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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 2,620 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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  • Can you use this on blackheads?2 Answers
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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
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REVIEWS
Jocelin s.
6 reviews
The First time I tried this product I thought it was working and helping my skin but over time it wasn't working and it seemed that my acne was getting a little worse .
Sandi I.
Gretna, LA
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is really good it actually helps it dries out the spot so it is going to make that spot very flaky if your trying to put makeup on it the next day its not going to go away in one day but it will help in the size I recommend putting it at night and sleeping in it
Temi K.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My favorite spot treatment. Originally when I bought it I was looking for another product, but I decided to use it. THIS PRODUCT HASNT FAILED ME SINCE. Usually acne spot treatments don't work for me, but this one definitely did.
Katelyn F.
2 reviews
Ever since I became pregnant, acne was a big issue. I would constantly break out around my chin and nothing would take it away. My doctor recommended this to me and it did wonders! It helped clear my chin area. Would recommend.
Stormie M.
Chehalis
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It actually worked very well! The acne left (eventually), and no weird smells or feelings left behind. My only critique is that I have had acne products work a little faster in the past, although the acne came back faster with those brands.
keren a.
crowley la
1228 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This on the spot treatment is amazing . I love it because it stop acne from growing big when you feel it coming. All you have to do is apply a little to that area and it makes it stop growing and disappear. I highly recommend it.
Tiara W.
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I wouldn’t say this was effective at all. It was around $5 but I don’t think it’s worth it. I bought it and used it for two weeks with no improvement. I even stop rubbing the formula in on my skin and let it sit on top of pimples and saw no results.
Dani K.
Carson City, NV
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
The best! I use this whenever I have a pimple or zit and apply a lot at night and in morning. It does dry out the skin so try not to use too much but it’s an easy fix with a good moisturizer. It helps get rid of it so much faster and make it appear smaller and less red
Linda N.
Mechanicsvlle, MD
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is a lifesaver!! I started using it 2 months ago. Im almost 28 years old and still plagued with acne. I personally feel its the best over the counter acne product you can get, along with the wash from the same line.
Ruthchamar J.
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My acne acts up a lot therefore this soap did not get rid of dark spots and pimples. However when I use I am less likely to get pimples. Whenever I use scented soap to was my face I get pimples, with this however no pimples form
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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