One of the writers for The Beauty Brains was interviewed for a recent article in Slate magazine. The topic was the ProActiv skin care line.
The title of the article is Don’t Bother with ProActiv and it was inspired by a story on Jezebel.com about people who felt they were getting ripped off by ProActiv’s subscription purchasing model. The question to us was “is better than anything else on the market for clearing up acne?”
Basically, ProActiv uses the same over-the-counter drug technology that is available to any company selling acne products. Because these drugs are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration manufacturers are only allowed to use a limited number of active ingredients and they can only make specified claims. In the case of ProActiv they use benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent.
Click the link above to read the entire article and learn why the cosmetic industry has so many “shady” business practices.