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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,621 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
Amanda L.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This works really well for me (better than any of the others I've tried). I find that it does dry out my skin so use sparingly. But if you have the occasional pimple like me, I recommend it. It will minimize it or completely get rid of it over night.
Marissa N.
Portland , OR
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I wish this was a little thicker consistency but other than that it really does work. I put it on everyday after washing my face and my zits are gone or at least a lot smaller the next day. I will probably buy it again or try a new product from them.
Vanessa m.
42 reviews
I used this this cream to take away my spots that I had after my acne. It took my spots away really fast the only down side to it was it dried up my skin so I would recommend for you to use it for two days then take a break then get back to it hahaha
Bernice D.
5 reviews
I use this whenever I have my monthly breakouts. It reduces inflammation within a few minutes of using and also pressure built up from blemishes. Within 8-12 hours my blemish is reduced and barely noticeable.
Miranda W.
Gilbert, AZ
12 reviews
Whenever I start to break out, this is the first thing I grab. My blemishes start to disappear within the next day and it takes 2-3 days to completely go away. It doesn't have the greatest scent, but with a product this good you can't really complain.
Maryke L.
Cleveland, TN
29 reviews
OntheSpot has really kept my out of the spot light many times
It helps me recover really quick if I do get a bit of a breakout and it's really a steal if you look at what it does.
Madeleine C.
Gilbert, AZ
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I thought this would work for my on the spot breakouts but it's almost like the formula is too watery. It doesn't clear anything up. Sure the price is good and it's a good amount but I wouldn't buy again. You have to use a lot to even feel like its doing something
Shawnaci B.
Shawnee, OK
34 reviews
I bought this product due to having acne marks over my teen years light blemishes, and I do recommend this product is deminishes flaws and breakouts while also hydrating and moisturizing the face as well. Doesn't have a sticky feeling either.
Nuetrogena is the best product for your skin in my opinion. I have very dry skin and use to have a lot of acne and scars and this product has definitely helped me get over breakouts and makes my skin so smooth. Also it's at a reasonable price rather than more expensive acne treatments.
This product works surprisingly well for an over the counter acne treatment. I got mine at Target. I feel like this product was effective for the random pimples that pop up but does not do too well with major acne problems.
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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