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!

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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 (10,757)
Q&A (505)
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
Ashley M.
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Hands down the best ance spot treatment EVER! when I use to have really bad acne and redness this would always be my go-to product I would apply a bit onto the affected area at night and the next day wake up and the redness is gone and the pimple has gotten smaller,

This is a product I will always keep around in my cupboard as its very effective I use to always try other products for my ance but I would always go straight back to it, I rate this product 5/5 stars as it works and is very effective on me and it's really cheap too !!!
Carolyn W.
Kitchener, ON
344 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I keep buying this over and over. I use it daily on active pimples and it dramatically reduced the size and redness of them in hours. Even if im not breaking out I put a thin layer of it on my acne prone areas to prevent new breakouts. It can sting a little on open skin, and may not be suitable for people with sensitive skin, but for the extremely affordable price I highly suggest giving it a try.
Julie P.
15 reviews
I don’t really know how I feel about this product...
The first couple of days I used it, I was absolutely amazed by the wonders it had worked. Literally applied it in the evening on my pimples and had pretty decent skin the next morning!
However, I feel like recently, the treatment hasn’t been as effective and I personally don’t use it anymore because I just don’t seem to get results from it.
Mila L.
326 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is the most affordable and it takes care of random blemishes that appear quickly. For example, if I see a blemish coming out, I'll put some on every night and in three days it's gone.I would recommend to my friends and family members.This turned out to be the best decision I made for my skin. At first, I used the product a few times a day until I had reached a noticeable improvement (which was very fast). Then I used it once in the morning and at night. Now, I only have to use it once a day, and my skin has never looked better! I've been using this for a little over a year now, and it has saved my skin!
Lo P.
Wesham , Preston
25 reviews
This stuff is magic! Picture the scene, you've chosen your dress, picked out your heels, and got your rollers in - you're ready for a night out, but you've just spotted the mother of all spots brewing on the top of your nose! Witchypoo is definitely not in this season, but do not dispair, this product will take the redness away, and have that spot retreating in a matter of hours. Cinderella will go to the ball, and with skin that looks flawless. I love this serum. It's my secret weapon that is ALWAYS in my make-up bag.
Lucy-Lou M.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
By using  Clean & Clear® Advantage® Acne Spot Treatment you are on the road to getting the smooth, clean and clear skin you've been looking for. It is a quick and easy way to get rid of pimples and is really affordable. I used it after exfoliating my skin and it did sting a bit but it worked wonders for my skin. My spots generally cleared up in less than a week.
Lucy T.
Gloucestershire , Tetbury
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I didn't like this product very much as it says that it "gets rid of spots". All it did for me was get rid of the redness around the spot and just dried it out. I used this product every morning and night and I still had spots coming through :( I wouldn't buy this product again as it just didn't work for me
16 reviews
Although I have seen many good reviews on this product, it did not help my skin at all. It has a horrible chemical smell, is painful on breakouts and ended up making my breakouts even worse by irritating them and adding redness. This product may work well with certain skin types, but as someone with sensitive skin I would not recommend this product. I also found that using more natural products such as tea tree oil is better when tying to clear breakouts, rather than highly chemical products. I love every other product from Clean & Clear that I have tried, but this one did not work for me.
Casey M.
Dundalk, ON
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have been using this product on and off for many years now. It has a lot of chemicals in it and is slightly harsh on my skin but it does the trick for the most part. I find it works best when I apply it before bed, then again in the morning and not wear any make up for the day. You only need a little bit at a time and it really reduces the redness of any acne you have. I have found it is not the greatest in large quantities (If I have a cluster of pimples) but for a quick one that pops up, it does the trick!
Papia H.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I do use this product when I get a pimple and it does help to get rid of the pain and brings the pimple to a white head.However, this product does not work in 4 hours to get rid of the pimple and instead needs to be re applied after drying up to see some results. Also, does not help at all to get rid of the redness and leaves a dark mark after the pimple is gone.
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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