Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System

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Product Description

Get the skincare expertise of a dermatologist solution in your home, everyday. Neutrogena, a leader in dermatologist recommended skincare, has developed with dermatologists a preferred acne regimen you can use at home. Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System gives you a combination of dermatologist recommended medicines that clear acne. Each acne medication works differently, but together provide a complete system for consistently clear skin.

  • Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser (5.1 oz) contains salicylic acid and microfine beads to exfoliate pore clogging skin cells to treat and help prevent acne.
  • Oil-Free Day Lotion with SPF 15 (1.7 oz) with SPF 15 and DermaNaturals, a proprietary botanical complex, calms skin and promotes the return of healthy-looking skin.
  • Overnight Acne Control Lotion (1.4 oz) contains benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria and treat inflamed breakouts while helping to prevent future breakouts.

1. Cleanse face with Skin Polishing Acne Cleanser to clear pores and treat breakouts. 2. Apply Oil-Free Day Lotion with SPF 15 to protect skin from dryness and sun damage.


  • Acne treatment system, containing one 5.1-ounce bottle of salicylic acid acne treatment cleanser; one 1.7-ounce bottle of SPF-15 lotion; and one 1.4-ounce bottle of benzoyl peroxide lotion (8.2 total ounces)
  • Everything you need to help stop the acne cycle and get consistently clear skin; breakthrough combination of therapies treats acne-prone skin while reducing redness and irritation
  • Contains the dermatologist's choice of acne medicines without a prescription, including salicylic acid and microfine beads to exfoliate pore clogging skin cells and a proprietary botanical complex to calm skin
  • Benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and treats inflamed breakouts while helping to prevent future breakouts; works day and night for continuous acne control
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Customer Reviews:

    I am not normally a person to write reviews but when I come across products that really work I have to share the news.
    I am 26 years old and have struggled with mild acne for the past 14 years. I've been to the dermatologist and I've tried Proactiv, Murad and pretty much anything I could get my hands on.
    This product really worked. I use the system faithfully and for the first time in my adult life I have really clear skin. All three products did dry me out at first so I didn't use the night cream every time. Now I have no problems at all with my skin. I couldn't be happier....more info
  • Works, but takes some time
    I got this product after I had my first child in January and proceeded to break out like I never had before! Proactiv was more expensive, and three steps seemed like alot, and I have trusted neutrogena in the past. The night cream is very strong, and does dry out your skin a lot at first, but this improves with time. My skin improved within a week, but it took about a month for the acne to clear up completely, but now I just get an occasional pimple along my jawline (the problem area to begin with). I like the day lotion with SPF very much, since I never remember to apply sun protection. It's also a very easy regimen to follow. I purchase masks from other sources to use once in a while, when I remember. My skin has gotten somewhat softer with the use of this product as well. I would definitely recommend it. I have very sensitive skin (I get scars from everything!), and while the night cream is drying, I worked my way up to every day application gradually, and now I don't have any problems. Nice product...more info
  • Good Stuff!!
    This product is so much better than Proactiv and so much cheaper. I am a woman in her 40's whose skin decided to turn on me at this stage of the game. Sometimes my acne (around the chin line and nose ) would be horrible I bought this stuff and now my face is clear as a bell a little drying(around the nose area) but nothing moisterizer can't help!...more info
  • I never had such a clear skin :)))
    I do love it! My skin is so clear, that I still am amazed. I bought it in store on sale, I thought it was wirth a shot. Few months earlier i purchased Aveeno Clear Complexion (no fragnance, natural...) I thought I made a good choice, but I was so mad- my face started to get worse and worse- meaning more pimples. I did not wanted to throw away the product, so I used the whole bottle, but all the time I was using it- I can say that product did not help at all, made it just worse every week... I also used Proactive in past and it did not really help...

    First day I started using Neutrogena my pimples were reducing... I have been using it for two weeks now, and even if I get a pimple- I put acne lotion on it and it get better next day. There is only one little complain- my skin is very dry after washing it with cleaning solution, and after applying lotion, it still is a little dry, so I additionally purchased Neutrogena Oil Free moisturising lotion, and my skin feels really nice after that.

    Overally I am very satisfied. I'm 25 years old and I don't remember when my face was so clear...more info
  • Actually clears acne product for acne clearing!

    I seriously tried EVERYTHING..probably 50..ask my mom..LOL..including proactive..which is possibly the worst acne medication..due to the OVERDOSE on benzyol peroxide! Benzoyl peroxide makes yoru face EXTREMELY DRY and by puttin it on DAY AND NIGHT..your skin will barely be able to move!

    Nuetrogena gives a perfect balance of both sacylic(sp??) acid and benzoyl peroxide. In the morning you treat your face with the sacylic acid which helps prepare your skin for the benzyol peroxide you put on at night! My skin cleared up completely in about a month!

