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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%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star4%
4.05 / 5 based on 10,276 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 (10276)
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
Khushbakht S.
Pointe, QC
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I heard so many good things about this, but I didn’t like it. It didn’t work for my skin at all. It didn’t reduce the size of my pimple and it also gave me more hyperpigmentation (I have a medium skin tone) so I’m not a fan.
Amanda M.
17 reviews
It’s pretty decent. I haven’t noticed immediate results, but it also isn’t that SUPER INTENSE drying type of spot treatment which works better for my already dry skin.
7 reviews
Although it can be drying on my sensitive skin, I find when I have an abnormally large blemish it works well to get rid of it faster than letting it be. It’s good value and I love Clean and Clear for all skincare products.
Abbie H.
7 reviews
This spot gel did nothing for my pimples. It had a cooling effect to start with but then it just sat weirdly on top of the skin and peeled throughout the day. I won't be repurchasing just simply because it didn't work for me.
Shauna S.
Toronto, ON
19 reviews
It works fairly well for clearing up acne. It works best if you use it as soon a you feel a spot coming in. Just make sure to moisturize because it can be drying if you use it regularly. 
Lolly C.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Ok for small breakouts, cleared them up lovely. Did little to nothing to calm really big angry ones, which, really, are the ones u really want rid of, small ones are an easy concealer hide up
Clean and clear doesn’t do as good of a spot job as I would have hoped however it does still do the trick when needed. It did help after a few days of spot treatments so it isn’t my first choice but it’s still effective
Isabella F.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Favourite spot gel , gets rid of all spots and signs of spots super fast. Works well on my combinational skin and doesn't dry it out. Good value as you get a fair bit of product for the low price. Doesn't have a bad smell but goes a bit tacky after you put it on. 
Rachel J.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Any sort of acne that pops up, this product fights it like a pro! Was a gift, and it took me awhile to start using it, and I’m glad I did. My favorite part is that a little goes a long way!
Izzy C.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The best targeted spot treatment I have found. Really dries the skin so would recommend if you have a few blemishes. Be careful if you have dry skin, but overall good value and easy to use!
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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