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Benzoyl Peroxide: Superior to Any Medications for Acne Treatment

Proactiv Solutions Products
Who among you experienced or had acne before? What are your medications? They really treat acne?

I’ve check Proactiv Solution product which treating mild to moderate acne that is called benzoyl peroxide (BPO). It is a topical antimicrobial medicine, an oxidizing agent that specifically kills P. acnes, the bacteria that cause acne
breakouts. To a lesser extent, it also helps to unblock pores and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is not an antibiotic, and more for than 50 years of use, there has never been a documented case of BPO bacterial resistance. It is the cornerstone of prescription and over-the-counter acne therapy and Proactiv Solution knows that.

And with that, Proactiv Solution has Micro-crystals (micro-crystal medicine) benzoyl peroxide – the exclusive form of benzoyl peroxide (BPO) found in the Proactiv 3-Step System’s Renewing Cleanser (Step 1)and Repairing Treatment (Step 3). A crystalline BPO that is finely milled in order to achieve the pore penetration required to control the acne cycle.

The Proactiv micro-crystal BPO features exceptionally small and uniform particles—designed specifically to penetrate pores faster and to be gentler on the skin.



  • Salicylic acid in a cleanser breaks through the plug but does not kill the P. acnes bacteria, the bacteria that cause acne breakouts.

Acne is caused by a variety of factors that take place below the surface of the skin. That’s why it’s best to gently wash with a medicated cleanser with proven ingredients, like benzoyl peroxide, or sulfur, that can penetrate the skin to help unclog pores, kill bacteria and/or reduce inflammation.


  • When acne is severe, dermatologists sometimes prescribe oral drugs like isotretinoin or hormonal pills. There are studies that support that these methods are extremely effective for severe cases, but because of the nature of these drugs there are side effects that make it questionable if the benefits truly outweigh the cost.

For example, there were reports in 2010 linking suicidal tendencies and psychotic behaviors among acne patients on isotretinoin. Hormonal pills, which are mainly indicated as a contraceptive sometimes causes water retention, weight gain, mood swings, and in the long run, even breast cancer.


  • While it may seem counter-intuitive, harsh scrubbing does not unclog your pores any better than gentle cleansing, and may actually worsen your acne. Cleansing and scrubbing only reduce surface oils and dead skin cells. Many people use harsh products, laden with alcohol and foamy surfactants (detergents) somehow wash the acne off their skin.

Proactiv Renewing Cleanser is formulated without the harsh detergents, known as surfactants, found in many other cleansers. Surfactants, which are responsible for a sudsy foam and lather, strip skin of its essential oils. As a result, the skin’s barrier becomes damaged and vulnerable to irritation and infection.

Proactiv Solution Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) product does not have these side effects. See the difference now!



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24 thoughts on “Benzoyl Peroxide: Superior to Any Medications for Acne Treatment

  • I hope Proactive can be used for Oily skin like mine.

    • Yes, it also help to ease the oily type of skin 🙂

  • Wanderer Juan

    I have heard how effective Proactiv is, this is a nice comparison of what users can expect from Proactiv.

    • Proactiv products are tested. I also use their products since last year.

    • True Badet, expensive yet effective. You must try some of their products to see the difference.

  • Will try this when my skin heals a bit because now, it’s very irritated and I can’t put anything yet on my face 🙁

  • I’ve heard and read a lot of good things about Proactiv already. I know people who’ve tried it and the program really worked for them. While I’d love to try this, I’m sure glad I don’t have the need to, for now. ^^

  • I’m glad to hear that it’s really safe to use. Would you know if Proactiv also has whitening agents?

    • You should refer him or her to try this product Sir Fernando. 🙂

  • A tried and tested acne ointment in our house. Balat-sibuyas kasi ang skin ng bunso ko.. whah.

  • Thanks for the information. The current generation is lucky to have good medication for pimples and acne nowadays. In my younger days, cleanliness is the only cure available to us.

    • Great to hear that Sir Edzee. 🙂 I hope we are lucky as you are 🙂 I agree that cleanliness is the first step for clean and acne free face.

  • I am fortunate not to experience acne or pimples during my younger years. I’ve never heard of proactiv before and if it’s recommended by your dermatologist, it must be effective!

    For something like acne, I believe a consultation with a dermatologist is necessary before diving in and buying anything immediately.

    • I agree with you Karen!
      Dermatologist can refer you to what product you will used depends also in your skin type.

  • Proactiv Solution must be effective than any other products being sold at stores.. But how long does it take for the acne to disappear?

  • Proactive looks to deal with the problem from the source so it’s more effective.

    • Hi Franc,

      Proactiv is tested. Hollywood celebrities also using it.

  • While most of us are unable to totally avoid acne and pimples, its good that there are products like this that can help.

  • Thank God I seldom get pimples. Siguro once in three months or four months so I don’t really worry a lot about it.. Hence, I have less knowledge about related products 😀 Ngayon ko lang din narinig tong benzoyl peroxide.

  • I’ve known Proactiv through other people. Never had the chance to use them since I never had acne. Heard Proactive is effective though.

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