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Proactiv Solution [Review]

I have a combination to oily skin, that is prone to acne prone skin. I have been dealing with BAD acne for more than a year. One wrong facewash, and it was a disaster. Since then, I am very skeptical about using any skin care products. Products that are extra oily/heavy for the skin; breaks me out.
Proactiv Solution
I read many rave reviews about Proactiv Solution for acne prone skin. Since then I have been keen to try it out, but it was difficult to find them here. Luckily, I got a chance to try Proactiv products here. Did it work for me?

Proactiv Solutions:
Our micro-crystal medicine and Skin Care Advisor support for ActivMembers™ are just two parts of our more powerful, more complete acne treatment.


This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with new, exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide - featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging.
This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed -- not tight and dried out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone.
The repairing acne treatment is a feather-light medicated treatment that gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the skin. It's an oil-free formula that's safe for your entire face.

My experience:
Proactiv Solution comes in a set of three; Renewing Cleanser, Revitalising Toner and Repairing Lotion. It also came with a Refining Mask. Each bottle has numbers written on them to use them step by step. 

I wasn't expecting it to work quickly, as usually skin care products take a lot of time. I have been using it for four months now. I use it every night, though it says to use it twice daily. First, I started using twice daily; morning and night. I noticed the slight dryness on the areas that had acne. The reason was the weather and the product itself, as it slightly drys the areas while treating. I started to use it in winters, that is when I decided to use only at night. Gradually, that dryness went as the weather changed. However, the Repairing lotion moisturized it to some extent. In winters, I have very dry skin, that is why I had to use a moisturizer as well after using the Repairing lotion on the areas that needed it. But, now in spring/summer it doesn't get dry at all and Repairing Lotion is enough to moisturize the skin. Apart from dryness in winter, I didn't notice anything else; no itching or irritation.

After using it for almost four months now, I must say, it is an AMAZING product to help fight your acne. This does deserves rave reviews, at least for those who have oily and acne prone skin. It works wonders; nothing worked that amazingly on my skin. I used many products to get rid of my acne, but this Proactiv helped me to fight the acne and now I have a nice clear skin. At times I feel like going out without makeup on. It works for all skin types, however if you feel mild irritation, stop using twice a day, but if it is excess, stop using it. 

About packaging, every product comes in sturdy plastic bottles, which are travel friendly. The bottles are not too big, nor too small. You can easily take them along while travelling. 

Cleanser, the lotion and the mask have a mild medicated scent, where as toner has no scent. The scent of the cleanser is very strong, and you can smell it while using it, whereas the scent of mask and lotion isn't that strong.
Proactiv Solution - Renewing Cleanser
Proactiv Solution - Revitalising Toner
Proactiv Solution - Repairing Lotion
Proactiv Solutions - Refining Mask
The three steps of cleansing works as following:
First step is to use Renewing Cleanser on a clean skin. The cleanser is creamy with little scrub particles in it, to cleanse out the dirt and excessive oil from the face, deeply. It works like a scrub. Do not use a lot, use a little more than pea size and scrub for 1-2 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. After washing off, you will notice very clean and clear soft skin. It removes extra dirt and dead skin. Pat dry your skin.

Second step is to use Revitalizing Toner.  Use a cotton pad, pour some drops on it and apply on the dry face just the way you cleanse the face. Don't rub or massage too hard. Cleanse in a way that you are cleaning the dirt off from the face. After toning, you will notice that your skin will get tightened up.
Third step is to apply the Repairing Lotion, which is a very light gel like cream. Pea size amount is enough for the entire face. It moisturizes the skin after cleansing and toning. 

It also came with a Refining mask, which you have to use once or twice daily. It helps to dry out the acne. But, didn't do much for me. For me, the other 3 steps worked more effectively. I can say that, because earlier I only used the 3 steps, to see how they work.

All in all, I would say the rave reviews were worth it. I am a happy person now and would recommend everyone who are facing acne problems. It is worth trying and investing your money in. 

If you are international reader and want to order the Proactiv Solution set, go to their website and order HERE
If you are a Pakistani reader, and want to order the Proactiv Solution set here in Pakistan, go to their Facebook page HERE

          Is your skin prone to acne? What do you do to fight acne? Did you try Proactiv Solution?


Disclaimer: PR Sample(s) sent for review, however this has not affected my review. The review is based on my personal experience after using the product(s). For more queries and information, head over to the Disclosure Policy.


  1. Ive been using the cleaner and toner and I really like how its not harsh on the skin! Great review

  2. thankfully no acne problems!! great review though!!:) xx


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