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Old 08-19-2002, 10:20 PM   #1
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Whats better? Salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide?

Simple question. What do you think is a better chemical to wash with for acne prevention? Salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide? And does pan-oxyl bar, only come in 10% strength or is there one thats milder? Thank you.

 
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Old 08-20-2002, 07:40 PM   #2
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Re: Whats better? Salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide?

The concentration on a benzoyl peroxide wash doesnt necessarily equal the strength of a similar concentration cream.

The bp absorbs to the skin by dissolving into the skins natural oils, so it needs to be a high concentration or the effects are negligible.

 
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Old 08-20-2002, 08:31 PM   #3
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Re: Whats better? Salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide?

i use panoxyl bar 10%, it does come in 5% also i believe...

i dont know what is better, i have used the clean and clear washes (sal acid) and didnt really work, now im using the bp...

maybe ill use sal acid in the am and bp in the pm....lol

 
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