Face Reality 5% Acne Med

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This acne med fights acne-causing bacteria, helps unclog pores, and keeps them from clogging again.

  • Recommended for skin prone to inflamed acne, non-inflamed acne, and combination acne.
  • Benzoyl peroxide helps reduce the bacteria that cause acne and aids in peeling the inside of the pore.
  • Formulated to unclog pores and keep them clear.
  • Great for mild acne and acne rosacea with pustules.
  • Great spot treatment for problem zones.
  • Remember is WILL bleach fabrics so use old towels and pillowcases while using this product.

After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer to the entire blemish-prone area. We recommend using Acne Med in the evening. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes a day initially, and increase wearing time gradually until medication can be tolerated all night. Slight irritation and dryness are normal and temporary.

Do not apply cream-based moisturizers or lotions over your Acne Med. This will interfere with the benzoyl peroxide. Using a gel is fine. If going outside, use an acne-safe sunscreen. (Use our pore-clogging checker to see if acne-safe). Allow the Acne Med to dry, then follow the direction in the sunscreen labeling.

Sensitive skin types may have a hard time with this, so make sure you sign up for guidance on this product line and/or sign up for our successful Acne Boot Camp.

Not recommended for sensitive skin types.

If irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use of the product. Feel free to contact us for guidance. 

Apply a layer of Face Reality Hydrabalance Hydrating Gel under your Acne Med to prevent excess dryness. For best results, pair this Acne Med with other Face Reality products like Ultra Gentle Cleanser and Moisture Balance Facial Toner.

Face Reality Acne Med is stronger than over-the-counter products. Start with a lower percentage and work up.

NOTE: Face Reality Professional Products Require Expert Guidance

Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is a highly effective acne-clearing treatment. It penetrates pores to fight acne-causing bacteria, helps unclog pores, and keeps pores clear. BPO has been used in acne treatment formulas for more than 80 years. It works as a bleaching and peeling agent, is antimicrobial, increases cell turnover, reduces bacterial count, clears up existing acne, and prevents future breakouts. Appropriate for normal and oily skin types.

  • Face Reality Acne Med is stronger than over-the-counter products. Start with a lower percentage and work up.
  • Acne Med may be used over Face Reality Hydrabalance Hydrating Gel or any water-based moisturizers that are acne-safe.

When we determine (Face Reality Professional Products Require Expert Guidance), that a client needs Acne Med, this ingredient gets serious results, but it can be a little harsh. If you need more, please contact us for guidance or do our online Acne Boot Camp. 

If you have not been Face Reality approved, please complete our online registration.

Acne is one of the most common skin challenges in the U.S. and it’s not just limited to teenagers. In fact, it impacts all ages, races, and genders. Nearly 60 million Americans have active acne and 20 million are at risk of developing scar tissue as a result.


Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 5%

Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide.

What is Benzoyl Peroxide?

One effective defense is benzoyl peroxide (BPO), a chemical in the organic peroxide family that has been used in acne treatment formulas for more than 80 years. It works as a bleaching and peeling agent and is antimicrobial, increases cell turnover, reduces the bacterial count, clears up existing acne, and prevents future breakouts.

Benzoyl peroxide is a white or off-white water-soluble crystalline powder that offers the following benefits for blemished and impure skin:

  • It peels skin like salicylic or resorcinol, reducing blockages.
  • It kills the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes (P.acnes).
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce pain and discomfort associated with many lesions.
  • It eliminates fatty acids and oils in the skin.
Things You Should Know About Using Benzoyl Peroxide & Acne Med:
Expect to be a bit dry!

Benzoyl peroxide can be extremely irritating and drying. During the initial weeks, you may experience some dryness, redness, itching, flaking, tightness, or mild peeling. This is temporary and will subside as your skin adapts. Try to put up with some peeling as it will eventually go away. Those who can push through the initial dryness and light flaking get the fastest results. However, if you are uncomfortably dry or you are a darker skin type, then let us know. We can offer some helpful tips for getting through the dry phase.

Avoid eye area and lower neck

Do not use benzoyl peroxide on your neck or eye area as the tissue is too delicate and it will over dry and irritate the skin too much.

No eye cream in the PM

Do not use eye cream or moisturizer around the eyes or neck because the benzoyl peroxide will migrate through the cream and cause irritation and possible swelling.

Avoid eye irritation

Allow benzoyl peroxide to dry before going to bed. If your eyelids get irritated, try changing your pillowcase more often. When you are wearing acne med at night, it will get on the pillowcase.

Smile lines

This area tends to be the most sensitive area on the face and will be the first place you see irritation and dryness. You can put a very thin layer of Lira Clinical Recovery Balm on this area to protect it for a few days and then resume product regular product use.

Working out? Remove benzoyl peroxide

Do not wear benzoyl peroxide when you expect to perspire. If you plan to exercise, engage in physical labor, or be outside under the hot sun, wash it off first or it will irritate your skin.

Will Bleach Fabric

Benzoyl peroxide will bleach fabric, so we suggest wearing a white shirt when using it. Also, use a white washcloth when removing the product from your skin. Use white pillowcases when you start wearing benzoyl peroxide overnight. Make sure to wash your hands with soap following each application to avoid bleaching towels.

Allergic reaction

Dry or irritated skin is often not an allergy. Allergies to benzoyl peroxide are rare but do occur occasionally. Dry skin does not constitute an allergic reaction. An allergy is characterized by itching, swelling, or burning associated with a rash similar to a mild case of poison ivy dermatitis. If you are experiencing unusual irritation or an allergic reaction occurs, stop using Acne Med and contact us immediately.

Diligence pays off

If you skip a day or two or only spot treat, this break in your treatment gives a chance for acne to form. You will never get clear if you skip your home care treatment plan.

Use over the entire acne-prone area

While spot treating can be effective for those who are mildly blemish-prone, those with inflamed acne must use benzoyl peroxide serum over the entire acne-prone area, every day. This is what will help prevent future breakouts.

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Face Reality 5% Acne Med
Face Reality 5% Acne Med
Face Reality 5% Acne Med
Face Reality 5% Acne Med

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Jasmine went out of her way to help me find the right products for my acne. I am an online consultation client. I have seen such improvement in my skin. I am very grateful.!