PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength Antimicrobial, 5.5 Oz

PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength Antimicrobial, 5.5 Oz PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength Antimicrobial, 5.5 Oz : Beauty & Personal Care
PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength Antimicrobial: Panoxyl maximum strength acne foaming face wash, contains 10% benzoyl peroxide. Maximum strength foaming wash. Effectively penetrates pores killing the bacteria that cause acne. Clears existing acne blemishes and prevents new blemishes from forming. The highest strength of benzoyl peroxide available without a prescription. Gently removes dirt and excess oil to cleanse and unclog pores. Makes it an excellent choice for the management of acne on the face, chest and back.

What are panoxyl acne foaming wash benzoyl peroxide 10% maximum strength antimicrobial features?

  • Maximum strength formula contains 10% benzoyl peroxide
  • Highest over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash available
  • Maximum strength, antimicrobial foaming wash kills acne-causing bacteria on contact and lifts dirt from pores for a fresher, clearer you.
  • Works to clean and unclog pores on face, chest and back
  • Clears existing acne and helps prevent new blemishes from forming

Panoxyl acne foaming wash benzoyl peroxide 10% maximum strength antimicrobial details:

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2.5 x 2.25 x 7 inches; 5.44 ounces

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Can you use this on your scalp?

I’ve used the same product but different brand on my scalp when i shower for 5-6 years to treat hair foliculitis. Even my dermatologist approves it. Completely clear scalp..

Where is this manufactured?

Panoxyl acne washes are made in the usa.

When this product is going to be available?

Stay tuned, hopefully soon

Do you use this all over your face – eyebrows, under eyes included? Or does it irritate skin round there??

Hi there! Thank you for reaching out. We value our consumers questions and appreciate the opportunity to assist. We recommend using our panoxyl washes as directed on our direction panel on the back of our tubes. Directions: 1) wet area to be cleansed 2) apply acne wash and gently massage area for 1-2 minutes 3) rinse thoroughly and pat dry 4) because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor 5) if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day 6) if going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor. We also recommend following the warning panel on the back of our tubes: for external use only do not use if you •have very sensitive skin •are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide when using this product •skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time •avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen •avoid contact with the eyes, lips and mouth •avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product •skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling, or possibly swelling. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration. Stop use and ask a doctor if •irritation becomes severe if pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

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How long does the entire bottle last if cleanse twice a day?

I use it twice a day and it lasts about a month.

Does this work on fungal acne?

It will not work as fast but if you use it daily you can see a difference!!

Can i use this face wash also on very sensitive skin?

Our benzoyl peroxide acne foaming wash should not be used on very sensitive skin.

Since i hardly get acne would this product be overkill? I’ve been reading that this product is good for serious acne.

It does not only help clear stubborn acne, it helps prevent breakouts too. A pea size is enough.

How about helping with fine lines?

Hi there! Thank you do reaching out. Our panoxyl acne foaming wash 10% will not help with fine lines. Our panoxyl acne 10% wash is used to clear existing acne and help prevent new blemishes from forming

Can i use this for my arm pits?

Panoxyl can be used to treat acne and to get rid of acne-causing bacteria anywhere on the body.

Is anyone else having trouble dispensing the product through the flip-top cap? I have to unscrew the whole thing to get anything to come out! Going

Yeah when i peeled the silver top off, there was a tiny clear layer of plastic still stuck on there. Just make sure you’ve punctured a large enough hole in that or peeled it off fully, then screw the cap back on.

Is a moisturizing lotion recommended to use after washing? If so what do you recommend?0

I would definitely recommend using a moisturizer even if you have oily skin. This product is very drying to the skin. I use an aloe gel moisturizer which is quite light. If you have naturally dry skin, i would suggest using a heavier moisturizer like the any of the cerave facial creams.

About how long did anyone start seeing results? I know it won’t work overnight but just wondering!

It took a steady commitment of using this faithfully to get lasting results. Try this for 3 months straight and watch the difference in your skin. As with anything with it, it won’t happen overnight but it will happen. Good luck

Is this product vegan?

It’s cruelty-free.

Can this bleach hair?

Hi there! Thank you for reaching out! We value our consumers questions and appreciate the opportunity to assist. Per the warnings on the label, you should avoid contact with hair, which may be bleached by this product.

After washing off does this discolour clothes in the same way a benzoyl peroxide cream does?

