First and foremost, Clear Salve only has 7 ingredients. By contrast, Proactiv has nearly 28; 27 of which we just flat avoid. Ceela commits to Advanced Bland Skincare principles. This means we do not put dubious ingredients in our products.
Yes, the very same active ingredient. The FDA Monographs define salicylic acid as an acne treatment. This ingredient naturally occurs in the plant Salix alba, or white willow.
And consider, Ceela provides a natural and more simple alternative. Our Clear Salve avoids every common food allergen, corn, sesame and more. Simple ingredients do one thing. They support your skin’s beauty without synthetic preservatives.
First of all, both Ceela Clear Salve and Proactiv contain 2% Salicylic Acid. This natural active ingredient remains one of the best Acne treatments. Also, Bland Skincare principles mean not using preservatives that have any potential for harm when applied to inflamed skin.
Our supporting natural ingredients in Clear Salve are:
Furthermore, Clear Salve does it all. This Proactiv Alternative beats acne while avoiding common allergens, all while being non-GMO and vegan. What a great Combo. The same active ingredient, but fewer eczema triggering ingredients. Finally, Clear Salve: Proactiv Alternative beats acne triggers.
Above all else, these ingredients have the highest safety grades on EWG, the best safety measure we have. People can buy Ceela ingredients as nutritional supplements. Because Clear salve contains no corn, sesame, or common food allergens, it has far fewer allergy triggers. Most noteworthy, Acne Clear Salve has no preservatives in it.
Especially relevant, Proactiv Deep Cleansing wash has 27+ supporting ingredients. Eight (8) of these ingredients are not considered safe by EWG. Most problematic is the use of Phenoxyethanol, a synthetic preservative. Products cannot become “EWG verified” if you use phenoxyethanol.
We absorb up to 85% phenoxyethanol applied to the skin. But many claim that 1% phenoxyethanol is even safe for children. For us, there are two considerations. First, we do not use phenoxyethanol in our human physiology. In addition, our body transforms this into Phenol, a rather toxic compound. The second is that phenoxyethanol can interact with a dramatic increase in cellular damage when phenoxyethanol is mixed with Ethylhexylglycerol. Proactiv contains ethylhexylglycerol and phenoxyethanol. Since it is likely that Ethylhexylglycol will also be absorbed, we have a problem. Also noteworthy, no one has proven this to be safe.
Additionally, Proactiv also contains sodium benzoate (or benzoic acid), which has a long track record that we review here.
Finally, Proactiv also contains potassium sorbate. This ingredient can cause skin and eye irritation. Also, it has the potential for damaging DNA in our body.
In conclusion, Proactiv contains 4 dubious preservatives. Why is unclear. We think you should avoid them. Instead, Try Ceela Clear Salve, nothing dubious and clearly effective.