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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 2,618 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
Jordan B.
Layton
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’ve been using this for the past week, twice daily as it says right after I wash my face, moisturize, then I use it and it is great! I noticed redness disappear almost instantly and I finally am getting those problem areas on my skin.
Gillian M.
Pawtucket, RI
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is one of the few 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatments I could fine. This lower strength works just as well as higher percentage spot treatments without being as irritating. This is an excellent product.
emily j.
Shawnee, KS
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing product. I use it every night and morning after I wash and moisturizer my face. Drys clear and works amazing. Not harsh on the skin unless you overdo it. Definitely buying again when I run out.
Mackenzie R.
Meridian, ID
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have used this stuff a few times on my blemishes but I don't think it really works all that great. I think it drys them out a bit but they don't go down in size or redness. I wouldn't recommend this.
Brie W.
Lenox, MI
46 reviews
This could work, but I also don’t see a difference between when I use this and when I don’t. Luckily, it seems gentle enough to not irritate my skin further, but I don’t see it as a must-have product.
Alex B.
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a great product to have during your time of the month or if you have a zit that you need to go away as soon as possible. I like having this in my medicine cabinet just in case I might need it.
Brynn S.
Dubuque, IA
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this when I get a large pimple on my face. Even with this product it still takes the pimple several days to go away. I like the small travel size tube that makes it easy to put in my makeup bag.
Tonya A.
Amelia, OH
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I tried this product but didn't care for it which was surprising because I love neutrogena products. It didn't help with my acne and it left a residue that crumbled. I switched to a generic kroger brand and couldn't be happier with the results
Kelsey S.
Berwyn, PA
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Good product, and effective at combating bacterial acne. However, bleaches sheets, goes on thick (and can leave visible traces behind), and is very expensive per ounce. There are better alternatives.
Madi g.
17 reviews
This is my holy grail acne cream. I've been using this since puberty acne struck and it works wonders. Put a dollop on at night and the zit is way smaller if not gone by morning. I love this stuff!!
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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