The Truth About Proactiv+: Does It Work and Should You Be Using It?

Posted on 06/06/2014 at 11:42 AM

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Proactiv+: an acne treatment with an impressive list of celebrity spokesmen including some of the most beautiful people in the world– who swear by its results. But why do celebs use Proactiv+ over prescription treatments, and what is it about Proactiv+ that makes it so popular with consumers: its effectiveness, or its celebrity following?

A few months ago, I went to see a top rated Park Avenue Dermatologist because I’d developed a bad case of adult acne. I explained to her that when I experienced acne as a teenager, my former dermatologist prescribed me to an expensive Tier 5 “Specialty Drug” to treat it. That teenage acne problem—cost me $1200 a tube! Twelve hundred dollars every month for a few ounces of cream.

I begged the new, already-expensive dermatologist not to tell me my adult acne was going to cost me $1200/month, which would mean I could not afford to treat it. She said not to worry because there is one acne-fighting ingredient that she recommends above all others, one that could be obtained rather inexpensively.

It’s called Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO), and it has been clinically proven to kill the bacteria that cause acne in the first place.

The dermatologist assured me Proactiv+ was the best way to treat my skin with BPO. BPO is a very powerful ingredient, but it must penetrate the pore, where acne begins. Otherwise it will sit on the top layer of the skin where it can cause irritation and flakes. But Proactiv+ uses something called Smart Target® technology: it encapsulates the BPO on layers of water and lipids so the medication is pulled into the pore where the acne causing bacteria lives and breeds. It’s not only more effective for this reason, but it’s also less drying because it helps keep the medication off the skin’s surface.

This is the scientific reason for the effectiveness of Proactiv+ — the reason why so many celebs and non-celebs use the product. It contains the most proven acne treatment and it uses it in the most effective way.

Out of a group of people surveyed, 85% said that they noticed better results with Proactiv+ than other prescription acne products they have tried.

With statistics like that, it may not come as a shock to you that Proactiv+ worked for me too, but it did come as a pleasant surprise to me. It took about a week for me to see noticeable results and now, after two months, my zits are a lot like my psoriasis– gone!

A Proactiv+ 3-step kit costs $29.95 and if it doesn’t work there’s a 60-day money back guarantee. Free shipping too. You can click here to learn all the details.


Based on a user-perception study after 13 weeks of use.

Proactiv+ is a trademark of Guthy-Renker®