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Creams Containing Benzoyl Peroxide

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T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.

Benzoyl peroxide is a popular over-the-counter ingredient for acne treatment. It is classified as generally-recognized-as-safe, or GRAS, by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. It works by decreasing the amount of pimples and the frequency of breakouts, according to Cosmetics Info.

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream, Tinted

In the tinted version of Clearasil’s Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream is a concentration of benzoyl peroxide. The treatment cream is an anti-acne product. Other than benzoyl peroxide, which is used as its active ingredient, there are 17 ingredients.

PCA Skin Acne Cream

Using benzoyl peroxide as its active anti-acne ingredient, PCA Skin Acne cream also provides some sun protection. It is a spot treatment that is able to be used on all skin types. Benzoyl peroxide is just one of 30 ingredients in this product.

Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser

Continuous Control Acne Cleanser by Clean & Clear is also an acne medication. It uses a 10 percent concentration of benzoyl peroxide as its active ingredient and is listed as a daily cleanser. Continuous Control Acne Cleanser has 14 inactive ingredients to go with the benzoyl peroxide.

Bioelement’s Breakout Control

Breakout Control by Bioelement has a 2 percent concentration of benzoyl peroxide in pharmaceutical grade. It is an anti-acne treatment that has no artificial colorings, fragrances or by-products of animals. Other than its active ingredient of benzoyl peroxide, there are 12 ingredients.

Clearasil Daily Acne Control Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream

Daily Acne Control Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream by Clearasil is an oil-absorbing anti-acne product that has a 10 percent concentration of benzoyl peroxide for a main active ingredient. It also contains 11 ingredients as inactive ingredients. It is listed as maximum strength due to the concentration level of the active ingredient.

Topix Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5 Percent Shave Cream

Topix Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5 Percent Shave Cream is a shaving cream that also has benzoyl peroxide to clear up any after-shave blemishes or acne spots. It uses a 2.5 percent solution of its active ingredient, with 19 inactive ingredients, as well. It is to be used as a substitute to your regular shave cream/gel.

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