Clean & Clear® Advantage® Acne Spot Treatment

BY CLEAN & CLEAR #8 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star4%


  • The second you put it on, the powerful gel with breakthrough technology starts to dissolve surface oil on the skin.
  • With oil out of the way the clinically proven acne medicine can then penetrate pores.
  • The medication starts to clear pimples immediately, with maximum strength 2% Salicylic acid.
  • Pimples are reduced in size, swelling and redness, and the formula won’t over-dry your skin.
  • Voila! Pimple looks better. Now get out there and have some fun!

Recomended for:

Skin Need: Oil, Pimples


  • Because this is a medicine, it’s super important to start with clean skin.
  • So wash your face then apply a thin layer over your face. You can do this up to 3 times a day.
  • If your skin starts to dry out or peel, reduce your use to once a day. 


Salicylic Acid (2%)
Water SD Alcohol 40-B Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water Polyacrylamide Glycerin C13-14 Isoparaffin Cyclopentasiloxane C12-15 Alkyl Lactate Alcohol Laureth-7 Phenoxyethanol Cetyl Lactate PPG-2 Isoceteth-20 Acetate Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate Polysorbate 20 Phenethyl Dimethicone Fragrance Dehydroxanthan Gum Propylene Glycol Benzalkonium Chloride Ammonium Hydroxide Tetrasodium EDTA Butylene Glycol Capryloyl Glycine Sarcosine Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract Portulaca Oleracea Extract


For external use only.
When using this product
- Skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.
- Rinse right away with water if it gets in eyes

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Clean & Clear® Advantage® Acne Spot Treatment
Clean & Clear® Advantage® Acne Spot Treatment
Reviews (10,704)
Q&A (493)
Media (125)
  • "honestly i like this prodcut and it does help get rid of pimpples but it peels your skin and leaves the area very dry and if i put makeup over it it just looks ugly but it does what it says it would" in 51 reviews
  • "this worked wonders for me but i found after a while of using it stopped working for me?im not sure if i used it too much that my skin got used to it or what but it works great it didnt dry out my skin or anything and it did what it claimed to do!" in 47 reviews
  • "I used these clean and clear product when i have a big sting when applying but the next day is gone leaving a acne mark." in 40 reviews
  • "I put some of this on after my moisturizer at night and by morning the swelling has gone down and if i reapply the pimple will go away after a day or 2." in 37 reviews
  • "This is a life saver everytime I feel a big prople coming I put this one and boom next morning its gone its soo good and cheap" in 24 reviews
Jade F.
Mount Holly, NC
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Perfect for tackling breakouts overnight. The packaging is sleek and simple like you would expect from clean & clear, and you most certainly get all the bang for your buck. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that has a breakout and needs it gone quickly.
Tori K.
Ocklawaha, FL
226 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is alright. Not the best spot treatment I've had, but definitely not the worst. It dries out the skin slightly and take a couple of days of application to really get rid of the blemish. I think it's the best low end spot remover that I have tried.
Queenie B.
West Covina, CA
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I used to have really bad acne and breakouts so I tried the whole Clean & Clear kit but only seemed to like this product out of the three. Like all spot treatments, you're supposed to apply it visible acne that has broken out or even open. This particular product was pretty harsh on my skin and it did have a burning sensation once I applied it to my desired spots. Despite that pain, I noticed that the size of the pimple I applied it on significantly went down in size the very next morning! So all in all it hurts but it works.
Meera C.
Glendale Hts, IL
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Tiny tube which ran out very quick and was a very watery gel like substance. Did not meet my expectations. I felt like it burned a little when I put it on and helped reduce the size of pimples and scars but did not remove them completely. Will not buy again.
Charlie L.
Bellingham, WA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This little spot treatment is a dream. It's affordable and it WORKS. I put it on every morning if I can feel a breakout and within a few hours the pimple is already smaller and less red.
Chelsy D.
Fort Drum, NY
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have the definition of combination skin. In my t-zone, it's all oil, all the time. When you get to the areas surrounding my cheeks and chin, it's a desert. And, I have problem skin. Lovely to be me, right?

So I've been using this product forever, it's great in a pinch when you need to shrink a pimple for the following day, and cover it up with make-up, but it's not really a treatment per se. Recently, I've discovered the best way to actually use this product rather than the one stop solution I've been using it as for the past several years.
Brooke J.
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Ive used this plenty of times and it was great at clearing my breakouts. However, it was very drying as are plenty of acne treatments. I had to be careful in the sun bc my skin would get very irritated. I would def recommend for clearing up acne breakouts .
Natalia R.
Sherman Oaks, CA
284 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I really liked this product, it does the job when I have the occasional blemish, I put it on over night and it usually goes away by morning but If doesn’t I use it it the morning and again at night after I wash my face and by three nect day it will be gone.
Alexandra W.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This spot treatment has worked really well for me in the past. The price value for the product was really reasonable as well. It definitely lived up to my expectations because I’ve tried several spot treatments and this one was one of the best for me !! :D
Lauren W.
Blauvelt, NY
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this spot treatment! It’s amazing. I put an excessive amount on a blemish at night before bed and wake up and it really helps bring it to the surface and get rid of it! Not expensive at all and is extremely easily accessible at like any drug store
Cheryl T.
Gulf Shores, AL
73 reviews
Did anyone experience dryness with this product?
Jana M.
Andover, CT
60 reviews
I know you can use this as a spot treatment and just dab it on the pimples, but can you put a thin layer all over your face to prevent new ones from appearing?
Marie T.
Houston, TX
232 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Is it worth the money since they're small?
Mackenzie C.
Holbrook, MA
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this burn?
Blanca C.
182 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Did it dry out anyone elses face where you applied it? I'm not a fan of this

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