Neutrogena • Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment [DISCONTINUED] • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I think this a great option for a BHA. It keeps my skin clear without drying it out too much. It is also a good price for 2 oz ($6). It has a light scent and feels smooth. I pretty much can't live without it. I barely get acne anymore *\o/*
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love it from the first application! Okay I haven't used acne treatments since high school so I wasn't sure what to expect. I just wanted my skin to be healthy. Well this treatment feel really good going on and doesn't dry or flake my skin. I clean first with the Oil Free Acne Wash with pink grapefruit then follow with this and a spot treatment. So far it make my skin feel wonderful and I anticipate my once a month acne flare ups are a thing of the past or at least less noticeable. I would definitely buy again, this is a keeper.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I wrote off Neutrogena products back in high school because they were always so drying. Now at 24 years old I'm still struggling with occasional breakouts, and after reading the great reviews here I decided to give it a chance.
About $6-7, depending on where you go, you get a well-packaged squeeze tube with a screw on cap that does not leak with travel. The product itself is very thin and liquidy, which was a turn off at first but I found allows you to spread a small amount of product over a very large area, so really only a pea size will do for face and neck. The liquid is slightly cooling and refreshing to the skin and does not sting. It claims to contain 2% Salicylic Acid. I use 1-2 times a day after cleansing.
While this hardly did anything for my face breakouts, it worked WONDERS on the acne on my back! Ever since I started using it on my back I haven't had a breakout in over 2 months!! This is unheard of for me. I just wish it did the same for my face. Otherwise, I highly recommend and plan to repurchase.
Still no breakouts on my back! And the breakouts on my face are significantly less. I have added this to my permanent regimen. As a note, Amazon.com offers this as a subscription delivery, meaning they will send you one every month (or whatever time interval that you choose) for a discounted price. I get mine for only $5.12. This may be helpful as this is kind of hard to find.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to like this product after reading about it on beautypedia.com. If i take good care of my skin using the right products, i can have beautifully clear healthy skin. If not, I can be plagued by pimples and cystic acne that take forever to go away, not to mention the marks they leave behind. I noticed my skin responded really well to acne.org's AHA lotion, so I bought this when I was at the pharmacy because it is cheap and I wanted to try a BHA. This ranked at one of Paula's top BHA products.
First, the scent. I know scents are not good in skincare, but i have to admit that i enjoy them and they are a guilty pleasure of mine, to be honest. The scent of this product was gag inducing. It smells like bad artificial watermelon gum. It's not a deal breaker for me if the product works, but wow it is nauseating, so I can't even imagine what it would be like for someone who gags over more "enjoyable" scented products.
The big problem with this product for me is the silicone in it. Paula Bedoun seems to love and encourage silicone in every product, and she includes it in her serums. My skin just does not agree with it. The more I used it, the more subsurface bumps I could feel appearing under my skin, just like every other silicone based skincare product I've used. I did not see any benefit whatsoever from the salicylic acid. I can only tolerate foundations with silicones (do they even make foundations without silicones?) maybe because I wash my face really well at night.
If you are looking for an affordable exfoliator for acne-prone skin, try acne.org's AHA lotion. It stings the first few times (but I've learned to associate that feeling with the product working), and every morning you wake up with clearer and more even skintone. It comes in a much bigger bottle, and dare I say it is actually moisturizing? For me at least. I don't need to use a separate moisturizer after. The Neutrogena one did nothing for exfoliating.. it did the complete opposite. Clog my pores.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is one acne treatment I will be repurchasing. I don't remember the price being outrageous probably between 4-7 dollars.
The packaging helps to funnel the product to the bottom so you can get every last drop, with this you can even cut the top and scrape out that among the bottom of the tube.
I like that I don't get "peely" with this product and that it helps to clear up my acne.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the best drugstore BHA product out there. According to beautypedia, it actually has the correct PH level for the salicylic acid to exfoliate and clean out pores so I gave it a shot. A week later, my skin is smoother and my pores are looking better and not sandpaper-y. The texture is extremely lightweight and gel-like and absorbs very quickly into the skin and doesn't dry or irritate it. The cucumber scent, though, is a little strong for my liking, but it fades quickly.
I used to have extremely oily skin (I'm on accutane now), so I can tell this would be enough of a moisturizer during the summer, but for those with combo or drier skin might find it lacking - I have to use a moisturizer afterwards. The small bumps have either faded or on their way to going away. It has no effect on the cystic pimples, however.
Salicylic acid works for acne because it helps with exfoliation so pores don't get clogged by itself (skin not shedding properly). If you find that this doesn't help with your acne, you might have to use an antibacterial treatment in conjunction like benzoyl peroxide (i.e. use BHA in the morning and BP at night). If nothing from the drugstore/counter works then you have to see a dermatologist, like I do. I really just use this as gentle exfoliation to use with my accutane.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Neutrogena claims this product both fights acne and moisturizes.
The first claim is true, but the second isn't. I wouldn't really describe this as a drying treatment, but my skin definitely doesn't feel moisturized. And I'm quite oily and not prone to dehydration in the summer. This doesn't bother me because it's currently very hot and I am in no need of moisture, but I'm not sure I will continue using this in the winter or if I will have to combine it with something that actually does give a bit of water to my face.
As far as the acne fighting part goes, it does what it promises. After a few days of using this, I have felt less bumps when touching my face, my pores became less clogged, which resulted in an overall improvement of the look and feel of my skin.
