Products with Salicylic Acid for Psoriasis

What is salicylic acid?

Salicylic acid is an organic acid that has been used for many years in the topical treatment of psoriasis. Salicylic acid is used as a keratolytic agent. Its keratolytic effect occurs by dissolving the intracellular matrix and softening of the stratum corneum, the upper skin layer [1]. This promotes the shedding of psoriatic scales and reduces the scale build-up and softens the plaques [2].