Acnecide 5% Gel is a medicinal cream which treats acne and spots while helping prevent future flare-ups. The active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, works by killing almost all the bacteria responsible for causing your spots. Acnecide also helps absorb excess oil and nourishes the skin with glycerine – a natural moisturiser.
Acnecide 5% gel is designed for face acne. To treat acne on the body, try Acnecide 5% Wash.
This gel should be applied directly on the sight of the acne. Do not apply it excessively as this may cause irritation. After applying the gel for the first time, you may feel a mild burning sensation, reddening skin, or peeling. This is normal and will lessen after several days of use. Speak to your doctor if these symptoms worsen.
Avoid using this gel in direct sunlight or under sunlamps, as it increases the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
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Why are benzoyl peroxide products so expensive nowadays?
In times past I could purchase a product comparable to this for less than half the price. Benzoyl peroxide is the only treatment that I consider works effectively on acne (other than retinol, which can be highly toxic if overused) and I use it on occasional spot flare-ups. In more recent times, this product has been the most cost-effective I can find (and of course it works adequately), but i cannot understand why benzoyl peroxide should suddenly have became so much more expensive. I believe there may have been some controversy over the purity of a product manufactured in India and this supplier was desourced for Europe, causing a market price spike, but there has never been any attempt to compensate for the supply shortfall. It is almost as though the pharmaceutical / cosmetics industry has decided en bloc that a really effective low-cost product is not good for their bottom line when so many other more exotic, less effective (and yet more expensive) products could be supplied to customers in need of skin treatment. Stand up for benzolyl peroxide - it works.