Benzac AC , also called as Benzoyl Peroxide, is a keratolytic agent used in acne treatment. It works by killing bacteria on the skin to reduce dirt and oil from clogging your pores.
Benzac AC comes as topical cream, gel, lotion, cleanse, stick and facial mask with varying percentages (2.5%, 5% or 10%) of the active ingredient. It should be applied directly to the skin in a thin layer, and left on the skin for at least an hour. Clean the affected area with water and mild soap before applying Benzac AC . When using this medicine, avoid the area around eyes and lips, and do not apply it to sunburned skin, wind burned skin or open wounds to prevent unexpected irritation.
Side effects are not commonly reported. Some patients may complain of experiencing skin rash, itching, crushing, blistering, swelling or redness.
Benzac AC may also be used for treatment of other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.