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Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel

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Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 60g

Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel contains the active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide which attacks the bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, one of the main causes of acne.
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This is a pharmacy only medicine. To allow our pharmacist to ensure it is appropriate for you to use we will ask you to complete a short questionnaire after the checkout.  

Please note that failure to answer pharmacy questions may result in delays with your order.

Pharmacy only items are not suitable for express delivery as they need to be checked by our pharmacist.  


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Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel contains the active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide which attacks the bacteria or germs known as Propionibacterium acnes, which are one of the main causes of acne. The active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, has an antibacterial effect along with anti-inflammatory and skin peeling (keratolytic) action. The reduction in bacteria on the skin leads to a reduction in greasiness of the skin, helps to clear blocking of skin pores and a general, gradual improvement in skin condition.


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Active ingredient: Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide equivalent to Benzoyl Peroxide 5% w/w in an aqueous, non alcoholic gel base. Other ingredients: 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.


Adults and children: Apply ONCE or TWICE daily to the affected areas after washing with a mild cleanser in warm (not hot) water and dry the skin thoroughly before applying the gel.


Keep out of the reach and sight of children. You should avoid exposure to strong sunlight while using Acnecide. Very common side effects include, dry skin, skin redness and peeling of the skin.

If you get any of these side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Delivery & Returns

Standard Delivery

Standard UK delivery is £3.49* 

We aim to deliver orders within 3-5 working days to the shipping address provided by you in your order if the shipping address is in the UK.  For orders being delivered outside mainland UK, this will be longer and we cannot give a guaranteed delivery time due to the differences between carriers. Delivery timescales are estimates only. If you do not receive your order within 14 days of us confirming your order has been sent you must notify us and we will investigate the non-delivery provided. Orders from outside the UK have varied delivery charges, depending on the particular country.  Please note that in some instances you may be required to answer product related questions from our Pharmacist as part of the checkout process.  Failiure to answer these will cause delays.  Please allow extra time for Pharmacy approved products.  Please note that Bank Holidays do not count as working days.

Delivery charges for orders outside the UK will vary. *Northern Ireland delivery charges different

Express UK Delivery

Express UK delivery is £6.95*

Please note that Express delivery is only available on orders placed before 1pm (GMT) Monday to Friday in the UK.  After 1pm we cannot guarantee express delivery, even if it has been selected.  Please note that this is not a guaranteed next day service, but is an expedited delivery option.  Products which need to be approved by a pharmacist are not suitable for express delivery.

*Northern Ireland delivery charges different

Free Delivery on orders over £40*

This applies to orders delivered to UK addresses only.  *Exclusions may apply.


We hope you will be happy with any items you’ve ordered from us, but if you’re not entirely satisfied, you’ll find details of our returns policy on the link below.

Delivery outside of the EU

Please note that certain medicines and medical devices sold on this website cannot be purchased if you live outside of the European Union.


Please visit our Delivery & Returns page for more information.