Clean & Clear® Advantage® Acne Spot Treatment

BY CLEAN & CLEAR #9 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 (11,527)
Q&A (520)
Media (126)
  • "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
Samy A.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Although at the beginning I did not trust if it would work or not and the fact that it is a little sticky which I did not like, I must say that I help to dry certain acne marks that I had on my face, I do not recommend using without first hydrating the face since it can cause dryness depending on the type of skin
Laura R.
Kitchener, ON
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Used as a spot treatment which is what it is. It didn't really work any magic but it stung a little so I assumed it was working. Was right for the price but didn't wow me.
Emily S.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is great stuff if you get a big, painful spot. Pop some of this on before you go to bed and the spot won’t look as angry in the morning. Great product for the price
Danielle G.
Richmond Hill, ON
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have been using the Clean and Clear Acne Treatment since I was in high school. I love it because the product is small enough to carry around with me whenever I need it, and the product usually removes my cystic acne within 2-3 days! The best part is that the product does not smell and dries very quickly!
Jess K.
Calgary, AK
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this spot treatment. I'll carry it with me daily. I keep one in my purse, and one at home for those nasty little zits and pimples that pop up unexpectedly. 

The alcohol in it is not overwhelming or overpowering, it does it's job and decreases the appearance of the nasties within the day.
Monica G.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Works amazingly. Put on before going to bed, when u wake up the treated blemishes will be gone. If not totally gone by bedtime this time when u wake, they should be gone
Rhiannon B.
3 reviews
I rate this a five because it really does do the job! Yes you don’t get a lot but it really does work and it’s easy to apply and it’s not noticeable. Also it can cost less I get mine from Morrison’s and it’s only two pounds which is cheap for a really good acne treatment would definitely recommend this!!
Virginia P.
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Este producto es genial ya que, con solo una aplicación antes de irme a dormir consigue eliminar los pequeños granitos que se encuentran en mi frente. Me parece un producto muy efectivo si se aplica diariamente.

Un problema es que el segundo ingrediente más usado es el alcohol y tiende a resecar la piel.
Jenn H.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I like this stuff because it really dries out my acne.

The only downfall is I can't wear any makeup on top of it or else it pills or the gel will roll and the makeup coverage won't be even.

It's quite effective and affordable however I have found something else that works much better for me. Hence don't think I'll be spending my money on this in the future.
Jordan C.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this product whenever i feel a pimple forming, add some of this over night and it dramatically minimises or stops the pimple from forming. Helps reduce redness and any pain that occurs.
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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