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Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

12/26 Best Ingredients
7/26 Good Ingredients
7/26 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/26 Natural Ingredients

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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
  • salicylic acid
    Salicylic Acid. Used to treats numerous skin conditions including eczema and acne. Also has exfoliating properties.
  • polyethylene
    Polyethylene. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
  • glycerin
    Glycerin. Effects include significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin, reduction of small wrinkles
  • vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract
    Grape. Antioxidant
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
  • linoleic acid
    Vitamin F. Emollient, speeds up the skin healing process
  • sodium hyaluronate
    Sodium Hyaluronate. Heals damaged skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Conditioning Ingredients
  • cyclopentasiloxane
    Cyclopentasiloxane. Lubricant
  • saxifraga sarmentosa extract
    Saxifraga Sarmentosa. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
  • water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
Unfavorable Ingredients

Original List of Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyethylene, Xanthan Gum, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycolic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum).
Merchant's description of this product:
The Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is Step One of the all-new Proactiv+ 3-Step System. This 4-in-1 daily face wash is a deep cleanser; a medicated treatment for killing acne-causing bacteria; a glycolic-acid toner; and a mild exfoliator for renewing and smoothing the skin's surface. Glycolic acid works together with tiny exfoliating beads to gently lift away layers of dead skin cells to unclog pores; exfoliation is a special kind of deep cleansing that accelerates the removal of excess oil, makeup and other pore-clogging impurities. After cleansing, you'll immediately notice a brighter, smoother, healthier-looking complexion. Step One also contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, our exclusive micro-crystal form of prescription-quality acne medicine designed to quickly kill acne-causing bacteria. Unlike some ordinary cleansers that can leave skin feeling dry and stripped, the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator contains a moisturizing complex designed to leave skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated. It prepares your pores for the acne-fighting... read more