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Neutrogena Oil-Free Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment
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Neutrogena Oil-Free Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment


Active Ingredients:
Salicylic Acid (2%) (Acne Treatment).

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG 8, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Vinyl Dimethicone Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract (Cucumis Sativus), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Lactate, PEG 75 Stearate, Ceteth 20, Steareth 20, Trideceth 6, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Sclerotium Gum, Laureth 23, Laureth 4, Disodium EDTA, Benzalkonium Chloride Solution, Potassium Hydroxide, Green 5, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Fragrance.

Items marked with red have tested a 3 or above (out of 5) in comedogenic (pore-clogging) testing.

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Skin got red and hot... and acne got worse!
Reviewed on March 2, 2017

I have been using Neutrogena products for a very long time with no problem - mainly their lotions and sunblocks, I guess in retrospect. I always thought they were good, like super high quality for something you could buy at the store. It made sense to me, when I started to breakout out of nowhere last year to try them. I bought this product, read the instructions and followed them. Within a week, my face was tight, red, burning to the touch and sprouting more zits than ever before. I was totally horrified. I called a friend of mine in the skin care business and she told me that Neutrogena products are crap, filled with tons of chemicals and just straight up no good. I still can’t believe it! I looked it up and she was right there are so many articles about how bad it is!! Especially their sunblock. I can’t believe I have trusted them with my skin for so long!

She told me to try a couple other products that couldn’t be found at the general store. Her clients had had good luck with two of them, Exposed and Ninja. I hadn’t heard of either, called them both, explained the situation and ultimately went with Ninja. really great company , the trifecta of good - customer service, price and awesome product! My skin cleared up really quickly, now I am even off the medication and even better… I am not wearing makeup any more to cover up my spots!

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Reviewed on April 19, 2016

I LOVVVVEEEEEEEEEEE THIS!!! Other products have always felt weird on my face and broke it out more but this is a fresh and moisturizing acne treatment. Just take a bit and put it all over you problem areas, or in my case my whole face lol. Make sure to use moisturizer after! (I use spectro, its helped me a lot!) It clears up skin really well and my face always feels so smooth and nice after. I have bad breakouts and cystic acne but this really helps me with redness and soothing irritation which is the first step to clearing skin. I really love the products on this line so far. If you have confidence in your products, you will really believe it works, and it will work! Like the old sugar pills trick make sure you feel motivated and open to all products. I really love this and am excited to continue using it. The smell is really nice for one, and if its not working for you don't worry! Even if it doesn't help right away, find something comfortable for you rather than something you are always worried if its working. give your skin a break, and dont use the same products for too long.

Helps with redness
Reviewed on July 17, 2015

This product helped reduce redness on my face as well as larger pimples, but after using it for a few months, it left me with small bumps all over my forehead because this product stripped my skin's natural oils. If you have sensitive skin I do not recommend this because the cooling/tingling effect is known to damage skin.

On the other hand, it is good at bringing the heads of pimples to the surface, but I wouldn't use it everywhere on the face.

Reviewed on June 10, 2014

NEVER PUT THIS TRASH ON YOUR PRECIOUS FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had moderate acne and then I was making a lot of progress and I went from moderate to mild acne my face was almost clear, I was so HAPPY, I wanted to speed up the progress. So I purchased this product to help. The first day it started drying out my face my face was DRY AS HELL and I have OILY skin. so yeah, then it started burning into my flesh and oh my lawd this was painful and my face was red as hell and it sucks cuz my skin tone is fair so I looked very very strange, then I noticed that the irritation was causing a lot of pimples, I broke out so bad I have never had so many pimples in MY DAMN LIFE. I threw it in the trash, in 1 day and 1 night it totally ruined meeeeeeeee!!!!! It's been a month since then i have mild acne now but wow i suffered so much from that.

Reviewed on November 20, 2012

While this product doesn't do much in clearing up acne, it does help prevent it. It's also hydrating, and isn't heavy at all.

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Jill, USA
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Reviewed on November 5, 2012

This was a waste :( But it is worth a go since it is cheap and doesn't make your skin worse or anything.

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Reviewed on October 6, 2012

I used to break out almost exclusively on my forehead. It was never-ending and my forehead was absolutely never clear.. One new blemish a day. I've been using this for a little over a month and my forehead hasn't had a blemish in almost three weeks. Thank god.

While this has pretty much stopped my usual breakouts completely, it did not prevent a terrible hormonal breakout on the sides of my face, where I don't usually break out, a day or two before my period. The rest of my face did manage to stay completely clear, which doesn't really ever happen.

Otherwise, I love this product, because I don't have to deal with any burning or stinging and yet it's very good at keeping my pores clean when no other product or prescription worked.

Reviewed on July 24, 2012

works great for the price, but is really only for people with light acne not very strong but i love that after i put it on it doesnt make my skin oily!

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Anderson Duque, New Jersey
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Reviewed on August 2, 2011

A friend reccomended me this product because she said it worked very well for her.

I had a mild case of acne (not more than 3 pimples at the same time), and after a week using this product I broke out to have my chin really full of pimples!!

Maybe this product would work for other people, but for me it wasn't good at all...

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Ellie, Boston, Mass
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Reviewed on April 26, 2011

this product was very "iffy" for me... the first time i tried it it worked great, but i also used it with a combo of other products... then i stoped using it bc i needed more of a treatment not a lotion for my acne. but when my skin was starting to get dry again i used it again and broke me out. im my opinion this is for people with light, moderate acne and not the kind i have which is fairly moderate. i would recommend this to people with mild acne

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