Amazon Basics Acne Control, Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash

Product: Daily Acne Control Cleanser

By: Amazon Basics

Place to Purchase: Amazon

Product Overview

Amazon Basics Acne Control, Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash that is a powerful cleanser for those who want something strong for their acne without the increased risk of dryness or redness. Let’s dive into more detail.

Those who have been around the acne research circle (Don’t google it, I just made it up) will know there are two very popular chemicals for treating acne:

Glycolic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide have been proven to work against acne in the long run, however the one thing that many people do not realized is that no two acne products are the same and no two skin types are the same.

Once you get this and see something might work for another person, but no for you, we fall into the whole aspect of trying different acne products with the same base chemical.

But having the base that Benzoyl Peroxide does work it is just a matter of finding the brand and the type of product that will help you.


As you can see in this review study, Benzoyl Peroxide has been around and proven effective for many years. It comes in three concentrations 2%, 5% and 10%.

Do note that the higher the concentration the more likely to cause dryness and redness, this information is important for later.

It works by killing the bacteria in your pores, don’t forget acne occurs when a pore becomes infected with bacteria, the pus and red bumps are your body responding to the bacteria attack.

Once the Benzoyl kills the bacteria your pores will become unclogged and the skin will return to normal.

And that’s pretty much the quick lesson on acne, if you need more details, check out the Acne page.

Now that you have an idea on why this could be the best Benzoyl Peroxide face wash, you will ask…

Why This Product?

This product is a great cleanser with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, the highest concentration possible for this proven bacteria killer.

The 5 oz. bottle will last you a while even if you wash every night (more on that later).

It’s a wash, so no product stays on your skin increasing drying or redness. You apply it and remove it after massaging it for a few seconds.

The overwhelming amount of positive feedback and reviews on Amazon shows this product has been working for many people.

Some of the negative reviews mention the drying and burning effect. Due to the high concentration of Benzoyl Peroxide this product could be a bit strong to sensitive skin.

Excellent price for the amount of product you get.

Free of Parabens, Formaldehyde alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sulfates; all chemicals that are rough to the skin.

Tips and Tricks

This is a great product to remove make up or clean your face before bed.

Always use warm water and have a trusty face exclusive cotton towel when washing.

Wet your face a bit with water, add a small amount to your finger tips and massage your face for 20 to 30 seconds.

Rinse completely and pat dry.

You need to do the spot test for this product: basically wash only a small affected area and see how your skin responds.

You might notice redness or drying after the wash, this is normal to an extent. If it becomes too painful or drying then stop using it immediately.

Once you do the spot check and see no issues, start using the product every night only, something this strong should be used carefully.

Finish the bottle before deciding that it is not for you. Sometimes with Benzoyl Peroxide you won’t see the effects until after a few weeks, of course if it becomes painful to apply it or you notice too much redness and/or drying and the same pimples, stop using altogether.

You will most likely stain your towel, this is normal due to Benzoyl, just think of it as custom marking for it.

When using this type of product, Sun protection is important. Check out great products on the Red/Dry Skin page.

Of course if the product is not doing it for you, the Acne page has some more great products.

If scars are your issue, Scars page has great products too.

Final Thoughts

Take a look at this great Acne Cleanser over at Amazon. The data is there that Benzoyl Peroxide works, the reviews are there that this product works for many people.

Acne removal is a process that takes time and patience, some products work for others, but might not work for you.

With all this great positive feedback, chances are this will work for you, so why not give yourself the opportunity?

Clear skin could be a few clicks away.

If you have any questions or comments they are always welcomed here, and hopefully this product helps you on the path to a Beautiful Clear Skin.

4 thoughts on “Amazon Basics Acne Control, Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash

  1. Jennyse Velez

    Ooh la la, this Amazon Basics Acne Control Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash review has me intrigued! As someone who’s always on the lookout for new skincare solutions, I would love to see some before-and-after photos from real users to get a better idea of its effectiveness. And, if I may ask, does this face wash have a noticeable scent? I’m sensitive to strong fragrances and would love to know if it’s something I could tolerate.

    1. Victor Post author

      Hey Jennyse,
      There are actually a few pictures from customers on Amazon. The scent is your typical Benzoyl Peroxide plastic like smell. Not too strong, but it is certainly there. As to if you can tolerate it, not really sure, some people are more sensitive to smell than others, but if you have used Benzoyl Peroxide before with no issues, this smell won’t be bad, hope it helps, thanks for reading.

  2. Alice

    Summer here is just around the corner, which means I would have to change my facial cleanser. Yes, I use different facial cleansers for the summer and winter because my face tends to be more oily during warm weather. And this also means I am more prone to skin problems.

    I find your review of Amazon Basics Acne Control, Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash very helpful because when I was searching for a cleanser brand, this product came up. I would like to try but I am not sure if this is suitable for my skin type. As you said, no two skin types are the same.

    My other concern when it comes to facial cleansers is that they might be too strong and could burn my skin. I wonder if there is a tester for this acne cleanser or one that comes in a smaller bottle so I can test it first on my skin to see if it is not that strong.

    1. Victor Post author

      Hey Alice,
      That is actually a pretty good strategy based on the weather at different times of year. So yes that will work just fine and it’s pretty good advice for people to try.
      While I will agree it might not work for everyone, the only way to know if its not for you is to try it and while there isn’t really a smaller bottle to try, the product is very cheap, so it will not break your wallet if it turns out it did not work, give it a try and see, hope it works, thanks for reading.


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