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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

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  • 2 Stars7%
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4.02 / 5 based on 2,609 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
Nathan U.
1 review
This is one of the best spot treatments that I have ever used. I switched from a different spot treatment brand to the Neutrogena brand and I saw immediate results. I purchased mine at Walmart and so for it is the cheapest place to buy it. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend and anyone else who is struggling with acne.  
Joanna D.
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It dries your face if you use it excessively but not a lot. Despite that small part I actually really liked it it's my one and only favorite acne cream to use on the spot. It eliminates the pimples quickly and by the next day it's smaller or gone.
Gisselle L.
Siler City
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It’s good for a drugstore spot treatment but it’s not one of the best. It might help with a pimple here and there but it’s nothing to a full acne prone skin face. I wouldn’t repurchase and if you got cystic acne then also probably wouldn’t recommend
Kylie S.
13 reviews
Omg love love love!!! Great spot treatment. Definitely met my expectations. Great value and definitely affordable. I will continue to purchase this product and definitely recommend it. It is kind of harsh if you have super dry skin. But i love it.
Rachel N.
Milledgeville, GA
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My husband uses this product to put on whiteheads. Twelve hours after putting the ointment on, the zit is almost gone. Be careful though! It has stained spots on our grey bathroom towels. I would use a white towel to wash your face off after using.
Erika C.
Carson, CA
17 reviews
Okay this stuff is bomb. I suffer of cystic acne and if I get a zit that night and put it on it goes away in instant. For a drug store product, I’m very impressed on how it far it goes with my skin. This is a holy grail. For the price? It’s amazing!
Rachel E.
17 reviews
I've used this product for years, and it works very well. Whenever I have a breakout, I put this on and it clears overnight. Easy to use and very inexpensive for how effective this product is. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has acne.
Elizabeth P.
Seven Hills, OH
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This has always been my go-to zit zapper! I keep a couple tubes in my house and ALWAYS have one when traveling. I find that it works fast, and dries up the zit. No complaints, except yes, it does stain pillows (as do all benzoyl peroxide products)
Lexine H.
S Richmond Hl, NY
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
If you have a zit or pimple, look no further! This formula will zap away any imperfection you may find on your skin overnight. Rite aid saved my skin the night I felt hopeless to never removing the zit that appears on my skin every couple months.  
Lexi M.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've been using this product for about 12 years! Diminishes acne on the spot. I apply it several times a day to pimples and they seem to disappear really quick. Wears well under makeup, and safe to leave on overnight. Medicated type smell to it.
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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