Proactiv Solution ®

3/5 Overall
3/5 Acne Treatment Power
2/5 Ingredients Quality
2/5 Company Service
3/5 Long Term Results

This acne product DID NOT score in our top 3 acne treatments.

to see which product SCORED BEST in our 2014 study
Price: $29.95

Proactiv Reviews: Does Proactiv Really Work?

Proactiv Solution is one of the most popular acne-fighting products available on the market today main reason is that Proactiv invest huge $$ in advertising (it doesn’t mean that Proactiv is the best acne treatment out there). Proactiv Solution was developed by a couple of doctors who have personal knowledge of the suffering that acne can cause.

A careful review of each of the components of Proactiv reveals that almost all of the components and ingredients used in Proactiv are general, typical and bear standard quality. Although popular, Proactiv did not score in our Top 3 acne treatments.

Check how Proactiv Compares Against Our Top Scoring Acne Treatments:

Exposed Reviews

Zenmed Reviews

ClearPores Reviews

Murad Reviews

Proactive Reviews

Ranking#1 *Editor's Choice*#2#3#4#5
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVES & Skin Repairing Ingredients:
Benzoyl Peroxide Kills Acne Bacteria
Salicylic Acid Unclogs Pores
Glycolic Acid Renews Skin
Sulfur Dries Sebum
Azelaic Acid Normalizes Skin
NATURAL EXTRACTS Proven to Heal Skin:
Green Tea Kills Acne Bacteria
Passion Flower Reduces Inflammation
Aloe VeraSoothes Irritated Skin
Sage ExtractFights Free Radicals
Gotu-Kola Improves Skin Healing
Good For:
Normal Skin
Sensitive Skin
Oily Skin
Costumer Reviews
Price (60-day supply)$49.95$79.97$53.99$59.95$39.90
Full Review Exposed Skin Care ReviewsZenmed ReviewsClearPores ReviewsMurad ReviewsProactive Reviews
Official Website Visit Exposed SiteVisit Zenmed SiteVisit ClearPores Site

READ CAREFULLY: In a comprehensive survey of acne products, we examined which treatments on the market today answer the following three criteria:

Editors Choice

    • Contains the chemical compounds (treatment ingredient) known to medicine today and proven to prevent and cure acne.
    • Contains natural compounds known for their efficacy as natural cures for acne and as compounds that soothe the skin and give it a clean and fresh appearance.
    • Received the highest rating in the user reviews that we gathered.

We found that the product that is most efficient and most recommended for treating acne is: Exposed Skin Care.

Read Exposed Skin Care Reviews

How Proactiv compares against our top scoring acne treatments

Exposed Skin Care Free Shipping Code!!!

I got this free shipping code from a dermatologist I know who sells Exposed.  I am not sure how much longer it will work but give it a try: shipx224  - please don’t post this anywhere

See our Staff Review of Exposed Skin Care



By sending you products every two months, the company encourages you to continue using it (after all, it’s already paid for) even when you don’t have a breakout, we saw some bad user reviews about this method for example you can the following reviews from

proactiv reviews


See our Staff Review of Exposed Skin Care

This helps prevent new acne, which is better than treating pimples you have. However, for long term, Proactiv can be expensive. The active ingredients in Proactiv can be purchased separately for less money than if you paid for the Proactiv brand.

While acne most often haunts people who are in their teen years, it can haunt some people for many years afterwards. Proactiv Solution is designed to fight moderate acne at any age. It even fights off whiteheads, pustules, and blackheads.

Proactiv Solution is a complete three-step system to fight acne. You use Proactiv Solution’s three-step process each morning and each evening to ensure that you are fighting acne at every level throughout the day. The Proactiv Solution is not a complicated system to use. You simply start with the Renewing Cleanser, follow it up with the Revitalizing Toner, and then finish with the Repairing Lotion.

Of course, Proactiv Solution all starts with proven acne fighting agents. Acne fighting staple benzoyl peroxide is found in both the cleanser and the lotion. Witch hazel is the special ingredient that is found in the toner. The benzoyl peroxide is a proven fighter of blackheads and blemishes, while the witch hazel is a special ingredient that is able to clear the skin of impurities and dead skin cells, and remove excess oils from the skin pores. When combined with the other soothing botanicals found in Proactiv Solution, these special Ingredients leave you with younger looking skin that is often cleared of acne within a week.

Those with the most severe forms of acne are not going to benefit from Proactiv Solution. One of the drawback of Proactiv Solution is that use has to be continued even after the acne is no longer visible. Otherwise, the acne will return. So if you have mild or moderate acne, Proactiv Solution may indeed be the best solution for your acne problem.

You can purchase a 60-day supply of the entire Proactiv Solution kit straight from the manufacturer, Guthy-Renker. You can purchase a one-month supply for only $19.95. A two-month supply of the Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner, and the Repairing Lotion costs only $39.95. Additionally, the Proactiv Solution kit comes with some bonuses right now, including a daily oil control lotion, an oil free moisturizer, and a refining mask.

