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220 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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220 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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This Worked For Me !!

Customer review by Jess712712712

5.0 stars 5/6/2016 by Jess712712712
by Jess712712712

Growing up I had cystic acne that no product would help.As I got older (in my late 30s) it went away. A few months ago I started getting pimples all over the front and sides of my neck (some cyst like),my jawline, on my upper chest and upper back. No changes were made to my routine , body wash,make -up, laundry detergent ,ect. They started to go away , Then came back worse. I went to the store and was amazed at how many products are out there. About an hour later I selected this toner. After two uses, once when I got home and once before bed , The next day the big cyst like pimples had shrunk ,the smaller pimples were ready to be washed off and the tiny bumps were almost all gone . I have been using this for a week and my skin keeps getting clearer,I did not know if this would even work,especially this fast as it did for me. I have dry skin on these areas (my face tends to get oily), this product does not burn,irritate,or caused any redness to my neck jawline,upper chest and upper back . Awesome Product !!

Comment from Neutrogena - 5/6/2016

Thanks for your review! We would like to gather some more information about your experience with this product. Please call our consumer care center at 1-800-582-4048 Mon-Fri 9AM-7PM ET. We look forward to hearing from you!

Parma Heights,Ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Skin type:Combination
I like it

Customer review by BexReviewz

5.0 stars 12/18/2010 by BexReviewz
by BexReviewz

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.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day

Customer review by brittanybelle

5.0 stars 3/25/2012 by brittanybelle
by brittanybelle

i have tried many things on my face and have had no luck clearing up my acne or my some what of scars. i tried this product and was amazed by how quickly i saw my face clearing up. i saw a difference the day after i started to use this. i highly recommend this product to anyone wanting to clear up their skin.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
A waste of money...

Customer review by FarsiGirl

1.0 stars 7/14/2013 by FarsiGirl
by FarsiGirl

My two go-to products for fighting acne flare ups used to be Rapid Clear Eliminating spot gel (for day-time use under my makeup) and the spot gel for fighting acne that came in a pen-style dispenser (for clearing up pimples overnight). I can't remember the exact name of the stuff in the pen-style dispenser but it has apparently been discontinued (I went to FIVE stores in one day but couldn't find it) and I wish it was back. It would shrink my emerging pimples overnight. The gel was very thick so it can't be used under makeup but was an amazing overnight product with a handy application method! Then I tried this new product and I hate it. The liquid in the Rapid 2-in-1 Clear gel is watery and smells disgusting. It also doesn't work as well as the thicker gel from the pen-style applicator to make zits go away. I haven't even used a fourth of it but I'm probably going to just throw it out. At least the aforementioned daytime product I use still works.

Minneapolis, MN
Would recommend to a friend? No
Skin type:Combination
I Loved This Product Upon The First Use

Customer review by AClearFaceIsAHappyFace

5.0 stars 1/29/2016 by AClearFaceIsAHappyFace
by AClearFaceIsAHappyFace

I really love this product because it's not harsh on my skin and it leaves my face feeling very clean and protected. I like to use this at night just before going to bed when it can be the most beneficial. I use this toner with the Rapid Clear Daily Scrub and amazingly the scrub and the toner together are still not too harsh. I like how the toner reduces pores and smooths the skin and it leaves my face feeling ultra clean in a way that no other products have done. A little goes a long way. It's a little scary how you can think that your face is very clean until you run a cotton ball of this toner over your face and see what the cleansers have missed. This is a great reinforcement and preventive measure against break outs for me. My skin stays clear and that is wonderful provided that I don't touch my face during the day and I don't ever fall asleep with foundation on.

