I wish I could rate Proactive zero stars. I think it's a hoax. My skin would clear up when using it, however if I ran out and was without it I'd break out worse than ever! It's like they are tricking you into thinking you need this product or this is what will happen. I stopped using it, went through the awful breakout period and then just used a gentle cleanser every day and now my face is clear and doesn't break out if I skip a few days of washing.