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Acnecide Wash 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.
Acnecide Wash is indicated for the treatment of acne. Contains 5% benzoyl peroxide. Always read the label.
Treatment of acne
Can be used on face, chest and back
Contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Kills up to 95% of bacteria
Absorbs excess oil
Helps reduce inflammation
Releases glycerine to hydrate the skin
Wash on, wash off
Children and adolescents 12+
You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.
How to use
Wet skin and gently rub a small amount of the wash on to the affected areas to form a lather. Leave on the skin for 1-2 minutes then rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry. Apply wash once or twice a day to all affected areas of the face. Use a non-cosmogonic moisturiser after application to help to reduce any irritation the treatment can cause.
Hazards and Cautions
Do not use with other acne treatments and benzoyl peroxide products unless advised by your doctor. If your acne gets worse while using Acnecide Wash Gel or if it does not improve within 12 weeks, it is important that you see your pharmacist or doctor for advice. Under treatment of some forms of acne may sometimes result in scarring. Your pharmacist or doctor will be able to recommend an alternative treatment for your acne. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, planning to have a baby, or breastfeeding, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine. Try to avoid exposure to strong sunlight whilst using Acnecide Wash Gel. If exposure is unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen and apply the treatment in the evening. If your skin becomes severely irritated, or sever redness, itching or peeling of the skin occurs, discontinue use immediately and consult your pharmacist or doctor. This product may bleach hair and coloured fabrics including clothing, towels and bed linen. Be careful to avoid contact of the Wash Gel with these materials. Please make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly after you have used it.
Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide equivalent to Benzoyl peroxide
Active Ingredient: Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide equivalent to Benzoyl peroxide 5% w/w.
Also Contains: Acrylates copolymer, glycerol, carbomer 940, sodium C14-C16 olefin sulfonate, sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment), purified water.