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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 2,627 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
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.
Lena B.
Grand Prairie, TX
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This stuff is awesome! As soon as I see a new breakout I use my Neutrogena On The Spot treatment before I go to bed. The next day I’ll find my breakout much smaller and less red. It will make your skin dry so I would alternate days.
JaiNishia 💜.
Los Angeles, CA
64 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.
Jessie H.
Sullivan
15 reviews
This works okay. I usually put these types of treatments on larger big spots. I didn’t see that much difference in the size or speed of treatment. I did see a lot of the redness disappear around the spot itself.
Miranda P.
Chicago , IL
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I’ve been using this acne spot treatment for years. I used it all through college and high school! It works great and it’s easy to apply. It doesn’t dry out your skin to much but it gets the job done. If I use this as I’m feeling a zit coming it the product really helps it stay small or go away completely. Great product would highly recommend!
Yazmin V.
Denver, CO
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This works so well for me!!!! I love love this stuff so much! It works wonders for acne spot treatment. It helps reduce inflammation and eventually gets rid of the pimple! I love it!
Juliette D.
Staten Island, NY
148 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I use neutrogena products every day and am so proud with the results. It keeps my skin feeling clean and it controls my acne amazing!! It is very affordable. I would highly recommend this.
Jen L.
W Hempstead, NY
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Have been using this for years whenever I get a stubborn pimple that won’t go away. Only annoying thing is that you can’t only really use it when you know you won’t be in public. It doesn’t rub in all the way and become unnoticeable like other creams
Brooke L.
5 reviews
There have been many sad nights where a pimple pops up upon my glowing skin:( Then one day I went to Walmart and bought the cheapest (probably not the best advice) acne product for "on the spot" relief. God must have lead me to neutrogena because the nest morning my face was still glowin' (hate dry ance products) and pimple free w/ no pain!
Sally G.
San Antonio, TX
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought this while looking for the best otc acne meds for many nephew. While it did work, it just want enough for his severe acne. Think it would be great for low to moderate acne.
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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