Summer means outdoor barbecues—and the mosquitoes that smell the CO2 we exhale. Long outdoor hikes—and the caress of poison ivy as you head up a narrow trail. The perennial solution to all of the season’s dermatological woes: Caladryl, the soothing pink goo you probably remember from your childhood. (There’s a clear version too, but why would you want to use that when you can spread bubblegum-colored lotion all over?) Most people know the stuff starts with calamine. But it actually includes a bunch of other itch-relieving ingredients—each of which takes a different approach to easing the urge to scratch.


Pramoxine HCl

SD Alcohol 38-B


Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol

Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea

Hypromellose, Xanthan Gum

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