    Umm...the one thing a suggest is that you use a ACNE mask like "Queen helen mint julep mask" (sold at your nearest beauty supply store for 5 bucks) because the neutrogena system (like every other acne product) is not needs a little help. The mint julep mask should replace the benzoyl peroxide gel and be put on once a week OVERNIGHT on the face..and washed off once awake. If little pimples do come can use spot treatment with the mask OVERNIGHT and wash it off in the morning! But ALWAYS use the mask on the ENTIRE face overnight ONCE a week..and spot treatment if necessary during the week...

    Great product tho..wouldn't trade it! The sunscreen moisturizer is awesome..smells great. THe skin polisher smels great and feeels and looks like it does polish your skin. GREAT SYSTEM all together....more info
  • Very Effective !
    My wife was very happy with the results. The difference shows within a few days. Very effective....more info
  • Broken out
    I used Proactiv for a long time. I have also tried everything else possible. The first 2 days of using Neutrogena felt good and my face felt clean. The third day, I woke up with a huge painful pimple and throughout the next week of using the product, I had 4-5 HUGE pimples all over my face. I had previously only had a few small ones here and there, so this product made it way worse. I switched back to Proactiv and my face has pretty much cleared up in a short amount of time....more info
  • This stuff actually works!
    I have been using this for about a week and a half and it is working absolutely wonderfully! I started developing mild adult acne (I'm 25 and I have never had it before! Not fun!) so instead of making an appointment with the dermatologist, I decided to try to find something store bought that would work. This has been perfect! My skin was clear by about the 3rd day or so..I even got my brows waxed, which tends to make me breakout, and nothing! The biggest bonus is that the usual blackheads I get are considerably (visibly) diminished and hopefully will be gone soon. I will say that it tends to tighten and dry my skin after washing it with the cleanser at night, so after using the night lotion, I apply a face cream once the night lotion stuff has dried. This seems to keep my skin from drying out....more info
  • I still got pimples
    I bought this product after reading all the great reviews. It didnt completely clear up my skin... and didnt make some existing pimples go away. The moisturizer made my skin feel greasy and look shiny....more info
  • Hey hey, it works pretty well.
    I have tried Proactive before, but that never worked especially well. This Neutrogena system works much better for me....more info
  • Working great
    This product is working great for me, it has been about 3 weeks and everything is really clearing up.
    I am a bit worried about the part where it says to limit exposure to the sun while using this product, it may increase the possibility of sunburn. With spring and summer around the corner we'll see what effect it has for me, I work outdoors, hopefully it won't be an issue. ...more info
  • 3-week review
    I have been using this product for three weeks and have definitely had good results. I don't have real bad acne but I constantly have a few blemishes and some bumpy patches on my forehead and cheeks that wouldn't go away. When I started using this it did irritate my skin at first because it is very drying, and kind of made my face break out in these tiny bumps all over that I could feel but not really see unless I was staring really close in the mirror. I continued to use everything (cutting back on the peroxide a bit) and by the second week the tiny bumps were gone, as well as the bumps on my forehead and cheeks that wouldn't go away before. I also started using the Advanced Solutions Acne Peel every other day and I have noticed that scars I have had forever are already fading. I am defintely breaking out less which is the best part.You just have to be careful with how drying it all is because dry skin doesn't look good either! So I have been using Aveeno Clear Complexion on top of the peroxide and day lotion if my skin is extra dry. I was debating and debating between this and Proactive but after reading some reviews the company just seemed sketchy. I'd say if your current facial products aren't cutting it (I had been using Garnier Nuctrise face wash and scrub, Olay Daily Facials and mask and toner, Philosophy, Clean and Clear, everything off the shelf!) then try this out. My face isn't 100% clear yet but this has absolutely improved my complexion! ...more info
  • Worked pretty well for me!
    I have suffered from acne (the normal white/black heads) and cystic acne since I was a teenager and am now 25 with not much change. After trying prescription medications (I refuse to try Accutane) I decided on this product. I didn't like the fact that Proactive was like a monthly subscription since I try to make my products last a long time. I use the day lotion daily and the night one every other night for at least 6 months and am just now running out (great deal for about $20!). I found it has made my skin much clearer and more even toned. I still have the occasional breakout and cyst but I am also on antibiotics (minocin) that help tame that as well. This is by far the best overall "system" that I have used. It does annoy me that it is prepackaged with all three products together, but I have dealt with that.

