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User Reviews for Benzoyl peroxide topical

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Benzoyl peroxide topical has an average rating of 7.8 out of 10 from a total of 51 ratings on Drugs.com. 71% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 13% reported a negative experience.

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Reviews for Benzoyl peroxide topical

L98 · Taken for less than 1 month · October 15, 2020

For Acne: “I started using benzoyl peroxide gel 5%, for my mild acne skin at the first three days I felt some redness and itching around acne areas and also few tiny weak acne appeared around the affected areas but just after three days my skin started to improve and at the seventh day of using it, the acne had improved and my skin felt well and calmer. I used the product at night after washing my face with a cleanser, I applied the gel only on my acne with a very thin layer. I recommend this product.”

7 / 10
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jojo · Taken for less than 1 month · June 13, 2019

For Acne: “Ok so this is the first time I've ever wrote a review on anything! So that just goes to show you how great this product works (benzyl peroxide 10%), I struggled with acne for years! Since I was about 13. I'm 23 now and I must say that this is life changing! I've tried everything on the market. From Accutane, Retin-A, home remedies & this is the only thing that worked for me! I highly recommend this product to anyone who's suffering through acne! But of course what works for me doesn't mean it'll work for you! acne free whoooo-hooooo!”

10 / 10
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Incognito. · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 6, 2016

For Acne: “I've been on Benzoyl for many months and I've been seeing results since I've been on it. Putting a thin film on your face is effective enough and it lasts long. I recommend applying it even when ur acne is gone and treated because it also prevents acne as well as it treats it. I haven't had a pimple in 3 months or more..”

8 / 10
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J · Taken for less than 1 month · September 18, 2020

For Acne: “My daughter brought benzoyl peroxide cream this week and ended up with it burning her face and major swelling. Had to have injections of antihistamines and steroids. Not happy! This product needs to have warning signs on it to alert the customers of the dangerous of putting peroxide on your face!!!”

1 / 10
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Jenny · Taken for less than 1 month · March 8, 2020

For Acne: “This stuff really is amazing as all the reviews say! Have had some bad cystic acne lumps which have been sore and big. Put this gel on before bed and the next day the lump and redness has subsided considerably. Be aware though as most reviews state, put it on the spot only with a cotton bud as it dries your skin out a lot and use a very good moisturiser”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · November 23, 2017

For Acne: “This is by far the best medication available for acne. I had acne since past 2 years (Severe). I used benzoyl peroxide just for about a month and truly speaking...I don't even have a single acne on my face now it's all clear. Thanks to benzoyl peroxide. Do use it❤ I had tried almost everything and this is what really worked. Thumbs up!”

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acneman · December 9, 2014

For Acne: “Benzoyl peroxide almost completely cured my acne. When I stop using it my skin gets oily and I become spot prone again. While using it I rarely get a spot. Its excellent for clearing up the skin. The only negative thing is that it can dry out the skin too much and cause redness but thats only when its overused. I use 5%, 10% is just a bit too harsh for my skin.”

9 / 10
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Skye · Taken for less than 1 month · December 26, 2019

For Acne: “I’m a teenager and I’ve had hormonal acne for the past 2 years. Tried everything from topical creams and medication but nothing seemed to work. I bought benzoyl peroxide 3 days ago and my acne is literally gone just left with some scarring with is my fault for not leaving my spots alone. My face burnt a little bit but I applied too much so I recommend only applying a tiny bit because I didn’t realise how sensitive my skin actually was. This is the most effective product I have tried so far!”

10 / 10
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HumbleSoul · Taken for less than 1 month · January 8, 2016

PanOxyl (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “This product works wonders! I've suffered from acne since I was 12 years old, and at 22 I still suffered from constant breakouts. Luckily, my dermatologist recommended this cream and it has worked wonders for my skin. It not only cleared up my breakouts, but I think it prevents new ones from forming because I've hardly had any since using. I highly recommend it to anyone suffering from acne.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · December 30, 2011

Desquam-X Wash (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “My doctor prescribed this wash to me after a medication I was taking made me break out. I have been using this for about a week and my face is already clear! I love it. I use it at least once a day, and sometimes twice a day. The only negative is that it does make your face feel very dry, but immediately after I use it I apply an oil-free face lotion liberally. I am very pleased with this product!”

10 / 10
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Gigi · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 31, 2020

For Acne: “I always had acne problems, like a normal teenager would. I struggled to find different products to get rid of the acne, I used everything you could possibly think of. Almost two years ago I found Top Care Benzoyl Peroxide 10%, and never stopped using it. I put it on 2x a day; day and overnight... I now use it with black soap, noxzema, Dr. Teals body lotion, and coconut oil. My skin is in the best state it’s been in since I hit purberty.”

10 / 10
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kdaviis · July 1, 2010

PanOxyl (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “I use the PanOxyl foam, and its worked wonders. I have tried many other products on TV, or from the dermatologist. The past 2 1/2 years I used a topical product from the dermatologist, but my acne was just becoming "immune" to it. The 10% benzyol peroxide in Panoxyl really helped to clear up my stubborn acne. My chest, neck, and back were the worse places, and I saw results after the first night. Within 2 days, those areas were completely cleared up. Panoxyl does dry out my face some, but it can be easily fixed with some lotion. When I apply it at night, it's not sticky and it doesn't leave behind any oil. I had problems with those big welt-like pimples, but I have not had a single one since I started using this product!”

