Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment

Approval Rate: 77%

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    Fri Aug 13 2010

    Oh my gosh. I used to use this product when I was younger and it was great. I haven't been able to find this tiny little bottle anywhere though. If you get a lot of acne though the bottle might run out fast.

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    Sat Mar 13 2010

    Works Wonders, I don't even have to use much of it.

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    Mon Aug 10 2009

    AMAZING!!!! i used to have bad acne and proactive and murad both made it worse. i have tried everything out there and this stuff is the best by far. i use a foaming cleanser and then put the spot treatment on. everyone is saying not to use a lot but the trick is to pile it on, unless you have dry skin, it cleared up my problem areas in 2 days and i had COMPLETELY CLEAR skin in a week. i dont recommend using it in the day though because its looks white on your skin and shouldnt be worn in the sun. buy it!! its like magic.

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    Mon Jun 22 2009

    This works great for a quick fix! It helps by drying out the skin and the acne goes away faster! Make sure not to use too much because it can dry out your skin and cause it to peel which is not good.

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    Sun Dec 07 2008

    well isnt it just supposed to be a SPOT TREATMENT? you shouldnt be applying this all over your face.

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    Mon Apr 14 2008's okay. i'm trying benzaclin now because nothing else works! anyone know anything about that?

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    Sun Jan 06 2008

    I'm 24 and have the occasional breakouts and some blackheads in my T-zone...Going along with the same complaints from others; it made my skin worse w/more breakouts and dried my skin out. I wouldn't even give it 1 star, I want my money back!

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    Sun Jul 29 2007

    WOWWW...okay so I bought this yesterday then as soon as I got home I put it on to wear during the day then I applied it again at night. When I woke up this morning more than half of my breakouts were GONE!! But I do not have "acne", I breakout a lot on my forehead but it is not considered acne. This worked great for that one random pimple I had on my cheek because it was gone the next day... If I know if I'm just going to be around the house for the day and do nothing I put it on and thats the perfect time to apply it. BUY IT!

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    Fri Oct 06 2006

    I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. Okay, granted...I don't have horrible acne, but I have been suffering from deep blemishes on my cheek that I could not clear up! So, along with cleaning my face with foaming cleanser, I (as usual) used some astringent on a cotton ball to clean the remaining makeup off my face. THEN--I use a minimal amount. Now, when I say minimal...I mean not more than a pin drop on the tip of my finger. You can use a little more if you need to, but for a few blemishes it just isn't needed, because you DO NOT want to use this on clear skin. After a matter of a few days, my acne spots dried up. I have continued this regimine at night (I only use the product in the morning if I really think I need to), and I enjoy my new clear skin. I do suggest staying away from the skin above your lip or under your nose. I did this the first night and looked as if I had a bad case of a cold. Your skin will dry use it sparingly and don't pick at your skin.

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    Fri Apr 07 2006

    Like others have said, this product did nothing good for me. It didn't get rid of my acne, and just burnt my skin. I'm so red! I'm going out tonight, and I'm soo red and dry and gross! It's so embarrasing! I do NOT recommend this product.

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    Mon Jan 23 2006

    Well I have been using this for about a week and no change in my acne...but my skin is dry and itchy. Maybe its just adjusting but I'm considering switching if it doesnt start working soon

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    Sun Jul 24 2005

    I get the occasional pimples sometimes....Well i tried this on a huge one the last time.......Result? It made it red red RED and tender to the touch. i didn't like this.

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    Sat Jun 19 2004

    Doesn't dry my skin like other Benzoyl Peroxide medications, but it is still effective at fighting acne. The tinted version even helps my skin look better. Highly recommended.

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    Sat Jan 31 2004

    The Neutrogena acne treatment is the best benzoyl peroxide I've found. Its minimally irritating, and when applied to a blemish, it does significantly speed the drying and healing process. It can also be used to prevent future breakouts, when applied daily to acne prone areas. Reccommended for mild to moderate acned. Its not going to cure severe cystic acne though.

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    Thu Jan 22 2004

    acne quickly clears up, but prepare to have very dry scaly skin....moisturize is a must with this product!

