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

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

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (64)
  • Effective (50)
  • 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

  • Moderate acne (39)
  • Adult 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.

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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.

Reviewed by 166 customers

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(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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      It Ruined My Skin.

      By Sara

      from California

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Teen Acne

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

      I used this product before , and it didn't really do much. I tried it again this month (I only used it at night) , and All hell broke loose on my face, I broke out more than usual. I have sensitive skin, and it dried my skin extremely bad around my nose area and made it a super red color. I wouldn't recommend this product if you have sensitive skin at all, but what may not work for me may work for you all skin is different. Overall I did NOT like this acne cream.

       
      4.0

      Use it every night

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      By Mags

      from Terre Haute, IN

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Smells like glue

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne
      • Teen Acne

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

      Everyones skin is different, but this product has always worked great for me! Right before I go to bed I rub this on my face and it shrinks my acne by morning. This on the spot acne treatment has saved me so many times from having an annoying breakout!
      To use, I would recommend using a pea size amount on each part of your face. Too much application can result in a little dryness of your skin. All in all the only thing I would change is the smell of it. It's like I'm rubbing Elmer's glue all over my face.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      No more acne!

      By Jenni

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne
        • Teen Acne

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

        I used to have the worst looking skin, horrible acne would break out on my chin. They were really painful, too, the kind of acne that was large, inflamed and seemed to be set "deep" into the skin. This guy on the web suggested using this product along with a very gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Use the cleanser, let your skin dry off, apply thin coat of the acne med every day whether you currently have a break out or not, and then after the acne med. dries on your skin, moisturize. I have never had a break out since, and I've been following this routine since 2003. I'd say it works. My chin is never dried out from the product. I have had 3 occasions where my skin felt a bit irritated, but it went away very quickly.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Effective, not perfect

        By Skinny Cow

        from Los Angeles, CA

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Bleaches Fabric
        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Teen Acne

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

        I use this morning and night, after cleansing. It works great, however, it smells pretty bad, and feels very heavy on the skin. I will keep on buying this, however, because it is very effective and the only 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide cream in drugstores.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Terrible! Burned my skin.

        By My_Review

        from DC Area

        See all my reviews

        Pros

          Cons

          • Burns skin
          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

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

            I used a small amount of this product once on my chin before bed and overnight it was already bothering me. It left a burning feeling and also dried out my skin badly (almost immediately), it felt as if someone was pulling my skin very tight then it started to itch. It also left a huge red burn mark where I put it on. I'd rather have the acne spot! It's now day four and the problems I explained are finally going away. Thankfully I only put it on once and only a small amount.

            This stuff is terrible!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Love a Lot Mom

            from Waco, TX

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

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

              I tried a lot of different spot treatments. This one is great. I have the little tub in my purse and if I feel an irritated spot I just put it on. It takes the sting out and takes care of it. Even if you put on top of make up. Will buy again when needed.

               
              1.0

              Does not make a difference

              By Tiff the Tiffer

              from Brooklyn, NY

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

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

              Although this does not burn your skin like Oxy, it does not clear up your skin either. It just sort of sits on your face ineffectively. I was surprised because I love neutrogena products such as their cleanser and makeup remover cloths.

               
              1.0

              Did nothing for me

              By NIA

              from New York, NY

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Ineffective
              • Pimple not reduced
              • Redness not reduced

              Best Uses

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

                To expensive for a product that is ineffective

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