Success Stories

Wherever you are in your clear skin journey, know that you are not alone. Here, real users share their stories about life-changing Proactiv to help keep you motivated along the way.


Julianne Proactiv Story
Olivia Story
Kara Proactiv Story
Jillian Proactiv Story
Journee Proactiv Story
Jodi Proactiv Story
Maite Proactiv Story

Why Julianne Hough Tried Proactiv+

“I had had a major breakout while I was on Dancing With the Stars, and it was kind of a shock for me because I never really had acne growing up... Having clear skin is probably one of the most important things in my life. That’s the first thing that people see, and that’s the first thing that I see.”

What She Loves About Proactiv+

“Using Proactiv has given me the confidence to just go out there and do my best and see what happens! I think I look younger now than I did when I was 18 because I’m not wearing as much makeup. I’m not hiding as much of who I am, and you’re really seeing me for me!”

What She Wants You To Know About Proactiv+

“I think that Proactiv+ has found the perfect balance. It gives you all the medicine needed for clear skin, puts medicine into those pores, and at the same time it’s very hydrating. You feel more luxurious. Proactiv+ is the best of both worlds.”

Why Olivia Munn Tried Proactiv+

“I wake up one day, and I have this crazy, painful acne. Even though it wasn’t covering my whole entire face, they were like spots everywhere. They were always popping up, and they never went away. I tried Proactiv+ and it took my skin to a brand new level of amazing.”

What She Loves About Proactiv+

“I tried it - and the craziest thing is that like within four, five days the pimples stopped coming in different places. And then, within two weeks, the ones that were there were completely gone. This is an acne-clearing miracle that’s actually good for all skin types! My skin, your skin, your best friend with sensitive skin … it’s made for all of us.”

What She Wants You To Know About Proactiv+

“Now, thanks to Proactiv+, it feels great knowing I’m going to wake up tomorrow with amazing skin, and the next day. And the next. No acne, just healthy, glowing skin - all the time.”

Kara's Story

“I've had acne pretty much my whole life I didn't want to hang out with my friends because sometimes, even with makeup, sometimes I couldn't cover it up. It was still very noticeable and just embarrassing.”

“I'm a pretty outgoing person … but when you're an adult and have acne, it's embarrassing. It's kept me home a lot more. I didn't want to hang out with friends.”

Didn't Go to Parties

“I remember one time there was a party, and I remember sitting in my room crying because I didn't want to go because of my acne. It was just so bad. That's not something that feels nice.”

“I tried probably every product out there. My skin would go from one side of the spectrum to the other. I would go from very oily to very dry. Right after I washed my face it would dry out a lot. Or the moisturizers would make my skin feel oily and heavy.”

Feels Refreshed & Smooth

“Since using Proactiv+, my skin is soft, smooth and my pores look much smaller. It doesn't dry out my skin but leaves it feeling just right. Proactiv+ is different. It definitely deals with the issue of dryness and gives the right amount of moisture. Even the first time using the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, my skin felt so clean and refreshed and smooth.”

“You don't realize how much acne affects your life until you have clearer skin. The best part is feeling confident and being able to go out…even without makeup. If you were a friend and you were having trouble with acne -- and even if you had other skin concerns -- I would definitely tell you to try Proactiv+. It's worked for me, and I'm very excited to share it with everybody.”

Jillian's Story

“I've been dealing with the acne since I was a teenager. It's just always been something that I've had to deal with. It's really embarrassing. I feel like as an adult, I shouldn't be dealing with acne. I didn't feel as beautiful on the outside as I do on the inside. I worried that it was giving people a reason to not see how beautiful I am.”

“I feel like every stress was written on my face. It was really disheartening because I feel like I'm not a child. I'm an adult. I would see the acne and say, ‘Well, here we go again... one more thing that's keeping me from being my full potential.”

Worried About Her Wedding

“I think about my wedding day and how wonderful would it be to not have to retouch all of my wedding photos because my skin is beautiful. It would feel like a dream come true to have my face glowing naturally with no acne whatsoever.”

Loves the Simplicity

“I was amazed after 30 days. I didn't think that I would get results this quickly. I thought that I would have my skin clear up and then I would breakout again and then the whole thing would start over.”

