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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

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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
Bernadette N.
Waldorf, MD
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've been using this off and on for years to help treat trouble pimples. I usually use it at night before bed after washing and toning my face. It helps shrink my pimples overnight. I sometimes switch it up with tea tree oil if I have a really big or stubborn pimple that won't go away.
Keisha H.
league city
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a product you want to use at the first sign of a pimple, it shortens the life of the pimple and sometimes even stoped it from growing. The downside is that if your pimple is already full grown and huge... just deal with it and don’t waist any product because it doesn’t help
Janiya H.
12 reviews
If you have acne I would recommend this to you, I just put it on at night usually or in the day if I have a event or something and let it sit for a few hours or go to sleep wash it off in the morning and boom it either gets rid of it or it brings it down and helps with inflammation 
Nikki D.
Hixson, TN
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This on the spot treatment does work well for light acne issues. It would be ideal for pre-teens or someone who doesn't have a regular issue with acne. The use of this on the spot treatment takes a little bit longer than most will desire. Although it does work well, if you give it some time. Not ideal for cystic acne.
Jocelyn M.
Durham, NC
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is a pretty good! I do find that it does what I claim, however I will say there’s another spot treatment that I prefer better and see that works better! I have dry skin and so I don’t find that this doesn’t dry out my skin! Not my favorite product, but not a terrible product!
Kayla C.
Middlesex, NJ
159 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I think this is a great drugstore alternative to Murad's spot acne treatment. It has less % of benzoyl peroxide but it still gets the job done well. I find that my breakouts are about 50% better the next morning. It has a bit of a weird smell but I don't mind since it actually works!
Taylor O.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I used to use this product a lot before I started using tea tree oil on my face, and I think it works fairly well for the price. It doesn't make your bumps better overnight or anything, but I think it does fade them a little and helps over time if you continue to apply it every day.
Antonella R.
Mount Holly, NJ
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is amazing for those pimples you just wake up with randomly. Just spot a tiny bit of this on top of the zit and watch the magic happen! It will dry the pimple up and make it go away faster. Just be careful not to spread the cream any further than the problem area, or it will intensely dry out your skin. It's definitely just a spot cream. But everyone in my family loves this!
Natasha M.
Atlanta
16 reviews
I think this treatment works well.  I like the lotion feel of the product, so it was easy to spread it all over my face rather than just on a spot of active breakout.  I bought it at Walmart and thr cost was slightly higher than other brands, but I definitely think it was worth it.
Brooke L.
Charleston, WV
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is amazing. It's like a miracle in a bottle. This stuff literally cleared up a zit in 1 night. I really love this stuff. The only drawback for me is that its a little pricey. You do get your money's worth though. You only need a little bit and it get the job done. 
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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