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SKIN MEDICA Purifying Foaming Wash

Medically reviewed on March 19, 2018.

Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: salicylic acid 20mg in 1mL
Labeler: Allergan, Inc.
NDC Code: 0023-4948

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.

Drug Facts

Active Ingredient

Salicylic Acid 2.0%


Acne Treatment

  • For treatment of acne.


For external use only.

When using this product
  • Skin irritation and dryness is most likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions AM/PM
  • Moisten skin with warm water.
  • Dispense two full pumps of Purifying Foaming Wash into palm of hand, apply by gently massaging over the entire affected area, rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.
  • Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor.
  • If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Sensitivity Test for a New User. Apply product sparingly to one or two small affected areas during the first 3 days. If no discomfort occurs, follow the directions stated above.

Other information
  • Store at controlled room temperature 15°- 30°C (59°- 86°F).

Inactive ingredients

Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate,Butylene Glycol, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Menthol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone



This instant foaming wash with
salicylic acid helps remove
excess oil and impurities.


147.9 mL / 5 Fl. Oz.

salicylic acid liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:0023-4948
Route of AdministrationTOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
salicylic acid (salicylic acid) salicylic acid20 mg  in 1 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
butylene glycol 
camphor oil 
cocamidopropylamine oxide 
edetate disodium 
hamamelis virginiana top 
tea tree oil 
polysorbate 20 
salix nigra bark 
sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate 
sodium citrate 
sodium methyl cocoyl taurate 
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:0023-4948-051 BOTTLE in 1 CARTON
1147.9 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart333D01/01/2013
Labeler - Allergan, Inc. (144796497)

Allergan, Inc.

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