Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Completely cleared up my cystic acne!!!!
I have had cystic acne since I was a teen and have never found anything that would help. Prescription creams, pills, every acne wash and product available at stores...Nothing helped! I am now 40 and my face is COMPLETELY CLEAR :)! It's like a miracle! I'm so thankful for this product! I will buy it over and over! Well worth the price! The tube lasts a long time too. I really can't believe after everything I have tried, that this actually works!!! Now my son is starting to use it too. Very happy :)!
Most Helpful Critical Review Effective and cheaper than prescribed acne medication
I apply this product to my back, chest, and face in the morning after my shower. I started using this product on my back and chest about a week before trying it on my face. This cleared up the acne on my back no problem. It has also cleared up the acne on my chest (still awaiting the results on my face), however it did cause irritation on my chest and my face is breaking out. The instructions do say it will get worse before it gets better so only time will tell.
Reviewed by 47 customers My holy grail!
Nick from US
I've seen a lot of reviews speaking about how it dried them out/caused patches. It's a Retinoid, it does that. It's speeding up your skin's renewal process so you have to take care of the fresh new skin that comes out.
You must wear a sunscreen and only do it at night. These products are no joke and most of the time people get reactions because of improper use. Mix it with a moisturizer if you're sensitive.
I love this though. It really helped my scarring, dark spots and acne.
Jshaffer from West Monroe
Worked great for a week or two then caused a terrible dry, sensitive and painful reaction to my face. Would not recommend if you have dry skin.
painful burning :(
Belle from Covington
If you have sensitive skin, don't use this! It will make your skin even more sensitive and it burned my skin, mostly around my nose and made it raw and itchy. Which is sad, because it actually worked for my acne. But i would rather use something more gentle than this.
Used for years
Jody from Bend Oregon
Dry skin, burning sensation
Albak from Bentonville Ar
I used the face wash and this which I haven't used proactiv in over 6 years at least and after 3 days of using this it dried out my skin mostly around my nose and sides of my mouth .. there's a burning sensation and slight rash on my jawline. I will be returning both products once the snow goes away
You need this.
TB from Queens, Ny
This saved my skin. I was suffering with "hormonal" acne for about three years. I say quote on quote hormonal because I honestly think now that I know more about skincare and makeup I wasn't removing my makeup properly.. so I cannot stress enough .. throw away those makeup wipes and triple cleanse your skin. But this along with the Mario Bedescu buffering lotion and clean and clear benzoyl peroxide my skin has gone from huge cystic bumps to a pimple or two during my period.. and not every cycle. This will cause dryness but for me struggling through was so worth it. I applied this along with clean and clear benzoyl peroxide.. let it dry and then the buffering lotion. Pat in the buffering as you would an essence. This was my miracle nighttime routine.. maybe it'll work for you! Don't forget to use SPF in the day.
so far I like it
Deanna from casper Wyoming
I've only been using this product for about a week and the gal at the store told me to except it to get worst before it gets better but so far what I've noticed is the acne on my skin isn't as bright or sore to the touch anymore. My skin is very sensitive now after using it. I'm gonna keep using It daily though because I have noticed a change in my skin. I'll definitely be using this product for awhile!
Rayah from Washington, DC
My skin is oily I had bad cystic acne and my forehead and acne scars and hyperpigmentation on my cheeks clears it right up. Would not recommend to someone who has dryness but great product and you get a good amount for the price
DONT BUY THIS
unfortunate buyer from indiana
This product warns you that it may cause dryness, sensitivity, etc. because it is a very strong product, but i wasn't surprised because that often happens with strong acne products. it said to keep using it despite any dryness and over time your skin will become clear. i used it for a month and realized that my skin was getting CHEMICAL BURNS. my skin was literally ripped to paper shreds. fast forward to a year later; my skin is still recovering; it's dry, extremely sensitive to any fragrance or even to the touch and i can't wear makeup. IT ISNT WORTH PERMANENTLY DAMAGING YOUR SKIN. DONT BUY THIS
MidNightstaR186 from Georgia
I can't go without this product!
