Lactic acid + salicylic acid is a medicine that is applied to the skin as a liquid or a gel. It is made up of two compounds: lactic acid and salicylic acid. Lactic acid is an organic compound that is water soluble and has a hydroxyl group that is attached to a carboxyl group. It is classified as an alpha-hydroxy acid that can effectively cleanse the skin.
Salicylic acid is a keratolytic compound that increases moisture in the skin while also dissolving clumps of skin. It permits the shedding of excess skin cells.
This medication is used to treat skin and foot warts.