Acnecide 5% Gel is a medicinal cream which treats acne and spots while helping prevent future flare-ups. The active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, works by killing almost all the bacteria responsible for causing your spots. Acnecide also helps absorb excess oil and nourishes the skin with glycerine – a natural moisturiser.
Key benefits Acnecide Gel
- Destroys 95% of spot-causing bacteria (p.acnes)
- Suitable for all types of spots and acne including pimples, whiteheads and blackheads
- Absorbs excess oil while keeping skin hydrated
Acnecide 5% gel is designed for face acne. To treat acne on the body, try Acnecide 5% Wash.
Apply gel directly on the sight of the acne. Do not apply it excessively as this may cause irritation. After applying the gel for the first time, you may feel a mild burning sensation, reddening skin, or peeling. This is normal and will lessen after several days of use. Speak to your doctor if these symptoms worsen.
Avoid using this gel in direct sunlight or under sunlamps, as it increases the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
The gel can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Hence, on treated areas of skin avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, sun-beds or sunlamps. Wear appropriate protective clothing such as a hat, or use a suitable sunscreen lotion if you cannot avoid sun exposure. Do apply Acnecide in the evening after washing off the sunscreen.
Acnecide may bleach hair and coloured fabrics, including clothing, towels and bed linen. Be careful to avoid getting the gel on these materials.