Have you heard? Proactiv, the popular acne treatment, has Bieber-fever. Justin Bieber is the newest in a long line of celebrities to promote the three-step acne treatment, announced today. "I'm definitely someone who suffers from acne. I'm a teenage boy!," the singer says on the Proactiv website.
Celebrity dermatologists developed the top-selling pimple fighting system, and guarantee results. Proactiv obviously has star-power, but does it really work? Doctors Kathy Fields and Katie Rodan developed Proactiv in the 1990s, and they use what is known as combination therapy to target and treat acne before it becomes out of control. The 'combination' aspect of the treatment involves using 2.5 % benzoyl peroxide to kill the bacteria that causes acne in conjunction with glycolic acid to open the skin's pores. Each element of the three-step process contains a different combination of ingregients. Benzyol peroxide is the main active ingredient in the cleanser and lotion, while glycolic acid and natural botanicals are used in the toner.
While Proactiv is the top-selling acne treatment system in America (beating out other similar products like Murad and Clean&Clear), you have to be patient to see results--it can take up to 6-8 weeks of regular, twice-daily use to see results. It's also important to remember that Proactiv is meant to be used for mild to moderate acne. If ou suffer from more severe acne, contact a local dermatologist. There are a multitude of acne treatments available, like photodynamic therapy and chemical peels, so if Proactiv is not right for you, there are many options.
Bieber isn't the only one to promote the popular product. Stars like Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and Sean P. Diddy Combs have all endorsed Proactiv. Who's next? It might be you.