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Benzoyl Peroxide

image Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl Peroxide is the main active ingredient of a number of treatments for spots and acne. Such treatments are typically available in gel or cream form and are applied directly to the affected areas. Benzoyl peroxide works by oxidising the skin, which helps to peel away the outer layer of spots and to clear the pores of dead skin. In addition, benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria, which is a root cause of inflammation and redness associated with spots and acne.

Products containing Benzoyl Peroxide

Most of the best spot and acne treatments contain Benzoyl Peroxide. This includes Panoxyl, Quinoderm and Brevoxyl. Our complete list of benzoyl peroxide gels, creams, washes and lotions is shown further down this page.

The main exception to this is Freederm Gel, which contains nicotinamide rather than benzoyl peroxide. Nicotinamide works by reducing inflammation. This makes Freederm Gel suitable for red, inflamed spots. Of course, benzoyl peroxide is also suitable for red, inflamed spots.
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Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatments

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel

  • Acnecide Gel 60g

    Acnecide Gel 60g

    Benzoyl peroxide 5%

    Ancecide Gel is an effective acne treatment containing a 5% concentration of benzoyl peroxide.

    £14.75
    (incl VAT)
  • Acnecide 5% w/w Gel 30g

    Acnecide 5% w/w Gel 30g

    Acnecide 5% w/w Gel for the treatment of acne the active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide 5%.

    £7.75
    (incl VAT)
  • Acnecide Wash Gel 50g

    Acnecide Wash Gel 50g

    Acnecide wash containing 5% Benzoyl Peroxide effectively treats blackheads, spots and pimples on areas such as the shoulders, neck and chest.

    £7.70
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • Acnecide Wash 5% Gel 100g

    £12.25
    (incl VAT)

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