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Clean & Clear® Advantage® Acne Spot Treatment

BY CLEAN & CLEAR #4 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars28%
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  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star4%
4.05 / 5 based on 10,274 Reviews


  • 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 (10274)
Q&A (463)
Media (121)
  • "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 zit..it 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
Kate S.
Lexington, KY
212 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is the best product ever! I always have it on hand! If you have a break out put it on a few times that day and it will already be clearing up the next day! The tube is small but will last you forever!!!! Well worth the $7.00. Highly recommend this product!
Red N.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I always have a tube of this on hand even though I don't have many breakouts anymore. When I do get some spots coming on, all it takes is a small amount of this stuff at night, under my regular regimen, to wake with a significantly reduced breakout; sometimes it's completely gone. I never have any issues like burning or irritation and this stuff just works. 
Joana C.
Austin, TX
18 reviews
I've been using this for almost 2 months & it works alright. I have a lot of "acne spots" after my acne did go away & I thought this would help & it did, but it didn't get rid of them completely. It does dry out your skin, so I use Clean & Clear Acne Treatment Moisturizer which helps. Overall, I think it's a good product & I would recommend it to a friend. :)
Bri J.
Peoria, AZ
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is my go to when I get a pimple! I rarely get any so when I do see or feel one pop up I immediately wash my face and put this on the pimple(s)! It can dry the skin out around the pimple pretty fast but good for the pimple! It works pretty much over night/during the day! Even the worst zit I have ever had was almost completely gone within 2 days!
Mei K.
6 reviews
I started using this product when I was in my teens years. Wanted a fast and easy solution to fix and clear my pimples. 
I like this product that it does help with clearing the pimples but there are times it doesn't really help. I guess it depends on each person's skin.
It does DRY OUR your skin for sure, happened to me. But other than that a great product to try out and see if it fits your skin. 
Ashley G.
Sylvester, GA
191 reviews
I've used this several times and I've noticed the next day my acne spot isn't as red or near as big. It doesn't make it disappear but it definitely does help the appearance of it and shrink it within one day. By using it for three days it near about gone.
Genna B.
Saint Louis, MO
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Bought this product for my teenage son who had a few breakouts the week before school started.  Saw decreased redness within 12hrs, decreased swelling within 24hrs.  It was a good temporary tool, however, we found it to be drying so we only used every other day and used a good moisturizer.  For spot treatment, it definitely helped.  
Marissa M.
Palmerton, PA
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a holy grail product.

I suffer from occasional hormonal acne, and the spot treatment has been my savior. Pop some of this on a breakout before you go to bed and it will be reduced (if not totally gone) by morning. Its so reliable, I don't even think about it anymore. This product also works great with my sensitive skin and doesn't make me feel dried up.
Renee D.
158 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I know people who use this and love it, but I think it's more for people who just get the occasional pimple every now and then. Works very well for adult acne - my mom uses it and it works for her. But didn't work for me when I tried it during high school.
Mary P.
132 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I used this product a couple of times. For me, it didn't personally do what I had expected it to. I have dry to normal skin, but I have moments where I get oily and break out. And when I break out, I get zits under the skin that take about a week to week and a half to come to the surface. I thought this product was going to help resolve this.. it did not.
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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