    One thing to note is that even though the cleaner has "micro-beads" my skin wasn't getting the exfoliation it needed and I definitely needed something to get rid of the top layer of dead skin cells. I have been using Clique's exfoliant (Apricot Scrub would be good too) which is fine as long as I don't use it more than once a week. I also noticed that the cleanser seemed to not work after a while and I rotate it with Neutrogena's Rapidly Clear cleanser and use the spot treatment for the rare breakout. I tend to have combination skin but do not have the dying out problem that other people have had. If I do have a dry spot, Clinque's Dramatically Different Oil-free lotion is a great quick fix and doesn't make me break out. Sounds like a lot, but no system by itself is perfect and unfortunately, you do have to experiment. I would say it took a good month for this to make a positive impact on my skin. When I slacked off on the regime, my skin did get worse. You do have to keep it up. ...more info
  • Finally, something that worked!
    I have tried a lot of different products, and spent a lot of money! I switched from Murad to this product after I continued to break out and was breaking my bank at the same time. I was really skeptical at first, but this works. I rarely have a blemish now and definitely don't break out anymore. It's worth the 20 dollars and more....more info
  • Not for people with sensitive skin!!!
    I have always loved Neutrogena products, so I thought this one would be no different. Boy, was I wrong! After only 2 uses my face, especially my chin and jawline, is completely dried out and itches like crazy. I didn't even realize my skin was sensitive until I used this product. ...more info
  • Amazing!!
    I started breaking out due to stress, staying up late, etc. during the semester (I'm not 13, I'm 21 just wanted to use the kids review). I ran out of Proactiv and when I started breaking out, I wanted to rush and buy Proactiv but I hesitated because Proactiv is expensive and although it works, I hate that it makes my skin really sensitive and it takes weeks to see results. I saw Neutrogena Advanced Solutions at Target and instead of ordering Proactiv I wanted to try it and plus it's half the price of Proactiv. The label said it works better than Proactiv and it's absolutely true! I saw results overnight after using it. The skin polishing acne cleanser made my face feel soft after washing it. I do have to agree with the other reviewer that the night lotion does make your face feel like a hard mask, but it's because it contains benzoyl peroxide. They give you a SPF 15 lotion so you don't have to buy a face sunscreen. It's a great package and it smells better than Proactiv. ...more info
  • Better than Proactive and ALL of the prescriptions I've tried...
    I'm 29 and NEVER even had so much as a tiny pimple anywhere...until I got pregnant. My daughter is now 3 and I've been struggling with acne ever since. I get large, deep, cystic acne on my chin and sometimes on my forehead, and tiny, puss filled pimples on my neck, chest and back. I have tried Proactive for months on end with far less results than were worth the time and effort of all the steps involved (and the price). I have tried a variety of precriptions for washes and ointments/foams/creams from my dermatologist including Benzaclyin, Evoclin, Tazarac Cream, Clenia, and Zyiana. Some dried my skin out so badly that it actually cracked and was very painful, some didn't dry the pimples out enough, and some would clear up breakouts, but not prevent future outbreaks. None of them came with a moisturizer, so I never knew how to fight off the dryness. I was always afraid that using a drugstore moisturizer would defeat the effects of the meds by clogging my pores and causing more breakouts, so I'd just suffer with uncomfortable and ugly flaking skin in hopes that the acne would atleast stop. No such luck.

    I have been using the Neutrogena system for about 2 weeks, and I can confidently say that this is going to be the LAST acne regimin I will ever follow again. When I bought the set at Target, it came with a free bottle of the spot treatment, which I think is vital to the success of this system. Within a few days, I noticed that the tiny pimples on my chest were drying out and no new pimples were forming anywhere. Now, almost all of the pimples - even the deep ones on my chin - are either gone, or DRAMITICALLY reduced. I will also add that I started this system about 12 days before I expected my period knowing that the worst pimples of the month were on their way. I did experience a bit of drying, but nothing that was at all painful or really red and irritated. The best thing about this system is that it comes with a daytime moisturizer, so your skin will never be cracking and flaking the way it would with other treatements. The slight drying was actually beneficial for me because I have olive skin, and I get hyperpigmentation (dark marks) where pimples were. They normally take several weeks to fade, but the drying effect of the nightime acne lotion helped to really exfoliate those spots and the result has been a dramatic lightening of those marks.

    I would definately recommend giving this system a try. Get the spot treatment as well. I started out using the wash and night time acne lotion as well as the spot treatment at night, and then the wash and moisturizer during the day. Now that most of the pimples have cleared up, I'm not using the spot treatment. There are so few steps to this system - it's not time consuming or tedius to keep up with. It's affordable (the bottles are large enough to last over a month even if you're using them on your back, chest and face as I am), it's quick, easy, and most of all, effective....more info
  • Pretty Impressed
    I'm a 29 year old female and have had pretty good skin - up until about a year ago. Then my skin started to break out, not just in the normal spot like my chin but now on my cheeks. I tried everything, and even broke out $159 on a Zeno (which does NOT work). I was getting desperate and bought this system at Wal-Mart about 3 weeks ago. And what do you know - my skin is almost 100% clear. It did take 2 weeks for it to fully work and be effective but now my skin looks pretty darn good. And I have not experienced the extreme dryness like others. There has been some dryness but if you use a washcloth it takes it away with no issue. I highly recommend this product - especially because its much more cost effective when compared to Proactiv or other types of acne products. I gave it 4 out of 5 because it did take 2 weeks to start working. Other than that I am a very happy customer and will continue to use this product. ...more info
  • Ouch!
    I recently used this system and experienced immense irritation and drying of my skin. After 2 days of use, even foundation was painful to wear. Then, my skin flaked off in big chunks. I use Neutrogena products such as the On-The-Spot Acne treatment and several moisturizers with no problems. I think that using the 3 products in this system at once can be harmful for sensitive skin.

