| | benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid for acne?
Which one is better? Here are the pros and cons in my opinion
benzoyl peroxide PROS: stronger, powerful, quicker results, can handle big pimples
CONS: bacteria becomes resistant over a brief period of time (2 to 3 months)
salicylic acid PROS: gentle for sensitive skin, can apply multiple times a day every day w/o overdrying of skin
CONS: not as powerful, can't handle cystic acne nodules.
in my opinion, i prefer benzoyl peroxide because if not used constantly so the bacteria becomes immune, it works okay. it's too bad though if you've noticed in recent years more and more products are switching to benzoyl peroxide. like the acne pads all use to be made with it and now they're now almost all salicylic acid.