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Malezia Acne Treatment Gel (2.5% Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide)

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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

Customer Reviews

Based on 406 reviews

Malezia has been a game changer for me. I found out about Malezia through a family member when we both discovered we were having weird bouts of fungal acne. She used it and was very happy with it. I tried it and saw that fungal acne disappear almost by the end of the week. I have continued to use it and it strongly handles my breakouts and hormonal acne. I'm even to the point where I feel like I don't need to wear make up regularly! #nofilter

Life changing product!

I have had skin issues for years and I finally found the right esthetician that recommended this product along with face reality and it has transformed my skin. I would have welt like pimples appear along my forehead and cheeks along with rash like bumps on the center of my cheeks, mouth, and nose. Not only has that disappeared but The dryness and painful cracks are healed as well. The only recommendation I have for this product is the packaging doesn’t allow me to control the amount that comes out no matter how careful I am when pressing the tube. Still 5 stars for the product alone!

Seems like good ingredients. However I don’t like that I found rust inside the tube

I just received this today. I opened it and found rust on the inside of the tube and outside of the cap area. I think benzoyl peroxide corrodes metals so this is expected with a metal tube. This is unappealing to see. I might still use it but I think they should switch to using a container made of something that cannot rust.

Hello Rachel, aluminum cannot physically rust like iron. What you are seeing is our BPA-free liner that covers the entire inside of the tube to prevent the product from reacting with metal. Please see our FAQ for more information. Thank you.

Alex Good
I’ve Tried It ALL— This is The ONLY Longterm Cure

Wanting clear skin isn’t vain, it was a matter of mental health for me. I spent thousands of dollars and doctors, med spas, products, supplements and still would cry when I had to go out in public. My skin caused so much shame and embarrassment…. Until I found this product and the blog.

My skin type:
Next level sensitive
Intolerance to fatty alcohols
Moderately hormonal breakout
Dehydrated af

What I’ve tried:
4 different types of birth control
2 “take a photo of your face and we’ll send you a magic formula” services
Thousands of dollars on skincare and treatments
Exposure therapy with this BP and MCT oil cleanse

What worked and had LASTING results:
Exposure therapy with this BP and MCT oil cleanse

John Vincent
Great Product. Great Service.

I struggle controlling folicitis bumps on the back of my head/neck. Malezia works really well. Better than any other Product I have tried. A friend recommended it to me. I also ordered the Pink Moisturizer. Lasts forever because you only use a tiny amount. Great for dry skin/patch.

It's working?!

I've been struggling with these little "bumps" on my forehead for the longest time. I've tried numerous acne products yet nothing seemed to make it go away (except for tretinoin but it came back after a week or so). Discovered f.c.'s blog and figured I *might* have F.A. (will confirm this soon enough with a derma) and saw that they were selling these products, so I tried it on a whim and it seems they're making those bumps go away? I've been using it for a month now and I definitely feel my skin texture getting smoother! I have also been applying this to my upper back and chest, but I have yet to see significant results compared to my forehead because I'm not consistent in applying the gel (I'm working on it though!).

Anthony G
This is what I’ve needed for a long time!

This product is amazing and worked almost immediately. I’ve suffered from malassezia and this product along with the moisturizer has worked and I’m so happy I found it. No more nasty bumps, no more oily skin, and my skin is screaming “I can see clearly now”. Keep doing what you are doing. It works.

Not for me :(

Even though it didn’t work for me, I’m still giving 4 stars because this is the first BP product I’ve used on my easily irritated skin that didn’t cause horrible dryness and redness even with daily use. Now for my experience: I patch-tested one cheek for two weeks before going to almost full-face application. In that time, I didn’t have any irritation, clogged pores, etc. Now, three weeks later, only that cheek and the adjacent corner of my mouth have developed painful papules so I’m thinking my skin was just slow to react, which can happen with some products. Anyway, this product didn’t work for me but I think the gentleness could be great for others whose skin agrees with all the ingredients.

Making BP fun to use again

I love this stuff. It's the only BP treatment I can use consistently and tolerate, and it's a great value for the price as a little goes a long way! It has no ingredients that irritate my skin, spreads nicely, and doesn't feel sticky at all. I actually look forward to using this! I also rotate adapalene and tretinoin and I layer this over both of these with no additional inflammation to my skin, which is looking nice: clear and smooth. I have combination skin, prone to texture and clogging on my forehead and chin. I also really love the packaging: the black is beautiful. I hope this brand expands at some point to include a face wash, body wash/lotion, and hair products. I would never use any other brands!

Joelle vanderslagt
Went back to this after a while

Last summer I had horrible hormonal acne with a combination of awful texture covering my face. I completely stripped my skin barrier leaving my skin even worse. I started implementing this product a couple times a week and it helped significantly with my acne. This summer I realized I stopped using when I moved. I was experiencing texture again and just starting to avoid mirrors due to the bumps under my skin. I started hyper moisturizing, using a gentle cleanser and slugging with Vaseline every night. To be honest, if I miss a night with the benzoyl peroxide the texture is back the next day. My skin LOVES this stuff. Not drying at all and I use daily. Thanks for changing my skin for the better. The most confident I’ve been in it it a long time