The Proactiv+ System
Clear Skin Starts in the Pore

We know acne, and we know skin. And we know what it takes to have a clear flawless-looking complexion, which is what you’ll see with Proactiv+.

We also know that acne begins deep inside the pore, launched by a "perfect storm" of microscopic events - bacterial overgrowth, excess oil production, dead skin cells that clog the pore, and ultimately, inflammation creating a red, swollen bump on your skin.

Proactiv+ is an acne-treatment system that delivers skincare in every step. Formulated not only to heal, treat, and clear acne, it also helps to diminish the evidence of past breakouts, restoring skin to its healthy-looking appearance. Here's how:

STEP 1: CLEANSE
Skin Smoothing
Exfoliator

Gentle exfoliating beads and glycolic acid gently move away excess oil, dirt , and other impurities so benzoyl peroxide can penetrate the pore to kill acne-causing bacteria.

STEP 2: TREAT
Pore Targeting
Treatment

Our exclusive Smart Target® is designed to deliver benzoyl peroxide directly into the pore with laser-like precision. More in the pore means fewer blemishes and less irritation on your skin.

STEP 3: REPAIR
Complexion
Perfecting Hydrator

Drenches skin with essential skincare ingredients designed to help soothe irritation, even skin tone, visibly reduce post-acne marks and leave skin soft, hydrated and radiant. Salicylic acid, and anti-acne medicine, helps pores appear smaller by keeping them free of the oily build-up that makes them appear larger.

What's New in Proactiv+

We revolutionized acne treatment 20 years ago with the Proactiv 3-Step System. With continued research and technology, we are able to bring you the latest and most effective system to fight acne breakouts and achieve radiant skin. And so, here's what we've done to make Proactiv+ even more successful in creating a clear, smoother and brighter complexion for you.

+ Smart Target® Technology

You may know that benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is the gold standard in treating acne; it’s a strong medicine that effectively kills bacteria in the pores, where acne starts. But BPO can also be irritating to your skin. Our exclusive Smart Target® technology encapsulates BPO so it doesn’t sit on skin’s surface but is pulled directly into your pores with laser-like precision to start killing bacteria on contact. In fact, with Smart Target®, Proactiv+ now delivers 2X more BPO into the pores.

+ Added Medicine

This antimicrobial BPO (2.5%) in Steps 1 and 2 kills acne-causing bacteria in your pores. We've added the acne medicine, salicylic acid (0.5%), to Step 3 of Proactiv + to help prevent breakouts by keeping pores clear of excess oil and dead skin cells.

+ Built-In Hydration

Each step in Proactiv+ contains hydrating skincare ingredients formulated to attract, lock-in and help sustain healthy levels of moisture in your skin. You won't experience the dryness often associated with acne medicine. In fact, you can expect results comparable to high-end skin care, because that's exactly what Proactiv+ is!

+ Skincare Benefits

Once your acne is under control, you'll want to erase the evidence and restore your skin to its natural beauty. Now, Proactiv+ has powerful skincare ingredients like kojic acid, prebiotics, omegas and hyaluronic acid to address other skin concerns associated with acne, like redness, shine, post-acne marks and uneven tone and texture. For as long as you use Proactiv+ with its proprietary blend of brighteners, moisturizers, and conditioners, you'll enjoy your new-found smooth, uniform, clear, and radiant complexion. With Proactiv+ you'll be experiencing the best combination of medicine and good for you skincare ingredients. Clear skin without compromise.

The Results Are In

Prior to making Proactiv+ available to the public, a 13-week user-perception study was conducted. Not only did every single participant enjoy fewer breakouts, but over 90% of them also reported:

  • Smaller-looking pores
  • Less oily skin
  • Smoother-looking skin
  • Improved look of texture & clarity
  • Visibly improved post-acne marks
  • Brighter-looking complexion
  • Less dryness
  • Less irritation & redness
  • More radiance
† Study participants suffering from mild to moderate acne using the most commonly prescribed generic acne treatment gel (as of April, 2014) took 4 weeks to achieve approximately the same reduction in total lesion count as achieved by study participants after just 1 week's use of PA+. After 12 weeks use, total lesion count reduction data between the same 2 groups showed that PA+ was still twice as fast.