Kiss Your Acne Goodbye with Proactiv’s Benzoyl Peroxide

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There are a lot of medications available in the market today that promises to clear up acne. The problem is discerning which among them actually stays true to its promise of clear, unblemished skin. For many years now, Benzoyl Peroxide has been the gold standard in treating mild to moderate acne. According to Wikipedia, Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the most organic peroxides in terms of the scale of its production and its applications. This is used for improving flour, for bleaching teeth and hair, for polymerising polyster, but most importantly it is used as an acne treatment. In fact, it is included in the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of  the most important medication essential in a basic health system. This topical antimicrobial medicine has an oxidizing agent that specifically kills P. acnes, the bacteria causing acne breakouts. It also helps unblock pores and has anti-inflammatory effect, as well. BPO, as it is more commonly known, is not an antibiotic, and in 50 years of use, there has never been a documented case of BPO bacterial resistance, which makes for the cornerstone of prescription, as well as OTC {over-the-counter} acne therapy.

This is the very reason why Proactiv Solution has Micro-crystals {micro-crystal medicine} beonzoyl peroxide, a crystalline BPO finally milled to achieve pore penetration required to control the acne cycle. The exclusive form of benzoyl peroxide {or BPO} found in the Proactiv 3-Step System’s Renewing Cleanser {Step 1} and Repairing Tretment {Step 3} features exceptionally small and uniform particles which are designed to specifically penetrate pores faster while being gentler on the skin.

Alternative Ways To Treat Acne

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  1. Proactiv Solution VS Soap ~ Harsh scrubbing does not unclog pores any better than gentle cleansing and may actually worsen your acne instead of clearing it. Cleansing and scrubbing simply reduce surface oils and dead skin cells. A lot of people use harsh products, mostly laden with alcohol and foamy surfactants {or detergents} that often produce irritation and only worsen acne. Proactiv Solution effectively unplug pores with fine polyethylene beads that gently relieve impacted pores without irritation. In the same manner, Proactiv Solution does not contain any surfactants,  responsible for a sudsy foam and lather that strip the ski of its essential oils, thereby damaging the skin’s barriers and making the skin vulnerable to infection and irritation. In the same manner, Proactiv® Renewing Cleanser is formulated without these harsh detergents, promising only clear and fair skin.
  2. Proactiv Solution VS Salicylic Acid ~ Although Salicylic acid breaks through the plug, it does not kill the bacteria that causes acne breakouts, or what we call the P. acnes bacteria. As acne is caused by a variety of factors that take place below the skin surface, it is best to gently wash with medicated cleanser with proven ingredients, like benzoyl peroxide or sulfur, that can penetrate the skin and help unclog pores, kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  3. Proactiv Solution VS Oral Drugs ~ Oral drugs, like isotretinoin or hormonal pills, are sometimes prescribed by dermatologists in cases of severe acne. There are studies indicating these methods are extremely effective for sever cases, however the nature of these drugs, and their side effects, make it questionable if their benefits truly outweigh the cons. In 2010, for example, there were reports linking suicidal tendencies, as well as psychotic behaviors among acne patients who took isotretinoin. Hormonal pills, on the other hand, are mainly indicated as contraceptives and sometimes causes water retention, mood swings, weight gain, and after prolonged use, even breast cancer. Proactiv Solution users can rest assured that their acne solution is clear of these harmful and frightening side effects.

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46 Comments

  1. I tried Proactiv as a preteen and it really did help. There are so many products on the market that claim they help fight acne, but of all the products I’ve tried, Proactiv was the one that always held up their end.

  2. I used to love Proactive in college – I had the three step system, and on the days I remembered to use it, it worked great!

  3. I love Proactive. It does exactly what it says it does. It keeps my skin clear without drying it out. Great product.

    1. Good to know that Proactiv works for you! You are one of the many satisfied users + customers! :)

  4. I’ve heard a lot of great things about proactive and that it does indeed really work! Great post!

    1. Indeed, there are numerous testimonies about the good effects of Proactiv on many of its users. Thanks!

  5. I have found for me, the solution was balancing more hormones. Once I got those in check, my face cleared up. I try to stay away from the harsh stuff and stick to gentle cleansers because my face tends to dry out fast.

    1. opting for gentle cleanser is really beneficial to the skin. probably why Proactiv also make sure that their products are devoid of harsh detergents that do more damage than good to the skin.

    1. you belong to the lucky few who never had problems with acne. thanks in advance for passing this on to your friends! :)

  6. I tried proactive several years ago and didn’t have much luck. My teenage son has issues, maybe I should have him try it out. Thanks! <33

    1. the result probably varies from skin type to skin type. hopefully your son will get a more positive result with Proactiv

  7. I have been fortunate to never suffer from acne. but I will certainly pass this on to my family members who did not get the same luck. Thanks.

  8. I’ve tried proactiv before and yes it works but I stopped after finishing the kit. I don’t want to become immune to the product and luckily my acne didn’t come back.

    1. that is good to hear! i am sure a lot of other Proactiv users only have good words about their products

  9. y sister swears by proactive she is been using it for the last 7 years, she had a really bad acne problem as a teen but I haven’t seen her broke out in years

  10. I bought that for my kids when they were in Junior High and it worked awesome, I was skeptical but the price was right. I ordered it and talked about it to all of the kid’s friends.

    1. good thing it worked for your kids. now i do not have to worry in case my little man develops acne during puberty!

  11. Thank God I don’t have acne anymore. I always see this on tv commercial and was gonna try it one time but I decided not too. I could have use it when I was younger.

  12. I see proactive advertised in infomercials a lot on TV and always am apprehensive about it. Thanks for sharing a little more info about them.

  13. I have never had to use things like this. My teen age son is a different story though. He may benifit from proactiv at times. Thanks for sharing.

  14. When I was a teen I use to have major acne problems. at least once a week I would have these major pimples and all on my nose. I had really oily skin on my nose. I did try Proactive when I got older (back in 2005). It worked on my skin for a while but I stop using it shortly after. I heard it works great for others.

  15. Neat tip too- toothpaste works on acne as well! I lucked out and only ever got a couple of zits through my teen years but Crest was always the go to. Just dab it on, wear it overnight and notice a major difference the next day :)
    Proactive is sworn by for so many people I know who have had acne. Great post!

    1. i hear about toothpaste before. this is a very inexpensive way to fight off acne. thanks for sharing

  16. ive heard a lot of good reviews about poractiv and wish i have even a tiny pimple so i can try this but will recommend to my sister

    1. it sure + i do hope you remember it in case you had or anyone you know have an acne problem

  17. I don’t have any acne problems, but I will sure to share this great product with my friends.

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