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PanOxyl Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) Aquagel
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PanOxyl Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) Aquagel


Active ingredient:
Benzoyl peroxide (2.5%).

Inactive Ingredients:
Carbomer, di-isopropanolamine, propylene glycol, polyoxyethylene lauryl ether, sodium lauryl sulphate and purified water.

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PanOxyl Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) Aquagel

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Reviewed on February 4, 2016

i used this product and love it it was amazing it cleared acne off but too sad i guess it was discontinue nowhere to found

Reviewed on October 18, 2012

I work in a pharmacy and kept seeing this on a script so thought, it's only £3.40, why not try it. I have tried quinoderm, retin a, dalacin, zineryt and nothing has worked. This product is amazing. It helped clear up the red angry acne on my face. It's made me more confident to go out without make up on too. I absolutely love it and am now hunting around small pharmacies for any reserve stock. I can't say anything else but I love it.

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Sara Mullard, Birmingham, UK
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Reviewed on September 18, 2012

Used to get a lot of pimples during teenage years. This completely cleared up whilst on the contraceptive pill Yasmin. I was on this for 10 years. Wanted to start a family so had to come off the pill. Pimples came back with a vengeance! At 30 I felt very self conscious and looked up solutions on the Internet. During my teenage years I'd used the usual harsh treatments which never worked, so knew it would be a waste of money. I found acne.org. However since I live in the UK I was not prepared to pay those prices on top of massive postage & packaging prices. I googled Benzoyl Peroxide and found that Boots sell the Panoxyl Aquagel 2.5% for as little as £3.50! Bought it in my local Boots the next day. My routine, just my normal Clarins face wash. Followed by toner. I then put my eye cream on (not getting any younger!), then I put the gel on my finger the size of HALF a pea, then spread this on what I call the 'Homer Simpson six o'clock shadow' area, avoiding the lips and the area around my eyes (basically avoiding where I out the eye cream). Sounds like a small amount but it does spread. Then after a couple of minutes I slap on my moisturiser. I reckon any will do, but I use Clarins. I only do this at night. I do not use the gel after I've washed my face in the morning, that would be too drying. My face cleared up a treat after a couple of weeks. On top of this I drink just under 2 litres of water a day, and I have a facial every 2 weeks, cos lets face it, how often do you work on your face for 30 to 60 mins? It helps to get rid of dead skin cells and any other clogging which can only help your skin! After seeing the results I stopped using the gel, but after a few weeks pimples came back, so I started using again and have been using the gel for about 4 months now and have perhaps had 6 pimples in total during that time which disappear very quickly. I can't recommend this product enough, and a big thank you to acne.org for making me aware of Benzoyl Peroxide. So

Reviewed on June 11, 2012

I tried this product as an alternative while waiting for my regimen kit to arrive this july. Because I ran out of acne maintenance and don't wanna come back to my old dermatologist to purchase their way too expensive products, I stumbled upon this product while researching on the net. Its been a month of using panoxyl 2.5% and I can't say that its perfect but it did help tone down my angry pimples and notice that my acne marks which consists mostly of red papules lighten up. I rarely put moisturizer because of my super oily face and very humid weather here in philippines and it did left my face dry but not that bad...

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Reviewed on May 21, 2012

i am 26 and have been suffering from acne for about 8 years now and it was getting worse.. also started having cystic ones which would stay below skin for months...!!

I tried a lot of creams.. freederm gel, organic creams , sea salt, apple cider vinegar, lemon ...everything... until i started using this...

it is a bit frustrating initially cause it dries up skin and makes it flaky ..but worry not..this is what i did to get clear skin in 2 weeks...

start in the morning by washing face very gently with CHANDRIKA SOAP ( u can order it online or find it at some asian shop ).. this soap is lovely.. doesnt make skin oily and maintains ph balance..and smells great..pat ur face dry...and apply a thin layer of PANOXYL 2.5 gel over spots and then use FREEDERM OIL FREE MOISTURISER over it after 10 minutes.. this gel will prevent skin from overdrying... do the same before sleeping at night....just use panoxyl and not moisturiser....

