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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 2,611 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
Gianna D.
11 reviews
I discovered this a few years ago after suffering from minor breakouts. It’s a good product but not something you can use everyday. It drys out your skin but it does the job perfectly. I recommend using it 3-4 times a week.
kennedi s.
Tatum
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a very good acne treatment. It’s not over night or anything but if you use it for a while (a week) your acne will start to go away! It’s not pricey at all and it last a long time! I’d totally recommend to my friends.
Caitlin N.
Marietta
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this on-the-spot acne treatment. I have been using it for years and love the results from the occasional pop-up zit. It dries it out with drying out the rest of my face. This is the perfect product if you have occasional acne.
Anjali V.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product helps calm my acne when it’s acting up, I use the product almost every night before bed and let it do it’s job! It makes me skin feel calm and fresh even when it looks a mess. The price is good for the product
Ryen K.
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I can actually notice results with this product. My blemishes always apear smaller after I put this on at night. I wouldn’t wear it during the day because it dries kind of weird. For the price this is an excellent product.
Jessica S.
Boca Raton, FL
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I'm not sure if this stuff actually works, but it does seem to! I put this on my spit pimple whenever I remember and it works like a charm! Typically in a few days it's gone. It's a great price and you can find it anywhere
Caitlin N.
Morgan Hill, CA
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
My boyfriend actually introduced me to this cream, lol. It definitely works to dry out new pimples and dries down well enough to wear overnight. I have other treatments that I prefer but this is a great drugstore option.
Taylor H.
181 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product works really well if you know the benzoyl peroxide works for your skin. It dries up the acne you have. You want to make sure you use a heavy moisturizer with this because it is very drying.
Casey M.
Concord, NH
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When I have bad acne I use this, and while it doesnt do as well as drying it out with rubbing alcohol, its better for my skin. My acne is visibly less red and smaller the next day. I recommend this to my friends when they want something good for their skin!
Anne P.
Cumming, GA
15 reviews
No complaints! If you put a dot on your spots at night they do look much better in the morning (and it prevents them from turning into big zits). Never irritates my skin either, and I have super sensitive skin. Of course, you can't beat the price either. Recommend!
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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