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Whats better? Salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide?

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Old 08-19-2002, 09:20 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, 06:40 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.

Old 08-20-2002, 07:31 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

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