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
Yes, that was a harry potter reference. And no, I am not ashamed.
From the age of 15 until about 4 weeks ago I suffered from acne. Some years were worse than others, but never was I without at least one active lesion and a bunch of scars.
The first picture was taken the day I found out about simple skin care science.
The second picture was taken the day I received my Malezia tubes - the urea moisturizer and the BP gel. I had at that point paid $1,000 for microneedling, tossed all of my skincare products and replaced them with water and aquaphor, starved myself to 106 pounds over the course of 5 months on a candida free, red meat free, milk free, and grain free diet, and still I had lesions coming occasionally.
The last picture was taken 1 week after I started applying the BP gel, and 2 weeks after I'd started using the urea moisturizer. not a single active lesion in sight. I still have scars, but they will fade slowly, with no new scars to take their places.
F.C., you are a miracle worker and a wizard.
I’ve had troubled skin since puberty, sensitive and mild acne no doctor was ever capable to cure. I’ve been using Malezia products for about 1 week and a half, still a little bit skeptic is not just my hormonal cycle being nice Lol, but my skin is super clear and I’m truly amazed how these 2 products work wonders. I’m using the BP just at night, and first days used it on top of moisturizer to test my skin reaction. Now that it went well, use it below but just at night. Mornings just use moisturizer and if I feel skin really dry (before) I just start with a serum. Thank you!! for sure will be buying again when this runs out.
So I've been using this in conjunction with the moisturizer. Y'all. I saw improvement in the first night. The immediate improvements were the unclogging of pores on my nose, forehead, and cheeks in addition to a few very angry zits calming down. It's been two weeks and those angry zits are almost completely gone and the scars are fading quickly. The longer term (2 whole weeks lol) improvements were smooth texture (stubborn forehead and cheeks) (texture so smooth makeup goes on flawlessly), bright complexion, no new breakouts. My skin looks and feels the best it has in years and I'm terrified of even slightly deviating from this new routine. I'm shocked and so pleasantly surprised that this actually worked. My skin went haywire after getting of birth control a few years ago and it was never horribly bad it was just stubborn and wouldn't change no matter what Rx or expensive dermatologist recommended products I used. 2 weeks of using this and I don't hate my skin anymore - I can't get over how soft and clear it is! No dry patches either. I'm a believer and I'll never be without this stuff.
At first, I was ready to leave a negative review. After the first application, I experienced MAJOR itching, redness, stinging - my chin (which is the most reactive part of my face) was on fire and dry as hell. I wanted to cry everytime I looked in the mirror. But unlike other active products that have caused my skin to purge, I decided to stick this one out. Took about 7-10 days for the redness and the scaly skin to go away and now.... my chin is so damn clear. I always stayed away from BP because of negative experiences in the past but Im so happy I didnt give up on this one and actually allowed enough time for the initial side effects to subside and for the product to work its magic. If you're in the purging phase, just have some faith and ride it out!! For me, the results were worth it.
I had a horrible cystic/whitehead explosion on my chin, and within two weeks this BP miracle cream has cleared up my skin without being overly drying or irritating. It also works super fast on cystic acne, I had a pimple coming on last night, and by the morning it was practically gone. I have so much faith in this brand and will be a life long supporter. Thank you Malezia!
I have never written an online review for any product, but this one impressed me so much I felt I had to. I've used many BP treatments over the years, and I generally find they work well for me BUT I have to use them very sparingly because even at 2.5% they dry out my skin quite a lot. This one works well (maybe it's just placebo, but it seems to work faster for me than others I've tried as well?), and it's the most gentle I've used. I use it in the evening and my skin feels a little dry in the morning, but not irritated, red, flakey, etc. like what happens if I use even a little too much of other BP treatments. Plus, you get a lot in the tube so it will last a long time! I'm really happy with my purchase, and I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out!
I’ve been trying to clear my skin for about ten years now and have tried EVERY product on the market. I’ve had horrible acne since I was 13(I’m 22 now) and I haven’t found a product that works until this one. These pictures are only a week apart and there’s already such a huge difference. For some reason the pictures won’t go in the order I want them to but the ones that I’m wearing blue are the after pictures! I’m using the moisturizer and the benzoyl cream! Thank you Malezia!!
The description is spot on -- this is highly effective without being irritating. And not drying! It calms acne immediately overnight and the texture of my skin has really improved after a month of use. I love it! Good amount for the price, too.
My skin is dry, acne prone, v. fungal acne prone, dermatitis prone, sensitive AND I live in the aridity of Colorado... basically a nightmare. I have had bad experiences with BP in the past and was hesitant to try but I chose to trust simple skincare science since they had already saved me once before. and I am so glad I did.
Previously I have been using a sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur solution from my derm... which worked great for a while but then stopped preventing my FA flares as well - AND it made me flaky and gave me eyelid dermatitis even when I did everything in my control to not cross contaminate my eyelids.
In the few weeks I have been using the BP my fungal acne he calmed significantly already. It's incredible to work that fast and even more incredibly my skin has not been dried to a crisp - it feels very moisturized (I am also using the Urea moisturizer - previously had been using the Skinceuticals triple lipid restore which costs an actual arm and leg).
While I commit to waiting at least a month and sticking to the regimen, my dream is to get back to my love of makeup by occasionally incorporating products that have <4 problematic ingredients - a hobby I feel has become more stress than joy since my FA diagnosis and with so few high-end makeup brands having FA safe products. Even less so for dry skin as they usually include lipids!
Promise to update this review if anything changes the longer I use the product, but so far I am over the moon!
HOLY EFFING GRAIL. I said it about the moisturizer but I want to give this the credit too because it was the duo for me! Bury me in these products. Customer for life! For 5+ years I have seen every dermatologist in the Chicagoland area and not a single doctor was able to give me the knowledge these guys were! The Fungal Acne blog and skincare are what changed my life!
I was going to write a long review about my skin journey, but I want people to actually read this and I think my pictures speak volumes. If you are suffering from Acne, let alone the stubborn AHOLE we call fungal acne, TRY THESE PRODUCTS!!! The derms I have come across don't know enough about it and in my experience will give you things that will trigger it and make it worse/come back with a vengeance!
Read the blog. It has been amazing for me and they have other products such as makeup, body wash, hair care, etc that are safe.
I can't sing its praises enough! I believe in these products so much that I would drain my bank account to help them!