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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 2,596 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
Megan C.
Rockville, MD
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This spot acne treatment is really great. I really like how is doesn’t totally dry out my skin. It leaves a really great base for makeup instead of being oily or flaky. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone
McKenzi K.
Trussville, AL
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is probably the best acne spot treatment I've ever tried. Its natural ingredients really help to deeply cleanse the inflammation and leaves my skin clear within a couple days of use. Highly effective and worth the money.
Brandy M.
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This works great for the occasional bump. I rarely get acne, but when I do I put a dab on and it is gone within a day or two. It doesn't smell bad like some of the other brands either! I highly recommend this product!
Jassie S.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Cleaned up my acne within a week I saw differences and it was s great expirence it did dry the rest of my face out like I would put it on one spot and then my while face would dry out way better products then this one
Katie M.
Columbus, OH
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Not great, even just for occasional spot treatment. obviously not as effective as a prescription topical treatment. I've found better results just using a prescription preventative rather than using OTC spot treatments. This doesn't seem to do much of anything for me, might as well go old school and dab the spot with toothpaste. 
Danielle C.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff works wonder on my skin it drys out the pimples and it lasts forever it was the most effective acne product I have ever tried and I can buy it at most drugstores I would buy this again.
Brianna M.
9 reviews
I love this product so much, in weeks my skin was looking so pretty and good. I applied it every morning, afternoon and also at night before I go to bed. It really work on vanishing my acne scars and I see a difference from were I started to wear I am now.
Sierra B.
eau claire
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I absolutely LOVE this product. Works really well on attacking the acne over night and making the blemishes smaller & less red. They’re also less painful the next morning! Super great product, definitely buy it again!!
Natalee W.
Flint, TX
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This item is a staple in my skin care drawer. It is effective in fighting acne quickly. It dries up problem areas without over-drying. The packaging is also small enough so that it's easy and convenient to travel with.
Lea F.
New Castle, PA
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
If you have sensitive but acne prone skin, this is the best spot treatment. It’s really gentle but also seriously works wonders on acne. I put it on at night and my breakouts are significantly reduced in the morning
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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