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Having zits can be the pits, but luckily, an endless selection of acne-treatment options are available at your local drugstore. Neutrogena is one brand offering a wide range of products in the pimple-busting wars, with everything from acne cleanser to a multivitamin treatment for acne. Neutrogena's Multivitamin Acne Treatment is a lotion with acne-fighting ingredients as well as vitamins to improve your skin health. Although the product has been discontinued, it continues to garner positive reviews on skincare sites like Acne.org.
Acne is the most-common skin condition in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Neutrogena Multivitamin Acne Treatment is an oil-free lotion that is designed to put pimples out of commission and give you a clear complexion. The formula includes salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores, and vitamins A, E and provitamin B5, which offer skin-boosting benefits by moisturizing your complexion, reducing inflammation and healing acne-ridden skin zones.
Neutrogena Multivitamin Acne Treatment contains 1.5 percent salicylic acid to help banish blemishes. Salicylic acid is a topical acne treatment that can clear your skin of mild acne with repeated use, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. AAD advises using salicylic acid for four to eight weeks to see an improvement in your problem areas, and continue using the treatment to keep zits at bay. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves of salicylic acid as a safe form of cosmetic treatment for the skin, whether you use it to blast pimples or for anti-aging benefits.
The vitamins in Neutrogena's Multivitamin Acne Treatment help your skin get glowing and healthy. Vitamins A and E offer antioxidant benefits, which mean they protect your skin from harmful elements in the environment that can cause wrinkles, dryness and sunspots. Vitamin A helps heal damaged skin areas that acne has attacked, and vitamins A and E moisturize your skin. Dry skin may trigger excess oil production in your pores, causing blemishes, so keeping your skin moisturized can help you in the battle of the zits. Provitamin B5 helps your skin by promoting healing and reducing the swelling and redness in pimple-prone areas.
With all these benefits, you may be raring to go grab some Neutrogena Multivitamin Acne Treatment, but you won't find the product in stores, as it's been discontinued. Neutrogena did not announce why the lotion has been discontinued, and skincare sites continue to give the potion rave reviews for winning the war on acne. There are similar products on the market, however, including Murad Acne Spot Treatment, which offers a dose of salicylic acid and vitamins C and E.