Acne Free Severe
Acne Free Severe was first introduced in the early 2000′s as the upgrade to Acne Free. They claimed that while Acne Free was powerful enough to eliminate acne and frankly it was better than Proactiv, Acne Free Severe would take it one step up, though they still suggest it mostly for mild to moderate acne.
This being said, this formula is actually better than that of Proactiv, because it has an ingredient called retinol, which basically causes the skin to shed away and replace itself at a higher rate.
The problem is that frankly, this is the only change they made. They took the exact same formula and added a little bit of retinol. Just about every prescription out there and for that matter over the counter product out there has some kind of vitamin A or retinol in it, making Acne Free Severe entirely unoriginal to say the least. It still causes all the same side effects and more because of vitamin A, and it doesn’t show really greater results as it turns out.
Now, Proactiv is exactly the same price as Acne Free. It used to be that they were about $10 cheaper. Acne Free Severe is now $10 more expensive than Proactiv, and it really doesn’t do a better job all things considered. It has one total extra ingredient, and all in all, you would be far better off not using Acne Free Severe or for that matter anything like it.