- Does Proactiv Work?
- Does Neutrogena SkinID Work?
- Which One Is Better?
I have suffered from moderate acne for a while, and I’m so sick of it. I have tried all sorts of creams and the Acne Free system and the Clean and Clear Advantage system but nothing works! I always see commercials on TV for Proactiv and Neutrogena SkinID, and I want to know if they really work.
- Have You Tried Either of These?
- Do You Know Someone Who Has?
Please share your reviews! If you have before and after pictures, that would be awesome. But I would love any personal comment.
Thank you so much!
I tried Proactiv twice, and it didn’t work for me either time. I have oily, acne-prone skin, and while it made my skin feel healthy for a few hours after I used it, the grease always came back and I continued to get blemishes. The Refining Mask, however, has worked for me pretty well. I wouldn’t recommend using it as often as they recommend because they just want you to run out of it quickly so you’ll have to spend $20+ on another one.
I don’t know about SkinID, however. But my dermatologist explained to me that the main ingredient in whatever acne products you end up using is either salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or sulfur (in the case of the mask and some other treatments). The products you will buy may come in different forms. They vary in strength and intensity.
- All in All, I Think You’re Better Off Doing One of Two Things:
1.) Visiting a good dermatologist who can evaluate your skin and prescribe products based on their professional opinion (Neutrogena and Proactiv people are professionals too, but they’re also professionals in marketing) that don’t have any extra confusing labels or claims attached to them.
2.) Browse around on web sites for companies like Exposed Skin Care, and look at product categories that are specific to your skin type. You don’t have to buy their products, but use their recommendations as a guideline for what intensity and formulation you want. You can experiment with their Exposed Kit, and see will it works for you.
Best of luck!