Tretinoin is a drug that is prescribed for treating acne. This medicine is prescribed for peeling off the affected skin areas and also for unclogging the pores. Tretinoin is a natural metabolite of retinol and belongs to a class of Retinoids.
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.