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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA

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4.02 / 5 based on 2,779 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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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
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REVIEWS
June D.
Clarksville, TN
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Must have!
I love using it at night when going to bed! I'll put it on a pimple & if it's a small one, in the morning, it's gone! If it's a higher one i still see a reduction in size & it'll be gone after a few uses .
Sarah B.
Gadsden, AL
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
THE BEST SPOT TREATMENT OUT THERE. This product is very,very effective. I do not have huge breakouts, just a pimple here and there so this stuff is perfecter me. It is my secret to clear skin and i have now got all of my friends hooked on it. Would definitely recommend!
Kim R.
Cumberland, MD
88 reviews
A good over the counter product but not my favorite. It dries my skin out around the blemish. I have very sensitive and dry skin so this product added to that. But it works for a here and there as needed product
Gloria M.
Los Angeles , CA
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the best acne cream I have ever used it reduces the size so fast doesn't always take them away immediately but starts working as soon as applied. It's not too drying which is good for your skin. I always keep buying new bottles when I run out.
Cynthia A.
Fayetteville, NY
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have been using this product for a at least 5 months now. It is not too expensive, it lasts for a long time. However the results are not phenomenal. I used this once before and tried it out again, however I do not see any changes occurring. It is sensitive and may work for other people though.
Lexie R.
Leonardsville, NY
44 reviews
Used this all through my horrible acne phase and keep it on hand for that occasional hormonal pimple. All my friends use it as well, it's very drying but honestly that's the way to get the pimple gone fastest. Pair with a moisturizer and you're set!
Serene M.
Bronx, NY
11 reviews
I used this and it worked well when I first bought it. Over time it started working less though. I was loyal to Neutrogina, but I think I'll try out clean & clear now. WOn't be buying again, but it did do its job.
Erica B.
Louisville, KY
1376 reviews
This is a great drug store acne treatment! Like most products in this category it can be drying so you have to target the product but the good thing about this brand is there are always sales at one store or another!
Alyssa H.
Little Elm, TX
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I always have this product in stock with me. This is another Neutrogena product I have used for years and I will continue to use for years to come! It really does work. I put this on after letting my moisturizer sink into my skin but before applying makeup. It really does help with blemishes that pop up.
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!
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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