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Get Ready To Replace Your Benzoyl Peroxide Treatments With This Gentle Alternative

Anyone with acne can tell you how frustrating it is. Even just a breakout every once in a while can ruin your day (or your week, depending on how intense it is!). While there are plenty of products that promise to banish breakouts overnight, it can be hard to really understand the difference between all the products filling your TikTok feed and popping up in your ads.

So we’re going to break down one super common ingredient in acne treatments, as well as one product that is very different from many traditional acne products. Scroll down to see how products with benzoyl peroxide compare to Blume’s Meltdown Acne Oil.

Benzoyl Peroxide

What it is & How It Works

Benzoyl peroxide is a common acne treatment, and is an antiseptic that reduces the number of germs (bacteria) on the surface of the skin. It works by peeling away the skin to get rid of dead skin cells and excessive oil trapped underneath. Benzoyl peroxide generally comes as a 5% gel or wash, which takes around 4 weeks to start working. It can take 2 to 4 months to have full effect.

Side effects

It’s very common to see side effects with benzoyl peroxide. Over 10% of users see mild side effects, which include:

  • Dry skin

  • Peeling or red skin

  • Burning or stinging (skin irritation)

  • Heightened sensitivity to sun

A small number of users may also see more serious side effects while using benzoyl peroxide, including swelling or blisters on the skin.

Side Note: Benzoyl peroxide should be kept away from your hair and clothes, as it can bleach and discolor them.


Many people see a moderate improvement in their acne with consistent use of benzoyl peroxide products, but for some, the negative side effects outweigh the positives.

Blume’s Meltdown Oil

What it is & How It Works

This award winning oil for acne-prone skin is made from a powerful blend of clean ingredients to clear skin, without compromising hydration. Meltdown Oil fights acne by significantly reducing inflammation and repairing any damaged skin. Once applied, it soaks into your pores to hydrate and purify your skin. The oil can be used as a spot treatment or all over your face and chest - a little goes a very long way.


Made with all natural ingredients, the key components in Meltdown oil are Rosehip Oil, Blue Tansy, Tamanu, and Black Cumin Seed, which help with redness and inflammation, while soothing and moisturizing the skin. Other ingredients include Chamomile Flower Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and Olive Leaf Extract.

Side Effects

The Meltdown Oil is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores. And because it’s made of natural, gentle ingredients, there aren't any side effects unless you happen to be allergic to one of the ingredients. You won’t experience any of the dryness of peeling that can come with benzoyl peroxide.


The reviews of Blume’s Meltdown Acne Oil are glowing - no pun intended. Users talk about how perfect it is for sensitive skin and how it has transformed their skin, clearing up acne without any harsh side effects. Many users start seeing improvements in just 48 hours!


Blume’s Meltdown Acne Oil definitely comes out on top in this comparison. Not only does it help with the main concern of its users (acne), but it also moisturizes, protects against free radical damage, and has anti-aging properties so that your skin is acne-free AND calm, smooth, and hydrated. If you struggle with acne and are fed up with products that dry out your skin and don’t deliver on their promise, try the Meltdown Acne Oil - you won’t be disappointed.


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