Pottsville PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Skin type:Normal
My skin is now dry :(

Customer review by Aggie2017

1.0 stars 10/14/2015 by Aggie2017
by Aggie2017

I haven't used a toner in a long time and read so many great reviews on this one, so I thought I would give it a try. Turns out I shouldn't have. I noticed there was a very strong alcohol smell which made my eyes water a lot and made my nose burn after applying it. I used it only a few times a week. My skin, which is usually oily, became extremely dry the day following my firat use. I noticed my skin felt tight and even a little flaky the next day. I even started to break out more than I usually do. During the day my skin produced a little bit of oil, but not as much as usual in. I thought my skin was just trying to adjust to the toner, so I waiting a day before trying it again. After doing so, the day after, my skin was incredibly dry, and no matter how much moisturizer I applied, it was still dry and flaky. Even today, my skin feels tight, dry, and flaky. I do not recommend this product at all. Not only did it ruin my skin, but the smell of alcohol that lingered after application is not something I find satisfying after using a face product. Not only that, but my acne scars are darker.

Comment from Neutrogena - 10/14/2015

Thanks for your review, Aggie2017. Your reaction is not something we'd expect while using our product, and we'd like to learn more about your experience. Please give us a call at 1-800-582-4048 Monday-Friday between 8AM-8PM ET. We look forward to speaking with you.

College Station, TX
Would recommend to a friend? No
Skin type:Dry

Customer review by jvictoria

4.0 stars 8/12/2012 by jvictoria
by jvictoria

I have been searching for a good acne product as I have mild acne, and am constantly under stress and breaking out (I'm a college student & work full time)! This product works so well! When using cotton pad, even AFTER I wash my face, I can still literally SEE the access oil (I have oily skin) coming off, and I don't wear a lot of makeup. This doesn't make my skin dry out, but perhaps if you have sensitive skin I would recommend using a lotion 15 mins afterwards. You immediately see results if u stick with the routine (1-Oil Eliminating Foaming Cleanser, 2-in-1 Fight and Fade Toner, followed by spot treatment and or lotion) using 2-3 times per day! I like the smell not too strong. I have been using this product for 2-3 months now, and still have great results. I btw am STILL using the same bottle I bought in the first place, and I use 2-3x per day, or more if I'm working out/sweating to remove access oil (like this summer!) This product lasts forever! I only gave it 4/5 stars bc I still get a few zits during my menstrual cycle, but I would reccommned this to anyone! TRY THIS!

Jackson, MI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Love this toner.

Customer review by Heather728

5.0 stars 3/14/2013 by Heather728
by Heather728

I have never been a big user of toner but recently discovered how important it is. I have been having a lot of problems with my skin breaking out lately and I have tried so many other products. I know Neutrogena is a good brand so I looked into this line because of the word "rapid" in the name. That's what I needed something to get rid of my acne FAST! I bought this toner along with the facial scrub and lotion from the line to make my own three step system like other acne systems out there. I wash my face with the scrub, use the toner, and then apply the lotion. This toner is so refreshing, you can smell that it has alcohol in it but it doesn't burn like other toners. It has done wonders for my skin. I can also notice my old acne marks fading after a few weeks of continued use which is awesome. This line also does a good job of controlling my oily skin without over drying.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Skin type:Oily
Neutrogena 2-In-1 Fight & Fade Gel Rapid Clear

Customer review by Koukla124

5.0 stars 9/16/2010 by Koukla124
by Koukla124

Seems to fade and decrease blemsihes as indicated. I must have liked it becuase I bought another one.

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Astoria, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
AWESOME toner!

Customer review by mistyl35

4.0 stars 9/21/2013 by mistyl35
by mistyl35

I started using this toner about a month ago. I had a few old acne scars, and a large new one right by my mouth, it was almost a purple shade, hideous! So after using for about a week, I couldn't really see a difference, like other reviews had claimed. Now that it has been a month, the large acne scare by mouth has faded 75%. I've had people notice that it's no longer visible. I use it once a day, after washing my face and follow it up with moisturizer to keep it from drying my face out. I think the smell is a little alcoholy, but it doesn't last long. So if you've been using this for 1-2 weeks and are discouraged you haven't seen results yet, GIVE IT TIME!!!! This isn't a miracle toner that will heal marks in a few days. It has also helped my overall skin tone. I love this product and with regular use, I have no doubt it will fully clear up my scars!!

