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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 2,628 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
Melissa F.
North Bergen, NJ
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've been using this for a couple months now and I honestly haven't noticed a difference with my acne.. its not getting worse but I should be able to notice a difference by now so its kind of disappointing
Priscilla T.
Fontana , CA
14 reviews
I tried it for about two weeks thereabout. The price is very good and it works really well but one has to be patient to get results and use consistently. I bought it at Walgreens for I think less than $10 or $15. I would buy it again. My skin is not perfect but am working on it 
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.
Melissa Z.
273 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Product works really well for an over the counter cream. The smell isn't too strong. Not too expensive. Only need a tiny amount so I'm sure the product will lay a while. Seems to help acne shrink in size.
Allison J.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Works well for me. Didn't break me out and I have semi-sensitive skin. I still like my clean and clear spot treatment better. I bought it and used it for a couple weeks. It is very gentle not harsh to me.
Tuane M.
Rockville, MD
11 reviews
The product it`s good, but I think that could be more fast on the results, because if I put it on my acne skin at night, in the morning the acne is not completely dry, and I have to repeat the process.
Rosa R.
Dallas, TX
18 reviews
This product is fine i haven't been irritated by it and it hasn't been to drying on my skin. But i feel like its not that effective i use it twice a day when i have break outs and they appear to get smaller but they don't vanish and they stay for around a week which is usually how long my pimples last without the treatment
Maggie S.
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This works really well, although it can dry your skin out over time. As long as you moisturize your face regularly, applying this directly on pimples once or twice a day should do the trick without any major drying. I've used this on and off for years and it almost always works.
Sara G.
Blue Island, IL
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have been using this for over 3 years because I suffer from Acne & I love this, as soon as i see a pimple on my face i put this on & it prevents it from redness and it dissappears in days , i buy product as soon as i have none left
Kaitlyn C.
Dover, OH
79 reviews
I personally don't think this stuff is that amazing. If you use it for a young kid this is the best product but if your really trying to keep your face clean and healthy this would not be the product so if it's for a kid this is the product if it's for a adult don't get it!
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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