ProActiv?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
ProActiv?
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Fri, 06-13-2008 - 12:27am

Has anyone ever tried Proactiv on their children (or on themselves)?

Pros? Cons?

Aly's on a $50 (and that's MY cap) prescription of Differin cream but it doesn't seem to be helping.






















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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: alygator
Fri, 06-13-2008 - 7:38am
I looked at it because Kristen could use something too and the reviews I read on-line were not very positive. Many said that it made their skin worse and that if you quit using it then you really get it bad. Here are some reviews http://www.infomercialratings.com/product/proactiv_solution

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In reply to: alygator
Fri, 06-13-2008 - 9:16am
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Registered: 01-08-2007
In reply to: alygator
Fri, 06-13-2008 - 9:17am

I used it on Nik & it worked great but then it stopped working. I blamed Nik telling her she wasn't using it right or was skipping a step. She told me she wasn't. Well, we ran out of the 1st step the cleanser & I had to order just that. While I was waiting I tried Clean & Clear w/Benzoyl Peroxide. Johnson & Johnson make it & it comes in a purple container. It worked & it worked better than proactive & its under $10.00. If she doesn't use it every night her face does start to break out but used

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Mom to Nik

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In reply to: alygator
Fri, 06-13-2008 - 12:24pm

Thank y'all. Y'all are echoing what I expected.

I'll just keep her on the prescription cream for another month or so and see how it goes, and if nothing else, I'll discuss it with her dr.

We have used a few different types of Clean & Clear in the past, but not on a regular basis like we do with the Differin cream.

Thanks!






















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Registered: 04-26-2007
In reply to: alygator
Fri, 06-13-2008 - 1:43pm
My 13 1/2 yo DD has used it. It's ok, but not that great. I advise going to the dermatologist or pediatrician like we did and get Clindamycin roll-on gel for the face and Retin-A gel too. When I was a teen my acne was so bad I took Accutane. It is very strong but it works and cures it pretty much for good. You have to have blood test while you take it, but it was worth it all for me.
So, try asking for the stuff I mentioned, it works better than Proactiv.
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Registered: 01-08-2007
In reply to: alygator
Sat, 06-14-2008 - 9:15am
Our ped recommended the accutane 1st off & she was 11 at the time. I didn't want to go that route w/out trying something else 1st & he wouldn't give me a referral to a derm. The Clean & Clear works as long as she uses it faithfully. I wouldn't mind trying what your dd is using.Will speak to the ped again next time we go.

Dee

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Mom to Nik