(Closed) PROACTIV? Do you like it?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you like Proactiv?
    Never used it. But have a comment or other suggestion... : (9 votes)
    15 %
    I use it and love it. It works for me. : (14 votes)
    23 %
    I tried it and hated it. I stuck to the program and it did not work. : (27 votes)
    44 %
    I tried it, but I didn't stick to it, so I don't know why it didn't work. : (6 votes)
    10 %
    I use it, but have another opinion... : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    All new treatments will cause an initial increase in the amount of breakouts.  I tried it and didn’t like it.  It was way too harsh on my face and caused it to be red and painful.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Pre-pregnancy that was my face product of choice. I tried other products and they all failed for me, but Proactiv has done it’s job. Since I am preggie, I can’t use it so I use Aveeno products which I like as well. I am hoping that after my DD is born, I can stick with Aveeno.

    Post # 5
    Member
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I found it overdrying and actually likely to cause more breakouts (if you’re stripping oil off your face, your skin is going to product more, leading to more clogged pores).  I use Cetaphil cleaner 2x a day, good moisturizer and sunscreen, and spot treat acne with salacylic acid spot treatment.  I’ve gotten more compliments on my skin since I started this regime then I have at any other point in my life.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love proactive each time I put on one of their facial masks I always see the difference…. I’m going to put one on right now……

    Post # 7
    Member
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It used to work great for me for 2 years or so, then all of a sudden it just stopped working.  I don’t know why but I’ve heard a lot of people say the same thing.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    The same thing happened to me, kericita.  It worked for me for a few years in high school then started to get really painful and worthless.

    Post # 10
    Member
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I don’t have an acne problem, but my BFF does and she tried it and hated it. So that’s what I put in the vote.  It made her skin so peely and sensitive that she stopped using it. She now uses Eminence products, and loves the results. I use it too, they have products for every skin type, and all are ecofriendly and made for sensitive skin

    Post # 11
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My husband uses it and so far, it’s been the best thing he’s come across. However, the fact that he’s 27 and gets cystic acne has me telling him, repeatedly, he needs to see a dermatologist. But men are lazy. I’m ready to make the damn appointment for him! He has to use it diligently for it to work and it helps with all the little whitehead type pimples, but not the cystic acne he gets more often. Maybe it depends on what KIND of acne you have, too?

    Post # 12
    Member
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I tried it on two different occasions for 2 months at a time and it made my skin dry and made my face break out like crazy. Awful. I use Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser and Philosophy Hope in a Jar now. Works like a charm.

    Post # 13
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I was wondering about Proactive, too because I also wanted that flawless skin for my wedding but instead tried Clinique’s 3-step Acne system along with Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar for my moisterizer.  I love them both and haven’t had any breakouts since I started using it a couple months ago! 

    Post # 14
    Member
    48 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I use it, and it worked for about a year, maybe two. I ran out (I was buying it at a machien at the mall) and couldnt afford it for a little while. I just got more about a month ago, and now it’s not seeming to work as well!

    But it used to work perfectly…

    Post # 15
    Member
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    The best acne product ever made!!! Did wonders for me…

    Post # 16
    Member
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I used to use Proactive and even though I have dry, sensitive skin, it worked really well! Awesome.  However, it stained all of my bath towels.  If you use it, it will discolor towels and clothing.  So be careful! Use an old white washcloth and bath towel, wash them in the machine separatly, and be careful when putting on your shirt right after you washed your face.  It even lightened my eyebrows a bit.

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