What is Acanya Gel?

Acanya Gel is a combination product containing clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin, an antibiotic, helps treat acne vulgaris in people who are at least 12 years old. It works by killing off bacteria that clog pores and cause infections of acne. Acanya Gel can treat both inflammatory acne (characterized by pimples) and noninflammatory acne (characterized by whiteheads and blackheads). In addition to killing bacteria, the ingredient benzoyl peroxide contained in Acanya Gel is a drying agent that reduces excess oil that can clog pores on the face. Acanya's combination of clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide medications is contained in a water-based gel, which is gentle enough for daily use. Acanya Gel does not contain fragrance, alcohol, or detergents which can irritate or dry out the skin.

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