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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA #11 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars27%
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  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.02 / 5 based on 2,732 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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  • Can you use this on blackheads?2 Answers
  • How well does this work on oily/dry skin? Because some da...4 Answers
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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
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REVIEWS
Lauren B.
Hendersonville
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this product on my breakouts frequently. I only use them about once a day to avoid it drying my skin out. I make sure to moisturize afterwards because it definitely has a drying effect, but it does help when used for a few days.
🌻ᎯUⅅℛℐ🌻 L.
Riverside, CA
132 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Ok so this is the first acne treatment I’ve ever tried so I have nothing to compare it to so I’m pretty biased in saying I love it! It never dries my skin out and I use it three times a day on a break out. It doesn’t work miracles nor does it speed up the process like in an hour or something but I usually can get a deep cystic type zit to come to a head within three days! Which is amazing bc before it would take close to a week. Either way I’m sticking to this one.
Erin B.
Indianola, IL
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don't use a lot of acne medication because I have dry skin, but when I start to get break-outs, this is the treatment I use. It works really fast and doesn't dry out my skin. A little goes a long way, so while the tube may look small, it lasts a long time. If I'm proactive and use this as soon as I can feel a pimple trying to get out, this treatment will get rid of it before it ever gets a chance to surface. I sometimes will use it on areas of redness as well.
Cheyenne M.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Works great for an over the counter acne spot treatment! Easily available at any store like target. I found it effective and have purchased more in the past as well. I would recommend to others if they’re looking for a good product
Alyssa G.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I am a repeat user when it comes to the neutrogena on the spot acne treatment. It is a decent price and meets my expectations. I have found it to being the most effective product I’ve used in terms of clearing up my acne blemishes. I would recommend this product to others.
Danielle W.
Queen Creek, Arizona
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This seems like a hit or miss for me. Sometimes it helps right away and sometimes it just dries the skin around the problem area and the pimple gets worse. I’m not a huge fan. There definitely room for improvement on this product.
Karla V.
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
So when using this product combined with other facial cleansers from this same brand my face cleared up. It is so nice to know that you don’t have to worry about a pimple being to prominent the next day because this product will help it diminish. You should really try it.
Jessica G.
Sun Valley, CA
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This provides the right amount of fight against pimples without over-drying your skin. It does take a couple of days to completely eradicate my pimples but I do trust to get it done! Neutral smell, easy application with a q-tip.
Sarah K.
Scottsdale, AZ
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely find this to be the best acne treatment for sudden breakouts, or hormonal acne. It works so quickly that I almost always get results overnight. It’s affordable at $7.99 - ish (depending on where you live)

Pro Tip: Apply a second or even third layer - the smooth, clear gel texture allows this product to be so spreadable - so there’s room to add extra layers - so you can get quicker results with a thick, strong barrier around those ‘problem’ areas.
Taylir L.
232 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product used to work for me before having kids but now that my hormones have changed it no longer works. The packaging and price point are fine but the product itself did not work for me. I have oily cystic acne prone skin.
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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