Although I sailed through my teen years blemish-free, after I had my kids, I suddenly found myself with painful and embarrassing pimples, especially near my mouth. I tried brand after brand of department store skincare products, all to no avail. Finally, a friend recommended Proactiv, so I decided to try their 3-piece skincare system. This kit contains their exfoliating "Renewing Cleanser", the "Revitalizing Toner", and the "Repairing Lotion". Much to my surprise, my skin cleared up completely within 2 weeks! Two years later, my faithful use of Proactiv means that my skin is still pimple-free.
Although the maker of Proactiv advocates the use of all the products in the system each time, I find that using all three products every day can be drying. The use of the "Renewing Cleanser", which exfoliates and cleans the skin, is enough to keep my skin in tip-top condition.
It should be noted that these products contain benzoyl peroxide, which can destroy facecloths, towels and any clothing it comes in contact with. I bought a set of inexpensive facecloths and handtowels that I use for my face. This helps avoid any bleaching or staining of my regular bath linens.