Benzoyl Peroxide – Uses, Side Effects, and More

Benzagel (benzoyl peroxide gel) is a topical antibacterial [1] agent that also has a mild drying effect used to treat acne. Benzagel is available in generic form.


Products containing benzoyl peroxide are typically used to treat mild to moderate acne. Benzoyl peroxide causes the skin to dry out and peel in addition to decreasing the quantity of germs that cause acne [2]. Certain brands are used to treat rosacea [3], a specific type of skin problem. Benzoyl peroxide has the potential to lessen rosacea symptoms including facial bumps and pimples.

Even if you have previously used the product, make sure to read the ingredients on the label. It’s possible that the manufacturer altered the ingredients. Furthermore, distinct components intended for different functions may be present in products bearing similar names. The incorrect product could be harmful to you.