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Old 01-13-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
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Benzoly Peroxide Breaks Me out Help !!!!!!!!

I am allergic to benzoyl peroxide. Proactiv breaks me out because of this. Does anyone know of another product that works as well as the benzoyl peroxide that would not give me the itching and the rash.

 
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Old 01-13-2005, 07:00 AM   #2
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Re: Benzoly Peroxide Breaks Me out Help !!!!!!!!

are u sure its a reaction to BP and not other ingredients?BP is very drying... as are mnay Acne meds..have u ever tried Differin?

 
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Old 01-13-2005, 07:12 AM   #3
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Re: Benzoly Peroxide Breaks Me out Help !!!!!!!!

Yes I am sure its the BP I use to buy it from the store and it would break me out. Someone actually gave me the proactiv and I used it without even looking at the ingredients. Once I begin to break out I realized it was the BP. I Have never used differin where do you purchase this product.

 
Old 01-13-2005, 08:19 AM   #4
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Re: Benzoly Peroxide Breaks Me out Help !!!!!!!!

try retinol. It is an anti-aging product. What it does is that it exfolitate the skin, same as retin-a, only it is less harsh.

 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
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Re: Benzoly Peroxide Breaks Me out Help !!!!!!!!

You might want to try something with salicylic acid instead. I have found that bp can make my acne worse as well, mostly it seems because it dries my face out. Salicylic acid can be found in soaps, foaming washes and even non-oily facial lotions at your local drug store.

The other thing which could try is the Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle/Anti-Blemish lotion with Retinol. It is a little expensive ($10-12) but it might work well for you.

 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:25 AM   #6
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Re: Benzoly Peroxide Breaks Me out Help !!!!!!!!

Differin is from the dermotologist...mine gave me samples to try and said if i liked it i could get a prescritpion for it..its been 3 wks since i started using it..i was told it takes 8 to 12 wks for improvements..so far so good.

 
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