Jump to content


Switching From 10% To 2.5% Benzoyl Peroixde


2 replies to this topic

#1 MattThomas


    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 41
    Likes: 9
About Me
  • Joined: 30-October 13

Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hey everyone.


I've been using 'Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser (10%)' for about 8 months now maybe? Anyway I've been using it on my face twice daily and it has done wonders. But, since everyone is saying 2.5% is just as effective as 10% while causing less dryness and irritation, I am considering changing to it and start to using it 2 times a day instead. Will my skin be affected at all by this? 10% gives me no side effects whatsoever, except from maybe a slightly oily nose even after moisturizing, but I was wondering since my skin is so accustomed to 10%, will 2.5% somehow be less effective?


Also, I would be buying the Acne.org BP instead of Clean & Clear which says that it continues to stay and fight bacteria in the pores, long after washing. Does all BP do this or could it be a patented feature of the brand i'm using?


Loads of questions I know :S

Thanks guys!

#2 Olly C

Olly C

    Skincare enthusiast

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 155
    Likes: 23
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London
  • Joined: 19-July 12



Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

If it's not broken, don't fix it.


People say not to use above 2.5% in order to avoid side effects; if you're not getting any side effects then you have no need to change it as far as I'm concerned

Morning Routine:

- Avene Soapless Gel Cleanser

- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner

- Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz

- Hyaluronic Acid Serum (homemade)

- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (on acne prone areas)

- Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Cream (10% Glycolic Acid)

- SK:N Sunscreen SPF 30

- W7 Camera Ready Primer


Evening Routine:

- Lush Ultrabland + Washcloth 

- Soap & Glory ULTIMELT Hot Cloth Cleanser + Washcloth

- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner

- Differin 0.1% cream 

- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (stops oil production)

- Vitamin C Serum (also homemade) OR

- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum


Once/Twice a week:

- Green Clay Mask (+ salicylic acid)

- Exfoliate with No7 skin cleansing brush

#3 xdxdaustin


    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 46
    Likes: 1
About Me
  • Joined: 30-July 12

Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

as long as you're happy with your current situation, don't switch. For most people, 10% BP can only be viably used as a spot treatment as best while 2.5 produces amazing results for their other needs. That said, if 10% BP is working for you, just stick with what works.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users