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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,733 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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  • Can you use this on blackheads?2 Answers
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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Reviews (2733)
Q&A (140)
Media (53)
REVIEWS
Kayla S.
quincy, MA
19 reviews
Love this product! I keep this in my bag in case of emergencies! This acne treatment is a miracle worker. It reduces the redness and size of a pimple on just hours! I totally recommend this! Must have!
Annie O.
Glendale, AZ
6 reviews
This little tube is my go to the moment a pimple starts to rear it's ugly head. This creme dries it right up & usually I only need two to three tiny applications before the pimple is completely gone.
Lauren S.
Nashville, TN
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this on the spot Zit treatment. It has both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to help not only dry up but treat and clear the affected area. Works fast and effectively!
Jessica A.
Glen Allen, VA
30 reviews
I can't really tell if it works or not. It's hard to tell if it speeds up the healing of pimples or if they just go away because I wait so long to apply it in the first place.
Raquel C.
Orlando, FL
28 reviews
I bought this product for my daughter (teen) and she used several times and it seems to work a little but not what we were hoping for. The results took longer than expected.
Brandi G.
Lexington, KY
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Maybe it's because I'm in my late 20's, but I feel that this product doesn't work for me. Makeshift skin dryer, but still with pimples, which in not

really the look in going for!
Gema R.
Bakersfield, CA
95 reviews
I think there is definitely a window that it won't work on. I do think that it works if you apply it the moment you feel a pimple coming, but if you wait and put it on one that is already midway threw the cycle of a pimple it won't do much.
Juli E.
1 review
This product has really helped with my acne. I've tried many other products to help with my acne but they never did I wanted to give this one a try because one of my best friends kept on recommending this and I don't regret buying it
Fizza S.
Sugarloaf, PA
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I saw positive resutls to a point but price wise there are many comparative products especially Targets version of this product that had a higher percent and half the price.
Catherine L.
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Not very effective for my white heads, I even tried letting the product dry on my spots since applying a thin layer a few times a day didn't work and that didn't work either
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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