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#1 robertzombie

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

Panoxyl's Benzoyl Peroxide gel has been absent from the UK's shelves for about six months now.

 

Has anyone managed to find a good alternative?

 

An Amazon UK search for 'Benzoyl Peroxide Gel' yields the following results: http://www.amazon.co...zoyl pe,aps,240

 

Up pops Benzac, Rugby, Enzoxid, and Zapzyt brands of BP gel. Rugby's product has a number of positive reviews from satisfied customers looking for a Panoxyl replacement ("This one is honestly just as good, if not better than Panoxyl"). Enzoxid's product appears to be the cheapest, and is available in the 2.5% variety, but you only get 20 grams and the instructions seem quite convoluted.

 

Has anyone tried any of these products? I was lucky enough to have a backlog of Panoxyl in storage but I'm down to my last tube. I've ordered a tube of the Rugby Acne Medication Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% as it has the best sounding reviews. I'll post some feedback when I start using it in a week or so.

 

Also, has anyone managed to find AHA in the UK? Where does one look for that stuff?



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:06 PM

This has been asked many times on here my friend... just get Dans 8oz BP from Amazon US. With that size you wont get stung with any tax.. and even with shipping its still pretty much as cheap as Panoxyl was. 

 

... oh, and its really good too! Much better than panoxyl imho.

 

RE: AHA - the one I use is pretty expensive... so could do with some suggestions for alternatives.


Edited by tricky, 20 March 2013 - 01:11 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

Yeah, I agree with tricky; just get Dan's. It lasts a really long time and works the most effectively.

 

Also you mentioned the tax, if I were to buy the whole kit (probably the big kit), would I be taxed a lot? 



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

Don't know for sure... so best try here....  http://www.dutycalculator.com

 

... but it says that Cosmetics Skin Care is duty free and has a VAT rate of 20%.

 

(anything under £15.01 is vat free)


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

Well, I purchased Rugby Acne Medication Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000NVR9GY) and that worked really well, much nicer than Panoxyl ever was!. Unfortunately the price has now gone up so it's not an economically viable purchase.

 

I've just received my first 8oz tube of Dan's BP, took about 10 days to arrive from the US with no customs charges :)

 

Having been a user of the regimen with UK products for many years I'm looking forward to trying Dan's formula!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:00 AM

I was clear on Panoxyl, since it was discontinued ive tried a few other things and i've been on Quinoderm but its not a patch on Panoxyl. Ive just ordered the Acne.org BP from the US amazon site and including postage it comes to £18 for an 8oz tube - even with postage it works out about £7 cheaper than if you ordered 8oz of Quinoderm.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:08 AM

Yep, Dan's BP certainly works out the cheapest. Just used it for the first time, it sure is aqueous!





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