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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA

4.0 out of 5 stars
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4.02 / 5 based on 2,790 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
Haley M.
Emmaus, PA
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Unfortunately, I was allergic to this particular spot treatment so that was a bummer. So I was not able to see if it actually worked for me. But I passed it on to a friend and it seemed to work for her.
Viridiana G.
San Francisco , CA
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
No el mejor para esos granos que aparecen de la nada y quieres quitar rápido. Personalmente, no me ayuda a disminuir el tamaño o la rojez de mi acné. Lo compre con alta expectativa pero no funciono como esperaba
Tiffany O.
9 reviews
I used this product in the past when I had problematic skin. You apply it straight to the area. It works great, I noticed a difference after the first use. However, I wasn't too thrilled about the smell of the product when it was first applied, after it dried, the smell was gone.
Madeline K.
13 reviews
This product acts a lot like clean and clear's acne spot treatment. It does get rid of acne spots, but it is very harsh on the skin. I would not recommend this product if you enjoy wearing makeup-it makes blending products very difficult.
Makenna S.
8 reviews
These clears up my pimples in hours! I will do this at night and in the morning! Right before I go to school and I see a pimple A about to come up I just put some on and when I get home, POOF! It's gone!
Jessica B.
Ceres, CA
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Decent product but I find the clean and clear acne treatments work better for my skin. I do like Neutrogena body clear body wash though. However I feel like their acne topical medic8nes lack in quality.
Ashley T.
Marion, IN
545 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
A pretty good spot treatment. Nothing special for me but I use it occasionally and I don't see dramatic results but after plenty of use I see the spot go away. Decent price and not too harsh on the skin.
Jessica G.
Atmore, AL
6 reviews
This stuff is the only thing I have found that has really helped with my acne. It has a strong formula and I have sensitive skin so I can only apply it once a day. I highly recommend this product. 
Valerie K.
Ephrata, PA
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don't know if my skin has been desensitized to this product or not. It doesn't irritate my skin, but it also doesn't clear up my hormonal cystic acne. It isn't my favorite and I wouldn't recommend it.
Gillian M.
Pawtucket, RI
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is one of the few 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatments I could fine. This lower strength works just as well as higher percentage spot treatments without being as irritating. This is an excellent product.
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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