“Proactiv+ is a nice three-step system that has results to it. I feel that with the exfoliation process, my skin is getting all of those dead cells removed. And then, with the simple, little amount of treatment that I put on my skin, I'm seeing a decreased redness, and I'm also feeling the benzoyl peroxide working. And I'm also noticing that with the hydration my skin feels soft and dewy.”

Friends Are Amazed

“I am just thrilled. I feel so fortunate with this product and to see from where I started to where I am now. The pictures are absolutely amazing. I can't believe that my face looks the way that it does in just the small amount of time."

“Proactiv+ is simple: it's in the morning and it's at night. I'm able to use the product and get these results. I'm so overjoyed. I just didn't expect my skin to be as clean and clear as it is.”

“I was at a dinner party a couple weeks ago. I sat down and my friends all looked at my face and said, ‘Your skin looks fantastic.' Then I told them that I didn't have any makeup on and they were even more blown away.”

“It feels really good. And I look great. Everything is going well and I'm gonna have clear skin for my wedding. So I'm really excited.”

Why Jurnee Smollett Bell Tried Proactiv+

“I had a long struggle with acne, starting when I was 10, and it got worse as my career took off. There were a lot of close-ups showing every single flaw, every single blemish. I was playing a teenager, but in real life I was not only a young adult playing a teenager, but also a young adult suffering from adult acne.”

What She Loves About Proactiv+

“Before Proactiv®, I wasn’t really able to depend on my skin. I wasn’t able to get up and go take my dog for a walk, attend a meeting or go to work without stressing about my acne. Now I’ve got an easy-to-follow, everyday routine to clear my blemishes and help prevent new breakouts.”

What She Wants You To Know About Proactiv+

“Proactiv+ is not just a brand. It’s something that actually does change your life. The 3-step system is amazing and things have gone to a whole other level with my skin. I’m able to wear makeup, work long hours and come home and not worry that my skin is going to break out.”

Jodi's Story

“I didn't have acne at all in high school. An occasional breakout, but not bad. Then, in my mid-20s, it came out, which is not expected. Now I'm in my 30s and love the outdoors. I'm a big water sports person, so I've recently been very conscious... that people would see my makeup sweat off and see the acne scars and the pimples and think: You're entirely too old to have acne. Why do you still have zits?”

Cancelled Meetings, Avoided Social Events

“Also, I'm in sales. It's terrible to admit this, but I would cancel a meeting if I had a bad breakout. I wouldn't be focused on business, but on the fact that I had a huge eruption on the side of my face. I would skip out on parties, social events, work events. I just didn't want anyone to see me.”

“Before I started with Proactiv+, I tried everything under the sun. But other acne products only attacked the zits. In a perfect world, you wouldn't be worried about acne and wrinkles at the same time. But we don't live in a perfect world.”

Best of Both Worlds

“When I started using Proactiv+, I noticed right away that it wasn't your average acne treatment. This system uses both acne treatments and hydrating treatments.”

“Since I've been using Proactiv+, I look in the mirror and my face looks brighter. It's less blotchy. I feel more confident when I look in the mirror and realize my face looks good. When I first started using the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, I wondered if it was working, because it was so gentle. “Now I can go into any meeting, any situation, and not have to worry about my skin. I can be confident, because your face feels refreshed and energized while you're fighting acne.”

Why Maite Perroni Tried Proactiv+

“Even though my skin is much better than when I was a teenager, acne outbreaks are unavoidable... There are days when you know that something important will happen, you have an opening, a date with your boyfriend, or in my case, I’m going to a commercial shoot... suddenly a blackhead appears, suddenly that uncomfortable moment comes when you believe that it will be impossible to look good... now with Proactiv+, you have the solution.”

What She Loves About Proactiv+

“I adore Proactiv+ because honestly, my skin has never looked better … Not only does it control acne better than any other product I have ever used, but it also improves the quality of my skin... When I wake up, my skin feels incredible. I get out of the house without makeup, feeling great about my face.”

What She Wants You To Know About Proactiv+

“If you feel that you haven’t found the solution to get rid of your acne, I’d like to truly invite you to try Proactiv+, because I believe it can work for you. You will have in your hand the perfect tool, so that when you look at yourself in the mirror, you can see healthy, pretty, radiant skin, and you feel good about yourself.”