Well thats it really ... let your skin be flaky and let it peel off .. what it does it is shed the outer skin and brings out new softer skin from below ,..also helps remove scars...better lock yourself in ur room for a week...after that u will see your spots disappearing...and getting fewer .. also it prevents new spots from coming...

after following it for 2 weeks as you feel ur skin getting better reduce panoxyl to only once a day and use good amount of freederm moisturiser... i think people dont like this product cause it makes skin flaky but using less quantities and using a good moisturiser is the key...I only get a tiny spot every week cause my sugar intake is quite high...so cut that down too..dont worry too much about scars.. control new spots and scars will fade away soon ...

i used panoxyl 2.5 cause it's mild and works well instead of 5 or 10 and stick to it for some months and not leave it after couple of weeks ...also please stay happy..!!!

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Keithy Joe, Swindon
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Reviewed on April 17, 2012

Panoxyl AQ 2.5% works in a similar way to the DK regime BP. However, I have noticed differences. The main reason for this purchase was because of cost. It is a cheaper alternative to DK BP due to reduced shipping costs and can be easily purchased on Amazon. Great you say? Well initially you would think so. I would say though, tread with caution. Closer inspection of the ingredients list reveals the inclusion of SLS which is naturally drying. I don't know why you would add SLS with BP and this is more than likely why the 2.5% concentration of this BP compared to Oxy 10% is just as drying, if not more. It's very difficult to absorb it into the skin due to the thickness and this often leads to over exertion and possibly to much friction aggreviating the skin even more. It's also very difficult to add moisturiser over the top as the film of BP sits on top of the skin and doesn't fully absorb. All in all, you get what you pay for. A cheaper product with the unneccessary inclusion of SLS. It does do the job of helping to clear - but not as good as DK products/

Reviewed on March 12, 2012

I have had acne for now nearly 2 years after having my son, I developed food allergies. I noticed that wheat is the worst thing for my skin but have found that even having lime juice and cheese makes things so much worse. I went raw vegan for a few weeks and my skin cleared up very quickly but it was very hard to eat like that all the time. I have tried everything for acne, take supplements like pure bio zinc 30. At night I would even use this as a paste on my skin it helped but didn't stop the acne. I've tried lemon juice, honey masks and natural clay etc

I was so upset and fed up I thought for £3 I would just try the Panoxyl, nothing to lose. I cleansed my skin with loccitane rice cleanser, and used witch hazel after so skin was very clean. I originally applied the gel to the areas of acne like it says to do, but every quickly it burnt my skin and the patches came up. Everyone was telling me not to use it again but I stopped until the patches went away.

So a week after I started using it again at night only and my skin has dramatically improved, I can't believe it. I have tried everything to solve my acne and this really has changed my skin. I have been using it for 3 weeks now and I would say by week 6 my skin will be completely clear! Looks really great!!! I cannot recommend this enough but be careful! I use a cotton bud and dot a tiny amount on each spot. Takes about 5 minutes but its worth it!!

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Maggie, Brighton, UK
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Reviewed on February 24, 2012

Since I live in the UK, I couldn't get Dan's Acne Treatment without some extra delivery costs of 50$ or so, and that wasn't worth it for me. So I checked the internet and found this distributed on Amazon in a 3-pack for a fairly cheap prize.

I've been going with Dan's Regimen (combining it with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Moisturizing Lotion) and am happy to recommend this product.

It really helps. I've been using it now for almost a month, and my face has considerably cleared up.

I recommend to use a make-up sponge to apply the moisturizer, and sort of dab it on, so it won't mix so much with the BP. Otherwise the moisturizer will be hard to spread and leave a white trace on your face for about 15 min or so, until it's absorbed.

In general: If you can't get Dan's products, go ahead and order this!

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Anonymous, United Kingdom
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Reviewed on February 20, 2012

This worked well for a few weeks but then I ended up getting bigger and extremely sore spots. Dried out my skin and no amount of moisturiser could cure it! Might work for other people but did nothing for me. I'd recommend using lemon juice instead.

Reviewed on January 7, 2012

Pan Oxyl 2.5% Aqua Gel was the only 2.5% BP gel I could find in the UK. I used it following Dan's Regime for about 5 months in total, using it morning and evening for 3 of those months, then just evening for 2 months. I found it was effective at clearing my face acne, however I also found it aged my skin quite a lot. I used moisturiser twice a day also- so it wasn't that my skin was dry, it just looked old and rough and lost its 'glow'. After 3 months of the twice a day application I thought I'd try just once a day, which did improve the condition of my skin (i.e. less ageing) but it wasn't so effective on my acne, and I got more spots. I am in my mid 30s though- and maybe because I am a bit older than many acne sufferers the 'ageing' part of it was more concerning for me. I would definitely recommend it for younger people though.

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