Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:56 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:34 PM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:37 AM
Unfortunately they have stopped making it (they only do the high strength version now)... so I have decided to get Dans BP treatment from Amazon.com instead.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:00 PM
But I'll be honest if they still made the 5% gel I wouldn't be wanting the aqua gel.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:40 PM
I've also heard the 2.5 version can still be had via prescription.. Is this fact?
Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:11 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:09 AM
I can confirm that the Panoxyl range has been discontinued, with the exception of Panoxyl 5% Cream due to return in March 2013 and Panoxyl Acnegel 2.5% and 5% due to return in September 2013.
I am afraid that the reasons for discontinuing the product are commercial and that this decision came following a review of the Stiefel Brand acquired by GlaxoSmithKline. One of the main reasons for discontinuing Benzoyl Peroxide products is the high cost and difficulty producing this chemical which made it uneconomical to continue its production.
At least they are bringing back 'something' - it's not the Aquagel that I would have wanted (have never tried the Acnegel before - Acnegel is Alcohol based instead of water based) but it is something.
I'm hoping that Dan's BP does the trick though. It used to be good and then something changed with it, which forced me onto PanOxyl. Has been almost 3 years since was on it so fingers crossed.
one thing about that email statement - I don't buy into the "it became too expensive..." part. PanOxyl was cheap - very cheap in fact. Had they added an extra 10% onto it's price I don't think many people would have been too bothered, but they didn't even consider that.
My guess is that they will re-introduce a new branded tube of AcneGel, and then increase it's cost probably by as much as 50% - to the more commercialised OXY prices.
Fingers crossed that they don't.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:48 PM