I was running out of my giant >20oz bottle of vaseline healthy complexion body lotion with AHA. It was i think<$8 but could find it only at drugstore.com. I order 3 bottles and it lasts me a year. Well, drugstore.com doesn't carry it anymore so I searched for an inexpensive AHA body lotion and came across amlactin. The reviews were glowing but seem pricey about $16 for 8oz. One of the reviewers mentioned getting it at Costco. At Costco it was about $17 for 17.6oz and was offering $3 off til nov 3rd. I grabbed 3 bottles.
I have been using it about a week. It has a faint but distinctive ammonia smell which dissipates in about 30 min. It is also very sticky but it has been so far the most effective moisturizer I have ever used including aquaphor. It has done wonders for my heels and I have used dozens of products for them including buffing with metal foot filer on regular basis. My heels have not looked this good since I was a little kid. I also found it very effective as night time face lotion. I still keep the aquaphor for my lips.
I've used this product on calouses on my fingers. It works well at diminishing them.
I've taken one lippie off because the smell of the acid in the cream is strong. But the 12% concentration is great for softening my rough feet. I like to apply this to my feet at night and let it soak in for a minute or two. I cover that with Nivea cream and some socks. My feet stay baby soft. I also use it on my elbows at night in the winter and it takes the flaky-rough feel away.
Yes, it smells like glue and it's not very glamorous, but this lotion works really well on scaly skin, bumpy arms, rough patches, and ingrown hairs. For the price it can't be beat!!
i have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms, calf, and basically all over my body but not to severe in these places (not red).
could someone tell me how much to use and how long it would be until i see results?
i think i get itchy from this lotion, but i am not sure yet. it might just be the kp. it doesn't smell that bad, it doesn't smell good but it is tolerable, so for those who are complaining about it...pretty sad.
how well does it work for the kp? no bumps/redness at all? or just diminished?
I bought this because I put a little on my hands while at Costco shopping. By the end of my shopping, my hands were so baby soft, that I had to buy it. So I looked it up on the internet and started reading about how much people loved it and tried it on my body first. Great for smoothing skin. But I also tried it on my chest and back, both of which break out terribly. I have very acne-prone, sensitive skin. I can't even wear scoop neck shirts because of acne and acne scarring. This has really helped clear it up. So I started putting it on my face because benzoyl peroxide products were causing my face to flake. Not only did this take the flakes away and smooth out my complexion. A little goes a long way, so I use about a dime size for my face and neck. I use this to moisturize night and day with no adverse effects and it keeps pimples at bay. Sure, it does smell a little like Elmer's Glue; however, who cares when it makes my skin beautiful from head to toe? And since so many people wonder the long-term benefits since so many tend to review days after first trying, I have been using this for over six months with the same bottle, so it's a fraction of the cost of department store treatments. And hey, if you tried it and didn't like it, Costco will take it back.
Geez, this lotion works well, but I can't handle the smell or how it feels on my skin. On me, it smells like old diapers (must be the AMMONIUM hydroxide). A very sour, unpleasant odor that doesn't seem to go away. After applying, it doesn't sink in. It leaves my skin feeling sticky and almost waxy. Yuck!UPDATE (4/09): I'm giving it another try, but the smell and the texture are still offensive. I've been reading about Aqua Glycolic body lotion and might give that a try next. continued >>
i am a product junkie (who here isnt?) and this is the only thing that has worked on my badly kp ridden upper arms
it even smoothed bumpies on my butt and calfs :p
amazing, wish i had found this 10 years ago
have kp and definitely made my arms moisturized and less gross looking...not a fan of the scent but i can live with it
My dermo recommended this for my KP on my upper arms and I have found that this is the only product that helps keep my KP bumps to a minimum, so for that, it is a miracle!
My only complaint is that it stinks! It is supposed to be fragrance free -NOT!! Highly stinky and the fragrance doesn't disipate for several hours. O well - a small price to pay for such an effective product.
EDIT 07/07/08 - a nice MUAer pointed out to me that this product is, indeed, fragrance-free as in no fragrances have been added to the already-present ingredients. So, to clarify, this product does smell to hi heaven, but the stench originates from the ingredients, not from any fragrance added.
EDIT 05/10/10 - the KP on my arms got out of control and my normal methods/products were not completely getting rid of it, so I went out and purchased a new bottle. A week later, the KP is almost gone, so that makes me happy. I still cannot stand the smell, so I usually wait a few minutes and then lightly dust some LUSH Silky Underwear powder over the top. I upped my rating to 4 lippies and put that I would re-purchase.
EDIT 09/19/08 - OK - so here's the deal. Perhaps my bottle was old, perhaps my body just got used to the product, but whatever, it became less effective. So, I changed up my routine to this:
Neutrogena Pore Refiner Toner - swabbed my arms w/ this 1 in a.m. and 1 in p.m.
Alpha Hydrox Foot and Problem Area creme - 1 in p.m.
KP almost now complete ly gone again!!! Whoo hoo!! I don't know which of the 2 products worked or if it was a combo. I just ran out of the Neutrogena toner and am now using my Dickinson's Witch Hazel instead (since I already owned and would be nice to use just 1 toner) and am still using the AH on my left arm and Nivea creme (small tin from Walgreens, made in Mexico) on my right. Will update in a few weeks. My goal = 1 toner for face/arms and 1 creme.