Active Topicals BHA Body Cream Review

I have been using this product since November 2022 but stopped in between after my elbows were smooth and winters too kicked in. I realised how rough my elbows had become again when I stopped using this cream. Let’s check the review of Active Topicals BHA body cream that I received for Instagram Review.

Active Topicals BHA Body Cream Review

Brand Claims

Our Rough Repair BHA Lotion is quite the smooth operator when it comes to tackling Acne, bumpy skin, dark spots, dullness and dryness. Loaded with high-performing Active ingredients like Salicylic acid, Lactic Acid, Vitamin E and Green Tea, this power-packed lotion is just as multi-functional as it is magical! 


Aqua, Cetyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Mineral oil, Lactic acid, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (and) Isopropyl Myristate , Cetyl Alcohol (and) Isostearyl Isostearate (and) Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (and) Cetyl Stearate (and) Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Dicetyl Phosphate (and) Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Salicylic Acid, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Camomile Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Licorice root extract, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbic acid , Tocopheryl acetate , Disodium EDTA, TEA, Xantan Gum

Active Topicals BHA Body Cream Review

Price, Shelf life and Availability

799 INR for 200 gms with a shelf life of 2 years from date of manufacturing. Available on Amazon, Active Topicals website

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance

The body cream is housed in a white, plastic jar of 200 grams. I do feel the product is easy to scoop out easily and apply. However the jar isn’t travel friendly due to the quantity. The product is ultra white in colour with a salicylic acid serum kind of fragrance that is very mild and non bothering. The product texture is very soft and airy and the consistency is slightly light creamy but not too thick. I do like the product’s fragrance and texture.

Active Topicals BHA Body Cream Review

My experience with Active Topicals BHA Body Cream

The body cream has very subtle fragrance and isn’t too heavy for day to day use. It sufficiently moisturizes the skin without any greasy and oily residue. It does take some time to absorb into the skin. I usually apply this body cream at night since it contains AHA as well which can make the skin sensitive to sun.

Initially when I started using the cream on my dark elbows and knees it took some time to see visible effects. In between I stopped using it and resumed again after winter was over. Second time onwards I noticed visible effects in as less as 5 days.

The cream reduces roughness of elbows and brightens them up with regular use. The cream can also be used all over the body for regular exfoliation. It brightens up the knees and reduces bumpy skin after shaving. I also found a difference in inner thigh pigmentation with regular use of 3 weeks. The body cream helps exfoliate while being gentle on the skin as well as without irritating it. I would highly recommend getting this cream if you have dark elbows like me that do not budge to anything.


  • Made with active ingredients like Salicylic acid, Lactic Acid
  • Fights acne by unclogging pores especially back acne
  • Smoothens rough and bumpy skin on elbows, ankles and knees
  • Moisturizes as well as exfoliates the skin gently without any irritation
  • Considerably fades inner thigh pigmentation
  • Retextures rough and bumpy skin on the thighs
  • Brightens the dull skin on knees, elbows and neck


  • Could be made in travel friendly 100 gms tube if possible

Active Topicals BHA Body Cream Review

I would totally recommend getting this cream if you are looking to get smooth body skin while being gentle with it. It reduces roughness of elbows, knees and other body parts while brightening up the skin. Not only does it exfoliate the skin but also makes it super soft to touch. I have seen visible effects in brightening up of inner thigh pigmentation too. My dark elbows do not budge to any exfoliating product. However, this Active Topicals BHA Body Cream has been a saviour for me.


About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.