Claiming to not only be an alternative to Proactiv, but more effective than Proactiv, Acne Free has the same 3 step program which includes a scrub/wash, a toner, and a moisturizer. But this review focuses specifically on the purifying cleanser. It is supposed to purify, exfoliate away dead skin cells, remove dirt, remove oils and impurities, and leave skin fresh and clean, all with a non irritating formula and a controlled delivery system.
The only active ingredient in Acne Free is benzyl peroxide. Inactive ingredients include a myriad of water, preservatives, and irritants. In reality, it has no special technology or anything at all to separate it from Proactiv. And as many have found, while this level of benzyl peroxide will dry out, redden, peel, and irritate skin, it will not necessarily treat acne. If Proactiv didn’t work for you, you would just be wasting more money on this.
The Acne Free purifying cleanser has only one acne fighting ingredient, which has been proven to work in some cases, but without question comes with a certain cost. It doesn’t work for everybody, and sometimes the side effects are worse than the acne itself. We would not recommend this product, especially being that the field of acne treatments is always coming out with many new innovations.