Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PROACTIV ALTERNATIVE????

I am a product jumper. It's true. Even the products that I LOVE more than anything else I will eventually ignore for a while, because I like to try new stuff. The exception to this rule has been my skin SAVIOR, Procativ. I love Proactiv, and wouldn't have looked elsewhere at all if it hadn't been so obnoxious to buy a skin care system that wasn't available where I do my shopping (and I kept running out before my next shipment would get here!). Frustration, as I would be forced to use something else in the meantime, and would inevitably break out. Ugh. But then while I was in the drug store this weekend, I noticed what was unquestionably a knock off version of proactiv, called AcneFree. Although the name is not as nice, it looks to be pretty close to the real thing. Even the packaging screams "GET IT?? LIKE THE ONE YOU ORDER ONLINE!!!"



Hmmmm... I hemmed and hawed. But the cleanser was only $6!! And I was out of cleanser. So I bought it, vowing to look up this week what the price difference really was, and more importantly, if AcneFree was cruelty free like Proactiv.

Well, lovelies, a 3 piece kit consisting of cleanser, toner and repairing lotion from Proactiv is $40 plus shipping, and the same size kit from AcneFree is only $20, with NO shipping since I can just hop on over to CVS to grab it. AND... NO ANIMAL TESTING!!! Now I'll just have to see how the cleanser works in comparison. Hmmm... could be intersting, though.

3 comments:

Cindy said...

Okay, you HAVE to let me know if this works. I've been trying to find something to eliminate my skin issues and nothing seems to be working. I know proactive works, but I just can't justify the cost. I'm WAY cheaper than you. :0)

So let me know, here or on the space, if this Acne Free works. I've seen it around, but I'm terrible about branding and I scoff at generics. So I'm super curious.

Antoine said...

This stuff is awful, it doesn't work and irritates your skin. Clear Zone ace system does work (around 40$ and you can pick it up locally, so no need for the shipping costs) but is actually a little harsher than proactiv.

Renee said...

This stuff DOES NOT WORK! I have used Proactiv for years and switched to this product for less than a month and I broke out like crazy! I have been looking for a cruelty free alternative to Proactiv and haven't been able t find anything that works. Nuts...