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5% Benzoyl Peroxide. Our higher strength 5% Benzoyl Peroxide cream is designed for normal to oily skin with stubborn inflamed acne.

1 fl. oz./30 ml

About our pouches: 85% post-consumer resin (PCR) 
Made with recycled, sustainable plastic, our flexible pouches are a first step toward using alternative materials to lower our carbon footprint. They’re also easy to travel with and take up far less landfill space (though we do hope you’ll recycle them yourself). Note: These cannot be refilled.


Active Ingredients: 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. Inactive ingredients: Purified Water, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Capryly Glycol,Potassium Sorbate, Chloroxylenol, Sodium Hydroxide.

How to Use

Evening use only. Apply to clean skin two times per week. Gradually increase usage as your skin permits, e.g. 3 times per week. Apply a non-pore clogging moisturizer after application. If your skin becomes too dry or irritated, give your skin a break for several days and then resume with less frequency. Pro tip: to reduce dehydration, mix RESET with HERO moisturizer in a 1:1 ratio before applying to skin. To avoid an increase in pigmentation and inflammation, you must wear SPF 30+ sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight while using this product. Using more than one acne product at the same time may cause irritation and dryness. Benzoyl peroxide bleaches clothing.

Keep out of reach of children. For topical use only. Avoid using around your eyes and lips. Perform a small test near your jawline 24 hours before applying to your entire face. If you  experience trouble swallowing or your tongue, eyes or lips become swollen, seek emergency medical attention. For more information & product tips check out our benzoyl peroxide blog article.


What is benzoyl peroxide 5% used for?

5% Benzoyl Peroxide is a potent acne treatment targeting acne breakouts and acne- causing bacteria. It's effective in reducing breakouts and improving skin texture, especially for mild to moderate acne.

New to benzoyl peroxide? We recommend starting with a low concentration cream, 2.8% RESET Acne Treatment Gel, to help gauge any skin irritation before moving into 5% benzoyl peroxide. For a bit more strength to help reduce stubborn inflamed acne The higher strength cream with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, could be your perfect solution.

Is benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Yes, benzoyl peroxide is highly effective for treating pimples. It helps to unclog pores and reduce inflammation, making it an ideal spot treatment for inflammatory acne.

Can I moisturize after benzoyl peroxide 5%?

Absolutely! It's recommended to moisturize after applying benzoyl peroxide gel to prevent dry skin and peeling. Choose a non-comedogenic moisturizer to hydrate without clogging pores. We recommend pairing your treatment with a hydrating moisturizer or a moisturizer that includes a daily SPF.

If benzoyl peroxide is used too heavily or applied to sensitive skin, it can cause dryness and peeling. If you experience this, lessen the amount you apply until your skin grows more accustomed to the product, and add a hydrating serum into your routine. Learn more about moisturizing your face in our blog. 

What not to mix with benzoyl peroxide?

Avoid mixing benzoyl peroxide with retinoids, vitamin C, and other strong acids like glycolic acid or salicylic acid to prevent skin irritation and bothersome dryness. Does your skin feel dry, rough, and flaky? Check out our tips for troubleshooting, ‘Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize?

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What's Inside

5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Reduces acne-causing bacteria

  • Paraben Free
  • SLS Free
  • No Animal Testing



Life is hard. Go easy on your skin. Wash with cold or lukewarm water.

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