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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars27%
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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,617 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
Molly L.
United States
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This spot treatment works well for my acne. I use it on my zits and it helps them to go away faster. I use this very often and I would recommend it to someone else.
Maya A.
Franklin, VT
165 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I generally have a zit or two somewhere on my face all the time, near that time of the month I get a few more. I wouldn’t say I have acne, but the zits I get are typically VERY big, VERY red, and hard to get rid of. This definitely reduces redness and size, but my zits still last for weeks.
Liz M.
Shrewsbury
20 reviews
This is my favorite acne treatment for singular pimples and acne areas. It really dries out the pimples well. The packaging is nice and it definitely met my expectations. It is not too gentle or too harsh and ti gets the job done. I will definitely continue to buy it and I'd recommend it.
Amanda R.
Claridge, PA
31 reviews
This is very effective at treating angry red and sore blemishes once they have penetrated the skin. Down fall, it’s very harsh on the skin and bleaches anything that it comes it contact with. I wish it didn’t dry out the skid around the blemish but that is usually how spot treatments work
Olivia R.
Hialeah, FL
39 reviews
This PRODUCT works WONDERS! The acne spot treatment will literally have your super big or small, super red, irritated pimple gone in 2-3 days. If you can catch the pimple before it’s really about to push out through your pore & use this acne spot treatment it WILL be gone in 1-2 days. It actually treats the pimple, reduces redness and makes it disappear. I HIGHLY recommend this product!
Ashley Z.
United States
84 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a good product to use to help with heeling major breakouts in just one day. It is really effective and does not cause a whole lot of drying out or redness unless you over use the product, or if you have a allergic reaction to it, which at that point i would not use this product.
Jessica A.
Miami, FL
108 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This acne cream is amazing! It works great for spots that you want to get rid of fast in about 1-2 hours after I apply you can tell it’s working as it’s not as red as before and not swollen. Would recommend for everyone it’s perfect for last minute acne pop ups right before date nights, events or photo shoots
Erica M.
Akron, OH
24 reviews
I have been using this product for quite a few years. It is perfect for spot treatment. I have generally sensitive skin, but have never had issues with this product. It dries out the blemish and reduces swelling and redness virtually overnight. I would definitely recommend this spot treatment if you are in a pinch.
Sara J.
dallas, ga
198 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is great for that random giant zit that comes up out of nowhere! I just put a little on and it is gone the next day. Don’t put on too much or it dries the area.
Amanda D.
Kingston, TN
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Apply this at night and your acne will go away. The next morning though make sure you clean your face or it will look like you have dried toothpaste on your face.
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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