I need this on hand
C in WI from Pleasant Prairie, WI
This really helps to reduce the redness and the number of days I have to deal with blemishes on my 40ish normal to oily skin. Lucky I only suffer from this a few days a month during menstruation, and this helps nearly clear them overnight for me.
I love it!
Gabby from Amarillo
This product shows results in 2 weeks. I love it.
Doesn't work for me
Lex from Michigan
I used this acne treatment and it would work for a little bit then after a while it would not work and burned my face when I used it
Jade from Ohio
I don't know what it is but this BURNED my face so bad by the 4th time I used it. I've never had anything do this to me ever! My skins not sensitive at all either. I can barely touch my face it hurts so bad. And made my skin extremely dry and peel.
It DOES work
Lizzy from Michigan
This stuff is great. I've been using it for about 7 weeks now and most of my acne is gone (all that's left is the areas I didn't pay attention to). I wish they had a scar gel, though, because that's what I need now.
About a week into using this, my skin had SEVERE flaking, so i started to not like this product. But, by week four, my skin was hydrated.
Tip: Put on moisturizer BEFORE this treatment.
This stuff works!
Erin from Idaho
I use this acne spot treatment on a few spots that popped up overnight and by the end of the day the redness reduced a lot and the spots looks so much better! I was very happy about the quick results!
Proactiv gifted me this product, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
I got this from Proactiv and it WORKS
Markus W from New York
I was gifted this product from Proactiv and am impressed!!! I did have really bad acne at points, but when I used this, they were gone! I love this!
Louise from Miami, FL
This product is amazing. I would honestly recommend trying this paired with the three-step system. It really helps to clear up my uneven skin tone. I use it as more of a spot treatment to try and fade scars, but you can apply it all over the face. I typically use it before I go to bed and I do notice that it does say my pillowcases most of the product of products do, so I would definitely keep that in mind. I was gifted this product by proactiv, but these are my own opinions.
4evamakeuplover from Oakdale
This item was gifted but my comments are based on my own experience I have used proactive since my teens since I was about 16 I'm now 29 I have had suffer with a lot of acne now with this product I've been using it again and I love how my face looks now I would tottaly recommend it
Mia from Huntington Beach
I received this product from Proactiv in exchange for my honest review. I'm still in the process of retinizing, but I can't wait to hit the 12 week optimal results mark. It's already cleared my skin and I can't imagine how amazing it'll look by then!
Wow! An FDA approved ace treatment is a must have
lovetoknow from Mountain View
I received this complimentary product from Proactive in exchange for my honest review
Wow! I rarely see any skin care product with FDA approved stamp and it is also available over the counter. This alone speaks for itself in treating acne effectively. I've used it myself, and I have found it very useful for clearing up my complexion. Definitely check this one out
Stephielark from Tx
I received this free from Proactiv to review. It's a pretty cool little product. I used Proactive through a lot of my 20's and I'm 44 now and my kids are using it. They didnt have this back then, but it works pretty quickly on my boys' breakouts. We are such fans of this brand.
Summer from Alexandria, VA
I use this treatment on a small acne area once a day. My skin looks much better now. I really like that it has no scent and is not sticky at all so its very easy to wear.*Proactiv gifted me this product, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience*
Effective Acne Treatment
Ginaism from Pasadena, CA
I have struggled with breakouts since I was a teen. As an adult, most of my big acne is on my jawline and chin, with the occasional forehead breakout. I do tend to get painful cystic breakouts a couple times a year, that are hormonal. This is an amazing prescription strength treatment that works not only on those cystic acne spots, but also on the chest acne and random back breakouts. I see results just after one a couple days. It is a lot gentler, than some prescriptions, but just as effective and a lot less expensive. Definitely do a spot test to see if you have a reaction to the product, and wear sunscreen when using. Note: Proactiv gifted me this product, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience
Effective & Works
Honey from Kahului, Hawaii
I have tried quite a few of the Proactiv products and I was excited to be able to give this one a test run. I have been using this (in small dabs) on those pesky pimples you get that you can't seem to get rid of, ya know, the sore ones that have nothing in them, they are just red. I was so amazed at how quick it cleared it up. Within 2-3 days, this product helped make a difference. One of my favorites for sure.
** Proactiv gifted me this product, but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.