I tried Proactiv for a good year. I believe it worked for me, but over time the pimples came back here and there. I then bugged the parentals to put me through a dermotolgist and she then perscribed BENZACLIN for me to use twice a day. Have been using it for two years and love it! The thing is, every person has different side effects on medications and such. Trust me, I've tried practically everything and personally Benzaclin was the only one that worked best for me. Let us know how Proactiv worked for you.