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Benzoyl Peroxide 10%

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Hi. i couldnt order dan's products so i bought it over the counter. i couldnt find a BP 2.5% so i bought a 10%. will this hav the same results?

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Its the same thing. Some people report that it drys the skin a little. Personally, I like it for spot treatments. The extra dryness seems to help make the pimple go away faster

I like clearasil's 10% more than any other as it has a pasty/chalky consistency (all BP are not made the same).

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From the FAQs:

Q: I can't get a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. Can I use a higher concentration?

A: 2.5% is best. However, anything up to 5% should most likely be fine, albeit more drying and no more effective. Avoid 10% preparations which will over dry. One exception is when dealing with pimples on the back. The skin in this area is tough and may withstand 10% nicely. If you can find a 10% much cheaper, feel free to try it on the back.

So why not simply use less of a 10% solution? Through trial and error I have found this does not work. I do not know exactly why using more of a 2.5% solution works better. My educated guess would be that when you use more of the product, there is more available to be absorbed into the skin.

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