How Proactiv+ Works

At Proactiv+, we think that clear skin is something that everyone can achieve. Whatever the condition of your skin, whatever your age and whatever your lifestyle, we’ve created our amazing 3-step system to give you beautiful and radiant looking skin. But how does it work and why is our 3-step system so unique?

As well as developing products that really work, we continue to research and develop formulas that prevent breakouts. One of these formulas is our Smart Target Technology, which you’ll find in our Proactiv+ products. You’ll also find salicylic acid, a powerful ingredient that’s known for its spot-fighting properties. The combination of these two ingredients is a big part of why Proactiv+  can be so effective, and the built in hydration leaves your skin looking clear and radiant.

 The Science Behind Clear Skin




Smart TargetTM technology

Our exclusive Smart TargetTM technology works to target the pore directly, which is where your blemishes and breakouts start. Because our Smart TargetTM technology targets the pore, more salicylic acid can be delivered into your pores. That means that this brilliant ingredient can get to work quickly and start to fight your blemishes and clear your skin.

More Salicylic Acid in the Pore

These advanced skincare ingredients help to clear skin and deliver visible skincare results. Salicylic acid also helps to unclog pores, clear blemishes and prevent new breakouts from forming.





Built in Hydration

To give your skin that beautiful, radiant looking and glowing appearance, we’ve built in hydration to all of our products.

Our hydrating skin care ingredients help to moisturise, as well as leave your skin feeling smooth, supple, even toned, bright and radiant-looking.

Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Our Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is the first step in your Proactiv+ skincare routine. It's designed to gently exfoliate and cleanse your skin, revealing a beautiful, radiant looking complexion.

The secret to our Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is the gentle exfoliating beads and spot-fighting ingredients. As you apply the product, the exfoliating beads work to slough away dead skin cells, dirt, oil, grime and makeup - as well as any other pore-clogging impurities. Because it contains salicylic acid, this Proactiv+ product gets to work at fighting your blemishes too, while glycolic acid helps to renew the skin's surface. 

Our Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is suitable for all skin types, and has been dermatologically tested. It's paraben-free, oil-free and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores as you use it. 



Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment

Step two is our Pore Targeting Treatment. The secret to this amazing product is how it gets to work deep in your pores to break down dirt, dead skin cells and sebum. It eliminates bacteria and excess oil, leaving your skin looking brighter and feeling smoother.

As well as clearing your pores, our Pore Targeting Treatment also helps to tone and tighten your pores, which all help to improve the texture of your skin.

If your skin is irritated and sore, it helps to soothe that irritation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 




Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator

Once our Pore Targeting Treatment is fully absorbed, it's time for step three. Our Complexion Perfecting Hydrator does what it says on the tin and much more. It starts by hydrating your skin, leaving it feeling smooth, supple and even-textured. It then helps to reduce the appearance of redness, blemish marks and any imbalance of dryness and excess oil. Because it contains salicylic acid, as well as antioxidants, prebiotics and botanical extracts, it works to fight your spots and prevent blemishes from reappearing.

As well as evening out your complexion's tone and texture, our Complexion Perfecting Hydrator also helps to give you a bright, radiant and healthy glow.




The Proactiv+ 3-step system

Another secret to why Proactiv+ works so well is in the 3-step system. We’ve developed this skin care routine specifically for blemish prone skin, and each of the steps does a different job in helping you achieve a clear complexion. From exfoliating to hydrating, the Proactiv+ core system is effective, easy and makes achieving beautiful skin a reality. It’s gentle enough to use every day, morning and night, yet powerful enough to help you achieve beautiful, clear skin. 



tick-box Clear Blemishes and prevent future breakouts


tick-box Hydrate and soften skin


tick-box Improve visible texture and clarity


tick-box Reduce visible pore size


tick-box Control and balance oily skin

tick-box Helps to reduce the appearance of redness


tick-box Brighten and smooth skin


tick-box Enhance overall skin radiance


tick-box Diminish look of dark marks and wrinkles