What to Look For
To determine the best body lotion with salicylic acid, read its description, ingredients and warnings. Uses for salicylic acid include acne, warts and psoriasis. When purchasing a body lotion with salicylic acid, you should identify ingredients in the lotion to ensure that the product suits your personal needs and that you will not have an allergic response to the ingredients.
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should not use body lotions that contain salicylic acid. In addition, individuals who have diabetes or problems with their kidney, liver or poor blood circulation should consult a physician prior to use. Individuals who have allergic reactions to aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen should also consult a physician prior to use, based on Drugs.com. Because lotions with salicylic acid are for external use only, you should keep these type of lotions out of the reach of children.
Where to Buy
You will find body lotions with salicylic acid at local drug and department stores including CVS, Kmart, Meijers, RiteAid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart stores. CVS, RiteAid, Target and Walgreens locations carry TriDerma MD Psoriasis Control Cream 1. Find Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion in CVS, RiteAid and Walgreens. Burt's Bees products are available in Walmart stores, but you must contact your local store to find out if Burt's Bees Acne Solutions lotion is available. At the time of this publication, only Kmart carries Kiehl's Blue Herbal Moisturizer.
Kiehl's Blue Herbal Moisturizer is one of the more expensive body lotions containing salicylic acid, costing approximately $22. Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion is slightly lower in cost at approximately $18, and TriDerma MD Psoriasis Control Cream ranges from $13 to $16--including occasional sale pricing offered at Walgreens 1.
TriDerma MD Psoriasis Control Cream relieves itching, flaking and dryness of the skin associated with psoriasis 1. It is made of AP4 genuine organic aloe, which has more than 200 healing properties, and also zinc and vitamins A, B, D and E. TriDerma psoriasis body lotion is also cortizone-free. Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion prevents blemishes; it contains salicylic acid derived from willow bark extract. It also contains lemon grass, witch hazel, golden seal and hops--without added sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals or phthalates. Kiehl's label for Blue Herbal Moisturizer says that it is not tested on animals. It reduces pores and contains cinnamon bark and ginger root extracts.
Salicylic acid is in the aspirin family, so it helps reduce inflammation or redness. BHA, or beta hydroxy acid, is a form of salicylic acid used in some topical exfoliants to reverse signs of aging.
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