It's All About the Ingredients
Like any perfect recipe, high quality, effective ingredients, combined in exactly the right proportions, are critical to a product's success. Below are a list of key ingredients that make Proactiv Solution so effective at clearing existing acne blemishes and helping to prevent new breakouts from forming.
The quality of Proactiv's pharmaceutical grade benzoyl peroxide differs from that of the larger crystalline forms of benzoyl peroxide, which often sits on the surface of the skin and causes irritation. You'll find our microcrystal benzoyl peroxide, which penetrates deep into pores to help stop acne at its source in Steps 1 and 3 of Proactiv Solution. In addition, round gentle exfoliating beads are included in the formulation for Step 1 to help encourage the removal of dead skin cells. Glycolic acid, used in Step 2 of Proactiv Solution, is a chemical exfoliant that further helps to slough off dead skin cells and other impurities away from the pores. Allantoin, from the herb comfrey, is a beneficial botanical ingredient that's found in Step 3 and helps to soothe and clam irritated, acneic skin. The quality of the medicine and ingredients used in Proactiv Solution are key to the products effectiveness in each formula.
The gold standard in treating acne... also aids in unplugging pores and reducing oil production. Read More
Glycolic acid helpsskin to look and feels smoother and appear softer and more radiant. Read More
Allantoin is the active ingredient in the herb comfrey. This extract helps moisturize and promotes the look of healthy-looking skin. Read More
Spherical in shape, these tiny, smooth beads act as a gentle exfoliating agent to loosen the bonds of dead skin cells and other acne causing impurities to keep pores clear from clogging. Read More
The gold standard in treating acne, benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is an antimicrobial acne medication that works by starting to kill p. acnes bacteria on contact, right in the pore. BPO also aids in unplugging pores and reducing oil production, which can be caused by hormones and occurs at the beginning of the acne cycle. It's been used for over 50 years in treating mild to moderate acne without any of the known bacterial resistance often associated with antibiotics.
Proactiv Solution's microcrystal benzoyl peroxide differs from that of larger crystalline firms that can sit on the surface of the skin and cause irritation.
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Originally it was derived from sugar cane. It's a common, effective skincare ingredient known for its exfoliating properties. Glycolic acid helps to loosen the bonds of dead skin cells and enhances exfoliation of the skin's surface and within the opening of pores to help reveal the healthy living cells beneath.
Allantoin is the active ingredient in the herb comfrey. This extract helps moisturize and promotes the look of healthy-looking skin.