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

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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

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