Benzoyl Peroxide 10%
A topical antibiotic and kills Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes, the bacteria that causes acne and also results in inflammation. P. acnes is anaerobic, meaning it cannot survive in an oxygenated environment. Benzoyl peroxide is an oxidizing agent, and applying this substance moves oxygen into clogged pores and eliminates anaerobic bacteria. is more effective at eliminating this bacteria than other topical solutions, including resorcinol, salicylic acid and sulfur.