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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 2,612 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
Madelynn D.
11 reviews
This is a very good product! Takes some time to clear up acne but is definitely effective! I found this in my local drugstore! This is gentle but make sure to wash it off and will stain fabric if left on. Good price.
Brooke L.
Raeford
258 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
A classic. Def will get rid of the pimple overnight it’s a nice smell. Great reputation for a brand they can be found at Target Walmart anywhere really! I love this
Angel F.
530 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Meh. It works sometimes, sometimes it doesn't. It was cheap, so i guess you get the quality for what you paid for. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Very disappointed.
Mara E.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this product every time I get a breakout and it really really works! I can put this on and an hour or so later my breakout is nearly gone! This is good stuff.
Haley E.
Americus, GA
451 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love that it treats acne on the spot. To me it dried out my skin around my acne but it worked. I have used it several times. It is a good value for what it cost.
Sara W.
Kingman
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This does a great job reducing the size of the zits and helps them heal quicker if you are going to an event and have a zit put this on it and it reduces the size enormously
Ellie B.
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Great for small blackheads or anything that needs a good zap. I always use it either in the morning under my makeup or night before bed & always see good results!
Mercedes R.
Arlington, TX
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff works wonders if you apply it to a zit or pimple over night while you're sleeping. 9/10 times my pimples are reduced in size when I apply this product.
Andrea B.
Thomasville, AL
335 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
It did not really work out for me. The Neutrogena On-the-Spot Maximum Strength Effectiveness Acne Treatment did not work at all. I used it as a spot treatment for my acne, but all it did was irritate my skin. I would use it as directed. I am someone who would always do things as directed. It just did not work for me. The acne I had was not severe at all and I thought that this would work for them, but they did not. I think a mask treatment would do better as a spot treatment than this on-the-spot treatment.
Mary Y.
Washington, DC
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I liked the on the spot treatment however, I feel it was a little strong for my skin. With that being said, I do have sensitive skin so I do not blame the 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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