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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #14 in Acne Treatments

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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,601 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
Jess S.
Sacramento , CA
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It's super effective in clearing up my pimples. However it is drying but that's expected and I'm guessing that's why it's so effective! It's not harsh or irritating. I would continue to buy it again and again :)
Stephanie S.
bloomfield hills
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was cheap and easy to use. It was easy on my skin and did not burn. However, it seemed like it had no effect at all. I did not notice a difference in the size of my blemishes. I ended up trying another product instead.
Ashley F.
huntington
10 reviews
I used to use this when I was in High School which was about 2 years ago. At first I loved it, then I found another produce that I liked better so I stopped using it. When I went back to it I realized it never really helped.
Jacqueline F.
136 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Nothing in the entire world cares for my facial acne like this does if I put it on before bed it doesn't show up the next morning! I don't feel tingling or anything, it's a little pricey but it lasts forever!
Manasi I.
Inglewood, CA
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Well, it does reduce the acne size a bit. Does not completely dry the zit out. I still use it because it does not cause any other skin problems like over drying. Overall, a descent product for the price!
Nicole W.
Adrian, MI
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product was very drying for me. I typically love Neutrogena skin care products. Therefore, despite the fact that I will not try this product again, I will continue to use Neutrogena products.
Lyzelle M.
Puyallup, WA
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
LOVE THIS! Whenever I feel a pimple coming or have broken out a little, I put this on before bed or in the morning & it'll be gone in a day or two! This product works wonders for me and I would definitely buy again!
Alixx B.
208 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I don't feel like this worked that well. I've used other products that have worked better. I liked the price and the packaging and that's about it. Wouldn't recommend to anyone and I won't buy again.
Keflyn D.
185 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This cured my acne right up when they appear. Helps when I know I have something important coming up that I need a clear face for. Works great but I don't use it all the time only when most needed.
Allaissa B.
5 reviews
I bought this at Target because my aunt recommended it to me. It works, but after a while my skin got used to it and stopped working. It's not the best of the best, I think other acne treatments are better like from Murad. 
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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