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I used BP for a month. Maybe this brought the acne under control.

I was mostly left with blocked pores - blackheads.

Now I have switched to SA and it is doing a good job in smoothing my skin texture and getting rid of the blackheads. SA sloughs dead skin cells but does not kill p.acnes

I use over the counter SA formulations clearasil and zit zapper with SA and GA. Percentage of SA not indicated on packing.

My conclusion:


1. A Regimen of BP or AZELIAC ACID -WHICHEVER YOUR SKIN CAN TOLERATE BETTER or twice a day alternate between BP and DIFFERIN for at least a month

and once under control followed by


This will ensure smooth skin and no scarring



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SA sloughs dead skin cells but does not kill p.acnes

Hi, I'm not sure where you heard that but I do not believe that salicylic acid does not kill p.acnes. In fact I don't see how any bacteria could survive any acid.

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MelbourneBloke, if you keep making new posts all the time nobody will be able to follow the conversation, know what I mean? I can't follow all of this jibber jabber anyway.

And now for the obligatory too much info segment:

Azelaic acid (Azelex) is a dicarboxylic acid that possesses bacteriostatic properties and is structurally unrelated to any of the conventional acne therapies. In a single-blind trial of 309 patients comparing 20% AZA with 5% benzoyl peroxide and placebo, AZA yielded a significant decrease in papulo-pustular lesion counts by 35% compared with placebo. There was equivalent efficacy between AZA and benzoyl peroxide (SOR: cool.gif. (16) Patients tolerated AZA better than benzoyl peroxide, with 9% of AZA recipients reporting a burning sensation that subsided after 2 weeks, and 15% of the benzoyl peroxide group reporting local side effects. In another controlled comparison, 20% AZA cream used twice daily for 5 to 6 months was comparable in efficacy to 0.05% tretinoin cream for patients with comedonal acne but statistically more effective in reducing the number of papules (SOR: cool.gif. (17) Tretinoin caused significantly more erythema and scaling than did AZA.

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