The patented gel stabilizes the benzoyl peroxide allowing it to penetrate the pores, release free-radical oxygen, and kill the Propionibacterium acnes. 3% BP Exfoliating Cleanser minimizes inflammation and, as a result, acne scarring. Slough off unwanted dead skin cells; exfoliates, cleanses and disinfects to kill bacteria and help control acne. MADE in THE U.S.A. Vivant Skin Care Labs use U.S. Pharmaceutical Grade raw materials, the highest grade for skin care products. All Vivant Skin Care products are formulated to work synergistically to make your skin look its best.