(Closed) Allergic to salicylic acid?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am sensitive to acne products if I use too many of them but the regular applications don’t bother my skin much unless I’m already irritated from cold or something.

Post # 4
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m sensitive to it, but not allergic.  I am allergic to the active ingredient in Proactiv however, which took me a while to figure out!  It was so frustrating before I fugured it out, I feel your pain!

Post # 5
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

im allergic to benzoyl peroxide.  i had a major reaction to it when i was in 7th grade.  it was horrible.  salicylic acid is ok for me though.

Post # 6
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

With all the problems I have had while growing up, I’m sure I’m allergic to it! It has taken me over 10 years to figure out the perfect cleanser (and make up) for my face. I only use cetaphil to wash my face now and I only use Origins make up (completely organic, no irritating fragrance, etc.) 

Post # 7
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been using Proactiv for years and it is the only topical acne medication that has ever worked for me.  I have no problem with the benzoyl peroxide in it, but benzoyl peroxide is a mild bleach and that means I can’t use it on my back because it will bleach my clothes.  So I bought a salicylic acid body scrub, and after a week of using that stuff my skin just below my neck feels really tender, and the tag from my shirt just itches the heck out of it.  Bummer.  🙁

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