    I'm sure for people who don't have sensitive skin, it must work. If you do, try it on just a patch of skin first and not your whole face. The packaging is nice and attractive, so that's why I gave it 2 stars....more info
  • It works
    I am still using this product now, and my blackheads are diminishing. I would recommend this product....more info
  • Excellent Product, but use with an additional oil free moisturizer
    I was experiencing breakouts in problem areas like my chin and the areas on the side of my mouth and this cleared it up in just a few days. After two weeks my skin is totally clear. It can be a bit drying, but I just use the sheer tint Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer and then another product they sell--the anti-wrinkle anti blemish cream. I no longer need to use foundation and have found that with the tinted lotion all I need is the mineral powder makeup I use. After all the department store products I've purchased in the past, this Neutrogena system crushes them all!...more info
  • Very Pleasantly Surprised
    I was skeptical at first if this product line would really do the job the same or better than Proactive. The amounts of medication used are less than what's contained in the "extra strength" Proactive I'd been using, but which left me with skin so dry I would only apply once a day.

    I'm really happy I decided to purchase this line when I saw it in the store (convenient and half the price). The cleanser is where you get the salicylic acid and very small gentle beads, the night lotion is where you get the benzoyl peroxide, and the day lotion is included for a nice oil-free spf 15 moisturizer.

    The overall results are much better than my old regimen. I have clearer skin with much less drying, and I don't have to go through the extra steps of applying an added moisturizer and sunscreen like I used to. I recommend this gentle and effective product, great all-around....more info
  • Going back to Proactiv
    I bought this product after 2 years of paying so much for proactiv. I read that it was better. But after four weeks of using it, my face looks terrible. I have acne all around my mouth and forehead. It dried my face out a little but only in certain spots. I was really hoping this would work. I looks like I will keep paying high dollar for proactiv. ...more info
  • Wonderful product
    I love this product. I have used it for about 2 months now. It starts working fast, and it keeps working. After years of battling with acne, I finally have clear skin and added confidence. ...more info
  • Itchy, Bumpy Rash
    I started using this product two days ago, and woke up this morning with an itchy, bumpy rash! I had problems with benzyol peroxide 9 years ago, but thought it might be time to try it again, especially with the good reviewds on this product. I truly did notice the acne clearing up in just these two days, so I hate that I have to stop using it! Maybe, like other users, I'll have to use it every other day. If you don't have a problem with benzyol peroxide, this may be your dream product!...more info
  • Good stuff but not for me.
    Around this is a great product if you don't have sensitive skin. I have very sensitive skin and this stuff irritated it. My cheeks became exremely dry and chapped. The lotion is the one weak point, it was no help because it doesn't moisturize. After the irritation went away it made my skin clear up and my blackheads shrink. My skin is just too sensitive for it. ...more info
  • Dried Out My Skin
    I have used this product for a little over two weeks and so far the results have been terrible. I did the entire system and followed the directions exactly yet after every wash my skin was dried out and stripped of it natural oils. I now have dry patches on my cheeks and chin and I still have acne on my forhead. I tought maybe it was the acne control lotiona that was the problem so I reduced my usage but the cleanser is just as bad, after washing my face and putting on moisturizer the dry patches did not subside. Do NOT waste your money, I am a young African American female with combination skin so I suggest for people in the same boat as I am to look elsewhere. ...more info
  • Alright
    I use another acne product, but after moving to CA I couldn't find it anywhere. Since I was busy packing and couldn't use the internet to order it online I stopped by my local Target and got the Neutrogena Acne System. There's a cleanser, day lotion, night lotion.
    The cleanser in the beginning seem pretty good, but after about a month's use it's okay. I probably will go back to my other acne system. I only have mild acne that doesn't break out a lot.
    The day lotion is useful since it also has 15 SPF. Perfect, since I don't have to apply two types of lotion in the morning rush hour.
    The night lotion is makes your skin all tight and such. Probably the main reason why I won't purchase this system. Neutrogena products are great, but I this acne treatment doesn't do the job for me.
    ...more info
  • It Works!!!!!
    I love this product. I am 40 and my skin leans toward the oily side. My acne seemed to continuously get worse. I have tried almost everything, inclucing seeking the help of a dermatologist. I was very skeptical of this product thought it was for teens, but I am so glad I tried it. The cleanser takes a little getting use to, and so does the consistency of the acne control lotion. Here is a tip especially if you are having a lot of drying. I always add a little water to the acne control lotion it is very thick and this makes it easy to spread a smaller amount over my face without pulling (have to worry about those wrinkles). Don't skip the oil free spf lotion. I use all products morning and night; however there are some nights I use my wrinkle creme instead of the oil free lotion, and I haven't had any problems with that. I never bother reviewing products but this one is definitely one I am promoting, because it really made a huge difference for me. I will use this product forever. It works!!...more info
  • Too drying
    This product was way too drying. I have tried other acne products as well with the same results. Dry, red, irritated skin. My skin is normal, not oily, and I live in the southwest, very dry climate. Maybe that's why none of these products work for me.
    :-(...more info
  • Not the best....
    Yikes, after only two days of using this product my skin was starting to peel! I stopped right away and started to use creams to help soothe the dryness. I think I will continue to use it maybe like once a week, cause it almost seemed like it was going to help but it did not at all : ( I'm very disappointed, i'm glad I still have a TON of proactiv left....more info
    I've been faithfully using this product for the past month, and I can honestly say that my moderate/mild acne has gotten under control. I still break out with a zit or two every other week; which is a lot better than when I was using ProActiv, which was about a couple of blemishes and dry, flaky skin every week! But with most acne products, this system can dry out your skin, so use moisturizer and sunblock. ...more info
    My teenage kids absolutely LOVE this product!

