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Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Proactiv

Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

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Proactiv+'s creamy, cushiony cleanser is formulated with prescription-strength micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide to clear up acne blemishes and help prevent new ones from forming. It also contains tiny exfoliating beads and glycolic acid, which help to gently resurface the skin to reveal a smoother, softer-looking complexion.

Features:
  • Helps prevent breakouts by killing acne-causing bacteria.
  • Cleans and gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of pores.
  • Designed to help reveal smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin.
  • Creamy, airy, cushiony texture.
  • Fip-top packaging for ease of use.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Sulfate-free.
  • Paraben-free.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Suitable for all skin types - oily, dry, combination, normal and sensitive.

Ingredients:
  • Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%): Contains micro-crystal, prescription-quality benzoyl peroxide (BPO) designed to quickly kill acne-causing bacteria helping to clear up acne blemishes and prevent new ones from forming.
  • Pore Resurfacer: Gentle exfoliating beads work together with glycolic acid to help slough away dull, dry layers of dead skin cells, helping to clear pores and prep them for the Pore Targeting Treatment.
  • Moisture Complex: A combination of a humectant and emollient designed to help retain moisture and leave skin feeling smooth, soft, supple and hydrated after cleansing.
  • Mild Cleanser: A naturally derived, sulfate-free cleansing agent designed to gently remove dirt, sweat, makeup and other impurities from the skin.
Step 1 in the Proactiv+ 3-part system. Use twice daily, morning and night. Treat your whole face. Apply a small amount to dampened skin and gently massage with fingertips for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and follow with Step 2, the Pore Targeting Treatment and Step 3, the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator. If going outside, use a sunscreen.

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: Apply a small amount to dampened skin. 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 2.5%. Inactive: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Paraffin, Lauryl/Myristyl Benzoate, Coconut Acid, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

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ProactivSkin Smoothing Exfoliator
 
4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (44)
  • Improves skin texture (40)
  • Balances skin (29)
  • Not greasy (27)
  • Gentle (19)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (48)
  • Daily use (29)
  • Combination skin (21)
  • Oily skin (19)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (31), Budget shopper (18)

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5.0

Impressed!

By ashleylauren

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

I am 31-years-old and have always had acne prone skin. Now that I'm pregnant, it's acting up even more than usual. This is the only exfoliating I've used that I feel has made an actual improvement in the clarity and overall tone of my skin. Two weeks in and I'm seeing a difference. Nothing miraculous, but definitely noticeable. I will happily buy again!

 
4.0

Works, and helps, but isn't a life saver

By Krissygotclaws

from Englewood, CO

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

    I've been dealing with some new found acne, from getting off of hormone based birth control. This isn't a miracle, but it has helped boost some of my acne to heal a could days sooner. I only use this once a day though. It might dry out the skin if you did.

     
    5.0

    Great Value!

    By Have Faith

    from Lynnwood, WA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

        I have been using this product regularly for years and am always excited to get it for 50% off, though I would buy it even at full price.

         
        5.0

        Works Perfectly

        By Kristyrae

        from montana

        Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

        Gentle exfoliation, sensitive on the skin and works wonderfully.

         
        5.0

        Works well to exfoliate

        By Taylor S.

        from New Port Richey, Florida

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

        I really like this product. It is a moderate exfoliant in my opinion thats very creamy too. I do think its gentle enough for everyday use if you like to exfoliate everyday and only if you have oily skin. If your skin dries out fast or is sensitive I would recommend using every other day once a day. However Exfoliating should never be done daily no matter what skin type you have. Removing to much oil too often will only make the oil glands on your face work harder. Instead moisturize daily and in return the skin is more hydrated giving the oil glands a break and your skin will balance out in a few weeks. I Definately recommend this product for dead skin removal that polishes the skin and helps fight acne.

         
        5.0

        Love

        By Mel

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

        Helped my breakout disappear

         
        5.0

        The best

        By Kira

        from Boston.MA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • No scent
        • Removes Makeup

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

        Been using this one and off for the better half of the year and half, and I have to say, it's probably the best acne treatment I've used out there, BY FAR. I've always had horrible acne since before I can even remember and I've tried it all- low budget and high budget, but this is the only acne face wash that actually clears away EVERY blemish. It can be a little drying, so I wouldn't recommend it to people with dryer skin.

         
        5.0

        Love the smell and cooling effect!

        By SCD

        from Yakima, WA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

          My husband has been using the Proactive acne sets for many years and as we were transitioning to a more economical way of getting the same treatment we decided to try this cleanser. It is significantly larger of a bottle than the normal face cleanser, its much thicker, smells great, has grit for exfoliation, and leaves a cooling feeling after use.

           
          5.0

          A must have

          By tgordon

          from Winston- Salem

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

            I wanted to try this, and snagged it during 21 days of beauty! I'm so thankful I did. I have dry skin, with large pores. This has helped feminist both problems! It feels great and leaves my skin so smooth and clean feeling!!

             
            2.0

            Not Good For Oily Skin

            By Faith

            from Kansas

            Comments about Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator:

            I have been using this daily, along with the pore refiner (step 2) and the moisturizer (step 3) for about a month now. My skin has been the most oily as it's ever been. I do not recommend for anyone who's skin is excessively oily.

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              Hi!! I was wondering how long the purging period is for this product? Also how long does it typically take to see results?
              Thank you!!
              Asked on 8/24/2017 by keputman from chicago,IL

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                A:

                Apologies - what do you mean "purging period"? Results vary and some may see results within a month while other may see results within one to three months.

                Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Proactiv
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