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    Sat Jan 03 2004

    Just make sure you use a lot of it. That seems to be the key.

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    Mon Nov 17 2003

    i've been using this for it a week, and all it does is make my skin dry and itchy. If I put a moisterizer on after, it just makes my pimples worse. I've been using it for a week and all it has done is gave me more pimples. but it seems to be getting rid of some of the smaller pimples

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    Mon Aug 04 2003

    Maybe I should give it more than a 3 because I seem to have especially tough acne, but the fact remains that it didn't totally clear up my face. I'd give it a 3.5 if the option were there. I've tried lots of products, even the prescription Benzamycin (5% benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic erythromycin). Salicylic acid creams and pads didn't seem to do much, 10% benzoyl peroxide creams made my face peel, and even the 5% concentration in the prescription made my face very itchy and red even though I tried to use it consistently to "toughen up" my sensitive skin. Neutrogena On-the-Spot cream doesn't clear my face up (especially during certain parts of my hormonal cycles), but it does seem to control it better than other OTC products and it doesn't produce any of the irritation. Also, it isn't very pasty and it absorbs well so I can put it on in the morning without white marks on my face all day. Their claim of maximum effectiveness without the irritation holds true. It's pretty expens... Read more

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    Sun Jun 01 2003

    these did not work for me... infact they made it worse

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    Sat Mar 08 2003

    It simply did not work - just left dry patches on the spot I applied it to.

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    Wed Jan 22 2003

    well i tried this product it isn't good at all. i used clean and clear persa gel 10 b4 then i switch thinking this wopuld be a good choice big mistake my face was almost clear then it went bad cause i switch

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    Thu Aug 22 2002

    I’ve been using Neutrogena on the Spot treatment for about two months, and within that period, I still have breakouts and to be true it is increasing in number. This BP medication does not work really well, though its label mentioned that this medication contains ingredients that can enhance the BP penetration. Instead of applying it directly on my acne, I’ve applied this BP treatment all over face, thus IF ONLY this product works really well, it CAN make my appeared acne shrink and prevent the new one from forming! For two months, it is not worth a wait to see my complexion become clear than ever before! To those who have tried this acne medication and satisfied with the result, skin care solution, monicca, phillip 1989, krilin187, rachilove, sumwon, zoezanidakis etc.., all of you are just so lucky as this product suits with your skin condition, to those who are not, try other acne medication products that contains higher percentage of BP or any Hydroxy Acid treatments. This 2.5% of B... Read more

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    Sun Aug 04 2002

    This Neutrogena Acne Treatment is an excellent acne treatment compared to any other acne medication available in the drug stores. It contains only 2.5% of Benzoyl Peroxide. You might think that less percentage of Benzoyl Peroxide will make the treatment less effective but to be true, it is important to note the other ingredients in this product that can enhance the Benzoyl Peroxide delivery process to the skin pores. Most of the BPO creams consist of BPO (5% - 10%) and the preservatives, Methylparaben and Propylparaben. These preservatives are included in order to maintain the medication from early expiration as these preservatives restrore the BPO so that it can be used within a period of time. These preservatives are not to enhance the delivery process. However, this Neutrogena product contains the ingredients that can enhance the penetration. (Refer at the package) Monicca's comment is very helpful. The necessity in taking oral medication for the treatment of acne like zinc and vita... Read more

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    Wed Jul 24 2002

    This small tube of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide does work wonders for me. Apply onto face twice daily but please discipline yourself where you have to apply it consistently, let say 10 a.m and 12 p.m. So, on every other day, you need to apply this benzoyl peroxide medication on the same time and this will give a hint for your skin when will it receive the medication as it will learn on how to get along with benzoyl peroxide. One more thing i would like to add here, do take zinc supplement (20 - 50 mg of elemental zinc) to improve your skin condition. Though chicken and meat do supply enough quantity the daily need of zinc, but these foods are having the capability in aggravating acne. My point is, if there're foods that can make your skin beautiful, so there must be foods that can make your face worse! Avoid sugar and dairy products. Take vitamin C supplement (100mg). Ignore what have been told to you that "there's no evidence shows that certain foods can aggravate acne"!By following all of t... Read more

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    Sun Feb 17 2002

    I used it for more than a week and nothing happened. In fact, my acne became worse. It is an expensive tube which is too small.

