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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #11 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,727 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
Barbara V.
Richardson, TX
185 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
It's not strong enough for me. Use Mario Badescu's drying lotion instead. That one might be pricier, but it's a lot better at zapping those zits than this one. Although, you can use this one during the day to make sure those areas are a tad bit more try, yet let it stay unnoticeable.
Avalon K.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Works pretty well. Not the best but that is a given because it is not very high end. But it works okay, it did make my blemishes go down a little but not much. I don't know if it was just me or it is the product. But i recommend it to people, they may have better luck then me.
alexis m.
Pittsburgh , PA
244 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is wonderful. I put it on any break out I see on my face at night. It reduces the size and redness of the zit. This acne treatment is also an affordable price. I found it for 7 dollars.
Cat S.
N Hollywood, CA
12 reviews
This works great for the occasional pimple. Easy to use. After cleansing, apply a dab onto the affected area and it's gone in a day or two. It works great for adults and teens. Small and compact but lasts a long time. A little goes a long way. I recommend this product.
Jasmine C.
Sparks, NV
1 review
Love this spot cream. Does a great job with the hormonal acne I tend to get once a month. Purchased this at target, but is available other places. The only issue is that it does dry out the skin so if you have sensitive skin, use some moisturizer too! Will buy again.
Aeri A.
11 reviews
I really love this product, it gets rid of zits in less than 4 days. I'm impressed by the results, I would really recommend it if you're in a need of getting rid of them for a special event coming up. Just as a disclaimer it may not work your skin, since not everyone's body isn't the same. But either way you should give it a try and see how it works on your skin.
Shelby C.
Ottumwa, IA
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I suffer from acne breakouts regularly. I believe I have a lot of cystic acne and so I bought this to try and I sadly didn't notice much of a difference when I'm using this product. I finished out the rest of the bottle over time but I don't think I would purchase again
Lissette C.
New York, NY
22 reviews
Very effective - almost always got rid of my big issues. Sometimes, though, the pimple doesn't actually go away and it just created a big scab. Better than having a huge zit on my face, though!
Trinh N.
Escondido, CA
29 reviews
This product is great for prevention of pimples, if you can see your own pimple growing out. Neutrogena itself is an amazing product and I recommend it to anyone who wants their pimples removed.
Yvette P.
1 review
This products works ok. I probably wouldn't purchase it again because I was looking for a product that worked fast. It took a few days, but it did work. It's pricey if you want the bigger tube.
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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