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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients
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Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Sodium Hyaluronate

Acne-Fighting from 1 Ingredient(s):
Benzoyl Peroxide

Ingredients Related to Skin Type
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Dry Skin
4
Oily Skin
None
Sensitive Skin
1

Product Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Rating Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
82%
9%
9%
0%

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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
3
Benzoyl Peroxide
(Antiacne Agent, Oxidising Agent)
Acne-Fighting
Acne-Fighting
1
Water
(Solvent)
1
A
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
(Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Absorbent, Opacifying, Anticaking Agent, Slip Modifier)
1
A
Glyceryl Stearate
(Emollient, Emulsifying)
Fungal Acne
Fungal Acne
3
A
PEG-100 Stearate
(Surfactant)
Fungal Acne
Fungal Acne

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Contains Menthol, Over-Drying, Not Especially Effective
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Skin Type: oily Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Blackheads, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I found this cleanser to be too harsh for my skin, even though I have very resilient, oily skin. Benzoyl peroxide is most effective as a leave-on treatment, so I'm surprised to see it in the Proactiv cleanser. I also felt a cooling sensation, which I attribute to menthol or some other mint-derivative under the name of "fragrance." As much as I love the cooling/tingly sensation, all menthol products seem to irritate my skin and cause more breakouts, and I've read that I'm not alone in this experience, so again, I'm surprised to see they included it in a product aimed at acne-sufferers. The microbeads are at least not too harsh for a physical exfoliant targeted at acne-prone skin. Overall, I expect more for the price and from a brand aimed at treating, not exacerbating, acne.