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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #11 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars27%
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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,727 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
Reviews (2727)
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REVIEWS
blia s.
Marion, NC
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It makes my blemishes go away but what I have to suffer with for the next 3-4 days are horrible! I can’t even use makeup to cover what my redness because my face will be so textured. But it does what it is suppose to do. It’s just the sting and pain that goes with it, maybe I’m using it wrong?
fiona a.
6 reviews
I use this before bed on any pimples I have or feel coming on. I have dry skin, and I find it less irritating than other benzoyl peroxide acne treatments. It dries out pimples without drying surrounding skin very badly. However, applying it to large areas still causes irritation for me.
Jenna B.
195 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I like how this spot treatment is clear in color. It makes sure that it doesn’t become thick or obvious on the skin like other spot treatments do. It’s discreet, yet it works well. I use this as soon as i feel a pimple coming on, and it helps to clear my skin in a fraction of the time
Sarah W.
Philadelphia, PA
4 reviews
THIS IS MY MIRACLE IN A CONTAINER! I put this on my face when I notice I'm about to break out. After I wash my face and moisturize, I cover the area that is red and I go to bed. Wake up.. FLAWLESS. The redness was taken down and it is slightly drying out. LOVE LOVE this product. 
Brittany L.
Clayton, NC
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’m so glad I’ve discovered this product it truly helps my trouble spots! As soon as i feel something coming i use this. Or if i already have a pimple and i stop myself from popping it i put this on and it’s gone pretty fast! This is the only brand I’ve used and plan on using forever
Emilee P.
Cedar Rapids, IA
7 reviews
I bought this acne treatment after hearing AMAZING reviews about it. I bought it at target and immediately began to used it according to the directions (which I admit I don’t always do.)
I am sad to tell you that it never really worked for my acne prone skin, which may be because my skin is very VERY acne prone. However, I did see many many reviews that were positive so I’m sure it is great for other skin types!Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Kailey T.
Springfield
8 reviews
Lots of people think of this product as their holy grail but I didn’t see anything big happening. I have acne everywhere and i might of seen one or two zits a week go away out of 20. It wasn’t terrible but it just seemed like some more useless stuff to put on my face to “help” acne
Campbell R.
Lake Charles
10 reviews
THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS!! I’ve tried several different things but to get rid of my breaks out and out of nowhere pimples this is the best FOR ME. I have oily skin, and sometimes sensitive, I get a few random breaks out but if I use this at night then add my moisturizer I’m good.
Stacie K.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Overall this product works well for spot treatment. I do not recommend useing it all over the face, as benzoyl peroxide can actually cause more breakouts because your skin becomes dependent on it. But like I said as a spot treatment, it works well, under make up or just as is.
Kristen M.
45 reviews
I had used a similar Neutrogena acne product but that one had 10% benzoyl peroxide in it and I had pretty good results with that. I couldn't find that product anymore so I bought this product to try. I had a lot of inflammatory acne over my entire face due to emotional and physical stress that I had been going through at the time. After using this product for a week twice a day, I saw significant improvement in clearing my acne. It takes some time for the cystic acne to heal but I would definitely use a moisturizer afterwards as the product can make your skin feel tight. It's not a deal breaker for me though since I have seen improvement with it. I'll continue buying it as long as Neutrogena keeps making it!
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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