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Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System 1 ea

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This breakthrough system contains three products that each work differently -- but together they clear visible acne and get to the acne forming under your skin. In just two steps, twice a day you'll see a dramatic difference! It's everything you need for consistently clearer skin, day after day.

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Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea
 
3.6

(based on 226 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (39)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (54)
  • Effective (53)
  • Minimizes pores (31)
  • Hydrates skin (24)
  • Soothing (23)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (33)
  • Irritates skin (20)
  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Bleaches fabric (6)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (31)
  • Moderate acne (31)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (23)
  • Inflammatory acne (16)
  • Teen acne (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (32), Budget shopper (26), Quality oriented (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful Product!!

I have been using this Neutrogena Acne Kit for approximately one year now, and I am VERY impressed with it!! Unlike a few other reviewers, my skin has not grown immune to the...Read complete review

I have been using this Neutrogena Acne Kit for approximately one year now, and I am VERY impressed with it!! Unlike a few other reviewers, my skin has not grown immune to the products contained in the kit. Instead, the products have gradually improved my skin over the past year - a definite plus.
I am a female in my 30s, but I developed severe acne as a teen. In my 20s, the acne diminished after a course of Accutane, but unfortunately, it returned a few years later. Thankfully, it wasn't as severe though. I still battled constant breakouts, and my regimen of Stridex pads and Clearasil just wasn't cutting the cake. I tried ProActiv, but that only worked for a few months. I struggled with acne problems up until about a year ago, which is when I discovered this product.
The cleaner in this kit can dry the skin out, so it is very important to use the moisturizer in the kit religiously. In fact, the moisturizer in this kit is the only one that my face has been able to tolerate. (Every other moisturizer has made my face break out more.) A huge bonus is the fact that the moisturizer contains SPF 15 for sun protection.
My only small gripe is the fact that the night cream tube, which contains 2.5% benozyl peroxide, is too small. Because of this, I often run out of the night cream before the other products. I have discovered, however, that Neutrogena makes a similar product that contains 2.5 % benzoyl peroxide, so I use that until I need to purchase the entire kit again.
One year after using this product, my skin is much clearer, and amazingly, the deep acne scars that developed during my teenage years are slowly beginning to fade. Occasionally, I still deal with a pimple, so don't expect to be completely acne free while using this product. But, the pimples are much smaller, and usually, I just get one per month. Also, they quickly respond to a dab of additional benzoyl peroxide.
I highly recommend that you give this a try.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great when used carefully:)

I bought this product after having inflamed/pus filled acne show up on my cheeks. After only 2 days of using the product, my husband and I have noticed the redness decreasing and the...Read complete review

I bought this product after having inflamed/pus filled acne show up on my cheeks. After only 2 days of using the product, my husband and I have noticed the redness decreasing and the bumbs slowly disappearing. Some of the best advice I can give to folks is to be VERY aware of where you put the product and how to best use the product. First, make sure when you first start using it, that you only put the product on the acne you already have (in my case, I only use all 3 of the products on my cheeks). When I got it near my forehead and near my eyes, it completely dried me out. The second thing to keep in mind is in regards to the night-time cream you wear. My rule of thumb is to let the night cream be the only thing on my face for about 20 minutes, and then I put on some sort of moisturizer. I have found that the night medication is VERY drying, and 20 minutes is long enough to let it soak in and follow it with a moisturizer. FYI: The use of moisturizer has not affected how this product works:) THANK YOU NEUTROGENA!!!!!!!!

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5.0

Works for my adult acne

By Megan

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

I've been suffering from adult acne + dry skin for the past several years, and have tried all kinds of natural remedies including coconut oil, tea tree oil wash, nothing (literally leaving my skin alone except to remove make-up at night), and Yes To Carrots acne system (active ingredient: salicylic acid). Nothing worked. Exasperated, I was going to go back to Proactiv (which worked for me in college), but I hate their billing practices, so instead I researched to find a comparable over-the-counter version. This was the one I landed on, and FINALLY, it works!!

I can't use it exactly as directed, because it dries my face out. Instead, I use the face wash (salicylic acid) + oil-free lotion in the morning, and at night I use makeup remover + acne-control lotion (benzoyl peroxide) only on the spots that need it. This worked surprisingly fast to clear up my skin, and doesn't dry it out.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Should be a 2 step kit

By YariLB

from Copperas Cove, TX

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Pros

  • Good Moisturizing Lotion

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

      I am in my early 30's and developed acne on my right cheek only. I can't get rid of it at all. Proactiv has worked in the past but I didn't feel like dealing with canceling memberships and being overcharged. I tried this product. First week, it was great. After that it all went down hill. I kept getting more break outs. I stopped using the acne control lotion (as recommended on other reviews) and the breakouts somewhat faded. The original acne never went away though, I did love the moisturizer though.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      horrible

