benzoyl peroxide

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benzoyl peroxide

[′ben·zə·wəl pə′räk‚sīd]
(organic chemistry)
(C6H5CO)2O2 A white, crystalline solid; melting point 103-105°C; explodes when heated above 105°C; slightly soluble in water, soluble in organic solvents; used as a bleaching and drying agent and a polymerization catalyst.
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NeoBenz Micro Wash follows on the success of NeoBenz Micro Cream and NeoBenz Micro SD which launched in January of 2006 and January of 2007, respectively.
The clinical benefits of NeoBenz Micro Wash were evaluated in a randomized, investigator-blinded trial comparing the tolerability of NeoBenz Micro Wash with a non-medicated gentle cleansing wash.
Although used elsewhere in medicine and cosmetics, NeoBenz Micro is the only prescription product in which the Microsponge Delivery Technology has been used with benzoyl peroxide, a proven antibacterial acne-fighter.
NeoBenz Micro SD follows on the success of NeoBenz Micro cream, which launched in January of 2006 and within a year became the most-prescribed benzoyl peroxide cream or gel by dermatologists.