Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator Review

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    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

    FactorProactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
    Overall Rating4 Star Rating
    Texture/FeelThin, white exfoliating paste
    Application ProcessEasy to apply and easy to rinse off.
    ResultsLeft skin feeling clean, refreshed, and bright.
    IngredientsBenzoyl Peroxide 2.5%, Glycolic Acid, Coconut Acid
    Where To BuyClick Here

    Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator Review

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