Easy to use. Effective. Pharmacist Recommended!


A topical acne treatment option for acne vulgaris and uncomplicated facial acne should provide you with active ingredients that work. Benzagel® Acne Gel 5% delivers that with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide included in a unique formula, micronized to effectively penetrate your skin and eliminate bacteria flare-ups in acne prone skin.


Easy to use, pharmacist recommended, and given the official Recommended Seal of Approval from the Acne and Rosacea Society, Benzagel® Acne Gel 5% is a proven and effective acne treatment option for teens and adults experiencing mild to moderate acne. Use Benzagel® Acne Gel 5% with our Acne Wash for an effective combination in your daily skincare routine to fight acne flare-ups.


Benzagel® Acne Gel is serious acne medication, approved by Health Canada. DIN 02162113

Where to Buy

Find Benzagel® Acne Gel 5% in-store and online retailers on the Where To Buy page.


Active Ingredient:

5% benzoyl peroxide in a water/alcohol gel.


Inactive Ingredients:

Alcohol, carbopol, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, fragrance, methyl salicylate, sodium hydroxide, water.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Recognized on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines and introduced as an effective acne treatment in the 1930s, benzoyl peroxide is a proven, effective medicinal ingredient in the Benzagel® family of acne treatment products.


Benzoyl peroxide works in two ways. First, it eliminates acne-causing bacteria and unclogs pores by clearing away dead skin cells. Second, it adds oxygen to the skin, which removes Propionibacterium acne bacteria’s ability to cause redness and inflammation to acne spots.

How to Use

Adults and adolescents 12 years and older: Cleanse thoroughly before applying product.


For New Users: Apply product to a small area once a day for three days to test if you are sensitive to this product. If no discomfort occurs, cover the entire affected area with a thin layer. Start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily, if needed. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.


For external use only.


Allergy alert: Get medical help right away if you develop hives, swelling of eyes and mouth, blistering, or difficulty breathing. Do not use on sensitive skin. If you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you have severe acne. When using this product: Skin irritation and dryness are more likely to occur when using another topical acne product at the same time. If irritation occurs, use only one product at a time.


Avoid contact with eyes, lips, mouth and nostrils. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen. Stop use and ask a doctor/health care practitioner if you develop severe irritation, burning or itching of the skin, or if improvement is not apparent within 6-8 weeks.


Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, call poison control centre or get medical help right away.


A skincare routine built with products that include proven active ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide will offer longer lasting and more effective results than a skincare routine focused on cosmetic masking of acne. Choose the right products for your skincare routine.


Benzagel® is proud to receive the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada’s official Recommended Seal of Approval for both our Benzagel Acne Gel and Benzagel Acne Wash. We’re excited about our partnership with this organization, dedicated to helping Canadians fight acne.


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