The powerhouse 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
This stuff is the best breakout gel I've ever used. I can use it multiple times a day for breakouts but it doesn't dry out my skin too much as long as I use it with the moisturizer. I love how much it has simplified my skin care routine. This stuff really is so good. Just a small pea size amount with about a quarter size amount of the moisturizer is my go to for controlling breakouts on my next, chest, and shoulders. I use about 1/3 of that amount for my face in the same way and it works amazing.
This made a dramatic difference in my skin, looking back to try to find a 'before' picture I was shocked at how bad my skin used to be because I had actually forgotten! Within just a week the texture changed and within a month I wasn't having breakouts, dry skin, peeling, or a lot of redness anymore. I use this and the moisturizer and have recently added a sunscreen (cosrx) and BHA (paula's choice) and I'm very happy with my skin now! Quite literally changed my life :)
Update 3/14/23 - Customer service forgot to keep the same condescending energy in their public reply to me. I attached the private reply I got via email! Terrible customer service by Sergio Reynoso. They prefer to escalate their issues instead of trying to provide…. Service? At least they gave me a refund so I can move on from this business.
Original: I wanted the user experience to be so good but I have a terrible first impression. First, I open my tube and it explodes EVERYWHERE. On me, my floor, my blanket. Wasted so much product! There is no safety seal (you know those little tabs you pull away from the top or puncture.) then I clean up the mess and clean the tube and I see RUST. I think it was bloated and exploded because the product was no good and the container was compromised but still ICKY. Then the next day I find that it bleached my new carpet (installed Sept 2022) and bleached my blanket (bought April 2022.) I haven’t even used the product yet!
UPDATE 3/14/23: we were perfectly pleasant the first 3 times you contacted us despite you continually making false claims that our tubes were “RUSTY” and “ICKY.” It was only after you were condescending a third time, that we said we would not respond to any further rudeness with kindness.
You also tried lying and said we edited your review — something you have since deleted.
Additionally, after clarifying the color you were seeing on the tube was our BPA-free liner (not rust) and referring you to the FAQ, you kept doubling down and demanded a refund, which we gave, for a product that was not defective.
Hello Apryl! Fortunately, your tube is not rusty or contaminated. Aluminum is physically incapable of rusting. What you are seeing is our BPA-free liner that coats the entire inside of the tube to prevent product from reacting with metal. You can read more about it on our FAQ:
Secondly, to prevent excess product from coming out of the tube when initially opening it, simply hold the tube upside down and give it a shake. This will force the gel towards the crimped end of the tube, away from the cap.
Lastly, as stated on our FAQ — benzoyl peroxide can bleach fabrics, especially if they are wet or damp. We recommend keeping it away from fabrics for this reason. Thank you!
I've been using this along with the moisturizer for over a year and my skin has never been better. These are high quality products that have helped me keep my skin's hypersensitivity to yeast and resulting fungal acne in check.
Seborreac dermatitis and infected hair roots. Body responded to Vanicream applications for folliculitis. Dry skin on body and oily skin on face, neck, scalp. Immediate positive effect from moisturizer. Face feels better; less itching or redness. Quickly soaks in and disappears. Probably need to apply 2x per day. No adverse reaction. Seem to tolerate both but suspect BP ointment is a little harsh used alone. Not sure about the benzyl peroxide effect yet. Overall improvement but inflamed red patches that harden and peel/flake still present. I like the website discussing your research history and product reviews. And your attitude about product quality. I would not have tried the products otherwise. Hope you succeed.
This product is simply amazing. I’ve been struggling with severe fungal acne for the past couple of months after being on some strong antibiotics. I had done so much research and tried many different routines for weeks at a time but hadn’t seen any improvement. I just added this product in a few days ago and my skin has cleared drastically. I have extremely dry skin and this isn’t irritating me at all. It’s definitely worth a shot if you think you’re struggling with fungal acne. Here’s my current routine in case I can help anyone else:
-Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (blue)
-Vanicream face cleanser
-Malezia urea moisturizer
-Malezia benzoil peroxide gel
-Don’t wash with anything (even water) to not over dry my skin
-Malezia urea moisturizer
-Malezia benzoil peroxide gel
-Elta MD uv clear 46 sunscreen
After a few years with my FA and regular acne under control, it crept back up on me over the last few months and was STUBBORN. I had to eliminate all my favorite products and get back to basics. First, I tried the urea moisturizer, which I loved. Though I hadn’t used BP in 20 years, at this price point I had nothing to lose. I am so impressed with how gentle yet effective these two products are together. My face cleared fast, isn’t dried out, and feels so healthy. I wish I had a before and after!
I have been struggling with fungal acne for about 8-months and I found this product just as I was losing hope. Simple Skincare Science is a godsend for anyone struggling with acne. If you're here, you've probably read plenty of reddit stories of people's experience with fungal acne, so I won't bore you with that. What I will say is:
1.) This product WORKS
2.) FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE WEBSITE
- All of the 1 star reviews mention hives, burning, redness, etc. Although not every product is perfect for everyone, I also experienced this about 2 weeks in when I got lazy and DIDN'T FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. For the love of God, use the moisturizer on a damp face or blend into damp hands before applying. As soon as I started doing this again, the hives went away (with some benadryl too).
The one thing this product doesn't really help with is acne scarring. I have both fungal and normal acne so the scars are scarring.
Here is my routine now:
1.) Selsun Blue medicated shampoo - look at f.c.'s list for FA safe haircare
2.) kinky kurly leave in
3.) kinky kurly gel
4.) Vanicream cleanser (LOVE)
5.) Almond Clear almond acid (LOOOOOVE) - this product was essential in clearing my fungal acne once and for all
6.) SPLASH WATER ON YOUR FACE GIRL & apply Malezia moisturizer onto face w damp fingers
7.) let dry and apply Maleia Acne Treatment Gel
For everyone complaining about the packaging, respectfully, they're doing their best, give them a break. Buy the dang tube key. This product is amazing and I would use it if it came in a hydroflask.
tldr; follow the directions on the website
After stopping my oral birth control my hormonal acne and maskne have been going crazy, especially since I am a healthcare worker. For the first time ever, I began developing fungal acne that would not respond to anything and my acne was the worst it had been ever. I discovered it was my facial products that were breaking me out. I discovered a blog that listed fungal acne safe products and amazingly enough the creator made this brand Malezia! The two products, the urea moisturizer and the micronized benzoyl peroxide, absolutely saved my skin at my most desperate point. I am so so grateful and my skin has turned around at a quick and steady rate. My fungal acne at 2 months is 95% gone and my hormonal acne is basically controlled with much smaller and infrequent breakthroughs (likely bc of diet and stress). If you see new pimples after starting in areas where you normally get pimples, it is likely a purging period. Please be patient and stick with it for at least 2 months!!!
I am so grateful for both the moisturizer and the BP cream. I struggled through a year of itchy breakouts and discomfort with no relief from my many dermatology visits. I tried steroids and anti-fungal creams to no avail and my dermatologist seemed to be more and more puzzled by each visit. Once I started removing any products that fed folliculitis, I was on the path to healing. These two products are a life changer and took about 4 weeks for me to find full recovery with my skin's itching and breakouts. The package does require some finesse but it ultimately easy to use once you get the hang of the metal tubes.