Product Review: Benzoyl Peroxide

Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Therapeutic Lotion

This is an intensive moisturizer with a creamy texture which uses 2% SoluZyl Technology to deliver medicated ingredients into your pores and 5% Benzoyl Peroxide to fight bacteria on contact and reduce excess oil production. It also deeply moisturizes your skin to help combat the dryness and peeling that often comes with using benzoyl peroxide.

Some Quick Facts

  • For Oily Skin, Combination Skin, Acne-Prone Skin
  • Works in the AM (with sunscreen) or PM
  • It can cost approximately 72 US Dollars | 416 GH Cedis | 27957 NG Naira | 56 British Pounds

A reality check (sadly no product is perfect)

  • Unfortunately some users with sensitive skin found it to be too irritating to use. Other users also found it to still be quite drying, if you do experience this follow it up with a heavy moisturizer.

Differin Daily Deep Cleanser

This cleanser contains 5% benzoyl peroxide and uses a micronized formula to penetrate the pores to absorb excess oil, while releasing glycerin at the same time to moisturize skin.

Some Quick Facts

  • For Oily Skin, Combination Skin, Acne-Prone Skin
  • Works in the AM (with sunscreen) or PM
  • It can cost approximately 13 US Dollars | 80 GH Cedis | 5029 NG Naira | 11 British Pounds

A reality check

  • Unfortunately some users found it to be quite drying due to the benzoyl peroxide. Combat this with a heavy moisturizer. Others found that it made their breakouts worse.

Acnecide 5% Gel Benzoyl Peroxide

This is a concentrated gel of 5% Benzoyl Peroxide and works ideally as a spot treatment for acne.

Some Quick Facts

  • For Acne-Prone Skin
  • Works in the AM (with sunscreen) or PM
  • It can cost approximately 13 US Dollars | 80 GH Cedis | 5029 NG Naira | 11 British Pounds

A reality check

  • Unfortunately due to its concentration it can be very drying.

Paula’s Choice Daily Skin Clearing Treatment

This oil-free, ultra-light lotion helps fight existing acne breakouts and prevent future breakouts on the face or body with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and uses bisabolol and allantoin plant extracts to soothe the skin.

Some Quick Facts

  • For Acne-Prone Skin
  • Works in the AM (with sunscreen) or PM
  • It can cost approximately 18 US Dollars | 105 GH Cedis | 6962 NG Naira | 14 British Pounds

A reality check

  • Unfortunately due to its concentration it can be very drying. Top up with a heavy moisturizer to combat the dryness.

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