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Max. Strength Acne Medication - 1oz - up & up™

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$3.69 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Compare to Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10
  • Maximum strength acne treatment gel helps you achieve clear skin
  • Gel formula contains 10% benzoyl peroxide to treat acne and prevent future breakouts
  • Daily treatment deeply penetrates pores to reduce the severity of blemishes
  • Provides you with continuous acne control

Description

Help your skin look its absolute best with the help of this Maximum Strength Acne Medication from up & up™. This medicated gel treatment contains 10% benzoyl peroxide to help treat acne and prevent future breakouts. It's a daily treatment that deeply penetrates pores to reduce the severity of acne blemishes — giving you the confidence you need to take on any day feeling your best. Simply apply at night before bed or in the morning before you put on your makeup to help your skin look and feel great.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Contains Benzoyl Peroxide
Product Warning: Keep out of reach of children, eye irritant
Product Form: Gel
Beauty Purpose: Anti-Acne
Recommended Skin Type: Acne-Prone
Net weight: 1 Ounces
TCIN: 13970586
UPC: 071661824052
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-1605
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
Healthcare Disclaimer:
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Active ingredients

benzoyl peroxide 10.0%

Purpose

ACNE MEDICATION

Uses

FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACNE

Inactive ingredients

carbomer, disodium edta, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, laureth-4, sodium hydroxide, water

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1.18 inches length x 4.69 inches width x 3.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.095 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 365 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Will this stain fabric?

submitted by Ana - 5 years ago
  • A: Would think so. I have used another brand and it does.

    submitted byRuninmn - 5 years ago
  • A: Yes it does! I use an old pillowcase whenever I apply it to my face.

    submitted byrosie11 - 4 years ago

Q: Can this product be used for short-contact therapy (leave on for a few minutes and then wash it off)?

submitted by Dee - 3 months ago
  • A: Hi Dee - Thank you for your interest in this Max. Strength Acne Medication. A thin layer is to be applied on clean skin one to three times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin can occur, it is recommended to start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. Please note, if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. If going out in the sun, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products. I hope this helps. - Emma

    submitted byEmma - 3 months ago
    Target staff support

Q: does it actually work?

submitted by bella - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello - Thank you for inquiring about this Max Strength Acne Medication from Up & Up™. It looks like many guests are reviewing this product after successfully managing their acne with it. If you aren't 100% satisfied you can return it within 365 days. Happy shopping! - Joe

    submitted byJoe - 1 year ago
    Target staff support

Q: Does the tube not come with a seal? I just opened a new box and did not see any seals on the tube or under the cap. Just wondering if that was normal.

submitted by WhyWhyWhy - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi WhyWhyWhy - Thank you for reaching out! This item does not come with a seal. I hope this information helps! - Cedria

    submitted byCedria - 1 year ago
    Target staff support

Q: Can I still use products my dermatologist gave me and my normal Cerave cleanser as long as I have a moisturizer so it doesn't dry my face out or cause irritation?

submitted by nala - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello Nala - That's a good question. Please keep in mind that we are not physicians and we advise you to contact your dermatologist first before purchasing this product. Thank you for reaching out to us about this safety inquiry and have a good day. - David

    submitted byTarget Team Member - 2 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: hi, is this product vegan?

submitted by Hannah - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello Hannah - Thank you for your question. No, this is not a vegan product. Thanks.- Marc

    submitted byPetCaveBed - 2 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: Is it ok to use this with a glycolic acid 7% toner? And if I used this acne medication on other days, would it be over exfoliating? I use this toner and it helps with my comedonal acne, but I need something that is strictly going to clear it.

submitted by Ally - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello Ally - Thank you for your question. Yes, it is okay to use this product with a glycolic acid 7% toner. - Adrian

    submitted byAdrian - 3 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: What is the pH of this product?

submitted by hannah - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi hannah - Great question! This item has a pH of 4.75 to 5.75. I hope that this helps! - Melissa

    submitted byMelissa - 3 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: Is the gel tinted, or does it go on invisible?

submitted by G2 - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi G2 - Thanks for stopping by! This gel is white but goes on clear. Our guests are loving this and I hope you will too! - Katrina

    submitted byKatrina - 4 years ago
    Target staff support

Q: My 11 year old have a couple pimples but not a lot. Can she still use this or would it damage her skin?

submitted by Mellisa - 5 years ago
  • A: If it is used as a acne spot treatment- meaning you only put it directly on her blemishes and not all over her face, it should be fine! You can always test the product out on her hand first to be extra careful!

    submitted byrosie11 - 4 years ago

Best Acne Treatments Collection

About the collection
Create a skin-care regimen for acne-prone skin and find your best cleanser with our Best Acne Treatments Collection. This assortment contains everything you need to treat acne-prone skin and prevent breakouts, including deep-pore cleansing nose strips, face masks and benzoyl-peroxide acne medication. It also features the best face wash for acne, such as oil-free acne cleanser, facial scrub and cleansing balm, which work to dissolve makeup, dirt and oil without stripping moisture from your skin
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 1631 reviews
79% would recommend
400 recommendations
value: 4.34 out of 5
effectiveness: 4.22 out of 5
quality: 4.11 out of 5

