Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator Review

Review of: Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

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Detailed review of Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. See how it stacks up against other exfoliators!

Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator ReviewProduct Name:  Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Overall Rating:  4 Star Rating

Exfoliator Type:  Exfoliating Acne Treatment

For Body or Face?:  Face

Use:  1-3 times per day

Size:  6 oz

Price:  $40.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $6.66

Where To Buy:  Click Here

# Of Ingredients:  18

Notable Ingredients:  Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%, Coconut Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Quick Summary

I really liked this exfoliator/acne treatment and the results.

I decided to give it a 4/5 stars overall.

This is an exfoliator with acne treatment, which can be used anywhere from 1-3 times per day as a 90 day treatment.

Because I personally do not have excessive acne, I decided to use it once a day in the place of my daily face wash.

The texture of the exfoliator is a thin, white paste with very fine exfoliating beads.

Even with the Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%, I didn’t have any dryness using it once a day before bed.

This product doesn’t have a smell and is easy to apply and wash off.

I appreciate the white color because I didn’t have to worry about staining towels or my headband.

The price is slightly higher than some exfoliators, which is understandable with the additional acne treatment. Retail it’s sold for $40, but is sometimes cheaper through the Proactiv+ website.

Detailed Review:


Thin, white paste with very fine exfoliating beads.

The beads are extremely fine and there are plenty of them, so I was able to really exfoliate with this product.

There was no dripping or clumping during use, which I appreciate.

The color is a bright white.

Smell (in the bottle)

This product doesn’t have any marketed fragrance. I didn’t notice any bad residual odors during/after use.

Application Process

I first tried using a small thin amount, as recommended, to make sure I did not have an adverse reaction.

The product is very easy to apply and easy to wash off.

It does not drip or have a bad odor. It is very easy to apply.

Over several days, I was able to exfoliate more without issues.

The white color was nice because I didn’t have to worry about staining anything.

It didn’t leave any waxy residue or bad smell.

I continued using it once per day opposed to three times per day, as I was personally more interested in the exfoliating benefit rather than the acne treatment.

Any Drying and/or Redness?

The product didn’t cause any redness or dryness, despite it containing ingredients that help dry up acne.

Short Term Results

Right after use, I noticed my skin felt soft and fresh.

I applied my regular moisturizer after use to make sure the acne treatment did not dry my skin out too much.

Long Term Results

After several uses, I noticed improvement of my skin, particularly on my chin and cheeks.

When applying makeup the next morning, I started to notice my skin was a little brighter/healthier.

Overall, this product gave me great results with one use per day.


This exfoliator has the active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% in it, which is a widely used acne treatment.  Just be careful, as this ingredient can bleach clothing and pillow cases.

It also contains Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, which is a fatty acid from coconut oil that is also very common in skin care products.

Glycolic acid is also in this product, which is typically used for brightening and anti-aging effects.


The retail price of $40 is a little higher than many exfoliating products. However, this is also an acne treatment.

Where To Buy

To buy Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, click here.

Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator: Summary

Factor Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
Overall Rating 4 Star Rating
Texture/Feel Thin, white exfoliating paste
Smell None
Application Process Easy to apply and easy to rinse off.
Drying/Redness? No
Results Left skin feeling clean, refreshed, and bright.
Ingredients Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%, Glycolic Acid, Coconut Acid
Price $40.00
Where To Buy Click Here

Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator Review

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