    After we saw the commercial, my kids wanted to give it a try. ProActiv didn't work well for them and I found it to be too expensive.

    They've been using the Neutrogena product for about a week now. They've had NO NEW BREAKOUTS. My son especially likes the moisturizer because he used to really get dry skin.

    If the commercial is an indication of what my kids have to look forward to, we'll be die-hard Neutrogena users for life! :-)...more info
  • The best over the counter acne medicine!!
    This stuff works great, I have been using for a week and my face is almost cleared up!! Try this before you try anything else. Only thing is it will dry your face out a little but that is great for me because I have such oily skin. Check it out....more info
  • Great...even for my sensitive skin
    My skin is very sensitive and will dry out with most systems, including Proactiv. With the exception of AcneFree (which eventually quit working for me) this is the only product that does not irritate my skin and works well. I use Clinque for all my makeup, but even their systems don't do well on my skin. It's also the only product that has even started to help with cleaning the pores on my nose etc. I love this product. I'm living overseas and had one location that carried it, they stopped so now I'm ordering it online...which I won't do unless I really love the product!...more info
  • Good stuff for a girl on a budget.
    I've been using this product to treat my adult acne for about a year. It works better than Proactiv and better than the Philosophy salicylic acid regimen and it's much less expensive. The SPF 15 in the moisturizer is nice, too.

    Though I haven't had perfect, miraculous results with the Neutrogena kit, I've been better able to control my acne with this than anything else I've tried. I've found my skin to be smoother, I have less redness and fewer pimples. The blemishes I do get seem to be smaller and fade faster and my skin seems less oily.

    I also like that it's only two steps, twice a day. As a busy mom I really appreciate being able to do my entire skincare regimen in less than four minutes.

    The only reason I gave this product four stars instead of five is because it didn't completely clear up my acne. But I'm starting to think that's not going to happen without the help of a dermatologist....more info
  • helps clear adult acne
    I'm 21 and have been using this product for about 4 days now, I can see significant change in the breakouts that I'm having, my left cheek always have a spot which breaks out more than any other place on my face and It seems that it has reduced this breakout spot by 60-70% which is pretty good.

    I have no idea how this works over a longer period of time but if the results keep coming as they are at the moment I will be a lifetime customer....more info
  • Simply wonderful
    I am a former pro active consumer. Note that I say former, because I have found the perfect replacement! I have medium tan skin with occasional Nodular Acne breakouts. Those are the hard extremely painful large bumps under the skins surface. The fact that this treatment system is helping heal such a stubborn type of acne for less than 20 bucks is amazing. As others mentioned it does get your skin a little dry, but what acne medication doesn't?
    Not only does it successfully cure stubborn acne within a week but also makes my skin glow and look radiant like it never has before, thanks to the cleanser that does a thorough job at removing dead skin cells. But you have to make sure you massage it in gently for a good 3-4 minutes on all of your face to get impressive results. Oh and NEVER leave your home without applying sunscreen!

    ...more info
  • Not for sensitive/drying skin
    This product cleans my pores well and works great within the first week, but after that my skin started peeling really badly. I even used the lotion only once a day and my skin was still completely flaky. Then my acne started coming back because of all the dry skin on my face. I wouldn't recommend this for those with sensitive or dry skin. ...more info
  • Very good
    Got the item right on time :) I could already seen less pimple appearances after the first night. Amazing compare to crappy doctor prescription stuffs. It does make your face less oily with that special sun lotion. I am Very happy....more info
  • It's a matter of luck
    There are disagreements in these Acne Products, if they work or not. And the results are always two : it works for some, it doesn't for others.

