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I always read on here that medicated cleansers are often ineffective due to the active ingredient not being on your skin long enough to make a difference, but I've noticed improvement using a Benzoyl Peroxide wash every morning. So I'm just wondering how it works since it's true that it doesn't stay on your skin that long.

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BPO actually penetrates the skin fairly quickly and can start to kill bacteria in a short period of time. I think BPO washes can be somewhat effective for mild inflamed acne, but probably wouldn't be enough on its own for more serious or persistent acne problems.

I think other topical ingredients in cleansers (e.g.; salicylic or glycolic acid), are less effective because they are not on the skin long enough to penetrate the skin and have an impact.

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