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Twix1618957
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Has anyone tried proactive?....Does it work?
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faifai
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The site MakeupAlley has a lot of consumer reviews of beauty products--Proactiv included.

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Twix1618957
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thanx

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Barbarosa
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I looked at the Proactive web site to check the ingredients. It turns out that Proactive might just work for acne (some types better than others) for one simple reason. The only active ingredient listed on any of the parts of the “system” is benzoyl peroxide 2.5%.

When used consistently, benzoyl peroxide at this concentration is effective and not likely to lead to irritation of the skin. Benzoyl peroxide also happens to be available without prescription for far less than this heavily celebrity endorsed cosmetic.

None of the other ingredients, with perhaps one exception are likely to do much for acne. If the cost and fancy package helps a person be motivated to use the product it may work better than a far cheaper generic over-the-counter version.

If they are telling the truth in the ads (and I suspect they would for obvious reasons) they would say that it can take up to 3 months to see the full benefit from any acne treatment program, which of course sells way more of their very expensive product. They probably will also say how important it is to use this consistently, all this info given to you in a very colorful printed packet along with step by step directions.

A little work at the library and a few bucks worth of OTC benzoyl peroxide probably is as likely to work under the same conditions for a whole lot less money, but then of course you don’t get the pretty bottles and fancy packaging.

By the way, never trust any product that uses testamonials to sell it. Especially ones you know got paid to say how great it is...


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kitten22
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hey i have tried proactive and it really works.i had really bad acne and in less than a year it was gone so if youre having a lot of problems wit hacne i really recommend proactive because for me it has changed my life completly.so go try it!!!
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Djynnjah
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I use it and it works pretty well. The pricing doesn't work out too badly IMO since the kit is a full skin care system. You might end up spending the same amount if you bought such products separately over the counter. They go on very light and smooth and most importantly for me, they don't irritate my skin at all. I have a very sensitive skin condition and even some higher end OTC products like Neutrogena overdry me to the point of stinging and cracking. Depends on your skin perhaps.

Forgot to mention that I'm referring to their 'skin care club' prices, which are about half the regular rates.

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curious_girl459
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hey i use it and i could tell a diffrece in 2 weeks
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datura
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I tried Proactiv for a little over a month and I found that it made my skin smoother but it also burned my skin. Once I stopped using it and switched to less harsh product my skin condition improved. Everyone talks about Proactiv like it is some miracle product and perhaps it is for some people...but not for all. That is why it is good that you can return it if you end up burnt like me
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chick1
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hey
my friend has started using proactive.. back in dec/ the begining of jan. and it really does work... the only thing is that before it makes your acne better, it makes it worse first, and then it clears up... her skin looks great now, but results may differ from person to person.

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summergoddess
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I just got the product last week. I've just started using it Monday, and so far, i've seen some improvements on my face. I don't have bad acne compared to when I was a younger teen at 15. So it's been almost a week, and it's working well.

I want to ask though... Does the stuff have any interferences with Depo-Provera? I'm on Depo (and have been for 2 years). To be more specific, would ProActiv decrease the effectiveness with Depo-Provera is what I am asking. Thanks in advance!

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