Acnecide Acne Treatment gel, 60g

  • Contains Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Kills The bacteria that causes Spots
  • Can be used once or twice a day
  • Suitable for 16 years and over

Acnecide gel contains 5% benzoyl peroxide which is clinically proven to kill up to 95% of bacteria that cause spots, whilst absorbing excess oil and keeping skin moisturized.


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Acnecide gel contains 5% benzoyl peroxide which is clinically proven to kill up to 95% of bacteria that cause spots, whilst absorbing excess oil and keeping skin moisturized.

Acnecide Acne Treatment gel, 60g

What is Acnecide gel?

Acnecide Acne Treatment gel contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide which attacks the bacteria (germs) known as Propionibacterium acnes, one of the main causes of acne.

Although acne cannot be cured, it can be controlled with treatment Acnecide acne products

what it is used for?

The medicine is used to treat acne on the face, chest, and back.

Types of Acne or spots Acnecide can be used for

  • blackheads – small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin; they’re not filled with dirt, but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces colour
  • whiteheads – have a similar appearance to blackheads, but may be firmer and will not empty when squeezed
  • papules – small red bumps that may feel tender or sore
  • pustules – similar to papules, but have a white tip in the centre, caused by a build-up of pus
  • nodules – large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful

Self-help techniques useful for Acne Control

  • Do not wash affected areas of skin more than twice a day. Frequent washing can irritate the skin and make symptoms worse.
  • Wash the affected area with a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water. Very hot or cold water can make acne worse.
  • Do not try to “clean out” blackheads or squeeze spots. This can make them worse and cause permanent scarring.
  • Avoid using too much make-up and cosmetics. Use water-based products that are described as non-comedogenic. This means the product is less likely to block the pores in your skin.
  • Completely remove make-up before going to bed.
  • If dry skin is a problem, use a fragrance-free water-based emollient.
  • Regular exercise cannot improve your acne, but it can boost your mood and improve your self-esteem. Shower as soon as possible once you finish exercising as sweat can irritate your acne.
  • Wash your hair regularly and try to avoid letting your hair fall across your face.

Brand

Acnecide

Acnecide’s Medicinal Treatments are specifically targeted to kill up to 95% of that pesky bacteria that causes spots. Reduce bacteria – reduce spots!

Acnecide is on-hand to help boost your skin confidence with a range of targeted Medicinal Treatments and Daily Cosmetic Skincare products that are designed for spot-prone skin.

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How To Use

  • Acnecide is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
  • 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 in a thin layer once or twice a day to all the affected areas.
    • If you have sensitive skin apply the gel once daily before going to bed
    • 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.
  • You should try to avoid exposure to strong sunlight while using Acnecide. If exposure is unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen lotion and apply Acnecide in the evening. Remember to wash the affected area before use.
  • How long you will have to use Acnecide will depend on how quickly your condition improves. After you have used it for one month, you should see your doctor or pharmacist again. He or she can then check the improvement of your condition.

If you use more Acnecide than you should or accidentally swallow the gel

  • If you should accidentally use too much gel, you may find that your skin becomes irritated. Wash off as much as you can, and when the irritation has gone down, start using it again as directed.
  • In the rare event that you accidentally swallow any of this product, seek medical advice.

If you forget to use Acnecide

  • Don’t worry if you forget to use your gel at the right time. When you remember, start using the product again, in the same way as before.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Delivery Options

Delivery options

All deliveries are subject to the availability of the product and product sale conditions been met.

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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

For more information see our Shipping Policy or view our Return policy.

Product Details

What you need to know before you use Acnecide

Do not use Acnecide if you are:

  • Allergic (hypersensitive) to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). An allergic reaction may include a rash or itching.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Acnecide.

  • 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.
  • Acnecide should not be applied to damaged skin.
  • Acnecide may cause swelling and blistering of the skin, if any of these symptoms occur, use of the product should be discontinued.
  • 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 repeated exposure to sunlight or other sources of UV light (e.g. sun bed)

Other medicines and Acnecide

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

  • 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.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are breast-feeding, do not use this product unless your doctor has told you that you can.
  • Avoid using this product if you are breast-feeding unless your doctor has told you otherwise. If your doctor has recommended the use of this product while you are breast-feeding, you must not apply the gel onto your chest, this is to avoid exposure of your child to this product.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Acnecide contains propylene glycol.

Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation.

 How to store Acnecide

  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the tube and carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze.
  • Store the closed tube away from direct heat.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If your skin becomes severely irritated, or severe redness, itching or peeling of the skin occurs, or you experience face swelling, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor immediately if you develop a severe allergic reaction:

Signs of severe allergic reactions may include:

  • Raised and itchy rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue or mouth (angioedema), having difficulty in breathing
  • Fainting

Acnecide may cause the following side effects:

Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people

  • Dry skin
  • Skin redness
  • Peeling of the skin
  • Burning sensation of the skin

Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people

  • Itching of the skin (pruritus)
  • Pain of the skin (pain, stinging)
  • Skin irritation (irritant contact dermatitis)

Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people

  • Allergic contact dermatitis

These symptoms are usually reversible if the treatment is reduced in frequency or discontinued.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Ingredients

What Acnecide contains

The active substance is hydrous benzoyl peroxide equivalent to benzoyl peroxide 5% w/w in an aqueous, non-alcoholic gel base.

The other ingredients are 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.

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