Tulsa, OK
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Skin type:Normal
Don't break your routine!

Customer review by woahmama

5.0 stars 6/8/2012 by woahmama
by woahmama

I bought the Fight and Fade toner for that exact reason... to fight my stubborn cheek acne (which, at 21, just started getting) and to diminish my scars from past acne. I will first say, don't break your face care routine when using this! At least in my experience, I would be lazy a night or two out of the week and would go to bed with the day's makeup on my face. I know this is a huge no-no in general, but once I would stop using this stuff for a night, I had the worst acne of my life on my cheeks that week. Now, to the good stuff. I had a terrible acne mark on my cheek from a blemish (sounds nicer that pimple/zit) I had from about 8 months ago. I never thought this dark mark/indentation would go away. IT DID!!! Long story (already told) short, it works, keep up with your face-care routine and I hope you are not dissatisfied. :)

San Antonio, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Burned my skin

Customer review by mrs_ruval

1.0 stars 10/13/2015 by mrs_ruval
by mrs_ruval

I have been using other Neutrogena products and i have had absolutely no issue. Normally i do not have sensitive skin. I recently had a baby and have had some serious acne issues and i purchased this to help tone and fight the acne that kept attacking my face. Within one day of use my face would burn after using this product. I expected some sort of tingling effect since it is used to combat acne but this was a true burn. Anything i put on my face after the toner would aslo set my skin on fire. Even if it was a simple mosturizer. My face also got red and blotchy because of it. Normally i love neutrogena products because they are effective and normally dont agitate my skin, but this is one i definately dont reccomend.

Comment from Neutrogena® - 10/13/2015

Thank you for your review, mrs_ruval. We are sorry to hear about your experience. We would like to speak with you to gather more information since this is not typical. Please call our consumer care center at 1-800-582-4048 between Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM EST. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Riverside, CA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Skin type:Normal

Customer review by Julia

2.0 stars 1/30/2016 by Julia
by Julia

I bought this looking for something primarily to help fade my acne scars. I also have some current break outs and thought it could help with that as well. I have been using this everyday, twice a day at least, for a week and I don't notice any fading with my acne scars and nothing special about helping my break outs. It does gradually dry up pimples if used more than once a day but honestly this isn't anything special.

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Would recommend to a friend? No
Works pretty well ...

Customer review by AsherK

4.0 stars 4/21/2015 by AsherK
by AsherK

I like this stuff and will likely repurchase. Is it a miracle product that will make all blemishes disappear without a trace overnight? No, that's not realistic for any product. But, I've found that it does significantly reduce the amount of time it takes for pimples to go away and also really helps with the marks left behind with regular use. Like most anything else, it's more effective if you use it regularly. With little blemishes that are just popping up, this gets rid of them super quick. With bigger ones that are deeper within the skin, it takes a few days but it does really help. It noticeably fades acne marks if you apply on a daily basis. It doesn't really do much for cystic acne, but most spot treatments aren't designed for that.

Comment from Neutrogena® - 4/22/2015

Hi AsherK! Thank you for taking the time to stop by. We would love chat more about your experience. Please give us a call at 1-800-582-4048, we're open Monday through Friday, 8 AM-8 PM EDT. Looking forward to speaking with you! Thank you!

Columbus, OH
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Skin type:Combination
Yes, it really does work....

Customer review by happy365

4.0 stars 8/20/2012 by happy365
by happy365

Im a 20 year old college student and I have been dealing with acne since 12 years old. My acne is not as harsh as it used to be but, because it has been so bad it has left alot of dark marks on my face. I've tried fading creams and everything. Nothing ever seemed to work. Then I decided to try this and I love it! I have only been using it for about three weeks and my darks marks are about 75% gone. My acne has gone down too. It smells good and really doesnt dry out my skin. I use it along with the rapid clear face wash and it works great. I will recommend this product to anyone, it really does work. The only warning is once you start using it....don't stop. I skipped one night because I was being lazy and my entire face broke out badly. Other then complaints !

