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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,607 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
Liv O.
Troutman
28 reviews
This is my go-to when I have a blemish that pops up out of nowhere. This reduces the redness and after a day or two, it’s gone! I will always repurchase this product. I am constantly putting on a face mask and taking one off all day long in the dental field so the masks trap moisture and sometimes create blemishes along my chin and this clears it right up!
Jaime P.
Old Hickory, TN
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is a staple must-have of mine! I'm 32, with oily skin. I still fight breakouts all of the time. I use this all over my face every day before make up with moisturizer, and every night before bed. It helps not only keep a control on my breakouts and heal the ones I do get faster, but it actually evens out my skin tone as well! (If you use it at night, make sure to use a white pillow case, it is benzoyl peroxide.)
Gracie S.
Bainbridge, GA
1 review
This acne treatment burnt my face very badly and made red marks. Very painful and uncomfortable. I threw it away because I just couldn’t keep using a product that wasn’t helping my skin.
Yesenia Y.
Bakersfield, CA
269 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this! I use this at night time on my active blemishes. I even put some on my nose for black heads. The next morning my pimples look better. They don't disappear but they look way better then before & if I keep doing it they go away especially my black heads. It can be drying too so I always make sure to add moisturizer also so it balances it out.
Jo S.
Fort Worth
9 reviews
I love love looove this product it makes my pimples disappear within the day i honestly could not live without this product anymore i don’t normally break out but on the off days i do this product come to my rescue.
Leanna C.
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I had family pictures and was stressing over how it would go i broke out a few days before and was even more stressed out because my horrible pimples would be seen in the picture I have always been skeptical on acne treatment that claims it works in just a few short days hours months etc but I was not disappointed at all with this product it cleared my pimples up before the photo shoot you have a repeat buyer
leslie 🍒.
Victorville
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is a straight no from me. I liked how it did not feel thick on my skin but i was very disappointed in the morning when I discovered the areas I applied it were very red, hot and itchy. I was very uncomfortable, but for some reason i wasn’t convinced that it was the products fault, on a different occasion it gave me the same reaction.
Abby W.
Rockford
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have used this product for years and it is one of the best spot treatments. I only use it at the most two times a day otherwise it is too drying. I recommend using this with a facial moisturizer. Would buy again
Jamie C.
Bangor, ME
33 reviews
This is a great product when you need a quick fix. It does the job of minimizing acne but I couldn’t use it long term. It is harsh and very drying to the skin and bleaches any fabric it might accidentally get on.
JaiNishia 💜.
Los Angeles, CA
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This acne treatment didn’t work for me and I was highly disappointment. Very simple packaging but it fell below my expectations . First time user and I won’t be using this item again.
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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