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Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment

BY NEUTROGENA

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4.02 / 5 based on 2,794 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
Mishael M.
11 reviews
This is a great product. I suffer with acne and it reduces my pimples overnight. I do have to keep using it to get rid of pimples and it doesn't get rid of them as fast as I'd like to but it works way better than other products and has less chemicals so it doesn't harm skin.
Amber Grace M.
Prosper, TX
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I still get acne. I’m in my 30’s and I still get acne. The thing is that I’m in my 30’s! My skin is older. It’s drier. It’s irritated. Heck, I’m irritated. This stuff is great though. I use my usual facial routine and then use this sparingly on areas that need it. One tube lasts for months. When I see (or even feel) that I have a pimple coming on, I can lightly cover the area morning and at night without treating, and drying, my entire face.
Carina C.
Providence, RI
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The product advertises that "Its special formula is effective in alleviating acne without unnecessary skin redness and irritation, thus breaking the cycle of acne instead of just temporarily fixing it. The long-lasting treatment continues to work for hours, giving your skin extended acne protection." 

Previously, I used cleansers with anti-acne ingredients to treat my whole face. I wondered if I would get better results if I get spot treated my moderate acne. After cleansing my skin and drying it, I would apply this spot treatment once a day. I used it for about 2 months. I saw a slight improvement in my acne, but nothing that wowed me. I would say it was an okay product for me.  Neutrogena® On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment
Tina U.
Arlington, VA
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I purchased this on a whim when I lost my other spot treatment. I have a weird face where I only get one pimple every week and it's always on my chin so my skincare regimen focuses more on removing scars than anything else. This spot treatment is perfect for those one time pimples. Generally the pimple will resolve in 24-48 hours and will not progress once I start putting this product on. The lack of progression really helps with not forming a scar!
Demiree M.
5 reviews
I really enjoy this. It works very nice and does do what it says as long as you apply this three times a day as direct. It is very gentle. I enjoyed this product very much and I would recommend it.
Samantha P.
188 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product works well with the fight against acne. The best thing about this product was that it prevented new zits from popping up. It also helps clear pimples very quickly
Heather P.
Clermont
5 reviews
Works well on small spot but hard to apply to whole face.  I also noticed that if I applied it to my whole face, I got very itchy buy applying to small patches worked fine
Talys H.
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This works amazing! My pimples go away overnight! And I love it. It wasn't that pricey and I use it after I wash my face at night and it reduces my pimples almost overnight. 
Emma J.
Evanston, IL
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Makes my acne disappear almost overnight, even faster than proactive! However, it leaves the areas on my face super dry and flakey in the morning if I put it on at night.
Kira K.
Crown point
3 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It didn't work for my skin at all... I bought it because I thought that it would help my acne because its supposed to be top brand and all. It was over priced. The stuff I bought from the dollar general for 2$ worked better.
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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