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How does Benzoyl Peroxide fight acne?

How does Benzoyl Peroxide fight acne?

Update: 2022-01-20
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If you've ever had acne, you've probably tried some creams or washes with "benzoyl peroxide" somewhere on the label. How is it that this specific ingredient is helpful for fighting acne? What is happening at the molecular level when we apply some benzoyl peroxide to our acne? Let's find out!

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References from this episode


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How does Benzoyl Peroxide fight acne?

How does Benzoyl Peroxide fight acne?

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