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Friday, October 23, 2009

Neutrogena On the Spot Acne Treatment

This is also one of my Hong Kong beauty loot and I bought it at Sasa if you can see the pink Sasa sticker on the box, this costs HK$59.00 and I bought it on a spur, which I always do when I go to another country LOL.

I was getting some acne on my forehead at that time because of stress and my thesis defense was going to be held a week after that and we haven’t finished editing the documentary yet! I think I broke out because I was really nervous if we were going to make it or not because my thesis mate was also in Hong Kong at that time and there’s just one of my beloved thesis mate left in the Philippines to do the work alone.

Anyway let’s get to the review.

Neutrogena claims this vanishing formula has 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide that provides the same effectiveness of a 10% Benzoyl Peroxide formula so this has less irritation. Helps clear up acne fast while treating skin gently.

At first I thought “Why is this acne cream not working?” So I have decided to experiment with this cream so I could yield better results. Initially I was dabbing the cream and spreading it out on my acne and nothing happened; there is some drying but it was very minimum and the acne would not go away fast.

My second method of using this is to just dab the cream on the acne and I did not spread it out so the formula would be concentrated. This time, it works! I can feel a sting on my acne with this method but it is tolerable; but one time I accidentally popped my pimple while washing my face and then I dabbed this cream on, it really stings and I can’t help it but to cry! Haha! The cream dries up after an hour or two so if you want you can peel it off and apply a fresh coat of cream. With this method the zits would dry up for about two days depending on how big it is. For small minor zits a night’s treatment would be enough but for the bigger ones it would take two to three days to dry up.

So far I am satisfied with this one; I’ve been using this for almost a year and the tube still has a lot of cream in it; I have not tried other zit zapping products like Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion so I cannot compare yet. 


  1. This reminds me of Eskinol and Clean & Clear's pimple gel thingie. :P But Neutrogena IS Neutrogena. It has been a staple in my facial stuff. :) I'm glad it works for you and thank you for the review.

  2. Haha! Yeah... A lot of zit zappers came out in the past few years XD Neutrogena has been a staple in my skincare too! Your welcome Pammy! =)Hope the review helps!