How Oxy® Works

WHAT IS BENZOYL PEROXIDE AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

To help attack your acne breakout, many OXY® acne treatment products feature benzoyl peroxide, an acne medicine that’s been clinically proven to kill the bacteria that cause acne breakouts. It also helps remove the dead skin cells that can plug pores and cause acne.

WHAT IS SALICYLIC ACID AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Salicylic acid belongs to the same class of drugs as aspirin. The salicylic acid in OXY® products does a bunch of things to treat acne and keep your skin clear: it helps you shed dead skin cells more easily; it opens up and clears clogged pores, allowing oxygen in to help fight the bacteria they may contain; and it helps tighten up those pores, leaving your skin looking smooth and healthy.

HOW ARE OXY® PRODUCTS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ACNE TREATMENTS?

Most acne products use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat and prevent acne. And every OXY® product does contain one of these ingredients. But OXY® products are also specially formulated to provide additional benefits by using ingredients that promote healthy skin, or continuous action technology that allows the active ingredient to continue working over time.