Acnecide 5% Gel - Benzoyl Peroxide 30g


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
  • Supplied by UK, NHS registered Pharmacy

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Acnecide - A view from our expert

Sakib Mohammed

Sakib Mohammed

Advance Pharmacist Prescriber

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

Acnecide information

Key Facts:

Here’s the key information you need to know about Acnecide, a medication used to treat and manage acne

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 gel

Acnecide gel acts as an effective treatment to reduce spots, whiteheads and blackheads associated with acne. The gel contains 5% benzoyl peroxide, an antimicrobial substance that helps to kill the micro-organisms living on the skin. Acnecide gel also hydrates the skin and targets the excess oil. You can buy Acnecide from Click2Pharmacy without a prescription.

What is Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide used for

Acnecide benzoyl peroxide is used to treat spots and pimples associated with acne. The essential antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Acnecide combat against acne and accelerate the healing process from acne, its scars, and spots. You can also use Acnecide 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 spot treatment work?

Acnecide spot treatment 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 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 gel regularly to prevent acne and severe breakouts.

How long does Acnecide Gel take to work?

Usually, Acnecide gel starts working within four weeks of application. Acnecide treatment can be used alongside other products such as skin cleansers as part of a 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. For further information:

How to use Acnecide gel spot treatment

Acnecide gel is suitable for both adults and children aged over 12 years. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use Acnecide:
  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

How to use Acnecide 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.

Can Acnecide be used in pregnancy?

Acnecide 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.

Acnecide side effects

Acnecide topical gel contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide that 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.

Is Acnecide cream available?

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

Can I buy Acnecide online?

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

Can you use Acnecide for back acne?

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

Is Acnecide gel spot treatment suitable for pregnancy?

If you are pregnant, you should consult your doctor before using Acnecide gel.

Can you use Acnecide for cystic acne?

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

What about using Acnecide for hormonal acne?

Acnecide 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.

Why is the pack size for Acnecide just 30g?

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.

How can I buy over the counter acne medication from Click2Pharmacy?

You can buy over the counter acne medication if you are aged 18 years or above. If you wish to purchase Acnecide gel, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire to check if this product is suitable for you. Once this questionnaire is completed and verified, you may place an order.


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Acnecide 5% Gel – Benzoyl Peroxide 30g

Suitable for:

  • Age 16
  • Breastfeeding: No
  • Pregnancy: Yes

Acne is a common skin concern experienced by people of different ages and irrespective of gender. Acne causes stubborn spots and damages the smooth texture of the skin. Acnecide Gel with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide acts as an effective treatment to reduce acne and its spots. The gel is known for its antimicrobial property that helps to kill the micro-organisms living on the skin. The gel is not only applicable on the face but also on the chest and back. Buy Acnecide Gel Benzoyl Peroxide 5% 30g from Click2Pharmacy to get rid of mild to moderate acne and the spots caused by it.

Key Features:

  • Acnecide Gel contains 5% Benzoyl peroxide which is effective to treat acne.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide is a clinically proven component that requires about 4 weeks for visible results.
  • For the best result, a person needs to apply it once or twice a day.
  • The effective antiseptic property of the gel kills 95% of acne-causing bacteria. Hence, an individual can get rid of blackheads, whiteheads, and unwanted acne spots.
  • The gel absorbs excess oil and reduces the chances of acne break out.
  • The Acnecide Gel must be applied to the affected areas.
  • Suitable from young adults to fight against stubborn acne.

Are you suffering from acne and looking to get rid of post-acne issues like spots? Acnecide Gel Benzoyl Peroxide 5%  30g can help you get rid of acne and unwanted spots. As a result, you can experience visibly bright and glowing skin.

Use of Acnecide 5% Gel Benzoyl Peroxide during pregnancy and breastfeeding

The product is safe to use during pregnancy and however the risk is unknown during breastfeeding unless advised by your GP. Whilst breastfeeding, you must not apply the gel on the chest area and after application, always wash your hands. Make sure to avoid contact with Acnecide gel from your baby. You can ask our practitioner or pharmacist about the application of Acnecide gel while trying to conceive or during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Use of Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5%

Benzoyl Peroxide is used for acne and spot treatment. The essential antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Acnecide 5% Gel combat against acne and accelerate the process of healing from acne, its scars, and spots.

How does Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% work

Benzoyl Peroxide cream or gel is known as an active ingredient to treat acne. The antiseptic property of the substance kills the acne-causing bacteria and fights against them to stop the growth of acne. It is even effective in reducing acne that is caused by clogged pores. In addition to that, the gel removes the blockage causing dead cells and treats acne magically. It is suggested to apply Acnecide Gel regularly to prevent acne and severe breakouts.

How to use Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Gel

Here’s the step-by-step guidelines to follow:

  1. Wash your skin or the affected part with a cleanser and water.
  2. Let your skin get dry.
  3. Apply a very low amount of gel on the affected area and you can use a strip of Acnecide gel to apply on your whole face.
  4. Apply the gel once or twice for a faster result.
  5. Don’t go in the sun after applying Benzoyl Peroxide gel.
  6. Keep the gel away from your hair as well as colourful dresses as Benzoyl Peroxide has bleaching properties.

How long does Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide Gel take to work

Recovery depends on the condition of the skin. Usually, Benzoyl Peroxide gel starts working within 4 weeks of application. However, make sure that you continue using the gel to avoid the acne coming back again.

Warning and side effects of Acnecide Gel

Acnecide Gel contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide that can cause some side effects. But, everyone may not experience the side effect. The common side effects include dryness of skin, red or peeling skin, and burning or stinging sensation.

In some very rare cases, Benzoyl Peroxide can cause swelling of the skin and blisters on the skin. If you find any such symptom, you must contact the doctor. Also, you should visit the doctor for a severe allergic reaction.

For external Use only

Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, lips, other mucous membranes or areas of irritated or broken skin. Application to sensitive areas of skin should be made with caution. In case of accidental contact, rinse well with water

May bleach hair, and coloured fabrics including clothing, towels and bed linen.

Avoid exposure to direct sunlight whilst using Acnecide. If exposure is unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen and apply Acnecide at night. Do not use sunbeds.

If you swallow this product, seek medical advice.

Acnecide contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.

Please consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if

  • you are currently pregnant, likely to get pregnant or breastfeeding because medicines can affect the baby
  • currently taking any other medicines as this may cause an interaction
  • If you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine

Keep out of SIGHT and REACH of children

Any questions please speak to your local pharmacist, GP or message our team

Active Ingredients:  Benzoyl Peroxide 5% w/w

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