Benzac contains Benzoyl Peroxide which is effective against the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes responsible for acnes. In addition, it helps to unclog blocked pores in blackheads and whiteheads and exfoliates the skin. Unique Acrylates Copolymer in Benzac Spots Treatment Gel helps in the removal of excess oiliness commonly seen in acnes as well as reducing the irritation from Benzoyl Peroxide treatment.
Directions: Use 1-2 times daily.
Warnings: May cause irritation and skin peeling upon treatment initiation which should improve gradually. May stop treatment temporarily to allow symptoms to subside before resuming. If irritation is severe, may discontinue and restart with lower strength such as Benzac Spots Treatment Gel 2.5%.
Suggest to pair with non-comedogenic sunscreens (Sunsense Sensitive Light) to minimize sensitivity to sunlight typical with Benzoyl Peroxide.
Cleansers formulated for acnes-prone skin (Azclear Action Foaming Wash) may help to remove dirt and excessive oil on the skin.