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Is it ok to use a moisturizer with antioxidants on top of BP?

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I noticed that Dan's moisturizer doesn't have antioxidants. Is this so as not to counteract with BP? I'm wondering if I have to use a plain moisturizer on the regimen, or if I can use one with antioxidants.

Is it true that BP works by releasing oxygen molecules into the pores to kill the bacteria inside? If so, wouldn't applying antioxidants on top "kill" those oxygen molecules? Seems logical, but I've never seen a warning anywhere that you shouldn't use them together. Or does BP work in a different way and I'm confusing it with hydrogen peroxide?


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Yes, benzoyl peroxide releases oxygen into the pore. The acne bacteria cannot survive in an oxygenated environment, so this kills them. BP also acts as a mild comedolytic.

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