It has discolored my towels but not my clothes, sheets, or robes. Just make sure you really rinse it off before using a towel or putting anything on it.

Is this product good to use?

Hi there! Thank you for reaching out. Our panoxyl® acne foaming wash benzoyl peroxide 10% is the #1 acne wash in the u.s.* tough enough to battle even the worst breakout, this maximum strength fast-acting foaming wash contains 10% benzoyl peroxide to clear acne quickly! Recommended by dermatologists, the powerful cleansing wash kills acne-causing bacteria effectively to clear existing breakouts as well as helping to prevent new blemishes from forming when used as part of a daily routine.

*crown laboratories, inc. Calculation based in part on data reported by nielseniq through its scantrack service for the acne wash category for the 52-week period ending 9/23/2021, for the total u.s. Market, xaoc, according to the nielseniq common consumer name. Copyright © 2021, nielsen consumer llc.

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Since this has benoxyl peroxide, does this cause redness or discomfort?

I did not experience any redness or discomfort. However, if you have sensitive skin, it may. I would suggest doing a patch test first. You probably should not be using any wash that causes you discomfort.

Is the product easy to use?

Yes! It’s like a shampoo bottle or lotion bottle so you just open it and squeeze a little bit on your hand. It comes out a bit fast but you don’t need too much. Then you just rub it all over your face, wait about a minute or so, then rinse. I’d recommend using the ordinary’s hylauronic acid serum while your face is still wet to prevent water loss (locks in moisture in your face – do this even if you have oily skin) and then use the ordinary’s niacinamide serum after that. Then of course your moisturizer. On your body, just rub it on in the shower and rinse with lukewarm water

Can this bleach a loofah?

Hi there! Thank you for reaching out! We value our consumers questions and appreciate the opportunity to assist. Per the warnings on the label, you should avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product. Depending on the material of the loofah that is being used, this product could bleach.

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What are our customers saying?

5Expert Score
A suitable replacement for discontinued neutrogena rapid clear benzoyl peroxide 10% wash

My dermatologist has long recommended a 10% benzoyl peroxide wash. It used to be rx only, but eventually became available otc. I’ve used a 10% bp wash for many years.

I’m in my 40s, have oily skin, and left untreated can develop acne ranging from small white heads to painful, cystic acne and folliculitis. It took me 20 years of adult life to eventually find a daily routine that generally keeps my skin clean, clear, and free of painful breakouts. The cornerstone of that routine was the neutrogena 10% benzoyl peroxide wash that i found to be strong enough to serve it’s purpose but still gentle enough to not cause annoying side effects such as irritation and over dryness. Unfortunately that face wash appears to have been discontinued.

Panoxyl was a product i had tried before, years ago (before i discovered the other parts of my routine which i suspect played a bigger role in it actually being effective – more on that below), and i believe it was the actual brand recommended by my dermatologist once 10% bp became available over the counter. So i knew it was a good product, and similar to what i had been using- both in price and effectiveness. So it was an easy first choice for me in trying to replace the wash i’ve relied on for some time.

I’ve been using it now for a few weeks and i haven’t noticed a difference in my results, thankfully. It seems to be very similar to me and hasn’t dried my skin out completely or irritated it in any way. So for now, i think this is the one that will become my go-to. I’ve also purchased it for my 18-year old who was similarly concerned about the neutrogena being discontinued. Seems to be working for them as well.

I mentioned above that for me, there were other factors that helped make this product work better. Those factors are:

*exfoliating/washing before i shave – without doing this, shaving dirty and oily skin seems to lead to more breakouts.

*i use a little silicone face scrubber to apply and scrub with the panoxyl – after shaving -which helps clean follicles and wash away little hairs- it seems to really help avoid ingrown hairs and folliculitis, which has been awful for me at times.

As i mentioned, i have found a routine that works for me- so for anyone looking for help developing their own routine to treat acne, in general, some info about me and my routine is as follows:

male, 44 years old
full beard
bald (i shave my head and around my beard approx 2-3 times per week).

