ok don't worry im sure pretty much every1 has eeiprexnced the same exact problem. I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide and i think maybe every1 is if their exposed to too much, but it swelled up my face and it got all red and itchy, i had to got my dermatologist and he reccomended for me AcneFree and it really works for my face. See the thing is not everybody has the same kind of acne problem so sometomes its really kind of hard to know what to use. But don't use proactive. I reccomend something that has very little or no Benzoyl Peroxide and uses les alchol because that makes it dried out. After a short period of time using AcneFree i thought i would try and see if i could find anything else that might work better on my face and i did. It's called Zeno and it works better than anything else i have ever tried for my acne. It's kind of expensive but it really works. In just about 2 weeks my skin was totally clear.