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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

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  • 2 Stars7%
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4.02 / 5 based on 2,628 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
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.
Alana S.
211 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
Emily B.
Pontiac, MI
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really didn’t think this was effective; this product was very thick and drying, it also burned quite a bit for me but for the price it might be worth a try for you. I noticed it made breakouts appear faster rather than helping hem disappear
Rachel W.
Holland
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is OK but I really did not see a huge difference like I was hoping for. It is definitely affordable and it might not have just been for my skin type. Nice packaging but I would not buy again.
Kyrie N.
Lancaster
17 reviews
This is a go to when you have acne that just appears out of no where! You can quickly make it disappear overnight. I would just apply a small dap on top of my nasty red pimples and by morning the redness and swelling was down a good 80%!
Chrissy G.
Claymont , DE
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I get these period pimples and it helps the blemishes go away in about three or four days. Not quite as quickly as I was hoping it would work but it was still effective and I just get too impatient lol
India D.
Madison
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my favorite acne treatment product! I’ve been using it for years and it always helps with even the biggest spots. Also there’s no acid in it like other acne creams and that usually makes my skin break out. This stuff is great!
Elizabeth V.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This did not work for me. I had what you call problematic skin. I was very upset that I did not see any results while using this product. Although pricing isn’t too bad, I wouldn’t say it’s effective.
Caitlin W.
Newport News, VA
84 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I like this product a lot and I did see results when I used it. I used the treatment at night because it didn’t disappear into the skin and still showed some of the white product. I used the product daily.
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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