less than a month my skin has almost completely cleared up and my dark spots lighten. My skin looks and feels so much better now!!! I'm upset with myself for wasting so much time/money on a cleansing line that did absolutely NOTHING for me - I just thought I had severe acne that would require a lot of time/product to get rid off and it had so many positive testimonials that I thought "surely this will work for me". Unfortunately, all Proactiv did was keep my skin terrible for years. I will NEVER use their products again.
I would buy this product again!
Frida from Dallas, Texas
Fist time buyer and totally worth the money. I unfortunately starting getting acne on my cheeks. Apparently, it's a hormonal thing because of birth control. This product has helped stop it, it's finally clearing in some areas and hopefully I won't be left with any acne scars but if I do, I know ProActive has something for that as well.