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The Best Neutrogena Products for Acne

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The Best Neutrogena Products for Acne
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The Neutrogena brand offers dozens of skincare products targeting a wide array of skin conditions, including skincare products designed to help treat and prevent acne. Whether you need an acne wash or a topical acne medication, Neutrogena makes several products that have received top praise from third-party skincare experts for their efficacy.

Oil-Free Acne Wash

Skincare expert Paula Begoun reviewed Neutrogena's acne wash in her book "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" and says it contains effective cleansing agents and salicylic acid. The acid works as an effective anti-acne treatment to exfoliate pores. The editors of "InStyle" magazine also love it, calling it the best cleanser for oily skin thanks to its "unusually potent" use of salicylic acid.

Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System

Neutrogena's acne therapy system is a three-part treatment kit made up of a cleanser, day lotion and overnight lotion. "InStyle" magazine's beauty editors pick it as the best acne-preventing system for acne-prone skin. Its active ingredients consist of benzoyl peroxide, which kills bacteria; salicylic acid, which exfoliates pores; and glycolic acid, which exfoliates the skin's surface.

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Deep Clean Gentle Scrub

Neutrogena's scrub is the best exfoliator for blemish-prone skin, reports "InStyle" magazine. The magazine gives it top marks for its use of exfoliating beads. Dr. Virgil Hatcher, a New York dermatologist reviewing the scrub for the magazine, says the beads effectively exfoliate without aggravating or drying skin. Chemical exfoliants are also included to better slough off dead skin cells.

Skin-Clearing Oil-Free Concealer

Sometimes, a blemish might pop up when you least want it, like before an important business meeting or social gathering. "Real Simple" magazine recommends Neutrogena's oil-free concealer as an ideal way to both treat the blemish and camouflage it. It's made with acne-clearing salicylic acid and comes in three shades to match your skin tone.

On-the-Spot Acne Treatment

Neutrogena's spot treatment contains an extra-high amount of bacteria-killing benzoyl peroxide. "Elle" magazine highlights it as one of the best ways to treat acne, saying it can help to both treat and prevent pimples. Neutrogena also adds oil-absorbing particles to help keep your blemishes shine-free.

Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Gentle Scrub

Pimples don't just appear on your face; they can also show up on the rest of your body. "Real Simple" magazine suggests using Neutrogena's body scrub to help clear body acne. The magazine editors like its use of salicylic acid and exfoliating beads. Neutrogena includes natural herbal extracts like aloe vera to help moisturize and calm skin.

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