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Acne,  Blackheads and Whiteheads,  Face,  Serum & Cream,  Skin Care

Benzoper Gel Review 2018

If you’ve been following my acne journey on Instagram, you’re aware that my skin is currently being treated by my dermatologist. I am currently taking a lot of products, both topical and oral. Today, you’re going to know if this Benzoper gel review is one of those products that works for me.

Keep in mind that isotretinoin takes the credit holistically towards the betterment of my skin but the power of these creams and gels hasten the pace and shouldn’t be discredited.

If you’re battling pimples, you have to try different methods to see which works for you. However, most toners and anti-acne skin care stuff readily available from drugstores DO NOT WORK for me.

Benzoper Gel Review 2018 by Amanda of Filipinow

This is the only anti-acne gel that my doctor prescribed. I shared with her that my skin is sensitive and she said that the Benzoper gel is very mild.

It’s a Benzoyl Peroxide gel which works similarly with the famous ProActiv line.

I got the gel for 280 PHP for 50ml and it usually lasts up to 3 weeks (covering only the affected area which is basically my whole face lol).

Benzoyl peroxide treats mild to moderate acne and its approach is gentler than its clindamycin counterpart.

It’s what we decided to try first because my doctor is aware of my skin’s sensitive condition.


Benzoper Gel Photo


Treats, prevents, and controls acne.

CONS (do take note that these do not always occur)

Redness, itching, stinging, peeling, dryness


Dr. Susana Arcigal (my dermatologist) advised me to use it twice daily on affected areas.

The box states to avoid contact with eyes and mouth.

Let’s head on to the important part of this Benzoper gel review…

My Experience

The packaging isn’t the best but not the worst. It’s basic and looks boring but I don’t really mind.

Tube is squeezy and the gel is very easy to dispense.

Product smells of Bengay cream or non-toxic crayons. I have a hard time describing the scent. It’s not appealing. However, not appalling either lol.

Feeling isn’t minty and doesn’t deliver stinging sensations.

Gets dry after hours and can get just a tad itchy but nothing too serious that you’d need to be rushed into the hospital at 3 in the morning.

I’ve been using the gel for more than a month and it takes a long time to treat my acne.

Benzoper Gel Before and After a month

Benzoper Gel Before and After

Personally, I think that since my acne is no joke (I have pustules and nodules), it’s not powerful enough to alleviate it.

If you don’t have cystic acne and just want to get rid of casual occupants, you should definitely try it out.

However, if you’re like me, you should check out my Madeca cream review or try topical clindamycin.

If you look closely on my before and after photo, the acne is flat now. However, it’s still a bit reddish. I don’t feel pain anymore when I touch it and I’m assuming it’s gone (kudos to me for moving on lol).

I’m also not entirely sure if the Benzoyl Peroxide helped or it’s all the isotretinoin’s doing because my dermatologist said that I’ll start seeing my skin get better from 2 months and up.

Benzoper Gel Review Final Words

I’ll give this product a 50/50 score because it didn’t manifest efficacy as fast as the Madeca cream. I’m not even sure if it helped at all.

For 280 PHP of a 50ml product, you should try it for yourself.

  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Efficacy: 2.5/5
  • Skin-friendliness: 5/5
  • Price: 5/5
  • Availability: 5/5

If you learned a thing a two from this Benzoper gel review, please share it on your timeline.

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  • Mercy

    Good to be aware about this gel. I had the same problem with acne when I was around your age and occasionally now. I’ve tried clindamycin but haven’t heard of this. Nowadays, I only put tea tree oil when I get acne from eating too much sweets which I only learned recently the cause of my problem. If I only knew it before half of the pimple marks would have been avoided haha. Have a great week Amanda!

    • amandadelacruz

      Hi Ms. Mercy,

      My dermatologist said that what we eat hasn’t been proven to be related with acne production but somehow, after I eat nuts, peanuts to be exact, I grow an acne or 2 the next day.

      Thanks for dropping by!

  • Mercy

    I’ve been to heaps of dermatologists since I was a college in Cebu, when I was working in Makati and when I got here in Sydney but none of them had ever told me to watch what I eat. I think if we have no skin problems we won’t consult them so they will lose their business. But one time when I went to a chemist/pharmacy in Sydney to buy a collagen booster a chemist told me I have to fix my diet first because none of skin vitamins will work if I chow on bad food. True enough, I notice if I drink hot chocolate more than twice a week (my only source of sweets) I get pimples the week after. My best drink now is freshly made juice of carrot, apple, celery and ginger and it works wonder for my skin. Sorrry for the long comment, I got carried away 🙂

  • Gabie

    I wonder if benzoper gel is available over the counter. Ive been trying to look for this product since I got allergic reactions to Benzac which at 1st works for a while in drying up my pimples.

    • amandadelacruz

      Hello Gabie! Thanks for dropping by. I got the benzoper gel for acne from my dermatologist’s clinic. I’m not sure if it’s available over-the-counter in the Philippines.
      Have you checked the local clinics near you yet?

  • Yang

    Hi, Amanda! I haven’t heard of this gel before. My acne grows on my back and my chest and it’s pretty embarrassing to wear my favorite tank tops because of this. I will be purchasing this gel after I get off work today. Fingers crossed!

    • amandadelacruz

      Hey Yang!

      Thank you so much for reading my Benzoper gel review! If you don’t see any changes in 2 weeks, Benzoyl Peroxide may not be the cure for your acne. You can either try Clindamycin or Isotretinoin (but you need to consult your dermatologist for the latter).

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