Does Proactiv work any better than other OTC meds, or just the same?

Great question! Technically, the active ingredient in proactive, benzoyl peroxide, is in many over-the-counter & prescription medications and therefore these products should be comparable in efficacy (how well they work). The real issue is whether patients use the product long enough to see a benefit. Gentler products that are less irritating (& well marketed) encourage longer use and better results!