Benzoyl Peroxide for Acne
Putting together a successful anti-acne skin care routine might seem like an overwhelming task, but based on extensive research, one thing is certain—without a doubt, one of the best and most effective ingredients to start with is benzoyl peroxide.
How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work?
Benzoyl peroxide gets to the root of the problem by absorbing directly into the pore, clearing out acne-causing triggers. This not only helps diminish and improve current acne breakouts, but also helps prevent future breakouts and minimizes the redness that accompanies acne as well.
The Best Benzoyl Peroxide Products
At Paula’s Choice Skincare we’ve long known about the amazing results benzoyl peroxide can provide for acne-prone skin, which is why our CLEAR line offers two benzoyl peroxide products.
Both are powerful tools in your anti-acne arsenal, for several reasons. First and foremost, of course, is that they are formulated with effective amounts of benzoyl peroxide—2.5% for mild to moderate acne, and 5% for stubborn, severe acne— to get straight to the source of acne breakouts.
Another important feature is that they also contain soothing ingredients, such as bisabolol and allantoin to calm skin, plus hydrating ingredients to minimize dryness and flaking, which often are side effects from using anti-acne products.
Just as important is what our CLEAR Daily Skin Clearing Treatments do not include: They are both free of sensitizing and harsh ingredients, which is critical when trying to get acne under control. Skin-aggravating ingredients, such as fragrance, menthol, and alcohol, can increase the frequency of breakouts, so gentle is the way to go!
If you haven’t considered benzoyl peroxide to tackle your acne breakouts, or if you’ve used products containing the ingredient in the past that have hurt your skin, we invite you to try our CLEAR Daily Skin Clearing Treatments. You might be surprised at what a difference they make in getting you on the path to clearer skin, fast!Learn more about acne.
References for this information:
Clinics in Dermatology, March–April 2017, pages 173–178
Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, June 2016, pages 426–429
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, December 2012, issue 6, pages 357–364
About the Experts
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:
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