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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA

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4.02 / 5 based on 2,779 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
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REVIEWS
Brianna G.
Dayton, VA
84 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I didn’t really like this stuff. It didn’t help at all. If anything it made it worse. It was just disappointing overall. The little tube is convenient but the product isn’t. I wouldn’t recommend this to others.
Madeline C.
Lock Haven , PA
342 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love love love this product. Tried using it overnight too and that proved to be the most successful. Would for sure buy again. Stops breakouts pretty dang quickly for me. Works best on a small amount of acne.
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Peabody
11 reviews
This one works ok, but I like the other spot treatment for stubborn acne better. This one just takes a little longer to work, and after using it for a while, it seemed like my skin didn't respond to it anymore.
Jen B.
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Works well for spot treatments. It doesn't dry out my skin, but maybe that's because I have combo (normal/oily) skin. I've tried other acne spot treatments and I always come back to this one because it always works for me.
Natasha U.
Westchester
62 reviews
This is my last option acne medicine. I still always have it in my drawer for emergencies. Sometimes I get spot acne and my acne medicine isn’t clearing t up fast enough so I use this. It works well sometimes but other times doesn’t work at all.
Amber V.
San Antonio, TX
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I’ve been using this since I was teenager! I’ve never had bad acne, but an occasional pimple or two and I use this to spot treat those blemishes. It helps minimize the redness and the puffiness, but doesn’t necessarily reduce the pimple itself.
Lily H.
Conifer
12 reviews
This product is really helpful for making my acne smaller and less noticeable but it isn’t super effective at completely getting rid of my zits. I always put it on at night and one to two times in the morning.
linda l.
brooklyn, NY
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It didn’t really help my acne. I feel like I was expecting and eraser effect but my acne was still there and it didn’t prevent new ones from coming. It was pretty disappointing in my opinion. i would not buy again.
liz d.
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have been using this product somewhat consistently for a while now. It helps when I do have a spot, though it takes a few days to clear up acne. It does keep the area clean and I’ve noticed my acne less red.
Althea B.
Boise, ID
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my go to acne treatment. I use it all over my face every morning to help dry up acne spots. It’s strong enough to be effective but gentle enough that I can use it everyday without drying out my skin.
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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