Benzoyl Peroxide: How Benzagel’s Acne Fighting Ingredient Works
Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the most highly recommended, and trusted acne fighting treatments in the world. However, many people don’t know the long history that this bacteria killing ingredient has, and how it helps people put their best face forward.
First created in 1905, and introduced as an effective acne treatment in the 1930s, Benzoyl Peroxide has been helping individuals with acne prone skin for over 80 years. Today, you can find it in all of the Benzagel family of products, (Acne Gel, Acne Wash, and Spot On) as an active and effective topical treatment of acne breakouts.
In fact, Benzoyl Peroxide is so effective that it has been included on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.
Benzoyl Peroxide works two ways. First, by attacking and killing acne causing bacteria and unclogging pores by clearing away dead skin cells. And second, by adding oxygen to the skin which removes the ability of Propionibacterium acnes bacteria to cause redness and inflammation to acne spots. By washing with products including Benzoyl Peroxide, you give yourself the best chance to win in the fight against acne. In fact, many studies have shown that Benzoyl Peroxide continues to be effective even when acne has become resistant and antibiotic treatments have stopped working. (1)
We recommend that everyone test new products on a small patch of skin on their arm, as some people may experience allergic reactions to Benzoyl Peroxide based products. For people with more senstive skin, Benzagel offers a 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide formula as well as our 5% formula.
As the #1 Pharmacist Recommended OTC acne treatment brand in Canada, Benzagel is proud of our Benzoyl Peroxide based formulas, and the success that many Canadians have experienced with their use.
I suffered with acne since I was 13 years old. I tried every single face wash I could get my hands on. It got so bad I got referred to a dermatologist and he prescribed me with antibiotics I needed to take twice a day and I was on it for about 3 years. My acne still wasn't under control so a doctor told me to try the Benzagel 5 Acne Gel and it worked! - Vsearson, chickadvisor.com
I bought this, used it, and within a week about 90% of my pimples were gone! Yes it dries out your skin, but just remember to use this at night and then use a moisterizer in the morning. Once my skin was almost all clear, I switched to using this on single blemish spots only. Seriously this stuff works and has truly brought back a nice clear completion for me. The super relentless acne on my chin still shows up but nowhere near as big and as stubborn as it was before. This was pretty inexpensive as well. It works! - ada18, makeupalley.com
*results may vary from person to person
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(1) Acne.com: 9 Things To Know About Benzoyl Peroxide. Accessed: Aug. 3, 2017. https://www.acne.com/treatment-approaches/benzoyl-peroxide/the-basics-9-things-to-know-about-benzoyl-peroxide/