Many acne products (along with other anti-aging beauty products) contain benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient. It may be surprising to know that benzoyl peroxide is a strong, oxidizing/bleaching agent. When it comes into contact with carpet fibers and/or upholstered fabrics, it can cause permanent color loss that may appear hours, days, or months after the contact, long after you would likely remember the contact having occurred. Benzoyl peroxide has been found to be almost 100 times more powerful than household chlorine bleach so it’s capable of causing color loss at very low concentrations. Keeping your acne products (and other benzoyl peroxide products) off your carpet and upholstery is important and helpful in keeping your home look it’s very best!