I use this with other products and I like it. I wash my face with a benzoyl peroxide soap, and use Neutrogena 3-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, and Neutrogena Triple-Action Toner Oil-Free Acne Stress Control all over my face, and this stuff on the trouble spots.
(Don't mix benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid treatments unless you know your skin can take it. I had to work up to it, and I give my skin a few minutes to rest in between products)
Anyway, now that I'm in my 30s I noticed my skin was taking longer to heal from blemishes. Spots would take weeks to heal. This stuff really helps to make those older spots disappear more quickly. I use it in the morning (under makeup) and before bed. When I wake up I can see the skin lightly peeling away on the spots I put it.
It does have a funny smell, but I'm used to it now, and it goes away after it dries.
I have dark circles under my eyes and have had them for years. I have tried everything and purchased this in a effort to cover them. Total waste of money. It did nothing but dry out the skin around my eyes and I had more lack of a better word eye boogers than normal. Maybe if you have slight dark circles under your eyes it might work but not for major dark circles.
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I've known for years that salicylic acid is one of the best,cheapest ways of reducing a blemish and giving your face a slight peel to unclog pores. I could not use much of it because I use Retin-A and that product will expholiate enough.Now that I'm a lot older I don't have to use Retin-A as much so I found this product a few months back. I just wanted a straight up salicylic acid formula with no frills. This is a terrific product for what it says-spot treatment. It would probably work on moderate acne but the size is so small.Now,if I get a little bump here and there I use this product.It DOES work quickly and with minimal very minimal irritation. The only time I had red skin was when I layered it on a couple stubborn spots on my forehead.At 53 I still get a couple zits once and awhile.The acne products on the market have improved so much.....but some are STILL so dreadful.I will always bless my mother for taking my severe acne seriously and getting help.Neutrogena has come a long way.
I used this product for several years and stopped when I started seeing a dermatologist for my acne, which got too expensive when I lost my job. My acne problems continued....then I ordered this two weeks ago....and BINGO....it all came back to me why I loved this product. My face looks great!
I've been using this product for years and have NEVER had a break-out when I've used it regularly. (I'm in my mid-twenties and have been using this product since I was a teenager.) I use it daily in the morning and as needed in the afternoon should I work-out, etc. I have oily skin and it's very noticeable should I miss a day of use.\n\nI haven't had problems with dry skin but I do have to make sure to use sun screen when going out on sunny summer days because my nose is the only place on my body that burns.\n\nI'm constantly complimented on my complexion and would recommend this product to anyone!
Very good product! I have oily\/combination skin, and I have been using this product twice a day for the last couple of months. It removes all oil from the skin (if you have naturally dry skin I would recommend using a moisturizer) and really does clean out your pores. I'm an athlete, so I sweat and smear sunscreen all over my skin and don't get a chance to wash my face that often, but even using this once a day before bed really does wonders for your skin.\n\nOne tip: If you're on an acne treatment like Retin-A don't use this product, it really will dry out your face so much you can't open your mouth. :) So make sure you're not on any treatment that will dry out your skin!\n\nOtherwise, hats off to Neutrogena for such a great product!