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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #11 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,717 Reviews

Description

Benefits:

Some acne spot treatments contain high doses of the acne medication Benzoyl Peroxide, which can irritate skin. It can also cause redness and dryness, which can make acne worse. Our formula contains just 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, yet is clinically proven to be so effective that skin starts getting clearer on day 1 – all without over-drying, stinging or burning skin.

This fast working formula is so lightweight that it quickly absorbs into skin. And it goes deep down to the pores to kill the acne bacteria that cause pimples and helps to prevent new ones from forming.

  • Oil-free
  • Non-comoedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

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.
  • If going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product.
  • If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor.

Active ingredient:

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Acne Medication).

Inactive ingredients :

Water, Carbomer Homopolymer type B, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Laureth-4, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.

Purpose : Acne Medication

Use
For the treatment of acne.

Warnings:

For external use only
When using this product
skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.
Do not use if you
have very sensitive skin
are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide.
When using this product
avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen.
avoid contact with the eyes, lips and mouth.
avoid contact with hair or dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product.
skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling, or possibly swelling. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration.
Stop use and ask a doctor if
irritation becomes severe.
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 directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. If going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor.

Other information: Store at 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F).

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  • Can you use this on blackheads?2 Answers
  • How well does this work on oily/dry skin? Because some da...4 Answers
  • I've always had pimples here and there on my face and I'm...4 Answers
Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Reviews (2717)
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REVIEWS
Nada C.
Sterling, VA
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product definitely works quickly and helps to hide the redness that comes from blemishes. Also, it helps to stop new pimples from forming. This product is great, but if you live in a dry area or suffer from dry skin, I'd recommend using a good moisturizer alongside this product, as it tends to dry out your skin. Good price and worth the purchase.
Majdoulin O.
Garden city, MI
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
My skin typically isn't very sensitive and I've used many Neutrogena products over the years as well as similar products to this from other brands so I didn't think twice when picking this up at the store and trying something new. I used it on my problem areas one night and woke up with red, blotchy skin in those areas - my skin looked worse than it did before. Even with layers of green concealer and foundation I couldn't cover up the redness this caused. I immediately threw away the product. :\
Caitlin D.
Fremont, CA
14 reviews
I like the amount of product in the tube, it lasts a very long time. I don't always see the result I want from this product. Sometimes it seems to work really well at drying up my blemishes, but other times it doesn't do much at all. It's ok. For the price, it's definitely worth a try, but unless it really works for you, I wouldn't buy it again.
Cassidy R.
Jacksonville, FL
26 reviews
This was a life saver for me! I was having bad breakouts every month for almost a year before I finally got fed up and needed something to treat them. I bought this in desperation and it works amazingly! Any time I get a breakout, I apply this right away and the breakout is noticeably shrunk by the next day and gone completely in just a couple days. It does dry out the skin in that area a little. But my acne problem is usually from oily skin buildup, so it doesn't bother me!
Emily M.
12 reviews
This product will definitely help you with your spots. It's best just dotted onto a spot, and done so as often as you can think of it, at least twice a day. It will get the acne cleared up fast
Chamaria W.
Morrisville, NC
13 reviews
I break out when I eat badly. I mix a little bit of this into my facial moisturizer and my pimples are gone within days. The tube is small but it lasts me about a month.
Christina S.
Valley Stream, NY
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I get really bad breakouts and this product is amazing at minimizing the pimples and even fading the left over acne scars. It is drying to the skin but thats why you make sure to put only on the breakout areas, not the whole face. I use it with my nightly skin care and in the morning my breakouts are significantly smaller and even faded.
Dani H.
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I am really surprised by this product. I needed something with benzoyl peroxide which is hard at the drugstore. I use the 2.5% concentration. I don't recommend the 10% unless your looking for a chemical burn. The price is decent. I pay triple the price for my normal acne treatment so this is worth it to me and it is easily accessible.
Andrea G.
Fort Worth, TX
25 reviews
I have combination skin, so only my T-zone is prone to break outs, usually during PMS. I have used many various products to treat my acne. Neutrogena's OntheSpot Acne Treatment works very well! The only problem is that I fell as though it dries my skin out in the areas where I apply it. Otherwise, it is a very effective product!
Desiree S.
Pembroke Pnes, FL
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is very gentle and is not drying on my skin. It almost looks and feels as if it was a hydrating acne medication. I haven't seen much of a difference yet.
Gabrielle F.
7 reviews
Will this make my face break out if it doesn't work?
Sandra L.
West Covina, CA
36 reviews
If you weren't satisfied with this product, which ones would you recommend?
I have very sensitive skin. Most acne treatments are too harsh on my skin. Do you think this would work for me?
Amelia L.
Oregon, WI
9 reviews
Does this actually work? Is it worth the cheaper price?
Layla G.
6 reviews
I don't have acne, just one or so breakouts, would you recommend this as a quick, fast, and simple product for that? I know it does depends on skin type.

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