Benzoyl Peroxide is an ingredient that has a lot of conflicting information about it. We know that it's often used to treat acne, but how does it work? What is benzoyl peroxide and is it safe? It works to prevent and treat both non-inflammatory acne - blackheads and whiteheads - and also inflammatory acne - the red pimples, pus pimples, and painful zits. You'll learn about Benzoyl Peroxide's three major acne fighting actions and why it is known as one of the most important acne-fighting ingredients available in the medical industry. (along with glycolics!) In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz answers the question, what is benzoyl peroxide?