Proactiv® Solution is a popular 3-step acne treatment not available in stores, but only through informercials, special Proactiv kiosks, or online. Proactiv is supposed to cure acne and prevent future blemishes. The three processes are the Renewal Cleanser, the Revitalizing Toner, and the Repairing Lotion.
The unfortunate thing the three solutions have in common is the smell. It has a strong smell of medication and didn’t feel good when applied to my skin. I would always have to mask it with perfume or wait a long time for the solution to dry and the smell to wear off.
Proactiv is also one of those products that seem to work at first for a little bit, and quickly wane. I bought a month’s supply of Proactiv and finally saw minimal results near the end of the month. Also, even with the toner and lotion, my skin would dry out, which is inconvenient and sometimes embarrassing when I’m out of the house all day. Check our list below for the 5 Best Acne Treatments!