List of Products, Gels & Creams that Contain Benzoyl Peroxide in Nigeria.

Common over-the-counter medications for pimples are benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, adapalene, and antibacterial agents such as triclosan.

These topical medications, which can be found in many creams and gels used to treat acne (acne vulgaris), induce skin to slough off more easily, helping to remove bacteria faster. Before application, the face should be washed with warm water or a topical cleanser and then dried.

List of Products, Gels & Creams that Contain Benzoyl Peroxide in Nigeria
List of Products, Gels & Creams that Contain Benzoyl Peroxide in Nigeria.

If you have inflammed acne, like cysts buried deep in your skin that’s painful, OTC (over the counter) treatment like salicylic acid wouldn’t work.

What’s best would be a 2.5-5% concentration of benzoyl peroxide.

Salicylic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as salicylates. When applied to the skin, salicylic acid may work by helping the skin to shed dead cells from the top layer and by decreasing redness and swelling (inflammation). This decreases the number of pimples that form.

Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne. It works as an antiseptic to reduce the number of germs (bacteria) on the surface of your skin. It comes as a gel or face wash containing 5% benzoyl peroxide.

So salicylic acid sheds cells and benzoyl kills bacteria literally.

Salicylic acid is best for mild acne, whiteheads, blackheads.

*Benzoyl peroxide is use for the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris and rosacea. Combined with other agents, it may be used in the treatment of more severe acne.

*Acne vulgaris is the formation of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and/or cysts as a result of obstruction and inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland).

What percentage of benzoyl peroxide is best for acne and the skin?

According to, a website for skincare, the strength of benzyl peroxide is around 2.5 -10% but values may differ based on the discretion of the manufacturer or skin care expert. “Benzoyl peroxide products come in different strengths—from 2.5 percent to 10 percent—but know this: a higher concentration doesn’t necessarily mean better results. According to studies, 2.5 or 5 percent benzoyl peroxide often works just as well as 10 percent benzoyl peroxide, just with fewer irritating side effects. So, as a rule, always start off with a low dosage, and work your way up if your skin can tolerate it and/or needs it.” They said.

How does Benzoyl peroxide creams, products or gel work?

*Benzoyl peroxide breaks down to release oxygen after topical application. This oxygen acts as a bactericidal agent towards Proprionibacterium acnes, the bacteria present in acne vulgaris.
*Benzoyl peroxide also increases the turnover rate of epithelial cells, thereby peeling the skin and promoting the resolution of comedones.

List of Products, Gels & Creams that Contain Benzoyl Peroxide in Nigeria.

1. Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask

2. Scar zone

3. Cerave: CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

4. PanOxy®

5..Oxy 10 benzyl peroxide lotion

6. Replenix acne wash

7. Terminator 10

8. Clearasil

9. Nixoderm

10. Zapzyt

11. Divaskin benzyl peroxide 5% wash

12. Acnecide

13. Hamalaya Herbals

14. Effaclar

15. Differin Daily Deep Cleanser

16. Glossier Zit Stick

17. Clean and Clear Persa gel

18. Obagi Clenziderm Therapeutic Lotion (a moisturizer)

19. Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment

20. Kate Somerville Anti Bac Acne Clearing Lotion

21. SLMD Skincare BP Body Wash

22. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Spot Treatment

****Do not take without consult with Doctor or dermatologist *****

Skin Herball

Dr Udomoh


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