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Best toner I've ever used!

Customer review by NINI

5.0 stars 3/25/2015 by NINI

I started using this toner two years ago when I realized I started to have dark spots that won't go away. This product is a true miracle. within one week of using this product my face was clear, two three weeks later my face was back to it's natural flawless state. I have oily skin, and this product had helped a lot with it and didn't even dry my skin out. I've always used it with the rapid clear scrub twice a day. Ever since this product ran out of stock, my face never looks the same again. I start having pimple and dark spots that won't go away. I've tried two different toners already with no result. I visited every drug stores and beauty supplies in my area and I can't find this product. Please bring it back online!

Brooklyn, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Skin type:Oily
It works!

Customer review by monday

4.0 stars 7/18/2011 by monday
by monday

this product does what it offers! though it took around 3 days to see a clearer face, it still works! it stopped my breakouts, and also cleared up my light/medium acne scarring. all of my light acne scarring is gonee! and the dark ones, turned into light ones! so im hoping that those light ones will turn into none! :D The only disappointment is that it's pretty pricy for such a small tube:( i definetly recommend this product b/c it DOES get rid of acne scarring, and reduces those big pimples smaller over night. everyday i woke up, i said wow, this stuff is amazing! i always look forward to waking up the next day and seeing what my face looks like. works fast, but there is a sting but it WORKS! you just need some time with it.

los angeles, ca
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Little to no difference

Customer review by Teresa101

2.0 stars 9/20/2013 by Teresa101
by Teresa101

Background information about me: I've been battling acne since I was 12/13 years old. I am now 20, and I still have what I consider severe acne (painful, cystic acne that almost always scars). I'm starting to believe there is no topical treatment out there that will fix my problem. Along with the 3-in-1 Acne Stress Control treatment, I bought this product believing that it would reduce the appearance of my years of scarring -- I knew it wouldn't clear up my acne as this product was not designed to do so, but after about 6 months of usage, I really don't see any difference. Maybe it DID, but I can't tell as everyday is a new blemish for me. I guess I have to attack my acne problem before even considering to reduce my scars.

Davis, CA
Skin type:Oily

Customer review by S.M.

1.0 stars 10/28/2015 by S.M.
by S.M.

I got this product on the weekend, and now it's Tuesday night. I admit that's not an awful lot of time, but it's disappointing how ineffective this is. I have a small patch of regular, red acne on my cheek, and I have applied the toner to said patch since purchase. But now there is a large whitehead there, which is SO not what I was going for. What can I say? Definitely not looking forward to school tomorrow. :(

Comment from Neutrogena® - 10/28/2015

Hi there. We're sorry to hear that our product didn't work out for you. We'd like to speak with you to learn more about this. Please call our Consumer Care Center at 1-800-582-4048. Our care specialists are available Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm EDT. We look forward to speaking with you.

Los Angeles, CA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Skin type:Normal
This is the best toner I have ever invested in!

Customer review by Jophiel

5.0 stars 4/14/2012 by Jophiel
by Jophiel

While this toner does take at least 2 weeks to kick in, the wait paid off because after 2-3 weeks my skin was much more even and the past marks vanished so much so that I left the house on several occasions without a drop of foundation on. Given my history of breakouts, I almost have to coat a layer of salicylic acid on my face prior to applying foundation, and I found an great way to do so in using this toner. This is also an ideal toner if you are being lazy or are too exhausted to wash your face & just want to swipe it with a cotton ball before bed. I've had a few nights where I did that & managed to still be totally clear in the AM. Just be patient for the 2-3 starter weeks before seeing noticeable results!

Jacksonville, Fl
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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