Proactiv 3 step system vs. up & up Acne Care System

Proactiv 3-Step Acne System vs. up & up Acne Care System SIMILARITY RESULTS: 85% (GOOD MATCH)  Save over $20 by switching to up & up. 

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These products have similar ingredient panels and behave similarly. They have the exact same Active Ingredients, so they should have a very similar effect on acne. Consumers stated that main difference they noted for each product are the following: 

  • Renewing Cleanser: The particles in Proactiv that make it gritty are larger and more noticeable in the name brand. Gave it an 85% similarity score, because that was the only major difference.
  • Revitalizing Toner: The toners smell slightly different, but not in a bad way, so this one also earned a healthy 80% similarity.
  • Repairing Lotion/Treatment: We couldn't tell the difference on this one. Similarity score of a whopping 95%.

(In case you don't know: Brandefy rates name brands (i.e. Proactiv) against their store brand counterparts (i.e. Target's Up & Up ) to tell you whether or not the off brand is as good as the name brand, and to warn you when it is not. We compare the product by doing an ingredient analysis and consumer sensory testing, the results of which we plug into our similarity algorithm.)