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July 15, 2022 4 min read

Have you been experiencing skin breakouts and acne flare-ups with all of that stress? We have a solution to it!

You might be curious as to what it is. It's Benzoyl Peroxide, a substance with several properties that make it great for treating acne and outbreaks.

Benzoyl Peroxide is commonly applied to the skin to reduce the quantity of acne-causing germs by destroying bacteria beneath the skin and aiding the pores in removing dead skin cells and excess sebum. 

Curious to know the what the fuss is all about Benzoyl peroxide? Here's a short summary for you.

  • This ingredient is one of the most effective treatment for mild to severe breakouts. Also, it is accessible and affordable!

  • We highly recommend these products that contain benzoyl peroxide: Panoxyl Acne Creamy Wash Benozyl Peroxide 4%- This is perfect if you are just starting to introduce this ingredient to your routine.

  • Panoxyl Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% - Stubborn acne? This product got your back. This is also fantastic to exfoliate dead skin cells.

  • If you're looking for an alternative, try Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. Aside from 4% benzoyl peroxide, it contains niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to help with the skin barrier.

What is Benzoyl Peroxide?

Benzoyl peroxide is a chemical used in various skin care products to lower bacterial counts on the skin and open up keratin plugs. Usually, this active component is only available over-the-counter (OTC) in gels and creams. Still, skincare companies have figured out a method to make cleansers and spot treatments in varying doses for moderate to mild breakouts for the general public.

While benzoyl peroxide can effectively remove bacteria and dead skin cells from your pores, it has limitations. Benzoyl peroxide is commonly used to treat acne and acts as an antibacterial to reduce the number of germs on your skin's surface (bacteria).

Unlike traditional acne treatments like clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide does not cause the skin to develop antibiotic resistance. Benzoyl peroxide is frequently used as a treatment cream or as part of a face wash. It is available in many strengths and vehicles, and most people tolerate it well.

Products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide:

Panoxyl Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10%

It targets stubborn acne on your back, chest, and back while also suitable for oily, normal, and combination skin types. It also exfoliates dead skin cells. For back acne treatment, this product is fantastic as well.

Panoxyl Acne Creamy Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 4%

This product contains a 4% concentration of benzoyl peroxide, which is gentle enough for daily use yet strong enough to treat even the most stubborn pimples! This creamy cleanser cleans, unclogs pores, and helps to clear up any existing breakouts.

Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

This creamy cleanser removes dirt and excess oil while treating acne with 4% benzoyl peroxide. It also contains niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, which help keep skin's natural moisture and soothe skin while helping it heal.


The difference between Panoxyl Cream Wash 4% vs Panoxyl Foaming Wash 10%

For daily usage - choose 4%, for a stronger wash, use 10%

PanOxyl acne creamy wash contains 4% benzoyl peroxide, which is gentler. It destroys acne-causing germs quickly. It's pH-balanced and contains three emollients and four humectants to boost hydration. It cleans and unclogs pores on the face, back, and chest, much like the 10%.

It clears acne faster than you believe, helps prevent new spots from emerging, and protects pores from clogging by assisting your skin's natural shedding process.

At a 10% concentration, benzoyl peroxide is equally effective at controlling acne, reducing the amount of Propionibacterium acnes in the skin, and reducing the severity of acne lesions. On the other hand, higher strengths will get you to that level of control a little faster than smaller percentage shrinks. Unfortunately, the higher the percentage of shrinks, the more likely it will produce dryness, irritation, and peeling as a side effect.

So, Benzoyl Peroxide at 10% strength is a good choice for gaining reasonable rapid control of acne, whether it's on your face, chest, back, or anywhere else your body. It can irritate your skin a little more than the 4% PanOxyl Wash.

In summary: 

  • 4% Benzoyl Peroxide will give you better daily control 
  • 10% Benzoyl Peroxide has faster effect, shrinking acne lesions faster
  • Higher % of shrinkage (10% Benzoyl) will have a chance of producing dryness, irritation and peeling as a side effect

How to use Panoxyl Benzoyl Peroxide

1. Remove your makeup

Remove your makeup, sunscreen or anything that you've applied on your face. Benzoyl peroxide works best on your bare face.

2. Washing your face

Wet your face and lather it onto affected areas. Use your fingertips in circular strokes to aid in penetration of Benzoyl Peroxide into the pores. Apply it onto the skin for a reasonable period and then rinse it off ideally after 2-3 minutes.  You can be faster if you're in a rush! 

3. Aftercare

After rinsing, apply a moisturising cream to prevent skin from drying up. 

In addition, please use a gentle sunscreen such as Beauty of Joseon's Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics sunscreen.  

Alternatives to Benzoyl Peroxide

Alternative products that work well would be products that contain Salicylic Acid. The Cerave SA Renewing Cleanser is a popular choice amongst customers to help you unglue the goop and prevent your pores from becoming clogged. To put it another way, it's an excellent treatment for blackheads, whiteheads, and acne.


Benzoyl Peroxide is getting more popular due to its effectiveness and low cost. It aids in treating inflammatory acne lesions and accompanying outbreaks on the skin.

It is best not to combine it with other active chemicals that may irritate your skin. Cleanse with Benzoyl Peroxide, hydrate, and apply sunscreen. It will allow your skin to rest from any active substances, which is especially beneficial if your skin is sensitive or easily irritated.


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