I can't speak to the usefulness of this product as preventative, as many of the reviews here do. However, as far as the "vanishing" it promises, the reduction of redness, any improvement of existing pimples whatsoever, etc, I have gotten zero results. Also, it doesn't work "invisibly," as it claims -- it forms an unattractive white layer where you place it.
This was what I used before I went to a dermatologist to look for something a little stronger. This is a 2.5% BP spot treatment. It wasn't the best, but it should be okay for most mild acne cases. I have oily / acne-prone skin, and I would spot treat with this 2 or 3 times a day (I'd do it less often if you have dry skin, or are sensitive to BP). It's good for healing sudden breakouts, but it doesn't do much (if anything) to prevent new breakouts, which is why I moved on to prescription meds.
This product did not work for me at all. It dried out my skin but did not treat my acne. Instead, I found that my face became very red and irritated, but not clear.
I'm 32 and suffer and from hormonal acne. I get this cyst like pimples around my chin area which never really go to head and leave behind this dark mark where it was. I had tried everything from prescription to several over the counter type of drugs.
Not ONE product has ever helped but this "On the Spot Acne Treament Vanishing Formula" along with DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask has helped tremendously. Currently these two products have made it possible to keep the pimples at bay for more than two and a half months which is a record for me.
I have had this luck with only the prescription product Clindamycin but after a while it stopped working even when it was mixed with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.
I started reading up on other prescription prducts and came across the website http://www.acne.org/ where one guy kept wrote his story about dealing with acne for years and his experience with over the counter and prescription medication.
The one regime that worked for him was to use a large amount of Benzoyl Peroxide in 2.5% not 10% strength twice a day, every day.
I started doing this along with using the DDF Sulfer Mask at least once or twice a week (Leaving it on for hours not minutes)
What I have found was the I found that Benzoyl Peroxide in 2.5% was not drying (unlike 10%) and I didn't really need to use the amount recommended by the guy on www.acne.org. I apply the lotion twice a day only on my lower jaw line, and chin area (where I normally have acne break out) and use the DDF mask in that same area. As long as I keep up with this regime I didn't have much to any acne. I can't say NONE because I have had two small cysts (one one the side of my nose were I wasn't treating) so I used the DDF over night it reduced the cyct to almost nothing and it was gone within a day or two (I was applying the Benzoyl Peroxide in 2.5% as well)
This is not a cure for acne and I have been using this regime for half of the year in 2008 with sucess but I was planning a wedding, running two projects and having a house built all at the same time so there were times I just became lazy and my acne would come back.
Now that is all over and I have been consistant and I love the results.
The only thing I don't like about this product is the price. It is pricey and I think I'm going to start buying the product off the www.acne.org website. I had held off thinking I could find the Benzoyl Peroxide in 2.5% by some generic brand but all generic brands only make it in 10% which is too strong.
This isn't the greatest bp treatment, but it's the only one in drugstores that's 2.5% instead of 10% which is great because too much bp is unnecessary for controlling acne. The consistency is too thick, almost like putting glue on your skin and trying to spread it around. It also puts a white cast on you skin which isn't great for daytime. I'll only buy this if I can't get a hold of acnefree blackhead eliminator but they are sold at drugstore.com so I'm not buying this ever again.
Yes, I'm a cheapskate (I prefer the word 'thrifty), and B.P. always worked for my skin. I'd usually buy any random tube of 10% B.P. vanishing cream, ranging from Clearasil, Wal-Mart brand, Albertson's brand, Clean and Clear, CVS brand, or whatever was on hand in the dollar stores. B.P. is obviously pretty effective, and you see results the next morning, but I HATED the fact that it gave me a horrible red nose. No one wants to be struggling with concealing that the next day since it's just a pain. This product, however, does not leave you looking like Rudolph on Christmas eve. Your face won't be totally clear after one night, so it takes longer to see results, but this is a small price to pay for having your skin look all the same color the next morning. Neutrogena products don't disappoint, and this one is no exception. For a few dollars more, I'll go for this from now on.
This product isn't the best, but it does work. Since I have dry skin, I found this product doesn't overdry my skin, which is great, because other acne creams I use make my skin flaky. It doesn't work as effectively and quickly as I want to, but it does get the job done.
Well, this is another part of my beauty regime. I find that using this prevents, yes, prevents new acne formation. It is not as drying as other acne products and it does the job well. All I need is a thin layer. I am still using this product everyday!
This worked for me at 1st and then as time went it it was less effective..I wouldn't buy again.
Honestly by far the best pimple treatment cream I have found. I had cystic acne on my face and each time I apply the cream, it gets visibly smaller the next day or two. However it does dry the skin and so it is best to have a good moisturizer to work with it. Neutrogena moisturizer with SPF 15 does not work well with it at well. I use Eucerin acne-prone moisturizing gel and my skin is visibly better although not completely cured yet.