It’s the first Combination Therapy® system that started a skincare revolution!
Designed specifically for acne-prone skin, Proactiv delivers finely-milled benzoyl peroxide deep into your pores to help stop acne-causing bacteria in its tracks and prevent new breakouts from forming.
Maximize your results with Proactiv Solution by following these simple steps
Quick start guide
We’ll walk you through, step by step…
STEP 1: cleanse | daily am & pm
Washes away excess oil, dirt and other impurities and smooth exfoliating beads remove dead skin cells.
Massage a generous amount on to damp skin for 1-2 minutes
Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry. Follow with Step 2.
STEP 2: Tone | daily am & pm
Sweep away impurities with this refreshing, alcohol-free toner that gently exfoliates and leaves skin feeling refreshed.
Apply with a cotton ball or pad in an upward motion, morning and night as needed
Allow Revitalizing Toner to dry. Do not rinse off. Follow with Step 3
STEP 3: treat | daily am & pm
Micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide gets to down to business and tackles acne-causing bacteria deep in the pore.
Apply thin layer over entire face
Allow to dry. Do not rinse off
Your first six weeks using proactivmd a week-by-week guide
It won't happen to everyone, but it is worth mentioning retinization, the adjustment period in which the skin becomes acclimated to Adapalene Gel. During this time skin may become red, flaky and irritated. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you use a moisturizer to help relieve symptoms of retinization which typically begin to subside around week 4 of your retinoid treatment.
In the first week, your skin is acclimating to the Proactiv treatment
You may experience some dryness, slight flaking and irritation in these early days (this is totally normal)
As with any acne product, be sure to use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day to keep your skin protected
Your pores are beginning to unclog
You may still experience some dryness as your skin continues to adjust to your new treatment routine
Skin may start to feel softer and smoother as your skin’s texture becomes more refined
Pro Tip: If you are still experiencing dryness, incorporate a light moisturizer into your routine.
Your Proactiv routine is beginning to feel second nature. Stick with it!
Blemishes are starting to heal
As your skin continues to balance out, you may notice a more even tone
Pro Tip: Need a moisture boost? Try using an SPF moisturizer during the day and a light moisturizer at night.
Skin should be feeling softer and healthier
Breakouts should be diminishing
Occasional flare-ups should heal faster, making it easier to enjoy more clear skin days
Post-acne marks should be diminishing
You may also notice a reduction in new blemishes
Skin tone should look brighter and more even toned
Remember that acne can be cyclical and needs be managed continually – so stick to your routine!
Good for you for sticking to your clear skin routine!
At the six week mark, you’re well on your way to clearer, healthier-looking skin
Skin is now entering maintenance mode so continue to use your treatment system every day to help prevent new breakouts from forming
Thanks to micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide, Proactiv targets the root causes of acne – bacteria, oil production, and dead skin cell build-up – to heal and soothe acne prone skin. Proactiv clears existing blemishes, soothes inflammation and redness, and helps to prevent new breakouts from occurring. Proactiv Solution has a complete line of products beyond the 3-Step System, including moisturizers, sunscreens, spot treatments and body washes, formulated specifically for acne prone skin.
This Proactiv 3-Step System revolutionized the treatment of acne
Each step builds on the step before, attacking the acne cycle to clear current blemishes and help prevent new ones from forming
The Proactiv 3-Step System features advanced micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide—designed to work faster and gentler than ever before
JUST 3 STEPS 2X A DAY = CLEAR, RADIANT SKIN
Proactiv Solution is designed to be used consistently for best results.
Apply twice daily, morning and night. Treat your whole face. Apply a small (dime-sized) amount to dampened skin and gently massage with fingertips for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and follow with Step 2 (Revitalizing Toner). If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. If going outside, use a sunscreen.
Apply to cleansed skin with a cotton ball or pad, morning and night as needed. Allow toner to dry and follow with Step 3. If going outside, use a sunscreen. If irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use and consult a doctor.
Use morning and night. On clean skin, apply a thin layer to the entire affected area. Allow to dry. Do not rinse off. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application use. If going outside, use a sunscreen.