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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 225 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (39)

63%

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

REALLY WORKS

By Shepherd Mom

from Soddy Dasiy, TN

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fewer breakouts
  • Helps clear acne
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

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

    If you'd tried products with the same ingredients as Pro-Active and it doesn't clear your skin, try this one. My skin cleared within days and I use to break out constantly! I may get a flair up or two every once in a while, but they clear up so much faster! I almost cried when I realized I finally found a product that worked on my adult acne. I love this product!

     
    5.0

    Works better than anything I've tried.

    By ms2

    from Saint Paul, MN

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Lessens acne irritation
    • Prevents whiteheads
    • Removes Redness
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne

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

      For years, I had moderate adult acne, including irritation and whiteheads. Since I started using this system, I almost never get acne.

       
      5.0

      Extremly effective.

      By amanda.

      from Inland Empire.

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        With all acne systems, you need to make sure that you use the product as directed. With this product, you must use it every morning and night in order to see results. Also, you need to be patient. There is no miracle "overnight" or "In 7 days" cure for severe acne. Sometimes products can take months to completely clear your acne. I never had major skin problems, I was always the one with butter smooth skin. So you can imagine how horrified i was when i started breaking out majorly on my forehead, my cheeks, and all along my hairline. I've always used Neutrogena products so i decided to go with this system to help with my sudden breakouts. And after a month of consistent use, my face was back to it's pimple-free state. However, i did incorporated other Neutrogena products in my regime. I used the Neutrogena Transparent Facial Bar before using the Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser to rid my face of make-up and oils that can prevent the acne medicine to do it's job. Then i continued with the system normally, occasionally using Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel on any problem areas. So overall, i had terrific results with this product. I highly recommend this system for anyone with acne. But remember, be patient.

         
        5.0

        Working for me so far!

        By jenn

        from seattle, wa

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

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

        I've tried many products - Clinique line, ProActiv, prescription topical gels/creams, you name it, I've probably tried it. This kit has been the best I've tried so far, and its one of the lesser expensive solutions. I started out using the entire kit, but have since just used the acne control lotion (with BP) and the face wash, plus my regular moisturizer during the day, Clinique Dramatically Different (2 pumps). I experience some tightening/drying of my skin after applying the control lotion (I apply it at night only), but its nothing that a little moisturizer in the morning can't fix. I'm only two weeks in to using the system, but so far have noticed a huge improvement in the texture of my skin as well as far fewer breakouts.

         
        5.0

        Was a miracle worker for me

        By Anonymous

        from Ohio

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne

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

          I have been a big fan of neutrogena products in the past. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with an illness ontop of starting a brand new job. Needless to say, the stress of the new job plus the medication and stress of a being diagnosed with something made my face do something I've never seen before....it errupted in that really sensitive horrible cystic under the skin acne all around my hair line. I don't know what the main culprit was as I was also using a face moisturizer that had retinol in it which may have caused an irritation, but it was the most painfull and gross thing ever. I was at my witts end, and I saw this in the store and thought why not because I had a facial a few days before and she told me it wasn't because my face wasn't clean, she didn't know where the problem was coming from but sometimes when you use salicytic acid and a benzo it works together. I tried this and within 3 days my face was almost 100% completely clear, and have only had the occasional pimple once every so often. I was not blessed with porcelain skin and have more to the sensitive side of skin, so this was a miracle to me. I'm sorry for the people this didn't work for, but it was a blessing for me!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Where do I begin?

          By Lindsay the Plant Ecologist

          from Greenville, NC

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Bleaches Fabric
          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne

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

          First of all, I've never been disappointed with a Neutrogena product...
          This stuff is a miracle-worker. I first began using it in high school and now, 4 years later, I'm still in love.
          There have been times when I've grown bored of paying the money for it, but you get what you pay for with this product. Plus, all the boxes I've ever purchased had a $4.00 off coupon for your next box.
          The cleaner is exfoliating, the night lotion is a little piece of heaven, and the moisturizer is just right.
          One piece of advice: at night, put on day lotion BEFORE the night lotion, and your skin won't be as dry the next morning.
          Take it from me, the girl who's tried it all, that this stuff does what it says!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great kit but. .

          By Miss Sunshine

          from Queens, NY

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne
            • Teen Acne

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

            I've been using this product for about two months now and it started off working wonderfully. I have combination/sensative skin and I usually break out on my cheeks, the sides of my faces and my chin. After about a week or so using this kit, I noticed clearer, healthier looking skin. I still had minor pimples with bits of redness but it definitely improved. In the past week, however, I've noticed my skin is starting to break out in the same areas all over again. I've been keeping up with this skin care regimen but the bp seems to have stopped working for me. When I first started using this product, I couldn't apply the Acne Control Lotion in the morning because my skin would get very tight, wrinkly and dry even with the Day Lotion. Now, I can apply both in the morning and by mid day by skin appears oily and shiny. I never thought I had oily skin to begin so I don't know what could be the reason for this. The Day Lotion works wonderfully at moisturizing without causing me to further breakout. The Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser comes in a big bottle and it is lasting me more than two months but I don't believe the Salicylic Acid is enough to clear up my skin anymore so I've been using Sea Breeze Astringent Actives and the one for sensative skin afterwards hoping it will help. I don't actually feel the "microfine beads" working to exfoliate my skin. The Overnight Acne Control Lotion currently doesn't overdry my skin but at the beginning it left my skin tight with white residue but I used it at night anyway so in the morning it wasn't bad. I'm about to purchase the Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask since it has a higher percentage of Benzoyl Peroxide (3.5%) while the Overnight Acne Control Lotion has 2.5%. I might also get the Neutrogena Acne Oil Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub which has Salicylic Acid (2%) while the Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser contains only 0.5% Salicylic Acid. This acne system was effective for me, I just wish it continued to work. I do recommend this product because it did help clear up my face and gave me back the confidence I lost behind all this acne.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            1 Burnt face and a doctors visit later..

            By Scarface!! :O(

            from NY

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bleaches Fabric
              • Dries Out Skin
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

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

              I used this product as directed and after the second day I had a horrible burn on my skin that kept getting worse even after I discontinued the product. I submitted my receipt and the UPC to the company to get a refund but still had to shell out a $30 co-payment to see my doctor about the burn on my face and $10 for the hydrocortizone prescription. So this product and the experience cost me $40 bucks!! Even my doctor said that the combination of all these products is too much for your skin.

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This is a waste of money and time!!

              By Shakira

              from Houston, Texas

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Did Nothing 4 my acne

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Maybe

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

              This product did nothing for my adult severe acne, I usd it for a month and it did absolutely nothing. I was still getting acne a new pimple everyday. I was surprised because nuetrageona usally a great product. Please don't waste ur time and money.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Didn't work for me!

              By Madmarge

              from Florida

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bleaches Fabric
                • Dries Out Skin
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

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

                  I've been using this set for two months. I use the product according to package directions, twice a day, and not only am I not seeing a reduction in breakouts, it's actually making me break out more! The cleanser never feels like it rinses cleanly, and is slightly gritty in texture. The acne lotion is very thick, more of a paste consistency than a lotion, and is difficult to spread. The only thing I like in this set is the spf 15 moisturizer. It works really well. Also, I think the containers should be improved. They aren't very stable, and they get knocked over a lot. Also, using a screw off cap in the shower is a little tricky. I'm sure this product works for some, but it just doesn't do anything good for my skin (I have combination, oily, acne prone skin).

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