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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA

4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,795 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
Emma Kate C.
Lexington, KY
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this stuff! It dries up my acne in a couple days without over-drying or irritating the area. Not greasy or sticky, odor-free, and doesn't stain my pillows (which is a major plus!) Also great for problem areas as well as individual spots.
Amanda J.
San Antonio, TX
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
When using this product on my sensitive skin, I noticed a bunch of redness on my skin. My skin also began to itch where I would apply the product. Although I did notice the results promised, I will not be using this product due to irritation.
Annie S.
Kansas City
18 reviews
This cream has been a go to for me for at least ten years. There are many options out there, but this has always been a tried and true choice. It dries up larger pimples and clears up other blemishes more quickly than anything else I’ve tried.
Lydia W.
Glenville, NY
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have dry skin, so I was a little worried that this might dry me out even more. Thankfully, it did not! My usual breakout zone - my chin - has been completely clear since I started using it. If you have sensitive skin, do proceed with caution, but I think it's definitely worth a shot!
Laleska F.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This isn’t the best acne treatment but it’s helpful, it helped a lot with my acne but the texture is horrible. Its really harsh. I didn’t met my expectations of this product. I wouldn’t buy it again
gaochee l.
Oshkosh, WI
11 reviews
I tend to get pimples here and there, but the one did go away but not as completely as other brands in the past. This brand does a good job with skin care but it made my pimple super dry the next day and it wasn't overall too statisfying. I'd say this would be best for oily skin people.
Walii R.
132 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is one moody product. Some days it'll work great, and others it just won't do a thing. I do use it for spot treatments and I've gotten very mixed results. But I still recommend this product. It's super cheap and it does do the do eventually.
Saharatu A.
177 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this acne treatment. It actually works well and stops your acne from getting worse than it already is . It has a really nice packaging for a really good and affordable price. I bought this like 10 times and I would definitely buy it again.
Julie J.
Pittsburgh, PA
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’ve used this on the zits that pop up randomly on both my face and my upper back. I really can’t tell if it helps or not but I keep using it anyway in the hopes that it does.
Eboni C.
Fairburn, GA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love using Neutrogena products, but this would probably be my least favorite. Maybe I never used it quick enough, but it did nothing but dry the area. The pimple went through its normal stages perhaps a bit quicker, but not something I'd buy again
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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