Acnecide Face Wash 5% Gel 50g

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  • Treatment of mild acne on the face
  • Kills up to 95% of spot-causing bacteria in 1 week
  • Releases glycerine to help soothe and hydrate the skin
  • Absorbs excess oil, helps unblock pores
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  • Treatment of mild acne on the face
  • Kills up to 95% of spot-causing bacteria in 1 week
  • Releases glycerine to help soothe and hydrate the skin
  • Absorbs excess oil, helps unblock pores
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Product Information
Acnecide Face Wash Spot Treatment is an effective wash off medicinal treatment for mild facial acne, including blackheads and whiteheads (comedones).
Contains the active ingredient 5% Benzoyl Peroxide which effectively kills up to 95% of spot-causing bacteria.
The formulation combines the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide with a microsphere technology which helps absorb excess oil while releasing glycerine to help soothe + hydrate the skin.
Usage
Acnecide Face Wash Gel should be used once or twice daily over the affected skin areas.
Wet the area to be treated.
Wash hands before use and place a small amount of Acnecide Wash on to the hands to wash the affected area.
Contact time with the skin should be 1 to 2 minutes followed by thorough rinsing with water and drying.
After use, wash hands thoroughly and replace cap tightly.
When you first use Acnecide Face Wash Gel apply the once daily on alternate days, in the evening before going to bed.
You may feel mild burning and notice slight reddening and peeling of the skin during the first few days. If you have more severe redness, burning, irritation and peeling then you should stop treatment and let your skin go back to normal before restarting treatment.
If Acnecide Face Wash Gel does not affect your skin, or you have only mild burning and slight reddening and peeling after 2-3 days of use, you can apply twice a day, in the morning and evening. If this causes more skin symptoms (burning, irritation, redness, peeling) then you should go back to using Acnecide Face Wash Gel only once a day. If your skin becomes or remains more severely irritated after stopping, you should speak to your doctor.
Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide equivalent to benzoyl peroxide 5% w/w.
Other ingredients: Acrylates copolymer, Glycerol, Carbomer 940, Sodium C14 - C16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Hydroxide (For pH adjustment), Purified Water
Suitable For
Adults and children aged 12 years and above
Cautions/Allergies
Do not use this product with other acne treatments and benzoyl peroxide products, unless advised by your doctor.
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. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and rinse surfaces (e.g. the sink) after you have used it.
Avoid use of skincare products with exfoliating acids/ingredients (eg AHA’s, BHA’s Retinol etc.) or physical scrubs at the same time as using Acnecide treatments. Benzoyl peroxide already provides an exfoliant effect.
If your acne gets worse while using an Acnecide treatment or if it does not improve within 12 weeks, it is important to see your pharmacist or doctor for advice. Undertreatment of some forms of acne may sometimes result in scarring. Your pharmacist or doctor will be able to recommend an alternative treatment to manage 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 treatments. If exposure is unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen and apply the treatment in the evening.
Some initial mild sensitivity is common when starting with benzoyl peroxide treatments, as your skin needs to build tolerance to it over time. Follow the advice in the leaflet for how to start using Acnecide treatments. However if your skin becomes severely irritated, or severe redness, itching or peeling of the skin occurs, discontinue use immediately and consult your pharmacist or doctor.
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