Proactiv Review That’s Upfront

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Proactiv review – an upfront review.

Proactiv claims to be The Answer for acne that works for everybody regardless of your age, skin type or severity of your acne. Proactiv claims to be different because it prevents future breakouts before they even surface on your skin – while other products only concentrate on getting rid of existing acne.

How Proactiv works

According to Proactiv’s web site, “Proactiv is a range of blemish control and skin care products that combine powerful ingredients that work to prevent and control blemishes, as well as keep skin clear and beautiful”

They claim that their secret ingredient to clear and prevent spots is what’s called ‘the Proactiv system’ with their exclusive Benzoyl Peroxide microcrystal technology, which reports to penetrate fast to deliver rapid pimple-fighting action.

Because the Proactiv Benzoyl Peroxide is more finely milled, it is able to penetrate deep into the pores. This enables forehead blemishes to vanish and get rid of stubborn breakouts – whether they are on the chin or jaw line. And if you are able to reach – it clears pimples from your neck, shoulders and back too.

So How Does Proactiv work?

Quite simply, it unclogs your pores and kills bacteria deep inside.  Since Proactiv does nothing to the root cause of acne it can only manage your acne. They even admit this on their web site by saying that you have to keep using Proactiv even after your skin has cleared. A countless number of user reviews also confirm this – acne tends to breakout if you stop using Proactiv (and quite often even while you are still on it).
Is Proactiv only temporary?

Actually, any topical acne product is temporary.  Because it only works as long as you are using it in your daily routine.  A topical solution cannot change the root cause of the problem: it is simply washing the after effects away.

So until Proactiv (and any other brand that is solely topical) comes up with something that combats the internal hormonal fluctuations that cause the foundations of acne, it will always be temporary.  Hence the claim that Proactiv is ‘the answer for acne’ is a little far-fetched.

Side-Effects of Proactiv

Most people say that Proactiv irritates their skin. This is due to benzoyl peroxide, alcohol and other harsh chemicals in Proactiv. If you have sensitive skin, you can expect some of the following symptoms:
•    Itchy skin
•    Skin goes red
•    Dry and flaky skin

However, some users of Proactiv report that these symptoms are caused by the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner. So if you are concerned or if this happens to you just reduce the amount of toner you use as part of your routine.

Contradictory what most people think the skin is quite porous and many substances pass through it easily. Or how do you think that nicotine patches work? So I would really think twice before applying dangerous and carcinogenic chemicals on my skin.
What users say about Proactiv

Like most acne treatments Proactiv gets a mixed feedback. It seems that about 60% of the reviews are on the positive side while the rest advise you to stay away from Proactiv.  There are people who get no results or  report that Proactiv actually makes their acne much worse. Also some users say that Proactiv is fantastic, it completely clears their skin and has no side-effects.
Should I use Proactiv?

This is entirely up to you.  Like any product on the market, you need to weigh up the feedback with your own situation and then decide to try it.  Remember that it is not ‘The Answer For Acne’ as it doesn’t fix the root cause. Despite what the celebrities say!

Proactiv isn’t the only option, despite the widespread media attention.  There are other smarter, safer products to use.

Instead of Proactiv, I recommend you take a look at Zenmed. It’s an interesting new acne treatment. They only use scientifically proven, natural ingredients. Which means that with Zenmed you’ll have a lot less side-effects than with Proactiv. Click here to read my Zenmed review.

 

Zenmed review: My #1 acne treatment recommendation. Click to read the review.

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March 15, 2013

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