Rumor has it that Proactiv only works on Caucasian or American skin but the truth is, Proactiv IS NOT a racist! It doesn't care what is your race, ethnicity, young or old, female or male. Proactiv is just there to help you anytime, anywhere. I, myself can justify this misconception, I am Filipino, ain't Caucasian, when I was around 11 or 12, I've used Proactiv and it worked. My acne disappeared and I can face people with confidence now.
What ever race you are in, there is only one Acne mechanism that is caused by the same four factors listed above. Proactiv addresses these factors which ensures that acne is addressed at the root cause proactively.
Proactiv Solution uses Combination Therapy approach that disrupts as many of the acne- causing factors as possible—reduce oil and dead skin cell buildup to unplug pores, kill acne-causing bacteria and calm inflammation. It has three core products: the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser, the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner, the Proactiv Repairing Treatment and a bonus, a Free Proactiv Refining Mask. These products complements each other to effectively deal with each contributing factor to acne.
The Renewing Cleanser cleanses and gently exfoliates with tiny, non-abrasive round polyethylene beads to remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells that can clog pores. Its mild concentration (2.5%) of prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria, while chamomile extract and other soothing ingredients help keep skin balanced and hydrated.
The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner removes excess oils as it gently exfoliates dead skin cells. It reduces the appearance of pores and removes remaining residue from cleansing. It is alcohol-free and formulated with glycolic acid (an alpha hydoxy acid) to gently exfoliate layers of dead cells to reveal the vital skin underneath and help to unplug pores. Botanical extracts of aloe, chamomile, allantoin, witch hazel and panthenol (vitamin B complex) help to refine pores, soothe irritation and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue- leaving skin soft, smooth, supple, even toned and rejuvenated. The Toner further prepares the skin for the Repairing Treatment as each step builds on the next.
The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser and the Proactiv Repairing Treatment kill the bacteria and prevent further proliferation. The Repairing Treatment's mild (2.5%) solution of prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide enters deep into cleansed unclogged pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact, As a leave-on treatment, it continues to halt bacteria growth to prevent breakouts before they get started. The Treatment includes allantoin and panthenol to ensure skin is left soft, soothed and hydrated.
The Proactiv Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling. It is formulated with sulfur, a proven acne- fighting ingredient that reaches deep into pores where blemishes begin. Cool, soothing kaolin clay helps absorb excess surface oils while our special medicated formula soothes blemished skin and refines skin tone and texture.