The workhorse behind Malezia's three step regimen. Our moisturizer may hydrate the daylights out of skin, but this is what treats acne, eliminates blackheads, and refines texture! 😉
Featuring 2.5% MICRONIZED benzoyl peroxide, which is an FDA approved topical antiseptic for the treatment of acne.
Perhaps you've tried benzoyl peroxide in the past and weren't a fan because it can be irritating and make skin drier than Satan's weenus. We get it! That's why we emphasized the micronized part.
Micronization is the process of milling down the average diameter of a solid material’s particles. This is important because homogenous dispersions of finer particles have proven to yield better results in fighting acne with less risk of irritation. In fact, one study found micronized benzoyl peroxide actually INCREASED skin moisture!
For reference, our benzoyl peroxide has an average particle size of 5 microns: smaller than the size of a bacteria cell.
But that's not all! We've also included 0.5% sodium phytate for its ability to boost skin moisture and elasticity, regulate oil production, and combat hyperpigmentation.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to use our acne treatment gel.
For more information on the benefits and microbicidal activity of benzoyl peroxide, please see this post on Simple Skincare Science.
Inactive ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Carbomer, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Hydroxide
So so grateful for this product. This cleared my forehead after 6 years of acne (under the skin). Even if I’m experiencing a breakout, this will clear it within a couple of uses. Would highly recommend!
I was so close to going to a dermatologist after a year of trying to clear my skin. After 3 years of completely clear skin my forehead texture came back and so did other breakouts. I tried around 15 different products over the course of a year, and nothing worked. Things started to get so bad that I wouldn’t even look in a mirror, and I got an appointment with a dermatologist. After finding this product, I decided to try it out before that appointment. I have since canceled it because after 5 days my forehead blemishes and texture has been 90% eradicated. This product is truly a blessing, and after using it my moisture barrier has also improved!
Gentle enough to use on a daily basis, and an acne-fighting superstar alongside retinoid!
Contact therapy (applying and leaving on for 5-10 mins) then showering and applying the urea moisturizer has made the ultimate difference in active break outs (from gym sessions and humid weather). If other products e.g. zinc pyrthione are 5/10 effective, then this is a 10/10. I started off applying overnight but that caused slight dryness so I switched to contact therapy and it worked perfectly; just have some historic redness left. (Before photo wasn't as bad as it got but I've deleted a lot of past photos lol).
I love this product! I have a sensitive skin but this product does not irritate my skin. It clears my fungal acne whenever I get breakouts. It doesn't dry skin as other benzoyl peroxide products. It actually feels moisturizing and feels good on my skin! This is the only product that has been working for me to clear my fungal acne so far! I recommend it!
I am very impressed with how this benzoyl peroxide is formulated (being micronized) and it is more hydrating than other 2.5% ones i use. i have sensitive skin and find myself well able to react to this. my skin is getting clearer so it is improving my acne appearance; i am a happy and loyal buyer and will only be buying this benzoyl peroxide moving forward!
Ok, this review is going to be a little lengthy bc it’s long overdue!! I started using Malezia back in March and it has completely changed my skin and I recommend it to everyone!!! The first photos are from 2018-2020, I was struggling with such an itchy, painful, fungal acne. Then, Covid hit and it just got worse. I had painful pustules the formed around my mouth, forehead, and nose. Then comes Malezia and it completely changed my skin. I have extremely sensitive/dry skin. Nothing I used truly moisturizer my skin. The BP treatment is the best thing to ever exist along with the moisturizer. So with that being said, just buy it!!!
I don't know why or how but the Malezia BP gel actually HYDRATES my skin rather than drying or irritating like other BP products. I used to use Benzac 5% which I would rate as about 75% as effective as the Malezia BP gel but 100% more irritating and drying. Combined with the Urea moisturiser my skin is fungal acne free, glowing, soft and smooth. I need literally no other products and don't even wear make-up anymore. People always compliment my skin now which is such a vibe after struggling my entire life with pimples, malassezia folliculitis and blackheads. Malezia has genuinely changed my confidence and outlook on life.
I just reordered my third tube—this is the only thing that keeps my face clear. Will forever repurchase.
I have struggled with malassezia folliculitis for over 12 years after being on about 10 rounds of antibiotics in high school. It’s been hard to rid of ever since.
It wasn’t until discovering Simple Skin Care Science blog that I realized the topical products I was using were FEEDING this menace of a skin condition. I was so happy when F.C. released his own treatment!
This treatment is the ONLY thing that keeps my bumps at bay. It’s not gone completely, and it always comes back unfortunately:( I need to also treat from inside out and heal my gut, which I’ve tried and is very hard to do. but when I use this stuff consistently I notice a HUGE difference. If I use daily it will stay calm, but if I forget and use something that triggers it, it will flare up. But within 2 days of using it again the flare calms down. Fast acting and incredible!
I wish I could get this in a giant tube or bottle bc I go through it fast as I use it on my face, back, chest, and shoulders.
But seriously it’s changed my life!!! Don’t question it, just get it!!