Acne, spots … it’s personal. And it’s our sole focus, day in day out. We aim to help you cut through the maze of myths about spots and acne and get straight down to business tackling the basic, fundamental causes of acne and spots: acne bacteria and blocked pores.

Acnecide® exists to offer effective self-care skincare solutions across the journey of acne and spot-prone skin. Developed by dermatologists, our medicinal products include 5% benzoyl  peroxide, an active ingredient which is effective in combating the bacteria that causes acne. Our Acnecide® Face Gel Spot Treatment and Face Wash Spot Treatments kill up to 95% of the spot-causing bacteria and help unblock pores to help control and limit future breakouts.* The 15g and 50g Acnecide® benzoyl peroxide treatments are available to self-select and purchase right here on or from the main skincare aisle in most Boots stores. The original Acnecide® 30g and l00g over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide treatments remain available from the pharmacy counter or online on

By the makers of Acnecide®, Purifide® products are a range of cleansers, moisturisers and quick fixes for the daily care of blemish and spot-prone skin that work to keep pores clear, balance oiliness, hydration, skin pH and bacteria to help prevent spots and promote clearer skin. Purifide’s® soothing range features a Daily Cleanser and Daily Moisturiser SPF30 to support a balanced, strong and healthy-looking skin barrier whilst protecting the skin during spot treatment and helping to build tolerance. The control range includes Purifide® Blackhead Control Deep Exfoliating Cleanser and Purifide® Post-Breakout Serum to help control blocked pores, spot causing bacteria and improve skin-quality, texture + visible signs that blemishes leave behind. Suitable for use post-treatment to help maintain clear skin.

*Acnecide® Face Gel and Acnecide® Face Wash Gel are indicated for the treatment of mild acne. Contains 5% benzoyl peroxide.

Always read the label. Acnecide® Gel and Acnecide® Wash Gel are indicated for the treatment of acne. Contains 5% benzoyl peroxide. Always read the label. Acnecide® Medicinal Treatments (Wash Gel/Gel/Face Wash Gel/Face Gel should not be used in conjunction with other benzoyl peroxide preparations, including other Acnecide® Medicinal Treatments.

GB-ACPU-2300011. July 2023