Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula 0.75 oz (21 g)
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  • product details

    Works hard to keep skin healthy-looking.

    This on-the-spot acne treatment stocks Benzoyl Peroxide, the hardworking pimple fighter, in a moderate, 2.5-percent solution. Just enough to clear up your blemishes, but not so much that skin is left red, dry or irritated.

    Break the Breakout Cycle - Some medicated spot treatments contain high doses of benzoyl peroxide that can irritate skin, causing redness and dryness which can make acne worse. Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment has been clinically proven to provide maximum strength effectiveness in fighting acne, while being gentle to the skin.

    Maximum Strength Effectiveness, Less Irritation, Won't Dry Out Skin - Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment allows just 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, one of the most effective acne medicines you can buy, to provide the same maximum level of effectiveness as a conventional 10% formula. And less benzoyl peroxide means less irritation...and it won't dry out your skin. This fast working formula contains a special blend of ingredients to enhance the benzoyl peroxide's penetration and target the source of acne. It goes deep down in the pores to kill the acne bacteria that cause pimples and helps to stop new ones from forming.

    • Less Irritation, Won't Dry Out Skin. Relieves redness of acne pimples and overdrying of skin.
    • Minimizes Shine. Invisible formula contains natural, oil-absorbing ingredients that help soak up oil and keep skin looking shine-free.
    • Long-Lasting Protection. Works hour after hour to give long-lasting acne treatment and protection. With regular use, it helps stop new pimples before they appear.

    Indications

    For the treatment of acne.
    Warnings

    For external use only. Persons sensitive to benzoyl peroxide should not use this product. If excess irritation occurs, discontinue use. Keep away from eyes, lips and mouth. This product may bleach hair or dyed fabrics. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Keep from heat.
    (c) Neutrogena Corp.

  • ingredients
    Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%)
  • reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz
     
    3.7

    (based on 164 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (67)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (19)

    76%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (63)
    • Effective (48)
    • Minimizes pores (11)
    • Soothing (8)
    • Hydrates skin (4)

    Cons

    • Dries out skin (25)
    • Doesn't work (13)
    • Irritates skin (13)
    • Bleaches fabric (11)

    Best Uses

    • Adult acne (38)
    • Moderate acne (38)
    • Teen acne (20)
    • Blackheads & whiteheads (17)
    • Inflammatory acne (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (27), Quality oriented (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Product I keep coming back to

    Why it's great:
    This is the acne cream I keep coming back to. I am 30 years old and have had acne since I was a preteen. I've tried everything - Accutane,...Read complete review

    Why it's great:
    This is the acne cream I keep coming back to. I am 30 years old and have had acne since I was a preteen. I've tried everything - Accutane, Retin-A, antibiotics, birth control pills, philosophie, Proactive, Oxy 10, Clearasil, you name it.

    This stuff works because it kills the bacteria that cause acne but the dose of benzoyl peroxide is low enough that it does not overdry and irritate the skin if used properly.

    How to use:
    I use with a mild soap like Cetaphil. DON'T COMBINE THIS WITH HARSH CLEANSERS/OTHER ACNE MEDICATIONS.
    I use it all over my face at night and I apply to the few zits I actually have in the morning. Make sure your SKIN IS COMPLETELY DRY AFTER CLEANSING before you apply it because otherwise it can cause redness and irritation. Give it a few days/weeks to start working because it will take some time for the dead skin to be exfoliated. During this time it is possible that you may get a few more breakouts than usual. Don't give up though, it should work if you follow my instructions. And USE A MOISTURIZER WITH SUNSCREEN DURING THE DAY.

    IMPORTANT - Also, USE WHITE LINENS - towels and sheets/pillowcases - because it will bleach fabric. That is really the only major problem, in my opinion.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's okay

    This product will work for me at first for a few weeks and then it will suddenly stop working. My skin is just like that when it comes to ance medications. It will build...Read complete review

    This product will work for me at first for a few weeks and then it will suddenly stop working. My skin is just like that when it comes to ance medications. It will build up a tolerance and then the product will be ineffective. I would have to buy this once every 3 months or so in order to be constent with it, or I'd have to use it for a few weeks, switch to something else, and then switch back. Which is probably only adding to the acne that I'm trying to get rid of. But its inexpensive, and I trust this Neutrogena so I don't mind going back to it.

