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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 2,720 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 (2720)
Q&A (140)
Media (53)
REVIEWS
Caitlin P.
11 reviews
It’s a good value but it took some time for me to see the effects. It’s still a good cream to use overnight for the price - just don’t expect immediate results.
Sophia S.
15 reviews
This didn’t really help much with my acne. Maybe my skin just doesn’t respond to benzoyl peroxide well, but I’ve never seen much of a difference while using it.
Caitlin D.
193 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is the only acne treatment that I have had success with. With one use, I notice a drastic change in my acne. I could not recommend this product more. 
Emily P.
Brandon, MS
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Use this daily to keep acne at bay. Does a good job at drying up existing acne and keeping new acne from forming I have oily, acne-prone skin with larger pores. 
Mary M.
Alabama
4 reviews
I have used this product for over 15 years, whenever I feel a breakout coming on I use this, whenever a breakout appears I apply and starts working immediately!
Candice R.
Morehead
35 reviews
This product works pretty well at spot treatments and I usually notice a reduction in redness overnight but it can be drying and causes some irritation for me.
Elizabeth V.
New York, NY
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Even though I'm 43, I still get some pimples around that time of the month. I love this product because if I put it on the pimple today, by tomorrow it's gone.
Melissa M.
Chicago
33 reviews
I’ve been using this for years! Great for small zits that pop up. They won’t be gone overnight, but this product always makes them smaller and less noticeable.
Jennifer R.
161 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Amazing product. If you have been trying to find a product that can make your acne or a pimple disappear in a short period of time, this is the right product.
Farha A.
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Simple. Inexpensive. And it always works. Probably the one acne product I would by if I ever had to choose just one - it dries out my pimples and lasts forever
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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