For me it does, micheguns. i've tried a variety of BP creams, gels, ointments, and the only difference i notice is that 2.5% doesn't strip my skin and make it all flakey. It disinfects my skin just as well, and i don't wake up all red and irritated in the morning. Neutrogena is the only one i've found that's 2.5%- it's about $6 and you can get it at pretty much any drugstore.
[This message has been edited by sedulous (edited 06-06-2003).]