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    4.0

    It works!

    By Billie

    from Plantation, Florida

    Pros

    • Works well

    Cons

    • Stays White For Awhile
    • Stays White On Skin For A

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

      I occasionally have a few pimples. I just put this on when I first notice them, usually at night. Most are gone by morning and all after just two days. It does not dry out my skin either. I will continue to use this product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Doesn't work ! Horrible!!

      By Babyg

      from Pasadena, ca

      Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

      It doesn't work and it messed up all my towels. Even if you rinse your hands or face after you use this product, do NOT touch your towels!! It took me a while before I realized what was casing all my towels to have stains on them.. And by the time I realized it was this product, all my towels had nasty breech stains on them! I wish I never bought this product, now I have to buy new set of towels. Would have been better off not even purchasing this product.. It's going to cost me to replace those towels !!! I'm so upset about this I literally threw away the entire product !!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Had to buy two tubes

      By The Mom

      from Huntsville, AL

      describe yourself Minimalist

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Works well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Clears Breakouts

        Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

        My husband and daughter use this product all of the time. We had one tube and my husband had to keep searching for it in my daughters bathroom so I bought two tubes - problem solved. They use this product on zits after washing their faces before bedtime.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product!

        By armz

        from Norwalk ca

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • On-the-go
          • Weekly Use
          • Women

          Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

          This product is excellent! my acne was clearer, I used a lot of product out there but neutrogena is the best for me! I love neutrogena product!

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works Wonders!!

          By Jen

          from Philadelphia, PA

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

          I use this at night after washing my face and mosturizing. I apply it on active breakouts and notice a big difference in the morning. All of the pimples I apply this spot treatment to are visibly smaller. Be careful not to overuse this product because it can definetely cause your skin to dry and start to flake. Overall, it really helps with my acne. Love it!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          works with use...

          By trabag

          from Harlem, NY

          describe yourself Natural Style

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Doesn't Appear Cakey
          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

          • Nighttime

          Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

          works with continued use - 2-3 days - and only at night. I dont wear acne creams on my face outside during the day.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Deep

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Did not work for me.

          By infamouship

          from Brentwood, NY

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • DOES NOT WORK
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

            Its not the fault of this product, I have to say. I have realized that none of the benzoyl peroxide products really work. I ended up buying Wipeout after a friend told be about it and it cleared my face in a month. I finished the Neutrogena product as well. But it was the Wipeout pill that worked, not this stuff.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Doesn't work for me

            By bee13

            from SD

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

                I guess there really is no product that works for everyone. I bought this because my friend swears by it, but it honestly did nothing for my pimples. If anything, it made them worse! The area where I applied the cream became dry and irritated, which looks worse than having a few pimples. To make matters worse, it left dark purple acne scars that take forever to disappear. Usually when I get a pimple, it leaves a light brown spot that disappears in a few weeks. But on the pimples where I applied this cream, it left oddly dark and stubborn acne scars. This is the worst acne product I have ever used.

                I'm sure there are people out there who love this stuff, but I really recommend that you try it out on just one pimple before you go applying this stuff all over your face. Make sure it works for you before you commit to it.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                DID NOT SEE A DIFFERENCE

                By Matt the cat

                from new york

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

                  i did not find this product useful because it did not get rid of any pimples or even make a difference sorry.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  It doesn't work on me

                  By Adrienne

                  from Lansing, MI

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin
                  • Ineffective
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, .75 oz:

                    It doesn't work. And it actually irrates my skin a lot. I guess it might actually work great on some people, since there are some good reviews of this product, but not in my case. Maybe it's just individual difference.

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                  • directions
                    Wash skin with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Apply On-the-Spot directly on acne pimples. Apply once a day initially, then two to three times daily.
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