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    Old 08-09-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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    Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    I've got a BP wash 5%,

    but there are BP washes of also 2.5 % and 10%. Moreover, there are BP creams too of all kinds of percentages. So what is the best? Anyone have experience with them. Please tell what you use, and what you think is better. I'm thinking of going down to 2.5%, but dunno.

     
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    Old 08-09-2004, 01:13 AM   #2
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    I would use the highest percentage that your skin can handle. Maybe start with a low percentage, and if you don't notice any redness or irritation, gradually increase the percentage.

     
    Old 08-09-2004, 02:37 AM   #3
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    Supposedly 2.5% is just as effective as 10% with much less irritation and dryness. I use 2.5 and it works very well.

     
    Old 08-09-2004, 04:22 AM   #4
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    Quote:
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    Supposedly 2.5% is just as effective as 10% with much less irritation and dryness. I use 2.5 and it works very well.
    Ok, basically BP doesn't go bad right? I mean it doesn't lose it's effect over time right. Basically, my bottle stopped working for me this weekend (got like 4 zits), after working awesomly for a month and half. I am attributing to leaving the tube open and lying in humid weather for a day (left for work and noticed it at night). I am thinking it went bad, so I got a new bottle today...we'll see. Hopefully, I am right...and the BP didn't stop working for real.

     
    Old 08-09-2004, 04:37 AM   #5
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    BP in 10% peels the face like after 3 days of application, and it's a continuous process of peeling and healing which aint so nice if you hav to get out in public all week. So I switched to BP 2.5% and it not so harsh on the skin. Sides, this guy called Dan he has a website and in his "regimen" he says that BP 2.5% isn't necessarily less effective on the skin than 10%. Only if the face look lil uneven n I deliberately wanna peel the rough layer, then i use 10%.

     
    Old 08-09-2004, 11:19 AM   #6
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    BP needs to stay on the skin to be effective - using a wash won't do much good. And you should always start with the lower % and then go up to a higher one if the lower isn't working well.

     
    Old 11-24-2004, 12:39 PM   #7
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    2.5 is the way to go

     
    Old 11-24-2004, 12:49 PM   #8
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    I use 10% bp...in the form of Clearasil Ultra. It works for me, but my skin is pretty oily. And, just a tip, I keep mine in the fridge. It seems to work even better!

     
    Old 11-24-2004, 02:49 PM   #9
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)-what's the best?

    Quote:
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    I use 10% bp...in the form of Clearasil Ultra. It works for me, but my skin is pretty oily. And, just a tip, I keep mine in the fridge. It seems to work even better!
    Hi,

    Is it ok to keep B.P in the fridge? Isn.t the temperature too low

     
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