It also works GREAT for me and was okayed by my doctor. Here's how I did it with a minimum of irritation.
-I was already used to BPO 2.5% all over my face once a day.
-I started Tazorac .05% cream every other night for two weeks, then every night.
-I always moisturize before the Tazorac. You have to moisturize. It makes fewer zits and keeps your skin from being too miserable.
-I also use salicylic acid 2% morning and night, but my skin was already used to that, and I didn't add it in until 2 months of Tazorac.
You cannot apply the Tazorac and BPO at the same time or they will not work. Tazorac will make your skin very peely for a few weeks but this is normal. You can minimize this by moisturizing constantly and starting very slowly.
I am using BP 2.5%
Apparently, using BP 2.5% twice a day cause me dry skin - a layer of dead skin cell on the surface of my skin, which have cause me further outbreak. For me, using tretinoin at night(instead of BP) might have prevented it - I believe tretinoin peel off that layer of dead skin.
Always remember to use SMALL amount for both medication.......... For me, It works better; over-application causes further irritation and outbreak
Salicylic acid 2% is great for me in keeping pores clear of the dead and peeling skin cells.