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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,623 Reviews

Product 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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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
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REVIEWS
Elisa J.
Thomasville, NC
28 reviews
Okay this thing is my holy grail when I have acne and I'm on vacation or in school. I swear by this thing because it works so quickly and it is really effective. Plus if you have oily skin it doesn't make it more oily in that spot. Great product!
Sofia C.
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is awesome! It doesn't have a weird smell, it's clear so you can wear it under/over/ without makeup! It's not super drying and doesn't irritate my semi-sensitive skin and seems to be working great ever since I re-vamped my skin care routine. I haven't notice that it has stained any of my pillow cases so that's awesome! I use this morning and night and it works great and no drying or irritation!!!
Kirsten L.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I've used this product for years now and it's great. It's a small container making it easy to take along with you, it works great to get rid of pimples in size and really does decrease the redness. I highly recommend it!
Kaitlyn R.
281 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is a miracle. I use it quite often and it takes blemishes away in about 2 days usually for me. I love it and it's very gentle on my skin. Very inexpensive as well. Would recommend to people with acne.
Holly M.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this stuff! I use to use it all of the time I college. Works for spot treatments and starts working as soon as you apply it. Might burn a little depending on your skin sensitivity but nothing extreme.
Kelly E.
Port St Lucie, FL
42 reviews
I bought this for my son and quite honestly didn't see much improvement compared to less expensive brands. Some of the store brands can be just as good, but I do like neutrogena products, this one didn't hit the mark though. It could vary for people with different skin types I suppose.
Alyssa R.
Richmond, VA
38 reviews
Thought this was gonna help, but it didn't. Not even a little. My acne isn't that bad anymore (naturally, due to entering my twenties) and I still felt like it wasn't helping. I stopped using it a few months ago and my skin is the same as it was before and during use of this product.
Would not recommend.
Heather S.
Louisville , KY
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Like it, but trends to leave a whitish film over the applied area. Does not wear well under makeup. Would recommend cleansing he treated areas in the morning with a tea tree or tinted acne treatment for under make up. This however, is amazing for nighttime and if you are have a day at home.
Natalie R.
Wood Ridge, NJ
9 reviews
One of my favorite products. This product gets rid of all my pimples its actually amazing. I use this right before i go to sleep and put it on my pimples and sleep with it on. It is a awesome product and reduces acne. I would highly recommend.
On a scale of 1-10 my skin is about a 6 for sensitivity. HOWEVER, this made my skin so so so irritated!!! I woke up with a rash in the areas wear I had applied it and my skin was inflamed and blotchy!! I tried using it a few different times to make sure that THIS was what was making my skin break out and it WAS. My skin reacts better to salicylic acne products over benzoyl products, like this.
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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