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does BP 2.5% and 5% has the same effect?

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hi there. i have a related question. i understand that BP oxidizes the skin to create an environment where the acne bacteria can't survive. how long does that environment last? i'm wondering how often i need to wash and reapply BP or at least what would be optimal.

also, as BP is an oxidizing agent, is it bad for you? i keep hearing all these antioxidant/free radical buzz words. and i read you can't use them since it neutralizes the BP.

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hi there. i have a related question. i understand that BP oxidizes the skin to create an environment where the acne bacteria can't survive. how long does that environment last? i'm wondering how often i need to wash and reapply BP or at least what would be optimal.

also, as BP is an oxidizing agent, is it bad for you? i keep hearing all these antioxidant/free radical buzz words. and i read you can't use them since it neutralizes the BP.

BP has a half-life of about an hour, and applying it twice a day is plenty.

And using BP is fine. There are a lot of people on these boards that are either pro- or anti-BP, and you'll hear a lot of different views and whatnot. I've been using BP (as per Dan's regimen) for almost a year now, though, and I'm fine. And Dan's been using it much longer, and he's fine too.

If you're interesting in going the BP route, give it a shot.

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BP has a half-life of about an hour, and applying it twice a day is plenty.

And using BP is fine. There are a lot of people on these boards that are either pro- or anti-BP, and you'll hear a lot of different views and whatnot. I've been using BP (as per Dan's regimen) for almost a year now, though, and I'm fine. And Dan's been using it much longer, and he's fine too.

If you're interesting in going the BP route, give it a shot.

thanks for the reply. actually, i've probably been using BP longer than Dan. Going for 20 years. That said, I'm always wondering if there is something better. I read somewhere that there's a product with time released BP. Just wondering if that's hype or if there's something to BP's effectiveness 8 hours into the day versus when it's first applied.

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BP has a half-life of about an hour, and applying it twice a day is plenty.

And using BP is fine. There are a lot of people on these boards that are either pro- or anti-BP, and you'll hear a lot of different views and whatnot. I've been using BP (as per Dan's regimen) for almost a year now, though, and I'm fine. And Dan's been using it much longer, and he's fine too.

If you're interesting in going the BP route, give it a shot.

thanks for the reply. actually, i've probably been using BP longer than Dan. Going for 20 years. That said, I'm always wondering if there is something better. I read somewhere that there's a product with time released BP. Just wondering if that's hype or if there's something to BP's effectiveness 8 hours into the day versus when it's first applied.

Time-released BP? Hmm.

All I know is that, like I said, BP has a half-life of about an hour, meaning that every hour, its strength diminishes by half. So, for example, if it's 100% effective when you first put it on, after an hour, it's down to 50% effectiveness, and an hour after that, it's at 25%, and so on and so forth.

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