White or off-white needle shaped water-soluble crystals
Benzoyl peroxide is used as a bleaching agent in wheat flour,
but its more familiar use is as an acne medication.
Benzoyl peroxide has several benefits as an acne medication.
It causes dead skin cells to slough off, like
It kills the bacterium Porpionibacterium acnes that
causes acne pimples.
It has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces pimples and
the pain they cause.
It is a bleaching agent, oxidizing dyes to make them colorless.
It eliminates fatty acids on the skin.