Does Proactiv® Really Work? Or Do We Just Like That it Comes With a Familiar Face…


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

If you’ve ever watched TV past midnight, hung around a college dorm, or have had the misfortune of being – or being around – a teenager living in the past two decades, chances are you’ve heard of Proactiv®.

The company’s list of celebrity spokesmen is impressive, and includes some of the most beautiful faces in the world: People’s sexiest man alive, Adam Levine, bombshell Olivia Munn, the list goes on and on. But do these celebrities’ glowing claims about Proactiv® have any truth to them? There are a ton of loyal users sticking with the brand, but why does it work for them, and how does it work? More importantly…will it work for us?

Here’s how acne develops: When excess oils mix with dead cells, it forms plug in your pores that traps the oil inside the follicle. This plug is where acne-causing bacteria breeds and inflammatory toxins are released. The body reacts to these toxins with inflammation and swelling, and that’s the pimple you see that always seems to flare up at the wrong time. Lucky for us, it takes two weeks before we can see the pimple, which gives us plenty of time to disrupt the process before zits come to surface. Enter: Proactiv+®.

The latest Proactiv® system, Proactiv+® (note the plus sign) contains two popular acne fighting medications: antimicrobial benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) which kills acne-causing bacteria, and salicylic acid which works to prevent breakouts by helping keep pores clear of excess oil and dead skin cells.

The reason many acne treatments do not work is because they deliver the medications in a way that makes them remain on the skin’s surface which dries out the skin, but does not effectively deliver the medication into the pore where it is needed most. Benzoyl peroxide can be drying and irritating on the skin’s surface which can dry out your skin and cause redness. Proactiv+® effectively addresses these issues. The benzoyl peroxide in Proactiv+® is encapsulated with SmartTARGET® technology. SmartTARGET® is an administration system that encapsulates the benzoyl peroxide and keeps the medication off the skin’s surface to help minimize dryness and irritation. The capsule opens in the pore and delivers the medication which kills the acne bacteria on contact. That means more acne-fighting medicine deep in the pore for long-lasting effectiveness.

Each step in Proactiv+® also contains hydrating skincare ingredients formulated to attract, lock-in and help sustain healthy levels of moisture in your skin. So it leaves your skin feeling softer, moisturized…even younger.

As an added bonus, Proactiv+® is relatively inexpensive. The new 3-step system is only $29.95 and it comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. And they’re running a special limited summer time offer. Follow this link to get FREE SHIPPING, and a FREE Summer Glow GIFT with your purchase of Proactiv+® and you choose the gift!


The editors at Popdust have tried Proactiv+® and decided it rocks. Popdust now has a commercial relationship with Guthy-Renker and is working to promote their products. Proactiv+® is a trademark of Guthy-Renker®.