    For me, the results I waited, didn't happen.
    But it did clean the black holes.
    Another important point is the food you are eating. For example me, all the food with fat I eat, goes to my face. That's why you MUST have an Acne Diet and, of course, go to your dermatologist.

    So, repeating what I said, it's a matter of luck, if it is specifically for you or not.
    Whether you want to take a risk, may the fate decide. ...more info
    Well, I tried the "new" Clean and Clear Advantage acne system and it said in 1 day you will see results (Yea right!). I call it the clean and clean disadvantage system. So, then I decided to try Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne System and it's been one day already and I can see a HUGE difference. This stuff REALLY works! I love it! I am also using the Neutrogena Moisturizer because it kind of tends to dry my skin a little, but I'm so glad to see these zits being banished for good. ...more info
  • Very good, but it may let your skin too dry
    I have been using this product for 3 days, I know it is pretty early to draw conclusions its efficacy, but I have to admit I have been quite impressed with the results. The product reduced the appearance of black heads and my skin is less oily and clearer than before. I have noticed, however, that the night cream leaves my skin dry and red. The cleanser and the day time cream are great. I will probably only use the night cream every other night from now on. The product is well priced and very much worth the money. ...more info
  • Finally, help for adult acne!!
    I am in my early 30's and have been experiencing severe and embarassing break-outs along my jaw line, chin and cheeks for the past couple of years. I have tried Murad, Proactiv, AcneFree and many other systems without success.
    A month ago I picked up the Neutrogena system when I saw it on sale. Within five days days my skin started to clear. Now, I have a completely clear complexion and have not had a single break-out since starting the system. I have had no problems with drying and my skin is much softer than before. Finally, a product that works and comes at a decent price! ...more info
  • Didn't work for me.
    First impression: lots of perfume in the products. Dried the face, gave rough patches on the sides of my cheeks. Got rid of blackheads, but that was all. Did not prevent cystic acne. Got rid of average pimples by drying harshly, and many more returned in its place. I used for 1.5 months before giving up. I'm going back to a less harsh routine, which is probably better for my face anyway. I feel this product made acne worse....more info
  • Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!
    You will not regret I Promise!
    It works fast and without any pain!

    I've tryed proa**ve it does not work.
    I'm a teeager and it worked great on me! try it! =)...more info
  • Its ok
    this product is OK. its way better than any normal facewash you buy from any brand but its also their "advanced" solution to acne. ive used it for about 8 months now and my acne did improve but hasnt cleared up for a few months now. i never had a clear face using this which was dissappointing. i also had to stop using the sunblock lotion because it was actually making my acne worse. i have horrible blackheads on my nose and pretty bad around my hair line and side burns. i decided to look up more about getting my face cleared up and found out i need to change my shampoo and conditioner. also i recommend getting a sulfur/zinc mask with this. sulfur is very very important for fighting acne.

    acid = takes out dead skin cells
    peroxide = kills bacteria
    sulfur = unclogs pores (most masks also shrink pores)

    and the part about the hair products, a lot of people are allergic to their shampoos/conditioners but dont know it. if you get breakouts on your neck, back, and hairline then change what your using! i recommend magick botanicals for their very simple ingredients and good price.Shampoo-Oil/Fragrance Free - 16 oz. - Liquid...more info
  • Works very well for me, *personally*
    First off, I'm in my early 20's and have combination type skin with occasional, mild to moderate acne. I used nearly two whole ProActiv systems before switching to a Neutrogena kit and have found that this clears up my skin much better and faster. I find it very convenient that the Day Lotion includes SPF 15, whereas the ProActiv Repairing Lotion doesn't, even though ProActiv advises you to use sunscreen with their system when going outside. That would probably prompt you to buy their oil-free moisturizer with SPF 15 as well ($$ smart business move $$), thus adding another step to your skin-care regimen. I would recommend anyone with my acne/skin type who is thinking about subscribing to ProActiv to try Neutrogena first.

    Anyway, the Neutrogena kit lasts around 5 months for me. I still get an occasional zit or two, but with less frequency than I did in the past. I use a Neutrogena Rapid Clear spot gel for that with success.

    Word of advice: It might be best if you shake the tube of acne cleanser before you start using it. When I was finishing up what was left of the last tube I used, I discovered that all the "micro-fine beads" were gathered there, afloat at the very top somehow. I've been wondering where those were all along......more info
  • Terrible
    Well to start with it didn't arrive for two weeks... When it did come the shipping box was all banged up and product packaging was completely opened. I used product as directed and when I woke up in the morning my face was so swollen and burnt looking it was bright red and bubbly looking. I have had a very large boil like pimple on my cheek ever since I used this product. ...more info
  • Works great for me
    First of all, I understand that not every product will work for every individual. But, this one is far exceeding my expectations. I did some research online before I bought this. What I found was that what seemed to work the best for people was a combination of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. I looked at the wide array of acne treatments I had at home and they were ALL salicylic acid, but no benzoyl peroxide. I thought it was worth a shot.

