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Why only 2.5% BP?

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I read that it is recommended that we use 2.5% BP because it yields the same results as anything higher and it leaves your face less dry. I tried 10% BP (Clean&Clear Persa-Gel 10) and it does dry my face, but moisturizer takes care of it. I only used it for a couple days this past week and it seems to reduce the appearance of my pimples a lot better than 2.5% CSR gel. Should I continue using the CSR gel (i'm on my 4th week)? The only reason I made the switch was because it took a looong time for my CSR gel to come in so I was out of BP for about a week.

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I read that it is recommended that we use 2.5% BP because it yields the same results as anything higher and it leaves your face less dry.

Exactly. I have also used the 10% and have found that it dries your skin out to the point that it causes your skin to only break out more as a result. With the lower percent of BP, you get excellent results (as I have) and you don't get the dry skin. Of course, a good moisturizer is the important final step to the regimen.

Follow it and you will have the same wonderful results as many of us on this forum have! Good luck.

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I read that it is recommended that we use 2.5% BP because it yields the same results as anything higher and it leaves your face less dry. I tried 10% BP (Clean&Clear Persa-Gel 10) and it does dry my face, but moisturizer takes care of it. I only used it for a couple days this past week and it seems to reduce the appearance of my pimples a lot better than 2.5% CSR gel. Should I continue using the CSR gel (i'm on my 4th week)? The only reason I made the switch was because it took a looong time for my CSR gel to come in so I was out of BP for about a week.

Some people seem to be able to smear 10% BP all over their faces, but I'm not one of them. The overdrying and irritation from 10% BP outweigh the faster clearing action for me. If possible, I'd like to avoid having both pimples and red flaking skin, and 2.5% BP seems to be that middle way. Also, while I have no evidence to support this, my guess is that once you have cleared up active acne, there's no difference in the level of acne prevention between the BP concentrations. I can see why 10% BP might clear you up faster, but I don't see why it would keep you more clear than using lots of 2.5% BP in the long run. Perhaps this is not the case, but I have no inclination to switch from Dan's gel just to avoid the occasional tiny pimples that surface.

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well quinoderm's the best product for me here in the UK and it's lowest strength is 5% which I'm happy with but see no need to jump to the 10% one.

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If you use a high dosage of BP it can dry your face out really bad. Nothing has been proven but I think when your face overdry's too much, it becomes harder to actually get rid of the acne. I used 5% and my face was fine.

I think we all have to find our own leverage.

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