In the world of skin care products, two brands are frequently being compared to test which is the best all-round acne treatment and skin care product – Exposed Skin Care and Proactive
So which is best Proactive or Exposed Skin Care? Both of these products promise to:
- Clear the skin of acne problems
- Prevent further acne problems from developing
- Treat the problem using natural ingredients
But just how accurate are they in these claims? Let’s first look at Proactiv’s offering in terms of their product offerings and services.
Proactiv Skin Care – Pro’s and Con’s
Many people are aware of the Proactiv Brand through the heavily marketed Guthy-Renker infomercials on television. The Proactiv brand is owned by the Guther-Renker Corporation which, in addition to promoting acne treatments, sells many unrelated products including workout videos, makeup, music albums and more.
They enlist well known celebrities to endorse their products, so they are generally well known but it does not necessarily follow that the products combat acne effectively. Some customers have reported that Proactive is drying and irritating to the skin.
Also, Proactiv states that their product is only for use in cases of mild to moderate acne. Proactive does offer a 60 day guarantee during which time, if you are not happy with the product, you can get a full refund.
In terms of active ingredients, Proactiv does contain Benzoyl Peroxide which is well known for being able to kill the bacteria that causes acne. However, Proactiv does not contain salicyclic acid which unclogs pores and works well in combination with Benzoyl Peroxide.
Exposed Skin Care – Pro’s and Con’s
Exposed Skin Care offers its users a solution from a combination of natural and scientific ingredients in clearing and renewing the skin. It has achieved many favourable reviews on the internet for its treatment of scarring, irritation, itching, redness and inflammation without continual side effects.
The success of the Exposed brand seems to rely strongly on word-of-mouth recommendations and feedback from satisfied customers. It promises to tackle acne at both the sub-dermal and surface skin levels. They also offer a 365 day money back guarantee, if you are not happy with their products.
Proactive has a 60-day money back guarantee which, while less than Exposed, would still appeal to most users. This treatment system has received several positive reviews from notable celebrities on how effective it is in achieving the coveted clear skin look.
It also boasts of being developed by board-certified, Stanford dermatologists. It is made from botanical ingredients as well as antimicrobial acne cleanser. Both of them have a 24/7 customer service.
In summary, Proactiv sure has made a name for itself on TV but it also has left many users searching for an acne treatment that does more and does not dry out their skin.
Proactiv does not contain many natural ingredients shown in the chart and it may be harsh on your skin. Also their 60-Day guarantee might be too short for some users to really test the product out. Overall, we prefer the Exposed treatment and recommend that you read our full Exposed Skin Care review for more information on this product.