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Benzoyl Peroxide for Acne
Putting together a successful anti-acne skincare routine might seem like an overwhelming task, but one thing is certain—without a doubt, and based on extensive research, one of the best and most effective ingredients to start with is benzoyl peroxide.
At Paula’s Choice Skincare we’ve long known about the amazing results benzoyl peroxide can provide for acne-prone skin, which is why our CLEAR line offers two options to address your specific type of acne: CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide for mild to moderate acne, and CLEAR Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide for stubborn to severe acne.
How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work?
Benzoyl peroxide gets to the root of the problem by absorbing directly into the pore, clearing out acne-causing triggers. This not only helps diminish and improve current acne breakouts, but also helps prevent future breakouts and minimises the redness that accompanies acne as well.
What Sets Our Benzoyl Peroxide Products Apart
Paula’s Choice Skincare’s CLEAR benzoyl peroxide products are powerful tools in your anti-acne arsenal, for several reasons. First and foremost, of course, is that they are formulated with effective amounts to get straight to the source of acne breakouts.
Another important feature is that they also contain soothing ingredients, such as bisabolol and allantoin to calm skin, and hydrating ingredients to minimise dryness and flaking, which often are side effects from using anti-acne products.
Just as important is what our CLEAR Daily Skin Clearning Treatment options do not include: They are both free of sensitising and harsh ingredients, which is critical when trying to get acne under control. Skin-aggravating ingredients, such as fragrance, menthol, and alcohol, can increase the frequency of breakouts, so gentle is the way to go!
If you haven’t considered benzoyl peroxide to tackle your acne breakouts, or if you’ve used products containing the ingredient in the past that have hurt your skin, we invite you to try our CLEAR Daily Skin Clearing Treatments. You might be surprised at what a difference they make in getting you on the path to clearer skin, fast!
For more information on how to incorporate anti-acne treatments into your skincare regime, see our article How to Put Together a Skincare Routine.
References for this information:
Clinics in Dermatology, March–April 2017, pages 173–178
Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, June 2016, pages 426–429
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, December 2012, issue 6, pages 357–364
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About the Experts
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:
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