Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Power-Clear Scrub


4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%


Benefits :

Our face scrub for acne-prone skin clears, softens and gently exfoliates to leave skin feeling smooth and even.Many acne solutions merely treat pimples with medicine leaving skin dry and tight. This creamy, super-clearing formula softens and conditions skin while gentle exfoliators sweep away dirt, oil and pore-clogging dead cells.

Its breakthrough MicroClear® Technology is scientifically shown to boost delivery of acne medicine to the source of breakouts. With skin soothers, green tea and cucumber, sensitive acne-prone skin is left feeling soft and smooth instead of over-drying.

  • Doesn’t contain plastic microbeads

How To use:

  • Cleanse daily.
  • Wet face and apply scrub by massaging face gently, avoiding contact with the delicate eye area.
  • Rinse thoroughly.

Active ingredient :-

Salicylic Acid 2% (Acne treatment).

Inactive ingredients :-

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Steareth-21, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Microcrystalline Wax, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Green 5, Yellow 5, Blue 1.

Use : For the treatment of acne.

For external use only. 
When using this product skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical medication at a time. 
avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. 
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Sunburn Alert: 

This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skins sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

Cleanse daily. Wet face and apply scrub by massaging face gently, avoiding contact with the delicate eye area.Rinse thoroughly.

Other Information : Store at Room Temperature.

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Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Power-Clear Scrub
Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Power-Clear Scrub
Reviews (4,475)
Q&A (85)
Media (52)
  • "This face wash is amazing! I have sensitive skin that is acne prone, but this face wash truly helps fight off and get rid of blemishes!! And it has a cool tingle when the air hits it! :)) " in 218 reviews
  • "It is definitely something I would repurchase and use in between my normal face wash just because I've gotten more effective results then!" in 61 reviews
  • "I looooooove loooove love this face scrub, I've been using it for years on end and it works so well on my face , 10/10 would recommend<3" in 13 reviews
  • "I used this for many years a long time ago, it makes your skin feel tingly and clean and scrubs away dead skin very well." in 12 reviews
  • "When I first started using it, it kind of made my face dry out but I found that a really good moisturizer mixed with just a little bit of vaseline will keep my face not oily but just right." in 11 reviews
Zekije L.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
A big fan of this line. I exfoliate every 3 days with the stress control scrub and I feel it’s effective at helping me fight my breakout and helping in the prevention of more break outs. I do tend to break out when I’m under a lot of stress, so I’m glad they created a line for such breakouts. It feels a little rough on the skin, but not overly harsh. A little drying, but not a deal breaker for me. Worth a try if you get stress pimples.
Amy S.
San Martin
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I used this scrub throughout high school and it smells amazing! It’s a bit too harsh for every-day use in my opinion, but consistent use of this product really helped calm my acne before I went on a course of Accutane. Overall I wouldn’t buy this product again because I no longer have a need for it, but I would recommend it to younger people who are struggling with acne that is potentially caused by stress with school, etc.
Nicole a.
8 reviews
I was told by my dermatologist that Neutrogena is a reliable brand that would be safe on my skin. Because of that, I tend to gravitate toward their stuff. I also think they do a good job branding and advertising, because most of my acne comes from stress, and that's why I bought this scrub. In particularly stressful times in my life when I'm breaking out, this tube tends to save my face.
Kalyn M.
Ithaca, NY
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed, especially after a workout or long day. I enjoy the scent, and it's very useful that it can be used as a mask or a scrub. However, I did find it was a little harsh on my skin, so I would recommend using only occasionally and following with a calming moisturizer
Cammie W.
Opp, AL
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This definitely helped clear my face up and keep it clear. It is reasonably priced - just a little more than what I'd like to pay for a drugstore brand. I've used it multiple times over the years. It will fight whiteheads, but not necessarily blackheads. Overall, I recommend this product!
emma t.
9 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
i’ve had a very difficult time dealing with acne for the longest time. i’ve been on prescription meds for way too long, decided to try this. i’ve noticed a difference in just one use! literally has been my lifesaver! very gentle, but so so effective. wouldn’t try anything else! love it!
Jayci H.
8 reviews
i have hormonal cystic acne so while this product may not completely get rid of all my acne it does leave my skin feeling clean and refreshed. the beads in this arent to rough on the skin either which is nice for those with sensitive skin.! i would recommend to others.
Brittney B.
West Valley City, UT
351 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Target
This is an affordable scrub that can be found at most drugstores. I have oily skin with large pores and I didn’t like this scrub because it didn’t seem to clean or exfoliate my skin enough. However, I think you would like this better if you have dry or sensitive skin.
Skye S.
New York
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was HORRIBLE . This product dried out my face more than any other Neutrogena product . I don’t think Neutorgena is for me all the products seem to dry my face out . Not only did it dry my face out but it burned && irritated my face. Never again .
Keanna G.
Brooklyn, NY
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product did not help with my present acne much but prevented future . It did however help my skin to be less oily. And I guess that caused less future acne. But when my bottle finished, before I had a chance to but another my face broke out rapidly.
Nia T.
Sylmar, CA
10 reviews
Does this dry out your skin?
Kelly T.
Central , SC
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this have a strong smell?
Jenny V.
Los Angeles, CA
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Is it really harsh on the skin?
Jessica H.
Oklahoma City, OK
270 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
How does this fare on sensitive skin? Stay away or okay?
Elvida G.
19 reviews
Does this help pop up acne?

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