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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

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  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,611 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
Rosalie B.
Canfield, OH
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
To be honest, this is the only acne treatment I have tried, but its all I need to try because it works wonders on me. I don't struggle with acne on a regular basis only once a month, but this is my favorite and I will not be looking elsewhere for an acne treatment.
Sophia D.
Plainsboro, NJ
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have used this for about 3 years now and I have never doubted it. It's really good for getting rid of acne quickly. My skin is sensitive and I have never had a problem with it, which is something else I love about it
Sierra G.
Elko, NV
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product does a good job of drying out over-oily spots, but that can do more damage if your skin tries to over compensate for that and produces more oil. It’s good, but use with caution and pay attention to your skin!
Katherine B.
Patchogue, NY
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Used this for a while until I found out this was not good for someone with really oily skin like me. I had to switch to medication cream. But I would suggest for quick spots that show up during that time of the month.
Kenzie H.
private
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product I use it 2-3 times a day. Once in the morning, afternoon, and before I go to bed. I can really tell the difference in a day or two. I always keep ending up buying this product over and over again!
Mariah A.
183 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is a really good drugstore acne treatment. It does shrink my pimples and zits to where you can barely see it. It does take a while to work, but it does the job slowly. All you need is patience with this product.
jayline d.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product did minimal help for my face although i do have some severe acne but it did help out with some blemishes and making them go away faster than usual and can also take this product in a bag and just aply it
Heather D.
Garnet valley , PA
33 reviews
I put this ointment on the second I see a pimple. This ointment does wonders. It stops a pimple right in its tracks. I always recommend this acne product to friends & even strangers! Lol. This product is excellent.
Natasha W.
Northport
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have super sensitive skin and this stuff is da bomb! It works so well. It would take a day or two to help clear it up completely, but that thing is never coming back. Even on my cystic acne spots it helps really well
Macey C.
Findlay, OH
191 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Used this on and off for awhile. But I stopped using it because of how dry and red it made my skin. It would clear up my acne but leave behind patchy/flakey skin. I wouldn’t recommend especially for sensitive skin.
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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