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Clears and prevent stubborn breakouts while restoring healthy skin
This system features our renowned, prescription-strength retinoid, no Rx required. Adapalene Gel is tough on stubborn acne by attacking breakouts at the cellular level. Paired with a soothing cleanser and gentle, hydrating moisturizer, ProactivMD is tough on breakouts but gentle on your skin.
This trio is ideal for treating stubborn breakouts — and the redness and inflammation that often appear alongside them. Its star is Adapalene Gel: our prescription-strength formula that works on a cellular level to clear skin which helps restore even tone and texture. And it’s tough on breakouts but gentle on your skin, thanks to our soothing cleanser and gentle, hydrating moisturizer.
Wash away all that dirt, oil, and debris while leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Previously available only by prescription, this retinoid works at the cellular level to attack your acne and prevent future breakouts.
Applies like a gel but hydrates like a cream — this moisturizer helps smooth, soften, and restore your skin’s moisture barrier.
For best results, use ProactivMD consistently in the morning and at night.
Water, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, coco-glucoside, sodium chloride, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium cocoamphoacetate, panthenol, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, heliotropine, tocopheryl acetate, xanthan gum, polyquaternium-10, coconut acid, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, camellia sinensis leaf extract.
Active Ingredient: Adapalene 0.1% (retinoid)
Inactive Ingredients: carbomer 940, edetate disodium, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium hydroxide.
May contain hydrochloric acid to adjust pH.
Water, butylene glycol, dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol, glycol stearate, glycerin, morus alba root extract, arctostaphylos uva ursi leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, safflower oil/palm oil aminopropanediol esters, kojic acid, sodium hyaluronate, sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexyl palmitate, ceteareth-20, polysorbate 60, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, hydrogenated polydecene, PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate, phenoxyethanol, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycogen, caprylyl glycol, c12-15 alkyl lactate, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, bisabolol, citric acid, PPG-5-laureth-5, disodium EDTA, polyquaternium-11, fragrance
ProactivMD users share their results
Joslyn W, 36
“I had major, major breakouts all over…now my skin is pretty clear!”
Bailey N, 16
“I definitely feel that I can go out in public and not have to like wear a hoodie. ProactivMD really works.”
Jineen M, 18
“My skin just kept getting better! Even after the three months, it was fixing my acne but also my dry skin.”
We’ll walk you through, step by step…
Developed for acne-prone skin to gently wash away dirt, oil, and debris, leaving skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.
A topical retinoid medication used for the treatment of acne in people age 12 years and older.
NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended that you use a moisturizer following your use of Adapalene Gel. If your skin is sensitive, you can apply the moisturizer before the Adapalene Gel.
Absorbs quickly and provides a long-lasting, anti-shine finish while delivering broad spectrum protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
It won't happen to everyone, but it is worth mentioning retinization, the adjustment period in which the skin becomes acclimated to Adapalene Gel. During this time skin may become red, flaky and irritated. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you use a moisturizer to help relieve symptoms of retinization which typically begin to subside around week 4 of your retinoid treatment.
Pro Tip: Some users may notice a reaction. Just be patient with your skin right now as it’s undergoing a lot of changes. Also be sure to stay moisturized and use sunscreen.
Pro Tip: If you’re one of the people who feel dry, be sure to use a moisturizer. Just make sure it’s one that doesn’t contain an active acne ingredient.
Reminder: Protect your new, healthy-looking skin with sunscreen each and every day.
Reminder: Ready to head off to school or work? Did you moisturize and put on sunscreen? If not, apply some now!
Reminder: We can’t stress it enough: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Use an SPF moisturizer by day and a light moisturizer without an acne active at night.
Some, but not all users may experience dryness, redness, irritation - known as retinization -- while your skin adjusts to Adapalene Gel. The best defense is to generously hydrate with a moisturizer both day and night as part of your skincare regimen.
Retinization is a normal part of the process and side effects typically start to subside by Week 4.