Mind you, I am not too ance-prone. My cystic acne and painful inflammation days have, hopefully passed, never to return again. I am, however, prone to small bumps and my pores get clogged very easily, although I clean my face regularly, without being too harsh.
The only real problem I have with this treatment is that it stops working after a few weeks. This is not uncommong for me. All treatments containing either AHAs or BHAs become less effective over a short period of time so I have to switch between the regularly. I am currently combining this with Avene Cleanance K, which is an AHA-based treatment. Every 2 weeks, I stop using one, and switch to the other. This has been working excellently, I have very few bumps and my skin has been reacting very well to this regime.
This treatment doesn't aggravate my skin, it's not irritating and it smells very nice and fresh.
All in all, I would recommend it for people who don't suffer from dehydration and want an effective BHA product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I relly love this lotion! I have tried a lot of different creams and lotion, but nothing beats this one! Altough with my acne toner, it can be a little tiny bit drying, it really helped me control my break outs. I can have like...4-5 pimples at a time on my nose, but now, I can get max 1!
Still, it does not help with redness, so...can I only give this a 4.
The 2% of Salicylic acid is also a plus...but if you have other acne products, I wouldnt suggest using this...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
this worked well on my skin for about 6 months, but has suddenly stopped working, i must have developed a tolerance to it. It never dryed my skin out, and seemed to control the oil. It worked best for me in large quantities, morning and night. it never completely got rid of my acne but did help a little bit. If you dont have terrible acne this would work well for you, unfortunately it was not strong enough for me
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This stuff is the worst! I bought it in the first place because I saw all these good comments about how it works over night and they don't have to wear foundation anymore. But those comments were on the neutrogena's website, so like a dummy I bought right before a trip and it made my acne so bad that I had three pimples the sizes of balloons and it hurt my face and I had to put tons of makeup on! And during that trip I got purposed too! I wish I could sue, I now have acne scars so I have to foundation now when I didn't before!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wanted to love this, and did for awhile for a few reasons. I loved the way it felt, the gel-like texture and most of all the way it smelled and made my skin feel. But over time I noticed this wasn't helping, it was clogging my pores rather than clearing my face. I am very clog-prone and something in this ruined an otherwise wonderful experience. Could use a definite reformulation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
So ive been using this for about a month now. at first my face started to break out a little. mainly on my forehead but thats pretty normal. i always get pimples and most products with salicylic acid give me pimples on my forehead. but after a while i didnt break out as much. and now no more pimples on my forehead. my skin has been behaving pretty well and have been clear lately. so 2 nights ago i took a break from this and my pimples are back... i dont think i will ever stop using this product. love it<33 its so light and doesnt make my combo skin oily.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The total WORSE product i have ever ever ever used! within days my skin looked the worst it ever has done, blocked my pores leaving my face covered in blind pimples.... i wouldn't ever use this product again even if i got paid to.... shocking results!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This broke me out. I am very sensitive to sunscreens and this was no exception. But I actually didn't like anything about it anyway. I didn't feel like it really did anything for me and my skin was oily by mid-day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this product as it helped to deal with my heavily clogged pores. (Its active ingredient is 2% salicylic acid, which delves deep into pores to exfoliate.) Even though fragrance is often a no-no for skincare, I didn't mind the scent of the treatment, and I liked the ease of use of the squeeze bottle and the fact that you can see how much is left. I also like the feel of the product on your skin and how quickly it absorbs; there is no residue and no menthol like a lot of other Neutrogena products do. The price is also a bonus. I can't seem to find this at grocery stores anymore and it's out of stock at Neutrogena's website, so it may be getting discontinued.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Tic tok....tic toc.....
Been using this product for a month. My acne still looks horrible....the same if not WORSE than before I used this. I have seen no benefits from this. I don't know if a month is too soon to say but oh well. I am looking for a product that will clear my skin up faster than this. One month, still no sign of clearing up....I'm moving on to another product.
Will never buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
This is supposed to be an acne treatment, but it broke me out badly. I wanted so much for this to work because it really was a delight to apply. Oh well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been using this stuff for a few years and I love it. I started getting acne at 30 for the first time. My skin still tends toward being dry so finding something to treat both is hard. I have since developed eczema but this is still an important part of my skin care routine. My only complaint is that it is sometimes hard to find.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
THIS IS AMAZING. I absolutely love this acne treatment. My acne is pretty mild but my skin is very prone to clogged pores that turn into little bumps. This lotion is perfect for clearing out those bumps basically overnight. I don't use it every night because your skin can acclimate to BHAs like salicylic acid if you use them too often but i might use this treatment once or twice a week every three weeks or so. its so inexpensive and it really clears up my clogged skin. the only downside is that it does not seem to clear up any larger pimples but i prefer to use a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment for those anyways. i totally recommend this as a gentle skin exfoliator!! just remember not to use it too often as it will start losing its effectiveness.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
My HG acne treatment! I use it all over my face every night after washing my face, and as long as I moisturize my face in the morning, it doesn't dry my skin out. It's not like it's a miracle worker, but for my clogged pores and occasional pimple it's great. There is barely any smell too, which is also great for my sensitive skin. And the 59 mL bottle lasts a long time, even though I use it all over my face. Just make sure you only use a thin layer, and don't put it over any other product, because any more than that is not only useless, it builds up and creates the eraser effect thing where it balls up.