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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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  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,607 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
Tori J.
Bloomfield, NJ
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I hated his product. I used it many times with no positive effects. It was very disappointing, I don’t even think I finished using the tube before throwing it out. There is definitely room for improvement but they should honestly just take it off the market because it falls short in comparison to their stubborn acne appt treatment gel.
Alex N.
Fort Worth, TX
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
With consistent use, this stuff is fire. I use it every morning and my face stays clear. It clears up any existing breakouts you may have and keeps new ones from coming in. I usually find it at Target, but imagine you could find it at any drugstore or Walmart as well!
Amber G.
Lake Village
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this as a spot treatment if it's on sale as it can be kind of pricey.  I usually buy the store brand of it as it's the same thing just cheaper.  It works the same as the clearasil and either one I would recommend if you have big zits you want to go down overnight. 
Maral S.
Fresno, CA
291 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
5 star acne spot treatment. This stuff seriously works. Every time I feel like a acne is coming. I put this on the acne spot right before bed. And in the morning the acne is gone. Highly recommend it to anyone with acne problems. Very affordable. Will re purchase it.
Karen R.
Waterbury Ctr , VT
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I discovered this a couple years ago and I was amazed at how well it truly works! I'm on my third or fourth tube of it and I always have to have it. It is highly effective in at least shrinking a breakout and preventing it when you feel it coming on. It's sooooo good!
Zanetta W.
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I truly love this spot treatment. It has saved my skin multiple times. Although it doesn't necessarily help present acne, it does help reduce the amount of future acne. It does tend to dry out my face, but I am able to use a thick moisturizer to combat that. 
alexis F.
Fresno, CA
425 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Neutrogena has great products for stubborn acne. I use this product after cleansing my face but before applying my moisturizer and foundation. I use it for acne spots that may have occurred within 24 hrs.
Mariah S.
25 reviews
For starters none of these products work that well, but this is the best acne spot treatment I’ve come across that isn’t with a prescription. I’ve been using it for years and it’s been pretty good. Doesn’t clear up the acne overnight but it definitely improves it.
Justin S.
Cambridg Spgs, PA
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. You just put a tony bit on an acne spot and it vanishes the very next day! It is a little bit expensive for the small tube you get but if you use it wisely, it's a great deal and can last a long time!
Charlotte M.
Southfield
4 reviews
Great spot treatment for those stubborn blemishes that keep coming back. I unfortunately stopped using this and the other on-the-spot treatment I was using did not do nearly as much as the Neutrogena did. I use this nightly and will definitely repurchase. 
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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