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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,733 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 (2733)
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REVIEWS
cassandra l.
Berkeley , CA
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this half price at Walgreens . It was my first time trying it . It didn't tingle as much as the clean & clear acne spot gel so I'm not sure if that means it less potent . I thought it did an okay job at making my breakouts smaller but still think the clean and clear worked better . I wouldn't repurchase but it nots a bad product
Rochelle A.
16 reviews
I was really disappointed with this spot cream even though I am giving it four stars. I'm giving it four stars because it did do what it claimed to do which is lessen the appearance of a blemish and possibly even prevent one from appearing, but the reason I'm disappointed is because most of their products work better for me than most other brands I've used. I've had better spot creams that completely remove a blemish overnight when this one only LESSENED the appearance.
Marcie G.
Las Vegas, NV
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I used this when my face broke out. It did work for me, but it burned a little bit. I'm not sure if I was having a reaction or not. I do have sensitive skin. Overall it is a good product and it does what it is supposed to! Here is a quick tip too for other parents like me! Another thing it is good for is if a child writes on a dolls face. You just add a little bit of this product and put your doll in the sun for a few hours. When you go back outside to check it, the ink spot is gone!
Brooke B.
Brattleboro, VT
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This on-the-spot acne treatment worked well when applied on problematic zits. The Benzoyl peroxide helped by eliminating the impurities and toxins, which cleared the area where the zits were. I did notice that when using this product repetitively, it can cause your skin to dry out, so I recommend using an oil-free moisturizer as well.
Ingrid B.
port richey, FL
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product burnt my skin the first time I used it. The spot was scaly, red, and crusty after using this. I did, however, use it a second time, and I didn't have that issue. So if you have sensitive skin, be cautious, as the ingredients in here seem to he strong. I don't find that this product is that magical that it helps speed up the healing process of blemishes. It actually bleaches the skin a little bit, leaving the area noticeably lighter in my experience.
Katie L.
White Bear Lk, MN
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product works wonders. I apply it once in the morning and right before bed. I’ve noticed that my breakouts have been getting better. They don’t go away over night but it helps heal it faster. I noticed is if you have it on right before bed before it dries it can stain your pillow case. So just be aware!! Also I’ve noticed you need to really moisturize those spots you use it on. It does great at helping rid of stubborn acne but will really dry it out.
Shelby C.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Benzoyl peroxide is, in my opinion, the best drugstore acne solution. I use it as a spot treatment and in large areas prone to breakouts. However, make sure you start with a small amount and work your way up if you use it over larger areas of skin! It's very drying (which is good for acne). I wash my face, moisturize, and then use the benzoyl peroxide. I think the product itself is good. It is vanishing which I like! But, it's pricey for the small size.
Meriza p.
Calumet Park , IL
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I recommend using this once you feel a Zit/pimple approaching. You know what I mean! When you rub your face and brush a spot and you just feel that Pimple/zit ready to pop out.
That is the best time to use this Miracle in a Bottle. You literally will notice a different within a few hours, the pimple/sit has no chance of forming.
Now if you already have a Pimple/Zit that has already formed it will go away within 24 hours

Ladies take a chance and try it.
Drew H.
Lake Mary, FL
16 reviews
I love this as an on-the-spot acne treatment! I can’t use it every day because it’s extremely drying to my already naturally dry and sensitive skin. I recommend pairing it with a great moisturizer if you have dry skin. It greatly reduced the size of my acne and almost got rid of most of it! I usually use it at night before I go to sleep so I see results in the morning. It’s a great product and does as it says, just be warned that it is drying!
Marti B.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is a hit and miss for me. I'll only use it if I have a breakout before an event or special occasion. It visibly reduces redness and swelling of acne but it is very strong. It is extremely drying so you must use a good moisturizer in combination. Also, if you use it on your body (chest or back) it will stain clothes, like a bleach stain so let completely dry or put on at night and after that I wear an old t-shirt until the next day.
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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