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.
Acnecide can reduce scarring, as can salicylic acid. Does Acnecide work on hormonal acne? It won’t address the underlying hormonal changes that are causing your acne, but it will treat the spots and pustules on your skin