Acne medically known as Acne Vulgaris is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. The word acne comes from the Greek word acme meaning "the highest point". It was originally misspelled, with a 'n' rather than a 'm' in 1835. Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, and often continues into adulthood.
What is Salicylic acid?
Salicylic acid is a keratolytic drug (peeling agent). It causes the shedding of the outer layer of the skin. Salicyclic acid in the form of topical medication is used to treat acne, dandruff, corns, and warts. It is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Salicifix and Salicylix.
What is Clindamycin Phosphate?
Clindamycin Phosphate is a topical (applied on skin) antibiotic drug that fights bacterial growth on the skin. It is prescribed for the treatment of severe acne. Clindamycin Phosphate is marketed and sold under various trade names, some of which are Cleocin T, Acnesol Gel (made by Systopic), Erytop (made by USV Ltd.), and Clindac-A (made by Galderma).