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  • Yes, it works, but may i tell u its a real pain to use, and u must use it as directed..which takes about 10 minutes to apply when u do the 3 steps in order..and u will run out of proactive pretty quickly if u use it as much as the bottle and instructions say....but it works, itr worked for my back pimples and some on my face
  • i have heard its the best product around
  • For some, yes. For others, no. A few people have already asked questions about Proactiv... why don't you read these and see if it answers your question. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/32568 http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/11683 http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/46012 Also- try searching answerbag for previously asked questions about your topic BEFORE you ask it. This way you don't ask unnecessary and duplicate questions. Thanks!
  • My dermatologist said it rarely works.
  • Yes the repairing lotion does, but for me I found it only works when I use it twice a day, with a glycolic acid based cleanser first. (such as MD Formulations Facial Cleanser for all skin types) I tried the Proactive system with the 3 components (wash, toner ,lotion) and it didn't work, it is only when I eliminated the wash and toner and swiched to the glycolic cleanser I mentioned that I began to see real results.
  • Every single person I know who has used ProActiv says that it didn't work. Apparently, it "brings out more zits" then takes them away, and if you don't use it for a while the "zits come back even worse". Plus it's expensive.
  • not for every type of skin, because it can cause the acne to worst'n if you don't wash your face ONE time, then best to believe that you will have a face full of acne again or more then what you had. so don't waste your money!!!
  • I've used it and had some results, but I would still get pimples. I used a acne purification treatment that I found at www.acnefreeindays.com and it worked a lot better. Proactive is good for cleansing, but for the price I don't think its worth it. I also didnt like having to be on a autodelivery system with them.
  • It takes a couple of weeks till you start to see results and as long as you use it, it does work, but my face seems to have more difficult breakouts now if I stop using it than before I ever used it.
  • My skin occassionally breaks out and lately I started to get more than usual. I ordered Proactiv a few weeks ago and when I received it I used it right away. First of all, don't use a good towel because it will automatically take the color out of it. Two weeks went by and slowly my face started to clear up. I read online about it and with what I read decided to stop using it. After looking online and talking to people I tried a 3 Step System by Clinique. I have been using it for a week and my face looks great. I read up on it on Sephora's website. There are different products for different skin types. I would recommend Clinique before Proactiv. Worked quicker for me and I love it!
  • consumer reports said 'no'...that it wasn't any better than over-the-counter medications
  • i use to use proactiv when i was 17 and i used it until i was 20 but it was expensive and when i stopped i completely got worse my face went from flawless and compliments everday to a face full of acne and scras from picking and people comment how bad my skin is and now i began using proactiv again and its doing nothing... once u start using it u cant stop bc it gets sooo bad :(
  • Proactic works. Although I'm not someone who had severe or bad acne. I just kept breaking out mainly on my chin - it was embarassing. I was told it was hormonal or related to stress and there wasn't much I could do. I constantly had the same pimples on my chin. So finally out of frustration and embarassment, I tried Proactiv (I had worried it would be too harsh/drying for my sensitive/psoriasis skin) and it worked immediately. Within a week my skin was noticeably better and I would say that after the first couple of days I saw my pimples reacting in a way I had never seen with other products. Now, two months later, my skin is clear - it's amazing and it makes me so happy. I wish I had tried it sooner and saved myself some unnecessary stress. I should let you know that I was very careful when I began - I only used it once a day and I didn't use too much and stayed away from the mask for the first few weeks. My skin was a little red at first but now I am used to it.
  • I have just started using proactive.. I used it for about 2 weeks.. if anything it started to make my acne very red and sensitive... also it seemed like it made alot more.. i stoped using it for a week and my acne increased... I used it again and it dosnt seem to work now.. The only thing it did was clean my blackheads but basicly any acne cream will do that... I wouldnt recomend this product.
  • well, i have proativ right now. and i dont know if it suppose to happen or not but my face like sorta peals here and there. i dont know what to use anymore. >.< help?
  • I have not tried Proactiv but apparently it doesn't seem that great as it claims to be. I have tried and therefore would recommend Clinique 3 steps.. Its good and easy on the skin.
