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


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4.16 / 5 based on 7,801 Reviews


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.


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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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
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.
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 ! 
Mariel d.
6 reviews
Purchased at: Walgreens
I started using this product approximately one month ago in conjunction with the Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser and Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit because I was having serious oily skin issues. I recently went off birth control, and my previous skincare regime was failing me. I took the test on to see which skin care products I should use, and these three items are what was suggested, so I purchased them and I'm so glad I did.

First, the toner smells fantastic (like cucumbers)! Second, it does a great job with my oily skin. I never used toner before. I use this product once per day, and if I skip a day, I can really tell. If you have any open pimples or cuts, it does burn a bit because of the alcohol on it, Other than that I really recommend.
Cydney K.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I couldn't find this in stock the last time I went to Walgreen's so I purchased the Clean and Clear toner instead.  I'm hoping once I run out of that this one is back in stock (although I like the current toner I have as well).  I really like this product.  It makes my skin feel really good and I noticed my breakouts aren't nearly as bad when I used this daily.  It's also super affordable which is always a plus.
Ana H.
13 reviews
This toner was my tried and true for years. I have had chronic acne and scarring for years and this product just helped calm everything down. I love the stress control.  I have plenty of stress and breakouts that come along with it. I felt it stopped stress breakouts and reduced redness. If too strong only use once a day. But otherwise twice a day after cleansing and followed by mousterizer. Would recommend to others.  
jocelyn l.
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I didn't see any progress happening to my skin and when I started diving into more research and learned more about my skin and the products I was using I tried to stay away from this one. When I took this out of my routine I noticed that my skin was better. A toner is supposed to balance the ph level of your skin's natural barrier and not dry out your skin. This one made my skin feel tight and dry which was ruining my skin's natural barrier. This is also not suitable for sensitive skin types and doesn't clear up pimples or acne due to stress. I wanted to try this out since I needed a new toner and this one said it would do amazing things for my skin but honestly I would not recommend this to anyone.
LaTrea R.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I only use this when I have an odd breakout.It helps with balancing my skin and also fading dark spots.I get it at Walmart for around $6 or 7 and I like it.It is a bit strong for sensitive skin.I wouldn't recommend using it every day.It is a great product for a random breakout to speed the healing process.I recommend using a good moisturizer after using the product due to the drying effects.
Ella K.
Saint Peters
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It helped to reduce my acne a lot. I have purchased multiple due to this, but it burn when you apply it. I ended up needing to search for a gentler toner due to the irritation on my skin. The burning would go away after a few seconds so it wasn’t too bad. I would still use this product again if I needed to because like o said it did really help with my acne.
Michelle S.
Memphis, TN
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I recently started using this product and I wouldn't recommend it if you have very sensitive skin since you may experience irritation or burning.
I haven't noticed a big difference on my oily face but the scent is nice and feels fresh once you apply it. Start using it once a day, and don't use it if you have dry skin because it can irritate it.
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
114 reviews
Does it dry your face ?? Also when should you apply it?
Brittany G.
Tishomingo, OK
65 reviews
My boyfriend has really bad acne and I was wondering if this worked for not only the face, but also on the shoulders?
Tony Y.
Apodaca, NL
279 reviews
What if you don't break out but have medium to large pores? Does it make you skin more sensitive? Minimizesvpores?

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