(Closed) Just ordered Proactive

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is Proactive worth the money?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    41 %
    No : (26 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 3
    4566 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m interested to see how it works out for you. I’ve heard nothing but good things, but since my face is clear 28/31 days of the month, I feel like it might mess it up!

    Post # 4
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I used to use Proactiv in high school and it worked really well but then when I tried in again in college, it made my face so irritated and red that I couldn’t use it anymore.  It’s at least worth a try since they have the guarantee.  I would try one of the other systems if it doesn’t work.  I’ve heard good things about Skin ID from Neutrogena.

    Post # 5
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I tried it, and it didn’t work any different than anything else.  My dermatologist said it was a waste of money and prescribed me retin-A, which works wonders.  There isn’t anything special in proactive that isn’t in things you could buy at the drugstore.  The only proactive product I liked was the mask, which cleared up breakouts almost overnight. But the 3 step system didn’t work for me any better than anything else on the market.

    Post # 6
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had to vote NO, because when I used ProActive (and used less of the product than they recommended), it gave me a chemical burn to my face, and I had to see my dermatologist and get an Rx cream to heal my skin up. 🙁

    I know it works for a lot of people and that’s great, but if you have sensative skin, be careful with it.

    Post # 7
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a lot of problems with my facial skin being dry, so Proactiv just dried me out even more.  If your skin problems come from oily skin then it might work for you.  Good Luck!

    Post # 8
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I used it two separate times, about two years apart. Both times it made my face even redder than usual and it didn’t clear up my breakouts at all (sometimes they were even worse). I naturally have reddish undertones so I definitely didn’t need a product that made my face even splochier. For the amount of money proactive costs it just wasn’t worth it because it didn’t work any better than my trusy neutrogena (I would even say it is worse than drugstore brands).

    However, it did work for my sister who already had almost perfect skin to clear up a few breakouts here and there. Also, the mask works fantastic and I would buy that product alone anytime 🙂

    Post # 9
    156 posts
    Blushing bee

    In high school, I asked my dermatologist if I should try it, and he pretty much laughed at me…

    but my BF’s roommate uses it (guy) and he loves it!

    hope it works for you Nachos!

    Post # 10
    420 posts
    Helper bee

    It made no difference in my skin unfortunetly.

    Post # 11
    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Proactive worked wonders for me and Fiance, but we had to tailor it for our skin. We both only cleanse once a day, not the recomended twice, because it was to harsh for our skin to use twice a day. But, once a day is a miracle. Breakouts gone, skin tone even, and fresh looking.

    Hope it works for you the way it worked for me!

    Post # 12
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I tried it way back in the day when I was in high school & I just remember it drying out my skin sooo badly.  I haven’t tried it again, but my current face wash is failing me also, so I’ve been getting tempted to try it out again since I hear so many good things about it.

    Post # 13
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I tried the Proactiv set in college and it only worked for the first month.  After the first month my acne came back.  I hope it works for you though!

    Post # 14
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve never tried it but my cousin swears by it.  When I saw her this past week, her skin looked totally different than the last time–much clearer but not dried out.  She said it was all due to Proactiv.

    Post # 15
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It worked for me for a year or so and then it just stopped and I started breaking out all the time.  Plus the whole time I was using it my cheeks were red and irritated from dryness.  Also, it makes some people sun-sensitive so beware!

    Post # 16
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve known a few people who have really loved it, but I’m terrified of it because of another friend who had an allergic reaction to one of the active ingredients. The second day she used it, her face flushed, burned and she ended up passing out (at work, as a Starbucks barista, while serving a customer) and having to go to the hospital.

    I’ve never had much of an acne problem, so I’ve never used it personally, but do hope it works well for you!

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