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Old 08-16-2003, 10:45 AM   #1
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Red face Is this true about benzoyl peroxide???

I just read that benzoyl peroxide can cause cancer and premature aging of the skin is this true???

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Old 08-16-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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I don't know if the cancer thing is true, but I developed some fine lines on my forehead after using it. It really irritated and dried out my skin - but just about anything that irritates/dries out your skin will cause premature aging. The lines disappeared when I started using Tazorac.

Old 08-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #3
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You know if you did enough research, everything we do, eat, breathe, drink or whatever causes cancer.

Old 08-16-2003, 12:06 PM   #4
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I agree with what Frogjive said about the "cancer scare."

However, I also agree with what gobbleduck said about the lines. BPO has been known to cause wrinkles because it oxidizes the skin. I guess you just have to weigh the costs and benefits for yourself.

Old 08-16-2003, 12:11 PM   #5
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I only use 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and I also have very oily skin (and I'm also only 18). Do you think I'm at risk for premature aging??

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