ZAPZYT : Maximum Strength 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Gel

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Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%). Inactive Ingredients: Laureth-4, Carbomer 940, EDTA, Diilsopropanolamine, Purified Water USP.

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June 13, 2018
not strong enough
I have tried a lot of acne products over the years, from over the counter stuff, to prescribed stuff. I am no stranger to benzoyl peroxide. Trust me, I have a lot of stained sheets! Most of the time the benzoyl will help the zits initially, I will get excited then something happens, like my skin becomes immune to it or something. This time was no different. At first, my skin cleared up noticeably and I was, as always, pretty stoked. But as always, after 2 weeks, the zits started coming back almost worse than before I would say. I did give it a solid shot and finished up the entire container. My skin remained broken out until it was gone so I decided to start searching for something else. I can't even remember where I found it but I found a new benzoyl cream from Ninja, who I hadn't ever heard of before. The reviews were pretty stellar so it why not? First of all, this benzoyl was actually quite different in that it was much stronger than any other benzoyl I had ever tried before. My skin started getting very dry immediately, which I have to admit was a little annoying but they assured me that was what we wanted. The zits didnt disappear immediately but they were smaller when they popped up and went away within a day or two which was incredible. I did notice that my skin was much drier than I had ever experienced with other benzoyl products but instead of getting upset by that, I was encouraged. Instead of seeing the same results, seeing something different was very uplifting. My skin got clear within about 6 weeks and stayed clear for nearly six months. Then at 6 months, I think my skin started getting used to it. I checked in with the company and they recommended I add in some salicylic to my regime, which was also refreshing because in the past, when something stopped being as effective I just dropped the line altogether. This time, knowing they had tools to increase the potency was amazing. Now, I have been with the company for 2 years, have increased my medication one additional time and am happy to say that my skin is clear and my scars are so unnoticeable that I don't even have to wear makeup any more.
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October 14, 2014
Bad for my skin!!
It clearly didnt work well on my skin at all because my breakouts grew worse and it was too strong for me. I definitely wouldnt recommend this to people with mild acne.
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July 22, 2014
I had used essentially every brand of OTC benzoil peroxide available, and had settled on a personal fave (walmart's equate brand 10% Max strength) when I was forced to give Zapzyt a try a couple of weeks ago. I had a pms-fueled forehead breakout and few sporadic zits on my cheeks and chin, and Walmart was *gasp* out of the Equate kind. Zapzyt was the next in line for being the cheapest, so I got it. That night, I applied in the usual manner as I would for the other bp creams and went to bed. The next morning, I woke up to my face feeling itchy. When I got up and took a look in the mirror, I practically jumped back at my reflection. MY EYELIDS, MY UNDEREYES AND MY CHEEKS WERE SO SWOLLEN THAT I LOOKED LIKE A CASTMEMBER OF REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS!!!! Or maybe just a young (super young, I'm under 30) version of Joan Rivers. Not kidding!! The swelling was awful. I looked like I had gotten my face pumped fill of fillers. Catlady of NYC, move aside! GuhROSS!!! It took two days for the swelling to subside, during which I had to apply ice and popped antihistamine like skittles. And after allllll that, my pimples didn't even decrease in size!!! I wish I were joking. Definitely do not recommend. Stick to ANY other brand but this. Unless of want to audition to be a Housewife. ;)
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March 16, 2017
I'm dead 💀 haha I love you! You should totally have a comedy blog about your everyday life you are hilarious, that being said I'm sorry you looked like that lady that injected cement and oil into her face, must have been painful not to mention the sun makes it worse. It says don't go out in the sun with it lol like so I guess you just have to sit the complete darkness whispering to yourself until it works or makes you look like a squirrel.
January 7, 2010


The package says it has 10% benzoyl peroxide.


I have been using this product for about a week. My acne and my husbands has never been worse. I swear this product gave me acne. I guess it just isn't the right product for us.

I am going to discontinue use and never buy this product again. I am very unhappy with the results.