We found that the product that is most efficient and most recommended for treating acne is: Exposed Skin Care

Incoming search terms:

  • proactive reviews
  • proactiv reviews
  • Proactive review
  • proactive reviews 2012
  • proactiv review
  • proactiv reviews 2012
  • proactive acne treatment
  • reviews on proactive
  • proactiv solution
  • proactive

Proactiv Solution ® User Reviews

  1. Misael Escobedo

    I have worked for customer service for over 10 years. Definitely, Proactive has one of the WORST customer service providers. The products will work only for a certain time then the results will not improve after your 3rd week, overall, Do not buy these products because they will not have long term results.Report

  2. Overall 1/5 Acne Treatment Power 1/5 Ingredients Quality 1/5 Company Service 1/5 Long Term Results 1/5

  3. Manuella L'

    Since I’m twelve, I’ve acne. I talked about it to my parents, and I began to see dermatologists. I saw a lot, but nobody has been able to resolve my problem until I moved to United States. One day, I was watching TV, and I saw the commercial of Pro Active. Most of the time, I don’t trust that kind of commercial, but I decided to try it because I was so desperate. So, the result is: it works!
    First, I bought it online, and I’m glad to have done it because the website is perfect! You have all the information you need about the price, how many days before the products come, and all the other usual information (name, address…). There’s even an option to receive it each two months. You can also watched people’s testimonials. I began the same day where my Pro Active came.
    Then, only after one week, I saw that there were fewer pimples on my cheeks and my forehead (a really affected part of my face). I was so happy because I thought my acne was irreversible. The secret is to use it when and how they say.
    However, there’s a negative point that I’ve known it later. The first delivery is just a sample, and the second one is the real product. I was a little bit angry because they charged the same price for both. Although I was mad, I knew they do that to make sure their product work because if it doesn’t, people will complain during the sample phase.
    Finally, I can say Pro Active works very well! I highly recommend it because if it works for me, it’ll work for you. It’s not expensive and accessible for everybody. Pro Active changed, keeps changing, my life. Now, I’m one of many living proofs. I’m really thankful to the creators because they did a very good job!Report

  4. Overall 5/5 Acne Treatment Power 5/5 Ingredients Quality 5/5 Company Service 5/5 Long Term Results 4/5

    • bryan

      You sound worst than the commercial, dermatologists or general doctors give you pills, and products that are 10x stronger than proactive. The pills alone stop the whole crisisReport

  5. Ivan

    Horrible horrible customer service. They don’t care about anything but taking your money.Report

  6. Overall 3/5 Acne Treatment Power 4/5 Company Service 2/5 Long Term Results 3/5

  7. Ann Jackson

    What ever you do, do NOT buy this from the Proactiv web site. They will force you into a auto delivery system that is next to impossible to escape. All the bad things you hear about their customer service is a 100% FACTUAL!!!!
    Initially, it cleared up my skin!Report

  8. Overall 4/5 Acne Treatment Power 4/5 Company Service 1/5 Long Term Results 4/5

See all 51 user reviews

Recent Posts

Does Milk Help Heal Acne Scars?

Introduction And Background The sad truth is that whenever one has acne, they are told to stay away from dairy products. It is true that dairy products can worsen or aggravate the acne or even be the cause of it in the first place. However, it is kind of tough to skip on diary altogether. Most

Functions Of Vitamin C On Skin

Introduction And Background Staying up to date on health issues and what is generally good for the body is a very intelligent thing to do. A lot of people often do not do their research and often end up taking the wrong kind of supplements for the wrong thing. For instance, a lot of people take

How To Spend A Life Without Acne?

Introduction And Background You might have noticed that there are some fortunate people in this world who never have any skin problems. You never see them complain of pimples or spots or any whiteheads or blackheads. You never see them talk of acne as a fearful subject. You never see them fret about their skin and

Relationship Of Diet And Acne

Introduction And Background We’ve heard the phrase countless times that we are a reflection of what we eat. As science has advanced and so has our knowledge about all kinds of things, you’ll come to realize how true this actually is. Our skin is not only the protective covering of the body; it has a life

What Is Acne Prone Skin?

Introduction And Background Either we are talking about weight or we are talking about beauty. Both are now essentially considered to be the same thing. Needless to say, we care a lot about how we look. In this article, we will specifically be talking about the skin aspect of beauty. The first thing we see when

Various Kinds Of Women Skin

Introduction And Background Skin is a very sensitive subject, is it not? A lot of people get very touchy about the topic. Actually, not a lot of people but almost all the people! Women especially are very concerned about their skin and rightfully so. This world has placed them in a position where they feel very

Why Dry Skin Is More Prone To Itching?

Introduction And Background We all have a different kind of skin. Some people are blessed with having the softest skin alive while some are faced with having acne on their skin. In this article, we will mostly be discussing dry skin and all that is concerned with it, including itching. Skin is a very important factor

Acne And Dangers Of Scratching The Pimples

Introduction And Background Acne is something that all of us have experienced at one time or another. Many have also seen the worst side of acne while others have had only mild acne. The ratio in teenagers is that three out of four teenagers have experienced acne which is the highest percentage of any age group

How To Apply Makeup To Acne Prone Skin

Introduction And Background We simply cannot escape cosmetics. No matter how hard we try, it simply does not get out of our routine. Our natural skin is never enough in parties or gatherings where everybody looks refined and fresh with makeup while those who haven’t applied anything look simple and plain. No one wants to

Healing Acne With Vitamins

Introduction And Background We are all looking for the ultimate solution to solving our acne problems. Turns out, most of us get this skin condition sometime in our life and there is absolutely nothing we hate more than marks on our faces. Well, acne is a terribly skin condition, agreed. But even more terrible is the