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    Fri Dec 28 2001

    my daughter has had chronic acne problems. after reading the ratings on this page, we tried this product and so far (after 1 week) are very impressed with the results. we recommend this product!

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    Thu Dec 13 2001

    A milder, more forgiving BP based treatment. A lot of people in their comments knock it because of the dryness it causes. While it can dry your face, its important to follow it up with a moisturizer. That way, you can use it and still go out in public. Dry, irritated skin can contribute to further breakouts. Another post I read said they put it on and nothing happened the next day. It doesn't work overnight. It works gently and takes days, not hours. It is an excellent product that is a good alternative to higher concentration (and more drying) BP products.

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    Wed Nov 28 2001

    Works good---but it makes my face dry and cracky, plus the acne turns an awful purple pigment...but not so bad for its price.

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    Fri Aug 31 2001

    This stuff is incredible. I has cleared up virtually all of my acne. I don't usually wear it during the day, but I cover my face with it at night. It is a little costly but well worth the money.

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    Sun Aug 12 2001

    This product really worked! This is the only treatment I have used that did exactly what it said it would do. You just apply a small amount of this on each pimple and it does the rest itself. It made smaller pimples disappear the next day and larger pimples in 2-5 days. Overall, I would highly recommend this product to anyone with acne.

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    Wed Jul 04 2001

    This is the best blemish cream I have ever tried. It doesn't leave your face tight or dry like clearasil.

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    Mon Apr 02 2001

    This neutrogena on the spot acne treatment works wonders i had my cheeks full of pimples{big pimples} and by the end of two weeks my face was very clear, iam really glad they invented this product because it doesnt really dry out your face and is very effective.I would like to also say to you people who are bearly starting to get pimples all over your face, use this produtct for at least two to three weeks, nothing works if you expected to clear your whole face in one day, be patient!. thank you for any comments please e-mail me at [email protected]

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    Fri Nov 24 2000

    I think it's great, because you don't have to put a treatment all over your face where there are strong chemicals to attack acne, which are instead attacking your good skin. I really liked this on the spot treatment because at the first sign of a blemish, this treatment attacks the pimple right away. If you use it overnight, the next day you will wake up acne free. Putting any acne medication all over your face tends to make it dry.

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    Fri Nov 24 2000

    It clears skin really quickly. It can also be used as a concealer because it is tinted. It's the best acne treatment I've used.

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    Tue Nov 21 2000

    Drys out your face a little. Clearer skin. The good thing about it is it acts like a concealer and also fits blemishes.

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    Thu Nov 16 2000

    I have found that my blemishes shrink or disappear within three to four days. I have also found it to not dry it out too much.

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    Wed Nov 15 2000

    I used this product before going to bed and surprisingly it worked by morning. I liked it because it was fast, effective and worked while I slept.

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    Wed Nov 08 2000

    This is a good product that works. It made my pimples go away. Apply it three times a day and it works.

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    Tue Nov 07 2000

    It helps my back from breaking out in pimples. It also helps my chest too. It's a medicinal treatment that helps me because before my back was really bad!

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    Mon Nov 06 2000

    Neutrogena On-The-Spot Treatment works really well with the big pimples. If you use it everyday, it is less effective because your skin gets used to it. You should not use it with small pimples.

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    Mon Oct 30 2000

    Doesn't even work. Sometimes I think of throwing it at someone. It's expensive and useless. Horrible product.

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    Mon Oct 30 2000

    After using the product, nothing seemed to work. Face was till unclear the next morning. I don't recommend this product.

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    Tue Oct 17 2000

    Works very well especially when used with the Neutrogena acne mask. Gets rid of acne very rapidly.

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    Fri Oct 06 2000

    I use it for the occaisional zit. Even the painfully swelled up ones seem to shrink overnight, and disappear in what seems like less than half the time it usually takes. Also, it kind of has a fleshtone color- good for use as a slight cover-up for those of use who don't wear makeup.