Proactiv Solutions – Clears my face up great….or does it?
Proactiv Solutions is the most advertised acne medication on the internet. Almost everyone who has acne has heard of it. In fact, proactiv solutions is one of the best selling acne medications of all time.
This being the case, I have done my own research to find out just what exactly proactiv systems is, what is claims to do, what the ingredients are, and what (if any) clinical trials or objective studies have been done.
Proactiv solutions is a three part system. It is designed to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, as well as treat acne causing bacteria.
However, when I checked the ingredients, the ONLY ingredient that has been clinically proven to be effective in eliminating acne bacteria is a good ole’ 2.5% benzoyl peroxide lotion.
Now, this is important to understand. Ever single other ingredient is either useless, or used in such a diluted amount that it cannot be effective (like the glycolic acid)
In fact, many people have reported increased skin irritation and additional breakouts while using proactiv solutions. On one of the biggest acne websites, I found over 17 people who were unsatisfied with the product, and only 2 that were moderately pleased. Not one ringing endorsement was anywhere to be found.
So, you’d be much better off using a standard 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and just save the extra money. The least expensive one we’ve found is for a 60 gram tube of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel. It can be found at http://www.drugstore.com for about $18.00, which a lot less than the $39.95 price for the beginner proactiv solutions kit.
I really wish proactiv solutions was as amazing as the sales pitch makes it out to be. However, the old saying applies here… if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.