Acnecide : Benzoyl Peroxide (5%) Gel

33 Reviews

Active Ingredient:
Benzoyl Peroxide (5%).

Inactive Ingredients:
Docusate sodium, disodium edetate, poloxamer 182, carbomer 940, propylene glycol, acrylates copolymer, glycerol, colloidal anhydrous silica, water, sodium hydroxide.

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September 7, 2020
Acnecide face wash

Hi, I need help!! I have been using the acnecide face wash and spot cream for about a week now. The face wash has made my face really swollen and dry and red and doesn’t feel any better at the minute. Does it get better the more you use it? Do I carry on using it or leave it and try something else? 

October 15, 2018
Completely got rid of my Acne
This gel has completely changed my skin and for the better. Around 3 years ago I started to get Acne on my back, chest and face. At the time I wasn't really bothered by this but as I grew abit older and began to care more for my appearance, the acne began to become more of a problem. This is the only available Bp in the UK so I started using this gel and within a few weeks there was a massive difference. A year and half later my skin has fully adapted to the gel. This means I no longer even need to moisturize despite using the gel and the body wash, both at the same time. It is not cheap which is certainly a downside as I use rather alot of it. The bleaching, is by far the biggest downside to this product as it will destroy anything that isn't white. Even wearing a white t-shirt will not prevent bleaching on the layer above. But overall this is a small price to pay when the result(for me at least) is completely clear skin. I would recommend washing first with the wash and then following up with the gel as the gel on its own wasn't quite enough to completely clear my back and face.
July 26, 2018
Not my favourite
So sad they discontinued panoxyl 10% since this happened I've heard Acnecide has the same product so have started this now since my last tube of panoxyl ran out, sad times. I've been using it for around a month or two. Since using it i can't say that it has drastically changed my skin, but it's definitely caused small breakouts of these tiny annoying spots almost covering my forehead so rubbish! It really gets me down, they've appeared on other parts of my skin, also! My skin is super oily like I thought it was oily before but Jeez it's even worse now, anybody else had this problem ? And if so does it go? asking for some reassurance. Also is it best to apply it just at night or also in the morning ? As usually I only put the 10% on at night and I'd have to moisturise before hand using (simple) brand as my skins so sensitive! I feel like as it's a lower dose my skin may need it applied more than once? Maybe even not to moisturise so much? Thanks guys x
July 26, 2018
Don't like it! DONT USE
Personally I don't like this at all!! I have been trying in out for a few weeks and I have noticed my spots are getting worse the more I use it! They are becoming scars when they disappear and my face was so red the next day! Won't use this again!!
April 9, 2018
I was prescribed this along with lymecycline (oral antibiotic which I had been taking for two months already). I used this overnight and by the next morning my entire face was red and really itchy (even around my eyes, where the gel went nowhere near!). It took over a week for my skin to return to normal (e.g. for all the swelling / raised bumps / redness to go down). Stupidly, I decided to give it another go a few weeks after this, however I only applied the gel around the areas that were less sensitive (mainly the edges of my face). Again, when I woke up my entire face was inflamed and itchy even on the areas I had not applied it. Definitely NEVER using this again!
February 4, 2018
Works brilliantly for me
I have always had combination skin with blocked pores (I'm now early 40s, and have always had a healthy lifestyle and diet). I very rarely get zits as such, but am always affected to a minor or major degree by watery blisters that pop up really quickly just under my mouth or in the laughter lines going up to my nose. Once they clear, I find a sebum plug but it's impossible to remove these in the early stages without totally destroying my face. But it doesn't stop me from squeezing and making a mess. I used to buy Quinoderm but when this was removed from sale, I put up with my bad skin or tried non over-the-counter stuff that didn't work at all. When I started breaking out massively again a few months ago, I decided to give Acnecide a go (thanks to reviews on this web site !). I was concerned about the "gel" texture, as gel usually leaves a sticky mess. However, it's a cross between a cream and lotion, and is very easy to apply, and it is invisible once rubbed in. It works really well on my skin. If I use it on a new area it might dry the skin a bit, but this doesn't concern me as the product is doing its job. I generally now use it every other night, and this keeps the zitty blisters at bay. I rarely have to use concealer any more. I think it's better than Quinoderm, as that was a very strong formula and if I got a trace onto any clothes or bedding, it would bleach them. I'm really glad I found this product as it's a bit of a life-changer for me.
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February 4, 2018
I'm using this a little over a week now and it's really resduced my acne. I am waiting to be put on accutane, so I needed something in the meantime. I bought this in Boots for 15€ and I have to say it's really working but you need to be consistent in applying it. I use it religiously every night and sometimes during the day too. It does dry out your skin but nothing major. I would recommend this and if tried lots of different treatments.
January 3, 2018
Not great
I've been using acnecide overnight for 3 weeks today and I don't notice much of a difference, my spots look the same in the morning as they do the night before and I've also been documenting daily photos of my skin and don't see much of a difference. I would like a treatment that works rapidly to kill my spots/acne and help me get clear skin but In the past few days I've seemed to get more spots on my forehead:( any suggestions? Best of luck to you all
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February 13, 2018
Sorry that your no having much luck. Every skin is different so not every product is going to work on everyone. I would recommend you trying T-zone skin clearing face moisturiser.
November 1, 2017
great...for 3 months
this was a life saver for me in summer when in my twenties i had mild (clogged pores and redness) come back in to my life after years of being skin free. This did the job for me and i noticed changes with in about 2 weeks giving me very glowy looking skin. however i did notice that if i put it high up on my cheekbones and went to sleep i woke up with quite puffy eyes- however this didn't bother me as my skin was clear! it could be quite drying in places tho so i teamed this with a cetaphil cleanser and seemed to be on to a winner. after a few months i started to become complacent and used it once every 3 nights instead of every night. about a month later my skin was worse than ever- with tiny wee spots appearing on my forehead for the first time in my life. I've now gone back to the doctor and have been given DUAC once daily gel which i believe might do the same thing (great for a few months and then start to repel). if this doesn't work i will have to try oral antibiotics.
October 7, 2017
After trying everything, this worked for me.
I've been on just about every acne treatment there is, including three courses of isotretinoin (Accutane). Accutane did clear me completely but after a couple of months being off it, my acne would return, although not as bad as it had before. After my last course of accutane I was left with mild/moderate acne and I felt nothing else could work. I looked back through my treatments and realized I'd never been offered a Benzoyl Peroxide based treatment. This is the only product as far as I know that contains BP that can be bought over the counter in the UK. I tried it as a last-ditch effort and the results have been great. I use it once or twice a day with a moisturizer and for me the dryness is not even noticeable. However, if you suffer from dry or sensitive skin, it may be too harsh.
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