      By ashley

      from denver, co

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin
        • Too Dry

        Best Uses

        • To Burn Your Skin Off

        Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

        I've used benz peroxide for years and it's gotten rid of my acne tho I do have occasional bumps so I used this before bed one night. I just woke up to pretty much severe chemical burns all over my face. Mostly my chin where I applied the acne lotion. I don't generally have sensitive skin but I'm outraged and in horrible pain.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Mixed review

        By gardenguru

        from Illinois

        describe yourself Minimalist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

        It seemed to work well on my face for awhile. I found the cleanser and the treatment drying, but the sunscreen and regular moisturizing lotion helped that. I really liked the sunscreen--smelled great and very moisturizing. The treatment cream was too thick and a little hard to spread, so it got used up too fast.

        Unfortunately, my facial acne came back pretty badly after about a month or two and I had to switch back to proactiv, which seems to be the only thing that works for me. (I have hormonal adult acne, mainly around the chin, sometimes in other places.)
        However, I started using the cleanser on my back, and it really helped with the acne there--not completely gone, but much improved.
        If it works for you, it's great because it's about half the price of proactiv.

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        One for the Price of Three

        By Elizabeth

        from NJ

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Good packaging
        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Can Not Buy Separately

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

        I have purchased this kit 3 times now, and will not do so again. The fact that you can not buy the products separately has turned out to be a deal-breaker.

        If I evaulated the products individually:

        - Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser - One star. Unusuable for me. Even aside from the fact that it gives me zits, I didn't care for the product. It doesn't leave a clean feeling, and there is so little exfoliant in it that it's useless as a scrub. It would get one star from me.

        - Acne Control Lotion - 5 Stars. Exceptionally good product. This is the best benzoyl peroxide product that I have used. I get the best results from benzoyl peroxide lotions when I apply them lightly over the acne-prone area daily. A lower concentration of BP in a non-irritating base is best for this, and this product is ideal. I would very much like to continue using this product, but it's not available individually.

        - Oil-Free Lotion - 5 Stars. Excellent. It works well and there's nothing annoying about it. There are other good acne control moisturizers out there, but this is as good as any I've tried, and I'd buy it individually if I could. 5 stars.

        So how do two 5-star ratings and a 1-star rating result in an overall rating of only 2 stars?

        The problem is two-fold. First, I can use only two of the three products, so buying the whole kit is a waste of money and resources. I don't like being shanghaied into buying stuff I don't want. Second, even if I did like all three products, they do not run out at even close to the same time. I guess I use a lot less moisturizer and a lot more face wash than whatever Neutrogena has determined is average, but I don't like being forced to buy yet another tube of moisturizer that I don't need just to replace the products that are running out. I could maybe justify buying the whole kit and just using two products, except that I have such a surplus of moisturizer at this point that I'd really only be buying the kit for the acne control lotion. This all has left me with a really sour feeling about the kit and the brand.

        Does Neutrogena sell the products only as a kit as a way to get people to buy more products than they would otherwise? It certainly seems like it. They really don't need to resort to such tactics, and it makes me think less of them.

        (All will be forgiven if they make the Acne Control Lotion available individually!)

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        my experience

        By Allie

        from charlotte, Nc

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

          Hello, I am an esthetician and I was using professional products and I started to have hormonal adult acne after age 29. as an esthetician I tried everything from chemical peels, expensive masks to microdermabrasian and nothing was working. So I decided to quit all the products and make up I was using. I changed my diet cut fries, coke chips and started to try products one by one. I was devastating until I found neutregena acne system. It really works i have no acne at all since one year now. I use cleanser, topical cream and spot treatment cream daily and consistently. I am not using the spf cream because for some reason it makes my acne came back, so I use another brand oil free moisturizer as spf cream. cons are if you stop using it even one day my acne started to come back so you need to be consistent and use twice a day. Even though I have a professional line that I sell I recommend this product to my acne clients.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE !

          By abelle

          from ia

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

            love this iv tryied everything and this works better then anything i tryied my husband noticed a big difference in just 2 days :D been using this for a few months now my face looks great!

             
            5.0

            What a difference!

            By Rakellyme

            from San Diego, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

              My daughter has tried many products and hasn't seen a real difference. She got this and within a week her face showed a big difference. Now her skin is clear!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works great!

              By Zobaby

              from Charlottesville, Va

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

                I've been using this product for about 2 weeks day and night. My face has cleared up so much. It does dry your face out a little but I just use more face moisterizer.

                 
                5.0

                Clean Skin in 3-5 days!

                By SDBootcampGirl

                from San Diego, CA

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Smells Great
                • Strong acne fighter
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System, 1 ea:

                Great product and does the trick QUICKLY! My skin cleared up in less than 5 days. But, be careful because it does dry up your skin quickly. Just switch to a more gentle formula and moisturizers after your blemishes are gone to hydrate.

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