Proactiv is not a new name in the world of acne treatment systems. It was launched several years ago with celebrities worldwide endorsing it. This makes it one of the best feasible choices for acne treatment systems. But much more than the celebrity status it gets, there is more to expect from Proactiv.
The treatment system includes three products. These are namely the Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner and the Repairing Treatment. Each of these products will give you healthier skin; thanks to the acne-fighting ingredients found in them.
More on the Products and the Ingredients in Proactiv
Let us take a closer look at the products under this brand and see the ingredients that make them effective.
The Renewing Cleanser is made to unclog your pores which have been inflamed by the acne-causing bacteria. It has a special microcrystal version of the benzoyl peroxide that includes finer particles allowing better penetration of the skin from within. The tiny exfoliating beads in this cleanser will keep it at closer contact with the P. acnes bacteria.
Inactive ingredients in the Renewing Cleanser include water (aqua), magnesium aluminum silicate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, disodium PEG-12 dimethicone sulfosuccinate, sorbitol, dimethyl isosorbide, tridecyl stearate, neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, polyethylene, cetyl esters, anthemis nobilis flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, sodium PCA, xanthan gum, tridecyl trimellitate, propylene glycol, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).
This is an alcohol-free toner that refreshes the skin and keeps it moisturized. Basically, its active ingredient is glycolic acid which is a known ingredient that unclogs the pores. We all know that a clogged pore is a culprit to acne and it can be solved with the help of glycolic acid.
Other ingredients in the product are water (aqua), glycolic acid, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract, rosa canina fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium PCA, panthenol, glycerin, propylene glycol, allantoin, polysorbate 20, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium hydroxide, benzophenone-4, tetrasodium EDTA, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum), blue 1 (CI 42090), yellow 5 (CI 19140).
The last treatment product along Proactiv’s acne treatment line is the Repairing Treatment. This was made to kill acne bacteria with its anti-microbial benzoyl peroxide. This medicated treatment penetrates the pores. Other ingredients are water (aqua), ethoxydiglycol, cyclotetrasiloxane, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cyclopentasiloxane, panthenol, allantoin, xanthan gum, ceteareth-20, carbomer, triethanolamine, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).
How Proactiv Works
The different products along this line are made to target clogged pores, moisturize skin and target the P. acnes bacteria. Specifically, Proactive makers has this to say on how the product works. “The acne cycle starts invisibly, below the skin’s surface, weeks before a blemish breaks out. That’s why Proactiv is designed to attack acne “proactively”—delivering the right combination of medicines and skin-care agents, in the right order and concentrations, to help control the acne cycle before breakouts occur. If you have acne, Proactiv Solution is the key to a clear complexion…
Spot treating blemishes after they break out is too late—a frustrating, losing battle that does nothing for prevention. In contrast, Proactiv Solution treats the whole face—and neck, chest, shoulders and back as needed—in a way that helps to prevent breakouts before they even get started.”