Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is a potent and effective treatment for acne. Benzoyl Peroxide is currently recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology as being one of the most effective antibacterial agents available. It is proven to significantly reduce the presence of P. acnes bacteria.
P. acnes bacteria thrives in an oxygen-free environment and feeds on trapped oil in the sebaceous follicle. It then releases a toxic, corrosive fatty acid byproduct that works to break down the follicle walls and encourage the leaks and ruptures that produce acne lesions. By reducing the P. acnes bacteria colonies, the inflammatory process is minimized and clearing of acne lesions is greatly enhanced.