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


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4.16 / 5 based on 7,720 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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Nicole R.
29 reviews

I suffer from acne-prone skin. I've been switching up my face products this year, and lately I've been noticing that my skin has been looking dull,clogged, and gunked up. I figured it was because I stopped using a salicylic acid face-wash, and I read online that salicylic acid (SA) works better when it's left on your face rather than it being washed off. I was tired of spending so much on face products, so I looked for the best SA toner in my drugstore. This seemed like my only affordable option, so I picked it up.

Now, the one thing that I really don't like about this toner is that it has alcohol as the second ingredient. Basically nobody recommends using alcohol on your face because it is way too harsh and drying, yet companies like putting it in products because it makes your skin feel clean. Ideally I would want a toner like this minus the alcohol, but the one I want is $20 a bottle or something.

I use this after I wash my face and it kind of stings and burns my eyes because of the alcohol. It has a strong artificial cucumber scent, which could bother some people but I don't mind. It pulls everything out of my pores and makes my skin feel smooth and clean. It leaves my skin feeling a bit stripped and dry, but it also gives it a shiny surface, probably because SA is a chemical exfoliant and the toner closes my pores a little. I'm worried that this is a little too harsh and it's aggravating my acne more, but on the other hand, it has helped get rid of the weird clogged pores I had on the side of my cheeks. No, it hasn't cleared me up but it got rid of the ones I knew were clogged pores and not hormonal. Since this is stripping, it makes my skin more oily throughout the day because my body is trying to compensate for the dryness.

I don't know what's "stress free" about it. I think it's all just a marketing thing and the cucumber scent is supposed to relax you and make you feel like you're in a spa. Maybe it's supposed to calm your skin so you feel less stressed out. Either way, I didn't buy this so I could feel more relaxed or anything.

This toner isn't my #1 choice, but it's been working, it's easily found in stores, and it's affordable. In the future I think I'll switch to one without alcohol in it, but for now this fits the bill.
Giselle G.
South Houston, TX
3 reviews
Really great for oily skin like myself I love using it Alfred I clean my makeup off and wash my face makes my face feel really wonderful the next day makes it soft and hydrating
cosette f.
Murfreesboro, TN
8 reviews
it makes your skin feel fresh, clean, and moisturized. definitely avoid eyes, but other than that it's a really good product! it did everything i needed it to. i'd buy it again!!
brandy s.
Waukegan, IL
10 reviews
Made me skin feel refreshed somewhat but I don't think I want to use this product anymore. I'm trying to find something different. Dried out my skin a lot now I have dry patches
Emilce F.
Hidalgo, TX
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is great for all of us who has acne problems, i use this toner every night after i washed my faced , doesn't break out my face. I totally recommend it.
tania m.
2 reviews
I love this product it helps my face have a more healthy sking and i have 1 daughter so every night i used it because i get stressed alot and it helps my face become more cleaner
Hope H.
1 review
This product always leaved my face feeling clean. I also tend to breakout around that time of the month and also because of stress and I find that this helps control breakouts.
Amanda G.
Reno, NV
9 reviews
This is one of the best toners I have used. Good for the cost, a little goes a long way. It makes a difference in your acne if you use it regularly once a day. Would buy again.
Kiley B.
West Lafayette, IN
12 reviews
I feel like my skin has definitely been improving since I started using this. I like that is helps fight acne but also has soothing ingredients that help my skin feel so soft
Cara M.
44 reviews
I have super oily skin so something like this that doesn't add oil is perfect. It was super gentle on my skin. I bought it at cvs and it cleared my skin right up. Great product.
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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