Benzac AC Gel 5% 50 g
Benzac AC is an effective benzoyl peroxide based treatment for mild to moderate acne.
The active ingredient in Benzac AC, benzoyl peroxide helps unblock pores and kills acne bacteria within 48 hours.
What strength Benzac AC Gel
There are 3 strengths of Benzac AC Gel. 2.5%, 5% and 10%. The percentage refers to the amount of the active benzoyl peroxide in the gel.
It is recommended that you always begin treatment with either 2.5% or 5% Benzac AC. If your acne persists, and provided your skin tolerates the lower strength gel, your doctor or pharmacist may recommend continued treatment with the higher strength gel (10%).
How long you will need to use Benzac AC will depend on how quickly your condition improves. After you have used it for one month, you should see your doctor or pharmacist again so they can check the improvement in your condition.
Benzac Gel Ingredients:
Each gram contains:
Active: benzoyl peroxide 50mg/g
Inactive: docusate sodium, disodium edetate, poloxamer 182, carbomer 940, propylene glycol, acrylates copolymer, glycerol (glycerine), silicon dioxide, sodium hydroxide, and purified water.
Directions & Precautions
Things you must not do:
Do not apply to eyes, lips, mouth or sensitive areas of the neck. If accidental contact occurs rinse with water and pat dry. Contact may cause irritation.
Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or other sources of ultra-violet light.
- Do not use harsh skin cleansers or scrubs.
- Do not use cosmetic products that contain alcohol.
- Do not use medicated soaps.
These things may have an extra drying or irritant effect.
Things to be careful of:
Keep cosmetic use to a minimum and avoid oil based cosmetics which can clog the pores. Be careful when using BENZAC gel because benzoyl peroxide can bleach or discolour clothing or towels.
If excessive swelling, irritation, redness or peeling occurs discontinue use. If it persists consult your doctor
Make sure you read the enclosed leaflet first.
Wash the affected area with a mild skin cleanser and water and pat skin dry.
Apply a thin film of Benzac AC Gel to the affected areas once daily, leaving on the skin for 2 hours then washing it off with water then pat skin dry.
Apply a light moisturiser which won’t clog pores. After three days, if no discomfort is felt, apply Benzac AC Gel in the evening and leave it on all night.
After 7 days,if there is no redness or peeling and your skin is still not improving, apply Benzac AC Gel twice a day, morning and night. How long you will need to use Benzac AC Gel will depend on how quickly your condition improves.
After a month,you should see your doctor or pharmacist again so they can asses the condition of your skin.