Benzoyl Peroxide and Retinol

Is it safe to use benzoyl peroxide and retinol together? I heard they can counteract one another. If this is true, would it be ok to use them together if you wait at least a half hour? Which should go on first?

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Am I correct in assuming you're using both in treatment for acne? Or are you using the BP for acne and the retinol for anti-aging reasons?


If you use both, try using one during the day (the BP) and the other at night (retinol, as it's more potent and light sensitive so you don't want it exposed to prolonged sun light/exposure).



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I am in my mid-twenties with oily skin and acne so I use the benzoyl peroxide for acne treatment and I also have wrinkles that I treat with a retinol serum. But there are also some moisturizers that contain some retinol and I just want to make sure that these products are not nullifying one another.
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