Clindamycin / Benzoyl peroxide

Topical Antibiotic / Topical Antibacterial

What Is It?

Often known by its brand names Acanya or Benzaclin, this topical treatment is a combination of clindamycin, which is a topical antibiotic that helps slow orof stop bacteria growth and reduce skin inflammation, and benzoyl peroxide, which kills acne bacteria and dries/peels the skin. For more information, see the National Library of Medicine website.

Efficacy

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Average 68% reduction in acne after 8 - 12 weeks

Side Effects

Low-Medium
Low-medium side effects and adverse reactions

Acne.org's Real World Take

A more dangerous way of using benzoyl peroxide that studies show works a bit better than benzoyl peroxide alone. However, when used properly, benzoyl peroxide on its own can completely clear the skin without the addition of antibiotics.

Reviews

3.9
462 Reviews