Salicylic Acid is a topical Keratolytic medication that is found in many Over-The-Counter (OTC) acne treatments. Salicylic Acid is the active ingredient in many different types of acne treatments, including cleansers, moisturizers, acne pads and pimple creams. Salicylic Acid can be a helpful treatment for individuals with mild to moderate acne symptoms (Acne Types: 1-2). … Continue reading “Salicylic Acid”

Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is a Keratolytic and antibacterial medication that is widely used as an acne treatment. Benzoyl Peroxide is an active ingredient in many different kinds of Over-The-Counter (OTC) and Pharmaceutical acne treatments. Benzoyl Peroxide is a very common ingredient in face washes and pimple creams. Benzoyl Peroxide is generally safe and can be … Continue reading “Benzoyl Peroxide”

Glycolic Acid is a Keratolytic medication that is used in the treatment of both active acne and mild acne scars. Glycolic Acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and is a common ingredient in a range of skin care products. AHAs are organic acids that are naturally produced by sugar cane and certain … Continue reading “Glycolic Acid”

Resorcinol (Resorcin) is a Keratolytic medication. It is a common ingredient in several Over-The-Counter (OTC) acne and skin tightening creams. Prescription formulations are available with higher concentrations of Resorcinol. Resorcinol is used topically as antiseptic and keratolytic medication. In addition to the treatment of acne, topical ointments with Resorcinol are used in the treatment of … Continue reading “Resorcinol”

Azelaic Acid is Keratolytic medication that also has antibacterial properties. Azelaic Acid is a common topical treatment for mild to moderate acne symptoms. Keratolytic agents work by causing the outer layer of the skin to loosen and shed. Azelaic Acid is also occassionally used as a treatment for mild acne scar symptoms, such as hyperpigmentation … Continue reading “Azelaic Acid”