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Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple-Action Toner

BY NEUTROGENA #21 in Toners & Astringents

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars48%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.17 / 5 based on 7,014 Reviews

Product Description

Benefits :

For acne-prone skin, it’s essential to have an effective skin care routine. Now you can help get rid of acne before it even emerges with our refreshing, multi-tasking facial toner that works in three ways for clearer, shine-free skin.

    1. With MicroClear® Technology, scientifically proven to dissolve oil and help boost delivery of salicylic acid to the source of breakouts, this toner helps treat acne even before it emerges.
    2. Eliminates oil and shine, even helps to prevent future oil clogs
    3. Delivers a unique formula of skin-soothers, such as green tea and cucumber extracts, to help reduce redness and irritation.

    • Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment
    • MicroClear® Technology

How To Use:-

  • Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product
  • Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily
  • Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor
  • If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Active ingredient :-

Salicylic Acid 2% (Acne medication).

Inactive ingredients :-

Water, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Fragrance, Sodium Citrate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzalkonium Chloride, Cetyl Lactate, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Blue 1, Green 5, Yellow 5.

Purpose :

Acne Medication

Use For the treatment of acne.

Warnings: For external user only. Flammable: Keep away from fire or flame. 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, flush thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions:

Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Other information :

Store at Room Temperature. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s 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.

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Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple-Action Toner
Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple-Action Toner
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REVIEWS
Trinity C.
Streetsboro
3 reviews
I hadnt used this product much, I used what my best friend had. So it was bought at walmart, typically a good choice for low income. It claims to be oil- free, though to me is feels oily, however that also could be my naturally oiled skin. Its better paired if it had all the bottled steps together. Its not much of a lone product. It does feel a bit refreshing and even smells nice. I however like my toner to have a small burn to feel like its really lifting the dirt off my skin. ( though everyone is different ), the bottle design is simple/clear and in helpful steps. Claims to eliminate oil and shine, so I feel as though if this product had all the completed steps it would be great for my oily skin..Overall, its pretty adorable that I know of, does the full job as advertised with all the completed steps,not a lone toner to use, good for a daily routine..claimed to reduce oil.  Most likely a choice for oily skin. Everyone is different, so three stars is all Im giving it becuase I wasnt able to have the full experience.
Harini S.
S Weymouth, MA
5 reviews
This product has been my savior. I have been suffering from adult acne and was using different timers but none helped, I began using this a fortnight back and I see hell lot of difference in my skin. My breakouts have reduced, the ones that were already there dried within a few applications and my skin began to look bright. I make sure I use it twice daily (morning and before going to bed) and I make sure I hydrate my skin with a moisturizer because this product dries out the skin. It has a very strong smell and is very strong so be careful while applying and keep away from your eyes. I would totally recommend this product as it is easy on the pocket and is very very very effective.

Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple-Action Toner
Prestigious Gal ..
Howe
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I just started using this product and so far so good. It has a very clean and sweet smell to it and I love that it filled with active ingredients. One of the most active is the 2% salicylic acid which is the #1 ingredient I look for when searching for a good toner to help control blemishes. For application, I just out a few drop on a cotton ball and use as a spot treatment because my skin is still a little to dry to use it all over but when summer comes around I know that my face cycle with need more acid all over. Overall, it has been a great product for a great price. I bought this at Ulta.
Emily K.
Houston
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I saw a youtuber recommend this for acne prone skin, so I decided to give it a try instead of my regular toner and I wish I never did. The scent is so strong and it burns my sensitive skin horribly. While using this I noticed even more breakouts than I already had. I also noticed my skin getting increasingly more oily because this toner was stripping my skin. I wouldn't recommend it to people with extremely sensitive acne prone skin. I much prefer my loreal toner and won't be buying this Neutrogena toner again.
Erin S.
Seminole, TX
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is my HG toner. Whenever I stop using it, my skin gets very unhappy and I start to see little bumps and clogged pores. Nothing else compares, this toner is the best! It REALLY deep-cleanses the skin. Neutrogena's Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner contains 2% salicylic acid and does an excellent job of keeping my pores clear. It's pretty strong, but there's no stinging. For reference I have skin that is combo-oily, clog-prone, and not particularly sensitive.

I love how this leaves my skin refreshed and super-clean. There's been a huge improvement in my skin's overall clarity since I started using. I am on my 2nd bottle and I plan to buy this again and again. Very impressive overall.
Kenna A.
Yakima
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Woah , when I say this is some good  I mean it’s some of that good good 🤪 This worked incredibly well , especially for oily prone skin . It’s not pricey at all and is available at your local Walmart . I think it could improve and be more gentle for more sensitive skins but it is a double toner so don’t use if your prone for rashes . Would recommend ! 
Tiffany wallop w.
Seaford, DE
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Oh my goodness I also really love this I turned over from this to from the astringent to this because I am 26 on getting up there but my skin still no I was wrong I meant from astringent to this because this is harsh it burns my skin I feel like you leave burn looking marks on my skin I think it makes it looks like my skin is like burn marks I don't know but it feels like it's burning my skin and it's harsh and so I came down a little bit to toner a so is nice nice and it's good
Saba Z.
Edison, NJ
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Love this so much!!! Really happy I stumbled upon this at my local drugstore. Cheap & amazing results. Very, very effective but also strong and the scent/ fumes are very powerful — do not use this around your eyes/ nostrils and try to hold your breath while applying. This is no joke. Cleared out my acne within a week and gets all the dirt out of my pores even after washing & cleansing. I use it twice a day and make sure to hydrate my skin with lotion afterwards — don’t worry about breaking out, just use a mattifying lotion.
Caitlin T.
madison heights
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This used to be the only toner I would use. I’ve finally switched to something else that seems to be working better. This smells so strong and made my eyes water sometimes but I liked the “squeaky clean” feeling it gave my skin. This was before I learned I could get that feeling without stripping my skin. I didn’t really notice too much difference in my acne (I always just get little breakouts here and there) I just used it for the clean feeling Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple-Action Toner
Becca W.
Helena
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this toner twice a day to help keep my acne in check, for the most part. If I feel a pimple coming on I apply to the area pretty heavily and it either stops it in its tracks or cuts the life span of the pimple in half. I would be careful if you have sensitive skin though and use less frequently than twice a day. It strips the skin of its oils so if you don’t stay hydrated and use a good moisturizer afterwards your skin will react.
Annie L.
Boise, ID
68 reviews
Does this have a strong scent...if any?
Maria C.
Miami, FL
68 reviews
How many times I can use this??
isrA M.
Fuquay Varina , NC
111 reviews
Does it dry your face ?? Also when should you apply it?
Tony Rose Y.
Apodaca, GA
249 reviews
What if you don't break out but have medium to large pores? Does it make you skin more sensitive? Minimizesvpores?
Dria D.
193 reviews
How does this compare to something like Sea Breeze?

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