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Benzoyl Peroxide and Acne

Benzoyl peroxide comes in prescription and over-the-counter medications, in cream, gel. Benzoyl peroxide is an anti-bacterial agent.

Benzoyl peroxide kills P. Acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. Also, there is a mild drying and peeling effect which is thought to help prevent breakouts.

About 3% of people are allergic to benzoyl peroxide and experience an inflammation of the skin.

Benzoyl peroxide may bleach hair or fabric.

The OTC (Over the Counter Medications) which have BenzoIl Peroxide in it’s ingredients:

Clear Skin Regimen Gel,

Neutrogena On-the-Spot,

Clearasil,

Oxy-10

Fostex,

Clear by Design,

Persa-Gel

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