For those who suffer from acne breakouts finding a cure is like searching for the Holy Grail. This is why advertisers market “acne treatment” products with a vengeance. This article reviews Proactiv and offers some thoughts on the effectiveness. Make sure and do your own research before using this or any other products.
Proactiv – Acne Treatment Review
Does Proactiv Live Up To The Claims – What is Proactiv
According to the official Proactiv website, how Proactiv works is answered this way:
How Proactiv Solution 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, BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXION™.
There are many “reviews” and “testimonials” from customers regarding the effectiveness of Proactiv. So our question is “Does Proactiv Live Up To The Claims?”
Is There A One Size Fits All Solution For Acne
The reviews that you see on the Proactiv website would lead you to believe that Proactiv works for every skin type. This sadly does not seem to be the case. Proactiv is not a product that is suited for those with sensitive skin types. It does appear to work well for those with mild cases of acne. It will work in these cases by keeping your skin clean and prevent future outbreaks if used on a regular basis. The disadvantage is for those who have skin that is sensitive and acne prone skin. The ingredients in Proactiv can make the situation worse as the users skin reacts to those ingredients.
Take Into Account The Side Effects
The things that make Proactiv effective in some cases can be a determent in many others. For some skin type the treatment can be too harsh. There are still many people that can benefit from the use of Proactiv. Be aware to use Proactiv as directed. Watch for any reactions by your skin type to Proactiv and if there appear to be any adverse reactions discontinue use immediately. Proactiv can create a dryness to your skin. When your skin becomes too dry your body may try to compensate by producing additional and excess oil. Excess oil then creates more acne and can lead to severe outbreaks.
Does Proactiv Live Up To The Claims – Review From The Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau is a great resource if you want to know how a company handles complaints and disputes. The entire review can be found at:
The Better Business Bureau gives Proactiv Solutions an A+.
The reasons for the A+ rating are as follows
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that raised this business’s rating include:
Length of time business has been operating.
Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
Response to complaint(s) filed against business.
Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
BBB has sufficient background information on this business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
1525 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 497 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues 328
Billing / Collection Issues 844
Problems with Product / Service 298
Delivery Issues 45
Guarantee / Warranty Issues 10
Total Closed Complaints 1525
This leads us to believe that even though, like all products, you might have some issues with Proactiv the company will do its’ best to make things right. This is important to us when we are offering a review of a product.
The Bottom Line
From what we are able to determine, Proactiv is effective in the elimination and prevention of acne in some but not all cases. We would not hesitate to recommend its’ use because of the high rating that Proactiv Solutions receives from the Better Business Bureau. You should use Proactiv as directed and with the advice and consent of your physician if you suffer from moderate to severe acne.
Home Remedy Network Proactiv Disclaimer
This site is not associated with Proactiv or the parent company of Proactiv, Guthy-Renker LLC . More information regarding Proactiv can be found on the official website for Proactiv, http://www.proactiv.com/