Hello, I was just wondering if anyone had found any successful or semi-successful alternatives to using benzoyl peroxide? I was on the regimen for a year and a half and although it cleared up much (but never all) of my acne it also made my skin so massively red and dry (despite liberal use of moisturiser and jojoba oil) that it didn't really look any better than the original acne, especially because the dryness made it really difficult to cover the redness with make-up.
I gradually stopped using the regimen a few months ago but now my acne is back worse than ever, to the extent that it hurts to open my mouth, raise my eyebrows or touch my face when washing it. I've been trying Freederm's treatment gel over the past month in the hopes that it would reduce the inflamation, especially where I've had cysts, but it hasn't really made much noticeable difference so I've pretty much lost faith in it and am in a state of total despair with my skin right now. In the past I've also tried Duac and Differin with little to no success.
Any suggestions for alternatives would be much appreciated!