How Proactiv+ products work together to help clear your skin 

If you have ever suffered from breakouts, you’ve most likely tried many different products to try get rid of your spots and found the path to clear skin frustrating. With so many skin care products claiming to unclog pores, clear blemishes and prevent breakouts, knowing which ingredients to look out for can be overwhelming.

We at Proactiv+ believe that good skin care does not have to be complicated. In today’s busy lifestyle, spending hours on your skin care routine is simply not practical. That’s why we have created a regimen that is targeted and effective to make your journey to clear skin simple. Our expertly formulated Proactiv+ 3-Step system has been specifically created to address the causes of spots and blemishes and, with continued use, will clear your skin and keep it looking healthy and hydrated.  

The key ingredient in the Proactiv+ 3 step system is salicylic acid, a safe, naturally occurring ingredient extracted from the bark of the willow tree. Salicylic acid helps to gently exfoliate the skin to sweep away any debris, oil and bacteria that can lead to spots, and gets deep into the pores to keep them clear and unclogged. As well as being powerful at preventing spots, salicylic acid is anti-inflammatory and will help take the heat out of existing blemishes and promote healing. This leads to fewer breakouts, improved skin tone, reduced pigmentation and a decrease in pore visibility.

Proactiv+ products also feature our exclusive Smart Target Technology which has been cleverly developed to deliver more high-quality, spot-fighting salicylic acid directly into the pore. This means this brilliant ingredient can get to work quickly, right where it is most effective.


The Proactiv+ Clear Skin system is designed to clear your skin and keep it clear. One important tip when using any spot-fighting product is to use it regularly and continuously to maintain clear skin and prevent the pores from becoming clogged again. Spots have typically been brewing for weeks before they reach the skin surface and it can take 4-6 weeks to fully deep-clean the pores and clear the backlog, and for your existing spots to heal. The key to success with Proactiv+ therefore is using all 3 steps, twice a day, every day for at least 4-6 weeks to start seeing results, and then to keep using it to keep your skin clear.  Very occasionally, a few more breakouts may appear in the early weeks. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but it is part of the journey as Proactiv+ products will bring any residual debris and bacteria to the skin surface. This doesn’t mean Proactiv+ products are making your skin worse, quite the opposite – it means they are working! So don’t be tempted to give up, clear skin is just around the corner. And remember, we are there to support you throughout your journey on Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s how each step works:

Step 1: With gentle exfoliating beads, salicylic acid and glycolic acid, our creamy exfoliating wash sweeps away dead skin cells, debris, make-up and bacteria to open up the pores, while leaving skin soft and hydrated. Like salicylic acid, glycolic acid helps to loosen up the bonds between dead skin cells and gently exfoliate, to reveal a more even and radiant complexion.

Step 2: Once opened up, our Pore Targeting Treatment delivers a potent dose of salicylic acid deep into the pores to eliminate further dirt, oil and bacteria. This keeps pores open, reduces pore visibility and prevents clogging that can lead to future breakouts. Our pore targeting treatment reduces the redness and inflammation of existing spots, helping to calm the skin.

Step 3: Once step 2 is fully absorbed, application of our Complex Perfecting Hydrator will provide moisture to leave the skin feeling hydrated, supple and smooth. It does so without clogging pores or making the skin feel greasy, addressing the difficult balance in acne-prone skin between dryness and excess oil. With salicylic acid, antioxidants, prebiotics and botanical extracts, our hydrator helps to keep pores clear by creating a protective barrier to prevent dirt and debris from re-entering the pores, as well as reducing redness and marks left behind from healed blemishes.

To achieve the best results and biggest improvement in your skin, follow all 3 steps both morning and night. Remember to use each product every day, and with regular and continuous treatment, you will finally be able to achieve beautifully smooth and clear skin.

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