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


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4.16 / 5 based on 7,716 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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Melissa Z.
Brighton, MI
10 reviews
I started using this toner about 2 months ago and I already enjoy it very much. It doesn't dry out my skin and the packaging makes it super convenient for travelling. I don't notice a giant effect on my acne, but it has definitely gotten rid of a large amount of redness on my face. This was my first toner ever and so far so good!
Cassandra C.
Streamwood, IL
346 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
First, it does seem to work. I do like this toner for when I am starting to see breakouts or before my cycle when I know they are coming, but I think for me, it is way to harsh for every day use. It is very drying since there is alcohol in it. There are many other toners out there with salicylic acid that are not such a harsh formula.
Jackie B.
Santa Clara, CA
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Mid 20's, female, didn't have acne as a teenager. I now get clogged pores (closed whiteheads without pustules) around my hairline on my forehead and on the temples. Super annoying. I started using this once a day at night and within 10 days they were gone! I continue to use this every other day to maintain my skin and I love it! It occasionally dries out the pores on my nose (which isn't a bad thing), just make sure to apply an oil free moisturizer afterwards
Samantha B.
New Albany, MS
12 reviews
The Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner is my favorite toner. The smell is a little strong, but not too overpowering. It leaves a light tingle on the face and smooths the skin tone.
Keleigh C.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
First off, I just want to say that my skin is extremely dry and sensitive. Recently, I noticed that my face was breaking out more often than normal, and none of my regular acne medication was working. I decided to give this a try, and I'm glad that I did. This toner did not dry my face out, and it completely got rid of the spots on my face. The toner has a cucumber scent that I really like.
Amy D.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I use this product every couple of days to help control hormonal acne. It also helps to tell how dirty my face is by the grime on the cotton pad. my pores become less visible with more frequent use, but it can be a bit drying and sometimes irritates the melasma on my chin. Its actually one of the less harsh brands i have tried!
samantha b.
6 reviews
I use this before bed. when I wake up it leaves my fave feeling fresh and clean. it has reduced several of my acne spots and seems like it reduces them faster then other products
Angela C.
Perry, OK
9 reviews
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Toner leaves my skin feeling fresh and invigorated! It strips my face of unwanted dirt and pore-clogging oils while leaving my skin feeling smooth and fresh!
Jayleene A.
Lowell, MA
19 reviews
Like any acne product or product made to combate facial belmishes it can be overdrying. I would suggest using 1x a day to start, if still too drying trying using 1x a day every other day until your skin gets use to it. It's a toner so its balancing your skin's Ph, but it also has some heavy duty clearing properties that can irritatw sensitve skin. Use sparinging a little goes a long way!
Ralynn K.
Anderson, IN
11 reviews
Whenever I'm having an issue with a breakout, I always turn to this toner. I always make sure this is in my cabinet and quickly stock up on a backup when the one I have is getting low. I love how refreshing it is on my skin, and it does a great job a cleaning the excess oil and elements from the day off of my skin. Highly recommend as a nighttime toner for those with oily acne prone skin.
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
266 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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