Acnecide 5% Gel 60g

SKU : PIACN005060 PIP-Code : 0954305 EAN : 5020465125600
Acnecide 5% Gel contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide, which attacks the bacteria that is one of the main causes of acne.
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Acnecide 5% Gel

Acnecide 5% Gel is a treatment for acne. It contains the active ingredient benzyl peroxide, which treats acne by attacking the bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, one of the main causes of acne.

Acnecide 5% Gel is suitable for adults and children, and can be used on the face, chest or back.


Adults and children, unless your doctor or pharmacist has told you otherwise:
  • Wash the affected area with a mild skin cleanser and water, and gently pat your skin dry.
  • Apply the gel once or twice a day to all the affected areas.
  • Any drying or peeling which may occur to your skin may be reduced if you alter the number of times you apply, i.e. to once a day or once every two days, until your skin adjusts to the product.
Do not apply to damaged skin.


  • Active Ingredient: Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide equivalent to Benzoyl Peroxide 5% w/w.
  • Other Ingredients: Docusate Sodium, Disodium Edetate, Poloxamer 182, Carbomer 940, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerol, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Purified Water and Sodium Hydroxide to adjust the pH.


  • This product contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, angles of the nose and other mucous surfaces such as the lining of your nose. If accidental contact should occur, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • This product may bleach hair and coloured fabrics including clothing, towels and bed linen. Be careful to avoid contact of the gel with these materials. Please make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly after you have used it.
  • Caution should be exercised when applying Acnecide to the neck and other sensitive areas.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or UV lamps.
  • You should not use medicines with peeling, irritant and drying effects at the same time as Acnecide.
  •  Do not use Acnecide with any other acne products that are used on the skin, unless your doctor or pharmacist has told you that you can, as this may cause your skin to become red and very sore.
  • Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Do not use Acnecide 5% Gel if you are:
  • Allergic (hypersensitive) to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients in the product.
  • Pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are breastfeeding, unless your doctor has told you that you can. If your doctor has recommended the use of this product while you are breastfeeding, you must not apply the gel onto your chest, this is to avoid exposure of your child to this product.

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