    I'm 35 and acne runs in my family. My mom still has it. I was starting to develop very deep, painful acne that would heal in one place and then show up in another place. Nothing I was doing was getting rid of it. I found this Neutrogena system and I noticed some improvement the very next day. I'm a little over a week into it now and I can't believe the improvement! I'm going to recommend this product to anyone I know who battles with acne, like I did.

    Realistically, I know I'll probably still have the occasional breakout. But this worked wonders on the constant problems I was experiencing before. One of the things I REALLY like about this, is it's only 2 steps. Wash and moisturize/protect. I don't have the time or the patience for a whole routine with various products. I love that I just have to wash and apply cream. Overall I think this is a wonderful product and half the price of Proactiv (which I understand is a 3 step process anyway)....more info
  • It's working for me
    I know (from lots of experience) that what works for one person's skin may not work for others, but with that being said, this is definitely working for me.

    I was really skeptical at first, but it has been 8 years since I went through my Accutane treatment, and I could see the breakouts coming back. I was getting 1 or 2 cystic acne bumps a month along with smaller breakouts on my checks and chin. My current acne hasn't been severe enough to consider Accutane again, but it was definitely making me feel very self-conscious. I looked at the reviews of this stuff here and finding some really positive stuff, I decided to give it a shot.

    Cleanser: I was skeptical about the polishing cleanser because of the gritty exfoliating beads that tend to make breakouts worse by spreading around bacteria. However, this cleanser is very light on the grit so it does the job. I actually enjoy the polishing effect now because there is some dryness as a result of the acne control lotion and this helps combat that. After washing my face I feel clean and smooth.

    Control Lotion: This stuff is really effective for only being 2.5% bp. It doesn't burn or make my skin red, but it can cause dryness. However, it is effective! I started out using it 2 times daily but quickly dropped down to once a day. I put it on at night and use the moisturizing cream over it. Within the first 2 days, my current acne blemishes were drying up and disappearing.

    Moisturizer: Okay so someone thought it would be a good idea to use a fragrance in this, which might scare you off at first. Not that it smells bad, but that fragrance-free usually means less irritation. I, however, haven't had a lick of trouble with this stuff. I love that it is spf 15 and I put it on every morning under my makeup and dot it on dry or tight spots at night. Just because it has an spf doesn't mean that you should only use it during the day! It doesn't break me out in the slightest and I don't look like an oil slick. Many people on acne regimes tend to fear moisturizer, but this stuff is important if you don't want to looks like a shedding snake!

    Overall, this is NOT a miracle treatment and it will take time. With that being said, I have only been on it for 5 days and have seen my zits practically disappear overnight and have only 1 new (insanely tiny) zits. I think that the key is to use this regime twice a day. I only gave it 4/5 stars because of the dryness and the fragrance used in the moisturizer. ...more info
  • Excellent Product
    I just bought this about 1 week ago at Target on a whim. I am impressed with this product. I have combination skin with severe dryness in the T-zone and around the nose and mouth. This does not make me peel, as a matter of fact it exfoliates the skin nicely and gently each day revealing more and more beautiful skin every day. I have noticed a significant change in the appearance of blackheads as well, they are almost completely gone. This is an excellent product and very easy to keep up with since it is so few steps....more info
  • No more blackheads!
    This is a fantastic cleanser. I also love the day cream. The night cream caused me to break out in hives. So I no longer use the night cream and gave it to my teenage son, who swears by the whole system. I used to spend a lot of money on facials to help me cope with my blackheads. No more. I hope this product continues being manufactured, but have my doubts as I could not find it in several drugstores and grocery stores in the Atlanta area. In the meantime, I am buying a lot of the product, in the unlikely event that it is taken off the market for any reason. ...more info
  • Great!
    This is the best affordable acne solution that ive ever used. I had acne on my forehead and the acne started to get smaller and even the acne on my cheeks just disappeared the next morning. On the box there is a sticker that said that it works faster than proactiv solution and its right! Proactiv takes like 2 weeks to work but this works over night. The only minor thing about it is when you put on the overnight acne control lotion, it starts feeling like its harding into a mask on your face. It feels like its restricing muscle movement on your face. Its no biggy because it works and it washes right off in the morning when im in the shower. I cant believe a little lotion can make such a difference. If you are looking for acne solution at a affordable price then this is exacly what you are looking for....more info
  • An affordable find that seems to work well
    For the price, I think this works very well. My skin does look much better, though it does dry. Definitely worth a try to see if it will work with your skin....more info
    If I could give this product more stars I would. I suffer from adult acne and normally have several breakouts on my jaw line, chin, forehead and cheeks with many of them being the large, sore, cysts...yikes! I have tried AcneFree, ProActiv (on it for 2 years b/c it worked the best of anything but still not fantastic results), recently I picked up Advanced Solutions and 1 week later I had perfectly clear skin. I thought I was going to have to go to a dermatologist but low and behold there is a less invasive answer. You have to give it a good week to two weeks and you HAVE to use all three steps . AWESOME...more info
  • Works so fast! <3
    I, like many others, have tried EVERYTHING out there.. Most things are either too drying, not strong enough, or just gross me out to the point of not wanting to use it. I picked this up a couple days ago at Walmart (wish I got it on here though because it's cheaper), and I can honestly say that after the first day of use I saw results. The biggest thing I noticed was that my pores look and feel clear, and are actually staying that way throughout the day. This is huge to me, because prior to using this product my pores would always get clogged by the end of each day and I'd inevitably end up with breakouts. I love this product so far! :]...more info
  • So much better than ProActiv!
    Believe it or not, this product beats ProActiv big time. I didn't think it would since ProActiv is so popular nowadays. I bought ProActiv a while back and it was not a pleasant experience. My skin burned, itched, turned red. And on top of all that, it was abnormally dry [shocking because I've never had dry skin in my life].

