“ Brand: Neutrogena / Subcategory: Treatment / Type: Acne Treatment / Subcategory: Treatment / Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
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Another gift received from my auntie I think. I have previously used Neutrogena face washes and have a toner from them so their reputation with me is fairly good. I was quite happy to try their spot treatment cream, which vaguely says "for the treatment of acne".
Much like the Origins Spot remover gel I have, this spot cream recommends you apply the cream to the spot directly, and increase usage from one application a day to two etc. Being aware that instructions like these really only come with a product with potentially hazardous chemicals, I analysed the packaging more thoroughly to discover its ingredients of "Benzoyl Peroxide".
Sounding quite hazardous, a bit of googling explained that benzoyl peroxide "works as a peeling agent, increasing skin turnover and clearing pores, thus reducing the bacterial count there as well as directly as an antimicrobial." Phew!
Having used peeling agents before, I know how effective they are and so gladly used this spot cream. The spot cream comes out white, although it has a very slight cream/beige tinge. The texture of the spot cream is a cross between cream cream and toothpaste; when applied it has that sort of thicker clay-like texture which smoothens out over the skin. Despite this weird texture, a slight sour yoghurt smell comes with it, which maybe unpleasant for some.
However, results are visible and it really does reduce spot size and initially dries out the spot well. This causes the skin to flake/peel and causes new skin to grow, thus improving skin appearance. I am very happy with the results and this spot cream is perhaps less strong than the Origins one that I have which dries out all your skin and leaves light blemishes.
This spot cream can be purchased online (I've not really looked for this in stores) and should cost under £10. I would highly recommend it, although there are other ones that do pretty much the same job but will cost less. This works for me, but perhaps not for you. Make sure you also check you are not allergic to benzoyl peroxide!