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Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Wash Gel 50g

  • • Treats blackheads and whiteheads
  • • Breaks down keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure
  • • Unblocks the sebaceous glands
  • • Can treat acne of the face, chest or back
  • • Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide
  • • Please answer questions on checkout to see if the product is suitable for the intended user
Only available from a registered pharmacy.

Availability: In stock

SKU: 03585023 5020465200376

Availability: In stock

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Pharmacy medicines are sold at the professional discretion of our pharmacist. Please answer the following questions accurately to allow our pharmacist to check that this product is suitable for the intended user(s). All information provided will be treated confidentially and will only be available to pharmacy staff processing your order.

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What is Benzoyl Peroxide and when is it used?

Acnecide gel containing 5% Benzoyl Peroxide is ideal for treating smaller areas (e.g. the face) where Acne occurs. Benzoyl Peroxide has been shown to help reduce P. Acnes bacteria. The product contains Acrylates Copolymer beads, a special technology designed to remove excess oiliness and release Glycerine to hydrate and moisturise the skin.

How will it treat my symptoms

How long you will have to use Acnecide will depend on how quickly your condition improves. After you have used it for one month, you should see your doctor or pharmacist again. He or she can then check the improvement of your condition. You should start treatment with the lower strength product. Provided your skin tolerates the lower strength gel, your doctor or pharmacist may recommend continued treatment with a higher strength gel to further help clear your acne.

Benzoyl Peroxide works by unclogging skin pores. It also helps stop bacteria from growing and causing acne pimples and cystic lesions.

Can I buy Benzoyl Peroxide Over the Counter?

Yes, you don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, some doses will require a prescription but this one does not. A pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.

Does Benzoyl Peroxide cause any side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If your skin becomes severely irritated, or severe redness, itching or peeling of the skin occurs, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide may cause the following side effects:
  • Dry skin
  • Skin redness
  • Peeling of the skin
  • Burning sensation of the skin
  • What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?

    Unless your doctor or pharmacist has told you otherwise

  • Wash the affected area with a mild skin cleanser and water, then gently pat your skin dry
  • Apply the gel once or twice a day to all the affected areas
  • Any dry or peeling which may occur to your skin may be reduced if you alter the number of times you apply, i.e. to once a day or once every two days, until your skin adjusts to the product.
  • How should I store these tablets?

    Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children, do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the tube and carton. Do not store above 25 degrees and do not freeze.

    Why do I need to fill in an online questionnaire to buy this product?

    Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Benzoyl Peroxide is one of these medicines.

    Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.

    You may not always realise when your local pharmacist asks you the required questions, as this can sometimes be done subtly. When sold online, we need to make sure our pharmacists have all the information they need to ensure this treatment is right for you.

    Simply fill in the short questionnaire and add the product to cart. Then proceed to checkout.