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Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

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Dr. Heather Joyce
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. They are often used together to treat acne, though may cause skin dryness and discomfort.

In brief: No

No. They are often used together to treat acne, though may cause skin dryness and discomfort.
Dr. Heather Joyce
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Dr. Samuel Gold
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide work in different ways to control acne, but they do not counteract each other. In fact, there is a prescription medication with both ingredients in it; however, it's fine to use each one individually (and cheaper, as well).

In brief: No

Tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide work in different ways to control acne, but they do not counteract each other. In fact, there is a prescription medication with both ingredients in it; however, it's fine to use each one individually (and cheaper, as well).
Dr. Samuel Gold
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