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Quick Product Notes
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Acne fighting
Acne-Fighting
Paraben
Contains Paraben
Sulfate free
Sulfate Free
Alcohol free
Alcohol Free

Notable Effects & Ingredients
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Acne fighting
Acne-Fighting from 1 Ingredient(s):
Benzoyl Peroxide

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

Product Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Rating Ratings)

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Product Ingredient List

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

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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.