I ordered this product hoping to help with my acne problem. I recived the starter kit with the refining mask. I followed the recommended usage instructions for about a month. My breakouts drammatically decreased. The only thing that bothered me was that I had notice and increase in dry skin. I felt like I had taken sandpaper to my forehead and rubbed over it several times.
To test this, I decreased my usage ranging from once a day to every other day. I noticed that my skin was no longer flaking off. As for my breakouts, I use the refining mask as a spot treatment before I go to bed. In the morning the redness is gone, and within two days the breakout ceases.
The product works well, I just wish you could purchase the refining mask alone from Proactiv. That mask is a lifesaver for me when I'm under a time crunch to look presentable. I'm sure I am not alone in this matter: No one likes to have that feeling that everyone is staring at the large pimple on the center of their face. I think if you have oily skin, the 3-step kit is for you. If you have combination to normal or dry skin, I would recommend a using a great facial moisturizer along with this product.
Overall great results at first, then the only item really needed is the refining mask.