Clean and clear dope

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Gav - today, Verified purchaser
This is literally the cleaning clear, benzyl peroxide spot treatment just in a different package. They smell exactly the same and have the same texture and dry at the same time I did side-by-side on the back of my hands.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Help!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
nay - 3 days ago
Does anyone know if i leave this on after my moisturizer for the whole night or do i rub this in and then add moisturizer?
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Quick acne helper

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Arilexi - 5 days ago, Verified purchaser
I use it to spot treatment acne spots and it usually can reduce and dry it out by the morning!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Mighty but Strong

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Vicky G - 5 days ago, Verified purchaser
This is a life saver! I use this at night when I see a pimple about to pop up and it usually clears it up, shrink in size and less red.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Fix the packaging

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
kmo23 - 16 days ago, Verified purchaser
The actual gel works fine but the design of the bottle is the most infuriating I’ve ever used. You either get none out or waste a bunch of product because it all comes out at once. My bottle was almost empty (or so I thought) so I started rolling it from the end to get the last little bit out. To my surprise a TON of product (not exaggerating) SHOT out of the tube literally 3 feet in the air and got all over my shirt which as I’m sure anyone using this product knows it bleaches fabric immediately. I won’t be repurchasing.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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GREAT ACNE CREAM

5 out of 5 stars
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maya - 17 days ago, Verified purchaser
AMAZING, BEST THING EVER SO PERFECT FOR ACNE JUST MAKE SURE YOU MOISTURIZE
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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THREE NIGHT WONDER

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
A reviewer - 17 days ago
I have been using this product for three nights in a row and my forehead acne has visually gone away. Rather than my forehead being covered in pimples and blackheads, I only have TWO and a couple of scabs👍 Only reason I rated it four stars and not 5 is because it dries out my skin like crazy. But overall, SUPER happy with this product, and the price is unbearable.
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Best at drying

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mxxxxxx Kxxxx - 17 days ago, Verified purchaser
I have been using this spot treatment on my acne for years and I love it. It really does help with drying my acne out and healing faster.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Not suitable for sensitive skin

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Madison - 24 days ago, Verified purchaser
I have moderate sensitive skin. I’ve never had a product give me a rash and swell my skin like this does. Not sure if it’s the active ingredient of benzoyl peroxide or something else, but this doesn’t agree w my skin. This is the 3rd time I tried this (trying to give it the benefit of the doubt), but unfortunately it has to go in the trash. *the only area of my face I used this product on is the area where the rash appeared (see picture)*
value: 3 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Works

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Targetmom - 25 days ago, Verified purchaser
Works on pimples, the price is right
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Good product

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Strange - 25 days ago, Verified purchaser
The up and up brand is the best. Same as more expensive brands for much better deal. Works as it should.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Bleaches any fabric it comes in contact with - even after application

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Amy - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This product has ruined a full set of towels because even after rinsing your hands it will still bleach out the towel you dry your hands with. The product should have a big warning on it. I'm worried about what it is doing to my daughter's face!
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Great for short contact therapy

5 out of 5 stars
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Ebby - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
At first I used this as a spot treatment to little success other than causing dry peeling patches on the treated spots. Then I switched to using it only in the shower as a mask, morning and night, then just at night, and it worked! My skin has never been this smooth and clear and for this long, even after eating foods that break me out like dairy. This works great for in-shower short contact therapy!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Yes It Works

4 out of 5 stars
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Cassie - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
If you’re a millennial like me, your skin is used to Stridex pads and Apricot scrubs. This product is similar to what I used in high school, and unfortunately I am still using it in my late 20s. However, a little goes a long way and it does what it’s supposed to do.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Awesome Product!

5 out of 5 stars
Jess E - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This gel is cheap and works great! I use this instead of my prescribed acne cream!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Stay Away - Acne is Better Than Using This Product!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
miami459 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I used this as a spot treatment once in day 1 & twice on day 2. Day 3 acne was gone. Noticed my charcoal gray pillowcase had an orange (bleached) stain. Day 4 my checks, chin & nose were red as if I was badly sunburnt and my skin was so dry & flaky. I’ve been miserable to the extent that I am waking in the middle of the night itching my face. Day 6 still miserable. Red, itchy, burning, flaky skin that is in dire need of extreme hydration. This product is awful & shouldn’t be OTC. Hormonal breakouts turned into a treatment nightmare. I don’t even want to leave the house.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Acne lifesaver!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lattelover15 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I use this as a part of my daily skincare routine after I cleanse my face before bed. It is the perfect spot treatment for my oily skin and acne. It helps dry up pimples overnight. My only complaint is that the tube is really small and I wish they sold a larger size. Make sure you moisturize when using this product because it can be a bit drying.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Works well

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
V - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Helped calm break outs quickly
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Works well

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lorie L - 3 months ago
Blemish cream isn’t my preferred solution to treat breakouts but if it’s yours, this brand works well.
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
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Buy it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JA - 4 months ago
I saw very many negative reviews, but tried it anyway and OMG I am glad I did after one night everything is clearing up and I’m shocked can’t wait to use it tonight. My advice would be to follow the instructions and start out with a thin layer and once a day
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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