And this forum is filled with people for whom it didn't work. And with people who chose not to use medicines that cause harm.
This forum is also filled with people who haven't made much progress with their acne in years. So not much of an argument.
I believe the argument here is still that benzoyl peroxide works for some, and doesn't for others. And for the people it does work for, they are still subjecting their skin to extremely high levels of oxidative stress, which causes the redness, dryness, itchiness, and long term skin damage from free radicals. So...while it may be effective at treating acne for many people, it comes with a price.
The same can be said for most if not all modern medicines. They may serve the purpose they are prescribed for, but they come with a whole host of side-effects that interfere with other important metabolic processes. They are band-aid fixes, and most illness/disease can be prevented and even reversed via proper nutrition and avoidance of toxic foods so commonly found in the western diet.
Also, what about green tea cream? Apparently there was a study conducted by a Dr. Jennifer Gan-Wong from the Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines that showed a 3% concentration of green tea cream was as effective at treating acne as a 4% concentration of benzoyl peroxide. I wish i could find the actual study itself. It is cited repeatedly, but i'd still love to see the study. I think you have to pay a monthly fee to get access to some of these studies, which is unfortunate.