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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Proactiv: My Experiences

I have been seeing people asking for opinions on Proactiv on forums and other blogs I tend to frequent, so I thought I would do a post on my experiences with it for those of you who may be wondering what the hype is about.

Truth be told, this product has more hype than a 3 year old on a sugar high. And what do those two things have in common? You want to get rid of them FAST.

I have used this product multiple times. Teen years, late teens and 20's. I have used the original formula, the "new and improved" formula, the extra strength formula and the sensitive skin formula. Each time, I used it for 3+ months. I really REALLY wanted to like this product. I mean, an end to acne would be amazing. didn't deliver. This really dried my face out and my face is really oily. It really didn't do anything for my acne. I had both cystic acne and whiteheads and neither seemed affected in any way. When I stopped using this product, however, my face broke out WORSE. It was horrible.

My sister also used this, as well as a few of my friends. They had pretty much the same experience as I had.

All in all, I would skip this product. You can try it, but don't say I didn't warn you! :-P

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Leave me a comment!



  1. Ive always been scared of ProActiv and with good reason by sounds of things!

  2. Same here! It worked mildly for a little while and then it's like my skin built up a tolerance to it or something. Best thing I ever used from them was the mask, which I still like. But the rest did nothing for me. I could use their wash and toner and then go over my face with a home made toner and the cotton ball would be covered in makeup. Ew. Proactiv did nada for me!