    I desperately needed something to get rid of my acne [which was located mostly on my forhead area] ... ProActiv was terrible, as I mentioned before. So I decided to buy Neutrogena Advanced Solutions, and this was the best decision ever. I noticed results as soon as 2-3 days. My acne is all gone now.

    This is a great product. Since I don't have enough time in my schedule, this product was great. It's only 2 steps, whereas ProActiv was 3. My skin is great right now, I love it!! I totally recommend this product. You may be wondering why I'm giving this 4 stars, the reason is because it DID cause a bit of dry skin, but it is not severe, it went away by itself.

    Overall, I'm satisfied....more info
  • Please don't waste your $!
    I purchased this product after a terrible allergic reaction to the new formulation of Acne Free's face wash (red and white scaly, painful, cracked "skin goatee and mustache). First off, I dislike this product very much. AcneFree was very effective in removing the acne, but it just about removed the entire top layer of my facial skin along with it! This Neutrogena line is highly inneffective. The face wash is SO thick, that when you squeeze it into your hands it comes out in a solid ball of product. Rubbing the hands together to liquify it is futile. Secondly, there is a day face lotion. What is the purpose of this? This product contains so little salicylic acid that I could not imagine it drying the skin out. Replace that with a toner, please. Lastly, there is a nighttime treatment. It works a little, and is more convenient than the other products... but I just will not be buying this again. Maybe other products from Neutrogena are great; but this one was a mistake for me to purchase....more info
  • Giving up on it...
    After reading many favorable reviews of this system from several different sites, I definitely had my hopes up. Unfortunately, this system has made my acne worse somehow. Part of it I think is that the face wash does not exfoliate my skin enough. I have had much better luck with washes that have a bit more scrub to them, like Clearasil Ultra.
    The overnight lotion works pretty well at reducing pimple swelling. Some nights I would put it on and the pimple would be nearly gone the next morning. However, this lotion is very thick, which isn't bad, BUT...the one tube of it does not last as long as the day lotion or the facewash.
    The day lotion is nice, keeps my skin from getting greasy for quite a while.
    3 stars instead of 2 or 1...because using the system makes the pimples last not as long, but it doesn't do much (for me at least) for preventing them in the first place. ...more info
  • Finally cleared adult acne after Rx, Clinique, & Proactiv failed!
    I've been dealing with constant but moderate adult acne since age 23 (I'm now 28). Proactive did not work, it made my skin worse, and an expensive prescription cream made my skin red and peely, and contributed to visable wrinkles due to the drying. Clinique's 3-step made my skin not as bad, but I'd still have zits all over. I've used this system for 1 month, my skin has NEVER been better (even during 'that' time of the month)! This product cleared whiteheads, blackheads, and those awful, deep zits all over my face and neck in 3 days flat without drying my face out. Now, for the first time since I was 19, I'm going without foundation or concealor and spending a lot less time getting ready in the morning. You should shake the face wash every time before using, the beads of exfoliant float to the top of the tube if you store it upright. I only use the wash at night, so as not to over-exfoliate, and Cetaphil in the mornings. The kit should last me 2 months, and all 3 products look like they'll run out at the same time. This system is worth more than $10 a month! Wonderful!...more info
  • Review is ongoing!
    My website, is currently testing this product in our "Cynical Trials" blog. So far, so good, I guess, although the benzoyl peroxide lotion looks a big like egg white even after it's dry. Blackheads are diminished by day 2, but major pimples don't seem to be going anywhere fast. But I love the microfine beads in the cleanser, which smells great and has a nice lather to it. ...more info


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