How to Use Each System
Each of the three steps in Murad Acne Complex is designed to be used twice a day. Murad recommends using the Exfoliating Treatment Gel once per day if you’re new to using products containing alpha hydroxy acid, then increasing frequency to twice per day.
Proactiv also recommends using each of its three products twice daily for optimal results. It’s important to allow skin to dry after applying the Revitalizing Toner, and then again after applying the Repairing Lotion
When deciding between Acne Complex vs. Proactiv, it’s always a good idea to see if the brand publishes clinical results, before and after photos or customer testimonials.
In a Murad-sponsored clinical study, 92 percent of Murad Acne Complex users experienced a reduction in acne breakouts in just three days. According to reviews on the Murad website, 96 percent of customers would recommend the system to a friend.
Proactiv doesn’t have any clinical results published on its website; however, it does have a link to real stories, and before and after photos posted by customers that showcase the system’s acne-healing ability.
Proactiv has also received numerous magazine awards such as Teen Vogue’s Reader’s Choice Beauty Awards Best Acne Product for 2009 and InStyle magazine’s Best Acne Regimen for Oily Skin for 2009.