9 / 10
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notahappyteenager · April 26, 2017

BenzEFoam Ultra (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “I am having acne on back and face for over 7 years, i tried everything ,and no help, until I got this product it cleared my skin within 2-3 days, I was the happiest teenager ever, however we couldn't keep buying it since it cost waaaay to much money and my insurance does not cover any of it which really is bad”

10 / 10
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Fubb · July 18, 2017

For Acne: “I am using BP 5% for a month now. First, I suffered from allergy then it became zits and it was painful. Benzoyl peroxide really works for it kills the bacteria. After my treatment I will continue using BP but decrease it to 2.5% and use it just 3x a week.Thanks to BP for it cleared my acne!”

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Anonymous · May 14, 2010

BenzEFoam (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “My daughter has been using this for the past 10 days for her chest/back acne and it is fantastic. It's easy to apply and about 90% of her acne is gone. The only thing concern I have is that her chest area is very red and the skin seems dried out. I would highly recommend this medicine.”

9 / 10
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Vicky · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 4, 2019

For Acne: “I’ve struggled with acne for majority of my teenage years and into my now early 20s from a mixture of genetics, menstrual hormones and very oily skin. I have been using the benzoyl peroxide (10%) for 2 months now and I am seeing great results! I didn’t start noticing results until maybe about a month and a half into using it. It’s mild and doesn’t irritate my skin which is very sensitive. I use this along with clindamycin phosphate and retin A (for my acne scars/dark spots) which were prescribed to me from my doctor and she informed me it would take about 3 months to see full results and so far her timing is correct! I definitely recommend over things like Proactive, Biore, Epiduo, and the countless other things I’ve tried. Super affordable as well literally my only regret is not using it sooner”

8 / 10
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Corlett · February 26, 2015

For Acne: “I cannot find anything that compares to the speedy and more effective product like Oxy 10. Now am battling my zits issues take a month or two to clear. Bring back this product for non allergic people like us.”

9 / 10
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Mooey · November 2, 2018

For Acne: “Literally AMAZING I had quite bad acne all on my t-zone (chin nose forehead). I have only been using this product for a few days but has really made a different the spots have gone down and most of the redness has gone and if I keep on using this my skin will hopefully be clear again!! I recommend this product to people with acne”

8 / 10
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Kartik nune · August 26, 2016

BPO Gel (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “Worked well !! It when applied at night.. vanishes the swelling and redness of pimples.. works better if applied while the pimple is just coming.. it stops it and skin is normal.. or an mature pimple will get treated within 3-4 days if applied regularly”

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Blu · Taken for less than 1 month · September 29, 2020

For Acne: “Purchased this product for my 12 year old daughter who has moderate acne on her forehead. Used the facewash and can say saw amazing results after just a couple of uses. Her red inflamed spots calmed down considerably and she didn't seem to have any new out breaks. Haven't had any bad side effects as yet but have been making sure she regularly moisturised with an oil free moisturiser and uses sun screen daily. I wish this product had been about when I was a teen.”

9 / 10
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BB1018 · May 5, 2015

BP Wash (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “I have tried a lot of products on my face and this has to be the best. My acne is going away and my skin is staring to glow. I do this wash once a day but I am gradually growing to 2. A little goes along way since this wash does dry the skin. What I do is use noxema deep cleanse wash right after the BP wash and leave it on there for about 3 minutes then wash it off. It's a great moisturizer and after I use some vitamin e oil to keep my skin flawless”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · August 28, 2009

PanOxyl (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “My pre-teen daughter started using Pan Oxyl when her face started breaking out. It stopped the breakouts, and I think, prevents others. I've started using it too, and it doesn't make my skin feel dry after use, like Neutrogena. We recommend it to everyone!”

10 / 10
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Liz · Taken for less than 1 month · February 1, 2019

For Acne: “I purchased benzoyl for my pre teen daughter, due to its amazing reviews, and affordable price. She started using it two night ago and we can already see a big improvement on her skin! I left it over night and her skin didn’t get irritated, which is a big plus. I recommend this product to anyone suffering from acne, it works much better than the expensive products.”

10 / 10
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Mike kilroe · November 17, 2008

Oxy-10 (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “People will not believe me, but in desperation one day, I applied Oxy10 to a cist on my dogs head and within a week the cist had dissapeared! After that I applied it to moles on my wifes ear and chest and the moles slowly dried up and fell off, leaving healthy skin! The best result was after I contacted a skin irritation after snorkeling in the sea. For weeks, by back itched worse and worse. The only way I could get relief was to "burn" the itch with hot air from a hair drier. I tried all the ointments that a skin specialist prescribed with no result. The itchy area started to spread across my back and under my armpits. In desperation, I grabbed a tube of Oxy10 and asked my wife to rub it in well. Guess what? With 1 week,I was cured!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · July 8, 2010

BenzEFoam (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne: “Really great product, has cleared vast majority of back and chest acne. Issues, which I expected with benzoyl peroxide, bleaching of clothes and every few weeks or so my chest will be irritated. I just stop applying to the area for a couple days. Highly recommend. ”

8 / 10
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