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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,621 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
Elle B.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This DEFINITELY does what it’s supposed to and shrinks pimples overnight. However, it dries out the skin a lot which is something to keep in mind when using. I wouldn’t use it every single night unless necessary.
Alyssa H.
Little Elm, TX
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I always have this product in stock with me. This is another Neutrogena product I have used for years and I will continue to use for years to come! It really does work. I put this on after letting my moisturizer sink into my skin but before applying makeup. It really does help with blemishes that pop up.
Corey K.
Mt Prospect, IL
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is perfect for people with sensitive skin. I am allergic to some anti-acne products and it causes a red itchy rash. However, I think it's because neutrogena uses natural ingredients that it doesn't break out. It helps alittle in reducing the appearance of my acne but it's still there
Brittany T.
Kokomo
10 reviews
When I first bought these, I was very nervous that I just wasted my money but I was very surprised when I woke up and it just cleared it all up. I bought mine off of amazon and they were very cheap which I love. I would totally recommend this product to anyone that has random acne pop ups 
Randa F.
Cypress, TX
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a product I've been using for several years as a magic weapon against breakouts. It is dependable and pretty fast acting. Even with my regular skincare routine, I can't ever completely avoid a couple of zits here or there, so this is something I like to always have on hand as a back-up.
Kathryn C.
Lawrence, KS
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is great. It's quick and easy to use. Although it's purpose is to clear up acne quickly, I like that it isn't too tough on my skin. It dries the acne out, but doesn't make the entire surrounding dry. I wish it could fix acne immediately!! But until technology advances, this is your best bet. 
Leslie R.
Chicago, IL
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product definitely dries up pimples within a day. My boyfriend uses this whenever he breaks out and had me try it. It's a little too harsh for me since it overdries my skin and I get dark spots wherever I apply it because of that. My boyfriend however does not have that problem. He says just to moisturize the area you applied it to even more
MsCoco R.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product works like magic! I rarely have breakouts so when I do I want them gone quickly! I found this product at the local drug store and have been satisfied ever since. I put it on before bed and the next morning I barely notice the blemish! I definitely would buy this spot treatment again!
Jordan P.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love to just carry this around with me in my purse and while I'm traveling. It's easy to use and it gets the job done. I remember getting a real bad breakout while I was on vacation a few months ago and it just slapped this on it and I could tell that it visibly stoped the redness and soreness
Briana V.
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is very convenient for drying up unwanted breakouts. I prefer using this before bed because it dries white on my skin and feels heavy when I use with my moisturizer. Overall, this spot treatment works perfectly! 
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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