Acnecide Gel 30g (5%) Benzoyl Peroxide Gel For Acne


Key Features

  • Topical Acne treatment – 1st step treatment
  •  Proven to kill up to 95% bacteria causing spots
  • Suitable for Acne of the face, chest and back
  • Buy online from a UK-registered pharmacy

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Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel

A view from our expert
Sakib Mohammed

Sakib Mohammed

Advance Pharmacist Prescriber

“Acnecide 5% Gel contains benzoyl peroxide which is an excellent choice for first line treatment for mild to moderate acne. Using Acnecide Gel can reduce acne-causing bacteria by 95%. It can also be used in combination with other acne treatments.”

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Acnecide Gel 5% is a leave-on spot treatment gel for face, chest and back acne that helps to treat mild to moderate acne by killing any spot-causing bacteria on the skin. It also hydrates your skin and targets excess oil. Acnecide Gel contains 5% benzoyl peroxide, an antimicrobial substance which can effectively kill up to 95% of bacteria causing acne. 

Acnecide Gel acts as an effective treatment to reduce spots, whiteheads and blackheads associated with acne.

Acnecide is a spot treatment gel suitable for both adults and children aged over 12 years.

Medication NameAcnecide 5% w/w Gel
Active IngredientBenzoyl Peroxide 5% w/w
Medication formGel
Used to treatMild to Moderate Acne
Available dosages5%
Other names by which this medication is knownAcnecide 5% w/w Gel
Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide gel
Acnecide spot treatment
Common side effects
Dry skin
Skin exfoliation (peeling)
Skin burning sensation
Who is this medication suitable forAdults
Children over 12 years
Do you need a prescription for it?No
How should it be used?Apply in a thin layer once or twice daily
Patient Information LeafletAcnecide Patient Information Leaflet

What is Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel used for?

Acnecide 5% benzoyl peroxide gel is used to treat spots and pimples associated with acne. The essential antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Acnecide Gel combat acne and accelerate the healing process from acne spots and scars.

You can also use Acnecide Gel for blackheads, as benzoyl peroxide is effective against breaking down whiteheads and blackheads. After a few weeks of using Acnecide, you may notice a visible improvement in your skin. You can also use Acnecide alongside other acne treatment products, such as antibiotics.

How does Acnecide Gel work?

Acnecide spot treatment gel contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide causes the top layer of skin to break down and shed. The antiseptic property of this substance kills bacteria on the skin that is associated with acne. It also effectively reduces clogged pores and removes dead skin, preventing it from accumulating and leading to blockages. You should apply Acnecide spot treatment gel regularly to prevent acne and severe breakouts.

How long does Acnecide Gel take to work?

Usually, Acnecide spot treatment gel starts working within four weeks of application. Acnecide can be used alongside other products, such as skin cleansers, as part of your daily skincare routine. However, ensure that you continue using the gel to prevent acne from returning. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you do not see any improvements or your skin starts to worsen after using Acnecide 5% Gel.

Learn more about the causes and treatments of acne.

How to use Acnecide Gel for Effective Spot Treatment

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use Acnecide Gel:

  1. Wash your skin or the affected part with a cleanser and water
  2. Wait for the skin to dry
  3. Apply a minimal amount of gel on the affected area
  4. Avoid the sun after applying Acnecide
  5. Keep the gel away from your hair as well as clothing as benzoyl peroxide has bleaching properties

Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Ingredients

Acnecide benzoyl peroxide contains the following ingredients:

Active ingredient

The key component is Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide

Other inactive ingredients

Docusate Sodium, Disodium Edetate, Poloxamer 182, Carbomer 940, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerol, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, and Purified Water.

Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Warnings

  • You cannot use Acnecide on skin that is broken or damaged.
  • Acnecide can bleach fabrics and your hair. It is essential to wash hands thoroughly after every use.
  • When using Acnecide gel, you should avoid exposure to the sun or other UV light sources such as sunbeds.
  • If you wish to order Acnecide online or any other acne treatment, our pharmacists can advise you on managing using products that can cause dryness and peeling.

More detailed information is available on the Patient Information Leaflet. Please read this carefully before starting treatment.

Acnecide Gel Side Effects

Acnecide topical gel contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide which can cause some side effects. The common side effects include dry skin, redness or peeling of the skin, and a burning or stinging sensation. If this happens, then speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Although Acnecide is an OTC acne treatment (over the counter), there can be severe side effects. These are extremely rare but include:

  • swelling of the entire face
  • severe itching and or burning
  • difficulty with breathing

If any of the above happens, you must urgently seek medical help.

Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide Gel FAQs

Acnecide Gel should not be used without consulting a doctor if pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, it must not be applied to the chest if you are breastfeeding.

Yes, you can use Acnecide gel for back acne. Acnecide 5% benzoyl peroxide gel is designed to be used on the face, chest and back.

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne. As Acnecide gel is designed for mild to moderate acne, it may not be effective against cystic acne.

Acnecide gel may help treat the spots and pimples caused by hormonal acne, but it won’t treat underlying hormonal problems. However, there are oral contraceptive pills that can restore hormonal balance. Speak to one of our pharmacists for more information.

A tube of Acnecide gel is 30g, as you only need a small amount to treat the whole face. However, you can buy additional packs if required.

You can buy Acnecide online from Click2Pharmacy if you are over the age of 18 years.

Acnecide spot treatment gel is not available as a cream. However, it is applied topically the same as you would with a cream.


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