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

4.0

508 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

PH: 3.4 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 Fruit Extract (Cucumis Sativus), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl 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, Potassium Hydroxide, Green 5, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Fragrance


on 9/9/2013 9:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Whenever I stray and try something new, it almost always breaks me out. Then I use this to get my skin cleared up fast. I have very sensitive skin and get acne from any irritation. This soothes my skin, clears up the redness, and reduces the size of any pimples. Keeps any hormonal acne at bay around that time of the month. I order online from the Neutrogena site to make it cheaper.

A BIG HINT! : use a natural oil underneath to help the product sink into your skin. When I use this alone my face is too dry and breaks out, so I use a tiny amount of jojoba oil. YES it is oil, but it closely matches the oil your own body produces and keeps your skin from making more. Also, scrubbing too hard makes your skin produce oil, so wash gently. Gently rub a few drops all over your face and then immediately apply the 3 in 1 treatment. You can find jojoba oil at health stores (Whole Foods, GNC, etc).

I hope this helps clear up any one else's acne-prone and sensitive skin!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.



on 7/30/2013 8:42:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I bought this specifically for my blackheads and it did absolutely nothing for them. Used this for 3 months straight every night and it left my nose peeling and flaky but the blackheads remained. I don't think I'm ever getting rid of those things :(


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I had high hopes for this product, but sadly those hopes weren't met.
pros:
-calms redness
-easy to spread
-considerable price for quantity
-smells fresh
-doesn't dry out skin

cons:
-didn't treat acne
- cause a couple of flare ups* possible from the perfume
-might smell fresh, but sometimes may be nauseating
-promises to 1)treat and heal acne 2)prevent acne 3)hydrate and soften, only one promise was true, 3) hydrate( doesn't really soften)

overall: feels great, does nothing may cause a couple of pimples* like all acne treatments it gets worse before it gets better, but for me this one just kept on making me worse.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is the only thing that has ever worked to get the little bumps from my forehead to go away. I experience way less breakouts when i use this on a regular basis. I can wear it under make up as long as i put a thin layer on. It doesnt dry out my skin. I use a cetaphil gentle skin cleanser with it. There is nothing i have found that is better than this. It isnt too harsh, and definitely get the job done.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I've been using this for years with the rest of the line. Makes my skin feel really soft. I use it as part of my daily skin care routine. It feels great on the skin, and it great for spot treatment of acne as well. I don't know it this is truly discontinued, because I recently repurchased it, but if it is I will be extremely disappointed.


on 4/23/2013 2:50:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Amazing! This product does what it says. I had horrible red congested bumps all over my face on Sunday. After applying twice a day, my face had cleared up completely by Tuesday! I wear it underneath my make up and it does not dry out my face. It's also very lightweight and you can't beat the price! I'm very impressed and highly recommend this product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/15/2013 11:23:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is a great product for my sensitive combo skin. I tend to breakout on my chin area. This definitely helps and doesn't dry my skin out like other treatments. However it isn't particularly moisturizing. If you have dry skin you will need another moisturizer on top of this. I also use the Neutrogena astringent from this same line and love it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/14/2013 12:06:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

ok really? lucky for all u guys that it worked for. it dried my skin out and made it worse. made clusters of breakouts even bigger when i would apply this. same thing happened with my best friend wjmalique. she has a vid called acne products favorites and fails and this was def a fail. i dont think this was hydrating in any way nor gentle.. maybe i have sensitive skin but kudos to all u guys that it worked for :)


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Violet

i really can't believe they are discontinuing this product just when i finally found something that works if you see it buy this is amazing it help me clear up my acne i use it overnight and the pimple is gone in 1 or 2 days!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I loved this product and have used it for 6 consecutive years without ever switching to a different bha. Although that and many other reviews speak volumes Neutrogena has decided to discontinue its best product. This is something I can't imagine living without (beauty wise) disappointment is an understatement. I will be purchasing samples of Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% bha gel and will update as to whether it is comparable in terms of texture and effectiveness. P.S. Neutrogena's new All-in-1 acne treatment is not a comparable product to the 3-in-1 and is not worth having. Update: Paula's Choice 2% bha gel has noticeably different texture than this product and left a shiny finish on my skin,it was also slightly drying compared to the hydrating Neutrogena. That being said Paula's Choice CLEAR anti-redness exfoliating solution is perfect and non-drying, I have absolutely no blackheads thanks to it. It is far and away a more effective product than the Neutrogena 3-in-1.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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