Acnecide 5% w/w Gel for the treatment of acne. Acnecide 5% contains the active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide which attacks Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that is one of the main causes of acne. Acnecide Gel is an effective leave on treatment for acne which can be used on face, chest and back.
It contains active ingredient benzoyl peroxide which effectively kills up to 95% of bacteria causing spots. In addition, it contains microsphere technology which helps absorb excess oil while releasing glycerine to hydrate the skin.
Category: Skin Care and Antiseptics
USES: Topical therapy for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
A Adults and children: after cleaning and drying the skin apply a thin layer once or twice daily or as directed to the affected areas. Persons with sensitive skin should be directed to apply the gel once daily before going to bed. The extent of any drying or peeling may be adjusted by modifying the dosage schedule
Do not apply it excessively as this may cause irritation. After applying the gel for the first time, you may feel a mild burning sensation, reddening skin, or peeling. This is normal and will lessen after several days of use. Speak to your doctor if these symptoms worsen. Avoid using this gel in direct sunlight or under sunlamps, as it increases the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
Warnings Acnecide benzoyl peroxide can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Hence, on treated areas of skin avoid exposure to excessive sunlight, sunbeds or sunlamps. Wear appropriate protective clothing such as a hat, or use a suitable sunscreen lotion if you cannot avoid sun exposure. Do apply Acnecide in the evening after washing off the sunscreen. Acnecide may bleach hair and coloured fabrics, including clothing, towels and bed linen. Be careful to avoid getting the gel on these materials.