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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 2,719 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
Reviews (2719)
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REVIEWS
Emily J.
Loveland, OH
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this spot treatment during breakouts over my moisturizer that also contains acne treatment. Using with my moisturizer does not make my skin feel dried out I can not attest for the spot treatment alone.
Maria R.
arlington
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I r ally like this spot treatment. It helps calm down those angry pimples, specially cystic acne breakouts. I love the price and the tube last for a long time. If you over use I though,
It can dry your skin.
Sharon L.
172 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This spot treatment by Neutrogena is pretty effective. It takes a couple of uses or layers, but it gets rid of my acne. The packaging is pretty nice and he price isn’t bad for what you get. Overall, nice product.
Julianne R.
Pueblo, CO
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this acne treatment when I begin to notice a pimple trying to form. It doesn't dry out my skin because I don't apply it one to three times a day as suggested. I think I use it once every two days. It works. I'll keep using this product.
🌺Analicia🌺 N.
Tempe, AZ
570 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff works pretty well I was looking for something for a spot treatmeant because I get little blemishes on my face here and there so I was hoping that this would do the trick. It did seem to make them less noticeable but you have to use it a good amount of times for it to actually almost get rid of the entire blemish.
Victoria S.
severn
35 reviews
I really like this product. It is so good. It was beyond my expectations because it was my first time trying this acne treatment and it worked so well that I recommend it to my boyfriend to apply it when he got some acne.
Pualii Z.
7 reviews
i have used this product for years now, and it is definitely one of my holy grail products. i used this on a pimple before i go to bed, or right before i go to school. this product works wonders, but something to work on would be the smell.
Msbaez25 B.
Brooklyn, NY
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Very good , gentle and effective does not cause burns or issues with skin. I bought at cvs it is effective great value for the price gentle and I would recommend to others it does not have a smell its good
Alana S.
218 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is one of the best drugstore spot correctors I have tried. Neutrogena generally makes the best products for drugstores. It can be a bit drying, so definitely only apply it where you need it, and you may need to put moisturizer above it. It helps dry out and clear up pimples quicker than if you were to not use anything. It is a good price and you can get it at CVS, walgreens, target, etc. 
emma s.
sugar hill GA
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The first time I got a pimple I went out and bought it. In hours my pimple went away. The price is wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone who has breaks outs and they need the pimples to go away fast
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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