Pros: Simple and easy to apply, no strong odors, no cleanup needed
Cons: Small amount can run out quicky if used more than once per day
I have been dealing with moderate acne over my entire face for several years, and thus far nothing has ever seemed to work. Two years ago I saw the late night infomercial for Proactive Solution, and how great their system worked. Afterwards I decided to order the basic 3 step package with a bonus tube of refining mask cream. This package cost approximately $45.00, and I even managed to pay by check over the phone! It's possible to order each individual bottle depends on your needs, but they tend to cost more that way.
This particular review covers Proactive Solution Step 3: Repairing Lotion. There are a total of 4 reviews (listed below) covering the entire basic package of Proactive Solutions.
Proactive Solution Step 1: Renewing Cleanser
Proactive Solution Step 2: Revitalizing Toner
Proactive Solution Step 3: Repairing Lotion
Proactive Solution Step 4: Refining Mask
The third step in the Proactive Solution acne treatment package is the Repairing Lotion. This particular product comes in a small white bottle 2.0oz, similar to the refining mask. Although the amount is small, the product will actually last a long time simply because it goes on thin and smooth. I found this bottle of Repairing Lotion to last longer than the refining mask. The main purpose of the Repairing Lotion is to fight back against existing acne flare ups. The product is applied directly to affected areas, and left on throughout the day or overnight. The active ingredient is Benzyl Peroxide, but unlike other generic creams, the Repairing Lotion didn't overdry my skin.
The Repairing Lotion is really the backbone of the entire process, it's the most effective product against existing blemishes. It can be applied to any affected areas of your forehead, face, neck, chin. This is the easiest cream to apply, you simply rub it into your skin as directed (after the cleanser and toner applications, usually once per day). Most of the time I used this product twice per day, once in the morning, and again at night before going to bed. Even though that may exceed the application usage, it still didn't overdry my skin.
Since the Repairing Lotion stays on your skin, there is no need to wash it off or allow it to dry for a certain amount of time. It simply stays on your face overnight, and will be washed off in the morning during a shower, or during the first step of the Proactive Solution when using the cleanser. There is a slight offensive odor emitted from the ingredient, Benzyl Peroxide, but if you've been exposed to other acne medications the smell should not bother you. I've dealt with so many similar products the smell is almost non-existent for me, just got use to it overtime.
Overall I found the Repairing Lotion to be very useful and effective in acne treatment. It was easy to apply, no immediate wash-up needed, and best of all it doesn't smell or look obvious when applied. Throughout my two month usage I noticed a dramatic decrease in existing blemishes. Combined with the refining mask, these two entities are a devastating force to be reckoned with. The only negative that comes to mind is the small amount of product within the 2.0oz bottle. Since I used the Repairing Lotion over my entire face twice per day, it went faster than the cleanser or toner. So for a few weeks I was left with no lotion, but plenty of cleansers. However for a measly $20.00 you can order a replacement bottle, and trust me it's worth it. Even if you don't plan to purchase the entire 4 step package, you should still get the Repairing Lotion, I believe it's the most effective item they sell.