Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
4.02 / 5 based on 2,604 Reviews
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.
- 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.
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
For the treatment of acne.
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.
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).see more...
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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
This product is a Miracle worker because it helps Reduce acne reddness and shink acne size dramatically! I bought this at target and it is very gentle on your skin. I would recommend this product to anyone of any gender who struggles with the appearance of acne.
Neutrogena on the spot acne treatment helps me with my spot pimples/ acne i have. Since one of the ingredients is benzoyl peroxide it does cause dryness and redness for me on the 1st day but after the 2nd and 3rd day you see your akin clearing up. Highly recommended.
This product works on blemishes for the most part and is the best on-the-spot treatment that I've found BUT it bleached my pillows. Literally, look at the picture I've attached. I'm not sure if something can bleach your pillows be good/healthy to use on your skin.
I have tried many acne treatments in the past and this one made no difference to my skin. I was optimistic because Neutrogena is a leading skincare brand, but it did not help nor hurt my acne-prone skin. I would not recommend this product.
I have used this product on myself and love it. I like how it is a powerful acne treatment for sensitive skin. I was able to use it without any problems to my skin and was blemish-free within 48 hours. I also made sure to clean my face with their products as well hoping that the combination isn't too will work. It definitely paid off!
This was very drying but I felt that this was necessary for the pimples to dry out. It was a little harsh on my skin because it would make my face red on the area that I was using it. I bought this product from k mart hoping to kill on site pimples. I stopped using it because I felt i needed something more sensitive and yet stronger
I’ve been using this product for years. Whenever I have a small breakout, I’ll apply this treatment at night, and in the morning my blemish will be significantly less noticeable. The only thing you need to be aware of is to use the product sparingly because it does dry out your skin. My skin run on the dry side, so sometimes my skin will peel.
I always have this on hand. Especially when I'm going through a hormonal breakout. Or if I see one that is going to appear. I'll apply this liberally under a good moisturizer and in the morning it will be gone. The more stubborn/larger ones take time to go away but overall a great product to have in cases of an emergency.
This is my secret weapon against red pimples. I tried this a few weeks ago and oh my god my skin hasn't shown any signs of breakouts since! For best results I put this on after I wash and tone my face and leave it on overnight! I'm very pleased with this product and the price is like 5 or 6 dollars at Target! Can't beat it!
I had a coupon for this on the spot acne cream and decided to buy it. I was about $3 but with the coupon I paid about $1 and a couple of cents, you can find this at Walmart or any drug store. I had a really nasty pimple one day and decided to use it, the next day when I woke up the pimple had diminished almost practically gone. I would definitely recommend this on the spot cream.
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Will this make my face break out if it doesn't work?
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I have very sensitive skin. Most acne treatments are too harsh on my skin. Do you think this would work for me?
Does this actually work? Is it worth the cheaper price?
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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