Benzac® AC 5 contains benzoyl peroxide, and it is used on the skin surface to combat pimples. It is available in both a gel form for smaller areas such as the face and a wash for larger areas such as the shoulders, back and chest. Benzac® AC 5 is a benzoyl peroxide formulation which uses the Acrylate Copolymer Dual Action system. The special acrylic bead formulation absorbs excess sebum to reduce oiliness, while it releases glycerine to hydrate the skin. It is the No 1 topical spot treatment in pharmacy and is clinically proven to kill 95% of acne causing bacteria in just 5 days!
Availability: Clicks, Dis-Chem and independent pharmacies.
What we say:
I first tried this spot treatment after I read about the benefits of benzoyl peroxide, and I am completely blown away by the results. Whenever a spot appears, I apply this product under my moisturiser. It drastically improves the blemish overnight, and with consistent use, it disappears completely within a couple of days. In the past I have made the mistake of applying too much of it, and that has left my skin dry and resulted in peeling.
The trick is to use a very small amount and to let it dry completely before you apply your moisturiser. This helps hydrate the area so that you’re not left with any dry patches. Whether you have bad breakouts or just struggle with the occasional spot, this is a treatment you should definitely consider – I’ve never come across another product that clears the blemish as quickly as this one does.
– Anien, BSA Content Editor