Shaving days (all in shower):
1. Wash face, head, and skin under beard with an exfoliating face wash (there is a viking revolution micro dermabrasion wash i like for this purpose, but there are a lot of products meant for pre shave wash).
2. I shave using a concentrated shave cream (cremo is what i like the most).
3. I apply a nickel sized amount of panoxyl to a silicone face scrubber, rub it around to cover it, and then gently scrub/massage it into my skin- head, neck, face, etc. In small circular motions. If i have any acne starting to form, i might seperately apply a little additional face wash to that area and scrub a little extra as well.
4. Importantly, i take the time to rinse well, as the benzoyl peroxide can stain towels or clothes if it’s not appropriately rinsed.
5. I wash my beard with a beard wash.
6. I generally do not moisturize over the winter unless i start to feel dry- but everyone is different. When showering twice a day if working out, etc, i will use a mild moisturizer, but generally my skin is best balanced at this point without. When the weather is nice enough to be outside, i use a daily moisturizer for sensitive skin with sunscreen in it. If i’m going to be in the sun for extended periods, i’ll also apply higher spf sunscreen. I like neutrogena triple protect for men as the daily.
7. I see a dermatologist, and i have two prescription creams i use in tiny amounts for any flare ups. It’s pretty rare that i have to use them, and it’s usually if i am lax with my routine at all. One cream for morning and one for night. Epiduo forte and aczone.
8. Non-shaving days i use a similar amount either in my fingers or with the scrubber to wash my face, head, neck, etc. And that’s the only product i use.

If this helps anyone in any way, then it was worth putting it out there. Bottom line, this panoxyl wash works well for me as part of my routine. I added the above context because skin types vary greatly, and it took me a lot of trial, error, research, help from a dermatologist, and persistence to finally get my acne in check. I used to think i could just use a benzoyl peroxide face wash once a day and that would be enough. For some people, maybe it is- but for me personally, i have to do a few other things to maximize it’s effectiveness.

5Expert Score

I’m 21. I’ve had severe acne since i was about 12. I’m talking hormonal to the max, plus fungal, plus blackheads and scarring and rough bumpy patches and redness. Everything. Chronic acne destroyed my self confidence as a young person and still does. I’m still hurting over the bullying and self hatred i endured from my acne. I have tried everything under the sun for my acne. The whole proactive line, every drug store face wash, every moisturizer, i’ve tried to fancier brands from macy’s and sephora, i’ve tried the most gentle gentle ones from cetaphil. I’ve tried the ordinary, inky list, paula’s choice. You name it – i have used it.
I came across this gem one day when trying to buy my face wash that at least kept my face clean but didn’t help breakouts. I thought wow, 10% is really high, i’ve never seen it that high in a wash. So i bought it. And i decided to buy the sunscreen moisturizer they have as well.
When i tell you that this product made me sob happy tears, i’m not kidding. I am only 7 days into using the face wash and moisturizer (2x daily) and my face has never looked this good. My acne is disappearing, my blackheads are so small i have to squint to see them, my fungal acne (those small colorless bumps) is fading. I have never seen a wash work like this. While such a strong dose of benzoyl peroxide will normally dry out your skin, i have found that using the moisturizer right after works perfect. I am so so happy about the improvement i’ve seen in. Seven days, i cannot wait to keep using this and see what happens over the next few months. Ugh. Give this one a chance … I had given up hope!

5Expert Score
Love this stuff, part of my regular routine

Love this stuff, it’s made a huge difference with my body and face acne. One thing to remember, this stuff is intense so you really really need to work it slowly into your routine. I’m talking starting out 1 time per week. And if your just starting don’t leave it on the skin for long at all and make sure to wash it all off because benzoyl peroxide does stain/bleach fabric.

You want to go really slow but it’s really worth it. I’m up to the point where i use it every morning for my morning face wash and i use it on a scrubber for my chest, shoulders, and back when i shower but alternate with a salicylic acid wash. This took about 3 to 4 months to work up to for reference.

If you get a lot of irritation when using this only once you might also want to look at the rest of your products. I recommend referencing dr dray on youtube for using this product if you’re having issues.

I am also very active so i use it in my armpits and on my feet once a week. Benzoyl peroxide is an anti bacterial so it helps cut down on body oder.

Overall love this stuff but it needs to be used correctly. If your skin is already irritated from over exfoliating, no sun protection, harsh products and other irritants like fragrance, you’re not going to have a good time.

5Expert Score
This crap is sent from heaven

I never write reviews- but this product deserves one.

I’ve used this for about a week and a half (not expecting much because of the low price), but after watching reviews and researching other face washes, and because it is best for teens w/ a neutral skin type (oily and dry), it seemed like it could work quickly.

