Rated 4.37 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 147 customers Yes
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.
Samantha from Virginia
I've been using the 3-step system for a little over a month and I've notice a drastic change in my skin! I haven't had many blemishes or pimples since and I'm very prone to them. I use this morning and night! Although it's pricey, I will continue to use as my daily skin routine!
Been using for nearly twenty years on and off!!
Browneyed Vixen from IA
Proactiv just works period!! I like that it was developed by a team of dermatologists. It really helps with acne.
I stand by Proactiv as a daily skin care regimen!!
Jenny M from Sayville, NY
I don't overuse this product. Just a small amount daily does the job. It works perfect for my skin car regimen and I have combination skin oily/dry areas. I used Proactiv in my 20's, stopped a few years later when I cleared up. But at 35, am a returning customer because it works so well with my hormonal changes!!
Helping daughter's skin!
Tdoubrava from Hingham, MA
Daughter using morning and night.
Jazz from Illinois
I use this skin routine 2x everyday
I Would Definitely Buy This Kit Again
Rose from Bronx NY
I So Love This Product
annoyed_customer from Michigan
I used these products every day for about a month or two and noticed that it wasn't doing anything. All it managed to do was make my skin dry and red.
Works better than any derm products I've used!!
Skincare is important from United States
I was originally very skeptical, however this product is amazing!!! I have very sensitive skin and my skin often gets irritated when trying new products, however, proactiv seems so gentle on the skin my face hasn't been sensitive to it at all. I spent years trying dermatologist creams and washes and nothing has worked as well as proactiv. Within two months of use, I'm virtually acne free!
The only true disclaimer I can offer is that the cleanser seems to really really bleach any clothing it touches (beautiful navy washcloth is now entirely white) and some of my pajama shorts are bleached around the neck where my face touched.