Jump to content

- - - - -

Usage Of 10% Benzyl Peroxide

4 replies to this topic

#1 bin2213


    New Member

  • New Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 1
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 01-July 13

Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:44 PM



i have been afflicted by body and chest acne for around 2-3 years now, though the condition is not that serious (moderate), i have been unable to fully clear out the acne. Just thinking is it ok if i were to use the 10% BP instead of the 2.5% normally used? What are the side effects on using a higher conc since its the body rather than the face? Cheers~

#2 Torquemonster



  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 200
    Likes: 31
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Michigan, USA
  • Interests:Motorcycling
    Guitar Playing
  • Joined: 25-November 11



Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:38 AM

10% BP will probably dry the heck out of your skin for starters. You might have a fungal condition, not a bacterial one, and that could be why the BP doesn't clear it. Consider trying an antifungal topical like ketoconazole to see if it eliminates the problem or have a derm do a biopsy to establish with certainty if the problem is bacterial or fungal.

#3 lolaholic


    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 12
    Likes: 1
About Me
  • Joined: 10-March 13

Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:23 PM

Are you talking about 10% cream or wash? the 10% cream that you keep on will definitely be too strong that it'll just dry your skin out. However, 10% benzoyl peroxide washes or bars should be fine because you wash it off after a few minutes. You could always try those.

#4 Manticore



  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 409
    Gallery Images: 8
    Likes: 23
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:East London, UK
  • Joined: 17-January 11



Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

I recently started using Quinoderm 10% on my chest instead of my usual acne.org 2.5% BP without noticing any overdrying effects. I wouldn't use it on my face though.


The only way to know if it is too drying for you is to give it a go. You could always try 5% first & see how that goes.

My Gallery photos - Clear in 8 weeks:-

#5 3lilpigs


    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 66
    Likes: 15
About Me
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Making this world a beautiful place, starting with ME!
  • Joined: 30-April 13

Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:26 PM

10% will exacerbate the problem of acne by drying out your skin, irritating and causing inflammation. The existing acne may dry out and go away, but the problem will return with a vengeance-in all the surrounding areas as well.

Reply to this topic


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users