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Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel 0.5 fl oz (15 ml)

 
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Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz
 
3.4

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Effective (10)
  • Minimizes pores (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (7)
  • Inflammatory acne (4)
  • Adult acne (3)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (9), Brand buyer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

works quite well

I don't think it quite lives up to its "helps reduce pimple redness/swelling/size in 8 hours!" hype, but it DOES work quite well over the course of a...Read complete review

I don't think it quite lives up to its "helps reduce pimple redness/swelling/size in 8 hours!" hype, but it DOES work quite well over the course of a day or two.

I recently switched over to Neutrogena from Proactive, so I tried to stick with products that had a similar percentage of salicylic acid or benzol peroxide in them. I've heard horror stories of "post-Proactive breakouts", and I've had a couple small pimples around my chin and mouth since switching brands, and I was honestly quite amazed at how fast it really did work.

Once a pimple started to emerge, the Rapid Clear gel halted the swelling in its tracks and never got any larger than a pinhead. Within 2-3 days, the pimple was almost completely gone.

One thing to note is that it generally works better on surface zits than on cystic acne. So if you have one of those big deep pimples that never quite come to the surface, then this product might not work quite as well.

My only complaint is that I wish the tube was a little larger, considering how expensive it is.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your money!

I had a newly formed zit that was beginning to emerge and so I bought this stuff from the store thinking I could prevent it from getting huge. Boy was I wrong. I ended...Read complete review

I had a newly formed zit that was beginning to emerge and so I bought this stuff from the store thinking I could prevent it from getting huge. Boy was I wrong. I ended up having to pop the zit because even after applying this stuff a few times throughout the day and before bed, it did nothing to the pimple. I figured maybe it was just that one pimple so since then I have tried it a few other times with the same ineffective results. Definitely not worth the money. You would be better off not putting anything on it to be honest.

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4.0

AMAZING on razor burn!

By bwny

from ny

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Not A Great Value
  • Not Always Effective

Best Uses

  • Razor Burn
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

I find that this works on certain types of breakouts - razor burn being one of them. It's like a miracle. I'm telling you, a miracle. I get horrible red bumps when I shave the sensitive bikini area. I put this on and it is 90% better overnight, if not entirely gone. It also works on breakouts from sweating in sensitive skin areas when I work out. I am so thrilled. As for acne, as I said, it seems to work on certain types and not others. For those big, deep, hard lumps that I still get once a month at age 43 - not so much. Really the only thing it does for those is decrease the redness. But it doesn't make the pimple go away any faster. However, it does do a great job on clearing up those little pimples and whiteheads.
I do wish it were less expensive. You don't get much for the price. But it is so worth it to me just for the razor burn. It's the only thing I have ever found that works.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
 
5.0

Great for all-over night time treatment.

By JLS

from Indianapolis, IN

describe yourself Classic Style

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Leaves Skin Very Smooth

Cons

  • Can Be Tacky Under Makeup

Best Uses

  • Nighttime

Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

I use this product on a clean face overnight. It's great for clearing up blemishes and leaves skin very smooth.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Effective - stays on all day

By Sara

from Los Angeles, CA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

      I used Neutrogena's green tea less stress acne lotion prior to trying the Rapid Clear treatment. The Rapid Clear treatment seems to work much better, minimizing surface pimples in the course of a day. It has the same amount of salicylic acid, but is thicker and seems to stay on better without evaporating away. The only time it did not work for me was when I had a deeper pimple that took days to rise to the surface. But for routine prevention in trouble areas (I use it daily on the chin) it is the most effective product I've tried. It does not dry out my skin.

       
      4.0

      Works Great but Expensive!

      By CDay

      from Orem, UT

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne

      Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

      VERY expensive for such a tiny amount. What I like best about it is it really does help to reduce redness.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works for me

      By 2kool4skool

      from portland, or

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

        Though I have found it needs to be administered a few times to get the "rapid clear in 8 hours" effect, it does work.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again!

        By synccoach

        from Maumee, OH

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

          This product worked great for myself as well as my 15 year-old... It seemed to dry up spots the minute they started which helped minimize the painful spots. I highly recommend it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nothing Great

          By Ameet

          from Arlington, VA

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

            I still have spot breakouts of acne and being a Neutrogena product I wanted to give it a try. It does a decent job of the acne but I would recommend it for someone who has larger area of acne and wants something that slowly reduces the swelling and acne. It's fails to do as a spot treatment solution and I will stick with my spot treatment cream

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Worth Trying

            By Stacey N.

            from Louisville, KY

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mild acne

              Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

              Don't expect this stuff to work wonders - and not in 8 hours, either. But it does work decently and I did see results. I rarely have problems with acne anymore, but now and then I get one or two big pimples. I decided to buy this to speed up the "going away" process, and it worked. I put it on before bed, and woke up to a less inflamed, dried up and smaller zit. I used it twice that day, and the next day, it was as good as gone. So, I've been quite pleased with this stuff. For what I need, it does the trick. I wouldn't recommend this for someone with moderate to severe acne - if you have more than a few zits, you need something more than a spot treatment. But if you need to deal with just one or two nasty pimples here and there, definitely give this stuff a try.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Zaps the zits

              By Angela3950

              from Eureka, CA

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

                Like the drying effect of the salycilic acid. Also doesn't bleach my clothes like Oxy10 or Clearasil (when used on back areas)

                 
                2.0

                Underwhelming-- it worked, but not well

                By gurugirl

                from houston, tx

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel, .5 fl oz:

                Meh. it just didn't work very well. It was better than doing nothing, but not a great treatment.

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