I'll start with some background. I'm a teenage girl (don't want to give my age) who suffered with really bad acne during my transition to puberty. Acne doesn't run in my family, my older brother suffered with mild acne during his transition into puberty and it cleared up within a year. As I got older my acne got a better bit by bit with time. My skin after that was never perfect. I started out with normal whitehead pimples on my forehead black heads on my cheeks and acne scars. By the time I was thinking about ordering Proactiv Plus I had a bunch of noticeable black heads acne scarring, and pimples that only came around my period, not as bad as when I hit puberty. My mom never trusted all those acne products she saw on TV because I'm an African-American, she believed that those products didn't work for all skin types. But, after hearing about Proactiv Plus from a few of her friends and co-workers she gave in and ordered it.
After using the 30-day supply I didn't see much of a difference other then the fact that those period pimples began to go away, but I wasn't amazed because they always eventually do. My mom decided she'd order the 3-month supply next. To make this part short I developed cystic acne, it seemed like my black heads spread down my cheeks and my pimples were actually bright red. Mind you I'm dark skinned, not dark, just dark enough that I if I blushed you wouldn't notice, that part really shocked me. My acne had drastically worsened. After reading a few reviews I found that people were saying that they had noticed that their skin was terrible for a few days but it cleared up and that's when they saw there results. Seeing that gave me some type of hope so I kept using it.
My acne would not ease up. I got pimples on my chin, cheeks and nose when I usually only get them on my forehead. My mom called the company, they gave her some crap that it takes six weeks to pull out impurities and then clear them up (note: this was a month and 2 1/2 weeks of using Proactiv). By the second month these pimples became like a see-saw, if one went away another one had to pop back up. My mom called again, they gave her the same pulling out impurities nonsense. That day she canceled our membership. I noticed that simply washing my face with a Neutrogena cleanser got rid of the mess Proactiv left me with. All in all, this product messed me up big time. With this product my skin was at it's worse, I'd never seen my face the way it had been. Also, they were very misleading with prices. I don't know if it's because of my race or if it just simply didn't work , but the product gave me no justice.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend