What is BPO and why is it good for acne?

What is BPO and why is it good for acne?

Benzoyl Peroxide, more commonly known as BPO, is a skincare ingredient recommended by estheticians and derms to treat acne at home. 

BPO is very effective and works through oxidizing activity on the skin to treat acne. When applied to the affected area, the process of oxidation releases oxygen on bacteria and destroys it.  BPO has been around for decades and is still one of the most widely used ways to get rid of a breakout. 

BPO is so effective because it works via multiple mechanisms at once. It works to open up clogged pores, helps exfoliate, reduces inflammation and kills bacteria. 

Top 3 benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Comedolytic 
  • Antibacterial

BPO can be used all over the body, and as a spot treatment on the face. It’s used for most acne types and particularly effective in treating red, inflamed, comedonal (black and white heads), and pustular (small, red bumps with white pus) acne. In some cases it will work for cystic acne, which is the deepest most painful kind.

BPO can be used by most skin types, but people with sensitive skin may want to seek alternative solutions to treating their breakouts. BPO is known to cause mild irritation and dryness when overused. 

Try our BPO 5% product and treat breakouts safely and effectively. 

BPO 5% Gel

An extremely effective spot treatment used on troubled or acneic areas,  this powerful benzoyl peroxide gel strips away the build-up of dead skin cells and sebum that has collected in the pores congesting the skin and causing acne.  

If your skin is more on the sensitive side, try the Clear Complex PM Purity Gel instead. 

Clear Complex PM Purity Gel

The Clear Complex Purity PM Gel is a potent spot treatment that clears acne breakouts and prevents the formation of post-acne scarring. Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Tea Tree Leaf Oil and Niacinamide removes dead skin and excess oil buildup.