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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 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Effective (11)
  • Minimizes pores (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (8)
  • Adult acne (4)
  • Inflammatory acne (4)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (10), 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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5.0

First bought this in Germany

By CocoC

from Irvine CA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Verified Reviewer

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

It truly in miraculous. I dont get acne much anymore, but I keep this on hand for occasional break outs.

 
4.0

works

By ktc

from wi

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

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

    works overnight on small acne and speeds up the demise of larger spots

     
    1.0

    meh.

    By ls

    from md

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • doesn't make acne worse

    Cons

    • Can Sting
    • Doesn't Work

    Best Uses

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

      Unfortunately I can't say this does anything for my annoying adult acne, except sting after I use a scrub. I'm still using it since I bought it, but I won't be buying again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great for overnight use

      By camillionz

      from New York, NY

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Clarity

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

          I love this product. It's not great for spot treatment (I still use benzoyl peroxide for that) but for over all skin clarity and reducing whiteheads/blackheads this salicylic acid formula is perfect. I use it every night.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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.

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