Using it:
in order to let the benzoyl peroxide activate, i gently rub it on my face while listening to any song by harry styles- typically meaning i leave the product on my face for at least a few minutes while singing in front of the mirror. If you wash this immediately off, you most likely won’t see improvement.
Use a good moisturizer–especially if you have sensitive, dry skin.
Optional–additionally, i would recommend taking zinc and vitamin c for extra clearing-up and removing dark spots/scars.

surely, within a week, my skin has been so much better. I’ve used so many other washes and this one is the only wash that showed significant improvement on my skin. I had cysts and breakouts right before i started, and it cleared so quick. Not only that, but i’ve only had one pimple show up since i started using it. One. And it’s very small too.

to me and my skin specifically, there are no cons. Although, it could be a different experience for you, especially if you have dry and sensitive skin. If you do, i would use the 4% benzoyl panoxyl version. (it’s less harsh). You also need a good moisturizer so it doesn’t dry out your skin, although i haven’t had any dry skin since i started using this wash.
Also, i’m sure you’ve seen the other reviews, but be careful not to get this on fabric or towels. It can possibly bleach them, so just watch out for that.

K bye 🙂

5Expert Score
It’s already working it’s been days

I’ve been using for a few days i had a few blemishes they’ve disappeared already. And i have a big black head problem that has imporoved so much in such little time. I did pro active in my teens and that helped me to a point. I got a prescription for acne medicine after proactive and that was so horrible. This is the right amount of something. It does leave my skin feeling dry. So i think i need to buy the moisturizer that goes with it. But now that i’ve found something that works for my black heads and weekly/biweekly blemishes i’m going to stick with this. For refrance i’m a 28 year old woman who had struggled with acne since i was 8 years old.

5Expert Score
It works

This is the best facewash for my acne. I’m on my 3rd bottle and my face has cleared up so much. After having kids i started getting crazy acne on my chin and jawline. I tried many face cleansers and creams but none worked as good as this product. One bottle lasts me up to 2 months if i just use it on my face and not on my back.

5Expert Score
Quick clearing of skin acne dissapreared

My face has normal skin. So i usually do not break out. But for a reason my skin got many acne and bumps on the skin. So i started to use this without having any expectation, but this is a gem!!! I only use this for my face. Ever since i started using this my face skin is smooth no bumpy, no acne and clean clear face!!!

5Expert Score
Cleared my acne 🙂

Third time repurchasing, helps a lot with acne – i had a really bad break out (i don’t have acne usually)
takes about a month or two to clear the acne
the only problem with it is the bleaching – after using it it bleached the towel i used to dry my face so just use an old towel or a white one
really good overall:)

5Expert Score
Finally found a keeper!

I have been dealing with the most stubborn hormonal cystic acne along my jawline and cheeks the past few months. I’ve tried beauty counter and a few other products but nothing seemed to work. I’m now on day 5 (?) of using this face wash and i couldn’t be happier. My acne has cleared up, blackheads are minimal and my confidence is now up!

A little heads up just because everyone’s skin is different and will react differently: i have pretty normal to oily skin and i have some dry areas from using this product. It’s not enough to make me feel like i need to stop but beware around your eyes. I didn’t think i washed too closely to my eyes but probably from rinsing some may have gotten in the area so my eyelids have dry spots. It’s stated on the bottle to be careful and i thought i was but just beware!

5Expert Score
Best face wash.

I’ve never struggled with bad skin. But all of a sudden (from stress) my skin broke out like i was a teenager. I used this stuff twice and it cleared my skin up instantly. For the price and amount in the bottle please get it!!! Seriously it’s like liquid gold.

4Expert Score
Very happy so far

I bought this after reading the reviews… I am 30 years old and suffer from hormonal acne along my jaw line and down my neck. They’re typically deep cystic acne that takes forever to come to a head and then leaves a red mark for weeks and weeks. I started using this product 3 days ago and my neck and chin have already started clearing up. All the red and painful breakouts are now smaller and no longer irritated and some of the ones still under the skin are starting to go away. I am going to buy another bottle for my boyfriend to use on his back and face and hopefully it helps him as well.

Update: it’s been a week using it daily at night and my skin hasn’t been this clear in so long! So far i am extremely happy and will continue to purchase. I am going to try using it on my under arms like other reviews have said for excessive sweating. It does bleach towels btw! I use designated hand towels to dry my face off so doesn’t bother me but beware if you use your good towels it will bleach them.

4Expert Score
Improved skin, hasn't quite cleared up everything

I have super sensitive skin and tend to have acne on my back/chest.

