I've been using this twice or thrice a day for 3 years now, my usage depends everyday and it lasts me forever to empty the bottle. It is oil free, soap free medicated formula contains advanced micro crystal benzoyl peroxide in combination with mild cleanser that lightly washes the skin. Tiny beads gently exfoliate dead cells and impurities so they can’t clog pores. The benzoyl peroxide penetrates the pores fast while being gentle to the skin. It attacks, kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce the number of acne pimples.
I use this every morning after I wake up, sometimes after school, and every night before I go to sleep. I apply a small size on my finger because small portion goes a long way already and gently massage it to my face for about 1-2 minutes then I rinse it with warm water. I then proceed to apply step 2 (toner), step 3 (lotion), oil control and sunscreen. The renewing cleanser help removes dead skin cells and impurities which can clog the pore. The advanced microcrystal benzoyl peroxide in the Proactiv 3-Step System kill acne-causing bacteria while the glycolic acid and other exfoliants reduce excess oils and dead skin cells.
In case you don't know, benzoyl peroxide is the key anti bacterial agent to fight acne. The 2.5% concentration is just effective as 10% solutions in controlling the majority of acne cases and much gentler to your skin. This low concentration gives it the acne-fighting benefit of even higher concentrations, but not the side-effects!
Other Ingredients Include
- Sodium Hyaluronate, this mucopolysaccharides act as humectant to draw moisture to skin. Mucopolysaccharides are gel like substances surrounding the collagen and elastin in the dermis layer of the skin.
- Polyethylene, these small round beads have no sharp edges that can tear and scratch the skin while they gently remove old, dead cells.
- Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract is a botanical extract known for its soothing properties
Why is Proactiv Renewing Cleanser superior than regular cleanser / soap?
While it may seem counter intuitive, harsh scrubbing does not unclog your pores any better than gentle cleansing, and may actually worsen your acne. Cleansing and scrubbing only reduce surface oils and dean skin cells. Many people use harsh products, laden with alcohol and foamy surfactants (detergents) somehow wash the acne off their skin. However, these actions produce irritation and worsen acne. It is possible to gently unplug pores with fine polyethylene beads that gently relieve impacted pores without irritation.
Proactiv Renewing Cleanser does not contains any surfactants that can harsh the skin.
Proactiv Renewing Cleanser is formulated without the harsh detergents known as surfactants found in many other cleansers. Surfactants, which are responsible for a sudsy foam and lather, strip skin of its essential oils. As a result, the skin barrier becomes damaged and vulnerable to irritation and impaction.
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