Does Proactiv Work
Proactiv is made by USA based Guthy Renker, without doubt this is one of the most well known acne treatments in the world today.
This is mainly due to the large number of celebrity endorsements that have included Brittany Spears, Jeniffer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Aniston, Vanessa Williams, Alicia keys and more recently Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.
The Proactiv system uses several products in its quest to cure acne, these include a cleanser, toner and the Proactiv repairing lotion.
Proactiv was developed to treat mild to moderate cases of acne, its main active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide which has a reputation for being extremely harsh on the users skin, causing dryness, redness and general skin irritation.
The makers do offer a weaker solution in the form of their Gentle Formula Kit which uses Salicylic acid in place of the Benzoyl Peroxide. This is generally accepted as more gentle on the skin, but that said it can still have adverse reactions with some users.
Proactive do market a complete range of products and care systems that range from individual products through to3, 4 and 5 part systems. Prices start from around $63 (UK GBP £39.99)
Proactiv can be purchased from the official Proactiv website;
Our Thoughts On Proactiv Acne Care
If you look beyond the extreme hype surrounding proactiv, it is just another chemical based acne treatment, yes it can work really well on mild to moderate cases of acne, but we feel the possible side effects associated with some of the ingredients are something that cannot be ignored.
We Would Rate Proactiv at 7.5/10
While Proactiv is a well established acne care treatment, especially if the problem is not too severe, we would suggest that readers have a look at our list of the top three acne treatments