My routine with the cream is as follows: wet back, apply cream across affected areas, let sit for 10+ minutes, rinse off in shower. This allows the medicine to sit on the skin and really work into the problem areas, rather than rinsing it off immediately in the shower. I haven’t had any reactions/dryness/itchiness even with the extended usage.

My acne has definitely improved, but i don’t want to give anyone unreasonable expectations. I still have acne on the back, but it is much less inflamed and frequent than before use.

The smell is slightly medicinal, as is to be expected. It doesn’t last on the skin, though. Once you rinse, the smell dissipates completely.

Overall, i’d say that it does its job, but it isn’t a miracle worker. You’ll probably still have to figure out the source of your body acne to really remove it all. In the meantime, however, this will soothe some of the inflammation and reduce the number of spots.

4Expert Score
Works as expected

My 12yr old daughter has had horrible acne from where her mask rests. It started when masks were mandatory in school. Unfortunately, she has a line of bad acne on each cheek where her mask runs….she has officially been using this nightly for a month straight. It took a couple of weeks to really start noticing any difference. After a full month, one cheek is almost completely clear. The cheek that was the worst is on it’s way. It is still there, but i figured this area would take longer since the acne was so bad in that location. However, like i said….it is on it’s way to getting cleared up. You can absolutely see the difference, but you need to be patient. This isn’t an over night cure. Give it a solid month of being consistent with using it every night. My daughter has also been moisturizing in the morning when she wakes up. Will update in another month after we see where we are at with it. Excited for her!

4Expert Score
It will make your skin dry.

I used to have very horrible acne .after doing lots of online research i landed to this product.
It really helped me with my acne and have been using now for almost a year .only the thing i do not like is
it makes my skin super dry although my skin was super oily .because of which moisturizer is must.

4Expert Score

I mix this with cerave acne cleanser and these together help my skin a lot! I still need more of a difference tho it’s okay

4Expert Score
Good product

I never really had bad acne but a few months ago i started getting 1 or 2 deep under the skin pimples that wouldn’t surface in the same area of my cheek- couldn’t pop since they never turned to a white head and too deep to squeeze. Really painful. Got to the point i picked so much because i was desperate to get it out and it scarred…. When they started coming back again about a month ago i got this and it’s really helping. It doesn’t work over night- maybe for surface whiteheads but for deep under the skin pimples it will take some time. I used once a day for three days. It did dry out my skin so i applied a light moisturizer afterward. The swelling and pain went away after the first night of using it. I started using twice a day after that and they are just about gone. I rinse with warm water, wash with dove soap, dab until my face is damp/ half wet with a clean towel. Massage this on my damp face and let sit for 5 mins. You can feel relief while it sits on your face. Then rinse really well with warm water to clean it off.’s been just about a month since i ordered it. But no scarring or scabbing and no desire to pick since they aren’t painful and inflamed anymore. Best product in terms of results so far i’ve used. Def buying more again but probably won’t need to for a while. You get a good amount in the bottle- seems to last longer than expected. Def a good purchase for acne.

4Expert Score
Its working

Overall, i’ve seen people talk about that the ones who use this they end up with a lot of skin damage but it is overall helping me out, everything that is wrong is not completely gone, but it has gotten better. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt just cause i’m not 100% consistent.

4Expert Score
I'm unsure about it.

I’m on day 3 of using this. I follow up with some watermelon moisturizer when i get out of the shower… So far no redness or irritation but i’ve woken up with a new pimple everyday. I’m going to give it a few weeks to see if it helps but so far… It’s no better than my cetaphil lol.

nope don’t like it! Didn’t dry my skin out lime people said… But i had 1 to 2 new pimples daily when i was using it. Quit using it and the breakouts subsided greatly! Doesn’t do adult acne well… And my best friend used it also, she said it broke her out as well. I guess test it out and see if it works for you! I will stick to my cetaphil.

4Expert Score
Must have

Great face wash you can also use it for your under arms , eliminate odor

4Expert Score
I noticed a difference

I got this product to help with body acne. During the summer my back tends to breakout due to sweat. I noticed a difference within a week of use. This will certainly be a staple of mine during the warmer months.

Important information


Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) Inactive Ingredients: Carbomer Homopolymer Type C, Carbomer Interpolymer Type A, Decyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Propanediol, Purified Water, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, t-Butyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum.


1. Wet area to be cleansed; 2. Apply and massage into skin for 2 minutes; 3. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry; 4. Apply once daily, gradually increase to twice if needed or directed by your Dermatologist

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