Benzoyl Peroxide –

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Chemical Forumula:

(C6H5CO)2O2

Type of Chemical/Nutrient:

An antibacterial, and a bleaching substance for flour

Effects too much/too little:

When it is used in a face cream it’s side effects of long term use is crusting and blistering in the face. When used in bread there usually aren’t side effects. There also isn’t any side effects if it is used too little.

Human System most Affected:

Any places where acne occurs, mostly in the face.

Other foods that contains this chemical:

Bread and Flour

Chemical reactions:

Used to clear acne

Citation: http://www.fullskills.com/beauty/glossary.php
http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/qa/foodnutrition0005.htm
http://sci-toys.com/ingredients/benzoyl_peroxide.html
http://www.absoluteacneinfo.com/benzoyl-peroxide/benzoyl-side-effects.html