All currently available PanOxyl® products contain the same active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide (BPO). Benzoyl peroxide is the #1 dermatologist-recommended ingredient for acne treatment products.
Benzoyl peroxide is a topical acne medication that offers several key benefits for fighting acne:
Benzoyl peroxide is available in a number of different formulations and concentrations to address a variety of acne issues. Crown Laboratories pioneered the use of benzoyl peroxide for acne management more than 40 years ago.
Yes, PanOxyl® can be used for face, chest, shoulders and back acne. However, you should avoid contact with the eyes, lips, and mouth.
We offer PanOxyl® products in different formulas and different strengths of benzoyl peroxide to suit different skin types. Our current product line includes: PanOxyl® 10% Acne Foaming Wash and PanOxyl® 4% Acne Creamy Wash.
PanOxyl® products are readily available nationwide. Click here for a partial listing of leading retailers that carry PanOxyl®. If your local store does not carry the PanOxyl® product you are looking for, you can ask the pharmacist to order the product for you.
Unfortunately, we have discontinued two of our products. Though we no longer offer PanOxyl 3% Advanced Acne Spot Treatment and PanOxyl 10% Acne Cleasing Bar, we’re still committed to helping you break the acne cycle. If you are looking for acne solutions, you can click here to see which products we have available that are best suited for your needs.
As with any medication, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a healthcare professional before using this medication.
Please check the product lot number and expiration date. We do not recommend using PanOxyl® products after they have expired.
You may notice that most over-the-counter acne treatments contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient in PanOxyl®.
Both treat acne, but they work very differently. Salicylic acid exfoliates the skin to help unblock pores. Benzoyl peroxide, however, helps break the acne cycle, clearing existing breakouts now and helping to stop emerging pimples before they form. It also acts as a mild skin exfoliant to help unblock pores. Benzoyl peroxide is the ingredient that makes PanOxyl® so effective.
Benzoyl peroxide is for external use only.
Do not use PanOxyl® products if you have sensitive skin or are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide.
When using PanOxyl® products:
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
The side effects associated with benzoyl peroxide have been shown to last a short period of time. Skin peeling, otherwise known as exfoliation, is part of the therapeutic effect. 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.
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.
A reformulated PanOxyl product line was introduced in January 2018.
The new PanOxyl products are new formulations than those previously marketed. The formulations were completely overhauled using newer, and more novel excipients with better processability, stability, and skin mildness profile. The products contain the same active ingredient at the same levels as the previously marketed formulations, 4% benzoyl peroxide and 10% benzoyl peroxide. The inactive ingredient lists for the new formulations differ significantly from the current products.
The new formulations create a better experience of a mild cleansing wash. The formulations were developed to be mild with a better lather and skin feel.
The texture of the new formulations changed to better deliver against the desired properties of a mild cleansing wash. The formulations were developed to be mild, less paste-like products with a better lather and skin feel.
The formulation has the same efficacy as the original products. Both new and original products are regulated by the US Monograph for Topical Acne Drug Products.
No, the products contain the same active ingredient at the same levels as the previously marketed formulations, 4% benzoyl peroxide and 10% benzoyl peroxide.