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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA

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4.02 / 5 based on 2,800 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
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REVIEWS
Amy M.
Anaheim, CA
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. It actually takes away most of my acne overnight which is really good so when there's a really big pimple I just put a little bit of the product on the pimple and I sleep with it and in the morning it's like 10 times smaller than it was before I used it.
Chekesha G.
Southfield, MI
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is wonderful. It works very well at drying up stubborn pimples. I use this product at night and in the morning the pimple practically dried up and almost gone. I think the price is very affordable and you can purchase it almost anywhere skin products are sold. 
Marina A.
Riverside, CA
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product wasn't as fast as many people assume it is. It would dry out the pimple in a couple of days. However, that "bump" would stay on your face as long as it usually would stay.
I probably would not recommend it to my friends and family struggling with random pimples.
McKenzie O.
Pace, FL
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
GO TO PIMPLE ERASER! Anytime I have a blemish coming on, I immediately begin using this, and it reduces the size and helps with any pain. It never dries out my skin or makes me feel uncomfortable. Within 2 days of consistent use, a pimple will disappear. I love this product.
Ashton S.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Loved this product and bought it easily at CVS, I love that it has a coupon in it as well! I used it religiously and it helped my skin so much. It's gentle for sensitive skin, such as mine, and I loved it for the price. I would deff recommed to anyone with breakout/ acne problems such as I do! 
Stephanie Z.
Miami, FL
12 reviews
When it comes to products that make claims to quickly remove acne, this one definitely works!! I have been using this for over 10 years, and it still works like a charm every time I have a problem spot come up. I definitely will continue to use this product and recommend it to others who struggle with spots of problem acne.
Sofia B.
W Harwich, MA
142 reviews
It's effective in drying out pimples quickly but it always leaves my skin super dry and flaky. With some of my acne it would not do anything at all. A college roommate recommended this and while it may work for others it just wasn't the best match for my skin and my acne situation
Christina G.
Woodbury, MN
533 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I use these before bed when I feel or see the beginnings of a pimple, and am afraid that I'll mess with it in my sleep. These do help to diminish the redness, and seem to help the pimple go away sooner.
Halle K.
New Orleans, LA
22 reviews
This will always be my holy grail spot treatment, and I have tried many! It doesn't overly irritate or dry out my pimples, but it does reduce the size, redness, and any pain within just a few hours! Neutrogena is a dependable brand with good ingredients that my skin loves!
Madison E.
Port orchard
13 reviews
It's is really good for flattening cystic acne. The only reason I would not recommend this to a person withdry skin is because it has an extreme drying effect on the skin that is used to dry out the different forms of acne. It is fast acting so it's good on the go as well. 
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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