  • I have never tried it but my x-boy friends sister used it and it didn't work for her.
  • I used it about 10 years ago,and it worked really well for me,to the point I didnt have to use anything for along time to come.
  • i REALLY hope it does, i just got it yesterday!
  • I really don't know! I just ordered like 1 week and a half ad I will see if it works.. I really hope it works because I really asked my mom to buy it and it was a little expensive, but neither I want my face red or dry like many comments in this web say! Thank you 4 viewing! Pablo P.S. When I use it, I will tell u my results =)
  • no i used it and my face got 10 times worse it got so bad that my dermatologist put me on the medication accutane which is the strongest acne medicine out there dont use it.......
  • I just bought it today, but if it is going to bring out acne, then I don't think I want to use it. I don't have bad acne, just some on my chin. I hope it does work. And does anyone know how to get rid of acne scars? i picked at some pimples and now have scars that i hate.
  • NO it does not, at least not for me. I was 16 when first used proactive. I had a few pimples they were not severe but I decided to purchase it since I believed It would work. I was wrong!!! My skin turn very red, I started peeling tremendously. It was not doing anything for pimples accept irritate them. Then A few months later I decided to completely stop using proactive but when I did, I broke out everywhere! My chin, my cheeks, my forehead. I even had some hurt full pimples on my nose. Now it's been 2 years Since I haven't used proactive. And I have severe acne scarring on my cheeks. And still to date nothing seems improve my skin. Accept Salycic Acid Neutrogina Cleanser ( its orange ) and it turns to foam when you use it so its very gentle on the pimples and wont irritate the skin. It's working very well on pimples but I'm really sad i have acne scars. Besides this, if you are on proactiv I advise you to always wear sun protection. Well you should always wear spf 15 lotion
  • NO it does not, at least not for me. I was 16 when first used proactive. I had a few pimples they were not severe but I decided to purchase it since I believed It would work. I was wrong!!! My skin turn very red, I started peeling tremendously. It was not doing anything for pimples accept irritate them. Then A few months later I decided to completely stop using proactive but when I did, I broke out everywhere! My chin, my cheeks, my forehead. I even had some hurt full pimples on my nose. Now it's been 2 years Since I haven't used proactive. And I have severe acne scarring on my cheeks. And still to date nothing seems improve my skin. Accept Salycic Acid Neutrogina Cleanser ( its orange ) and it turns to foam when you use it so its very gentle on the pimples and wont irritate the skin. It's working very well on pimples but I'm really sad i have acne scars. Besides this, if you are on proactiv I advise you to always wear sun protection. Well you should always wear spf 15 lotion
  • I din't use it but my friend did.. It really worked for him... I know it takes a little pain in using it.. but all is well that ends well.. he got what he paid for.... that is all that matters at the end of the day, right?... I personally don't recommend any medicines for pimples and scars... just being out of stress, eating healthy, and good sleeping habits will really help u look more younger and healthier than your age... excessive water intake is the best medicine for good looking skin..
  • i don't have acne i just have a few pimples on my face and a couple on my forehead and i want to get proactive but i don't know if it works that well and i don't wanna risk anything can someone please help me.
  • It really didn't work for me.
  • it made things worse before it got better, but in all it worked for me.
  • Check out: http://www.doesproactivreallywork.com
  • Yes Proactive really works. It is like any other skincare product it works for most but not all. But let me tell you consistancy is Key. You cant use it whenever you want. You Have to use it Day, and Night, everyday. Thats the only way it will work. Im 14 years old and I discovered this on my own. You know how most people are saying it works but if you stop you break out. Thats Because proactive has a strong chemical in it (Like Nicotine) thats gets your skin addicted to it and used to it so if you dont use it you get the short end of the stick and break out.
  • It is VERY drying.
  • Depends on your skin type. It didn't work for me because I'm sensitive to the active ingredient. It burned my skin really bad. I think anyone who doesn't respond to regular OTC drugs should try this, but if it doesn't work you need a derm. I had to go to the derm unfortunately. :(

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