This stuff really works. I'm 41 and the skin on my legs and back is dry, rough and scaly. I used KP on my legs for two days and they look like they did when I was 25. Now I'm doing a mix of KP and tanning cream on my legs. The skin on my back and chest takes a little longer to get smooth but it definitely works. I need to get the shower scrub! It stings a little after shaving but nothing unbearable.
I recently tried a sample of this AHA lotion designed to fight keratosis pilaris. It has a nice texture and is fragrance free. However, I've discovered that BHA works better than AHA for my KP, thought I can't really judge the long term effect of this particular product since I just used a sample. At $36 for 4 oz., it's rather pricey, so I doubt I'd purchase it even if AHA did work well for my KP.
Ingredients: Water, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Glycolate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, Urea, Sorbitol, Hexyl Laurate, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Dimethicone, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. continued >>
This lotion didn't perform miracles on my mild KP, but it did keep it at bay. However, I hated the lotion other than that. It smelled awful and never really soaked in even when I would put it on at night. It felt greasy and I always had to scrub my hands. after I rubbed even a small amount in. Plus, it's expensive! I picked up some amlactin cream instead (works great for KP FYI) and will not purchase KP duty's overpriced glue again.
I have been using KP duty for just over one year now and have to say it's really a surprise and a relief not to have to decide on what I will wear based on how my arms look. My advice on this product is BE PATIENT: I had a nice initial response, but the eradication of it completely came after many months of use.
I began to have KP problems at the age of 10, and started trying to treat it by age 13 or 14. I tried Lac-Hydrin and other AHAs many times to know avail. I exfoliated with clothes, scrubs, loofahs, etc. Last year, before my wedding, my dermatologist prescribed Tazorac. Shortly thereafter, he moved away and my new dermatologist warned me that the redness it was causing was not going to go away by my wedding date, and even worse, that if she knew a really good treatment for KP, she's get rid of it on her own arms!
Disgusted, I finally bought the tube of KP duty I'd seen at Sephora, thinking it couldn't hurt. (By the way, I am a health care provider myself and am skeptical of claims by OTC skin care products.) By my wedding day my arms were much less red and bumpy and not noticeable in our wedding photos.
I kept using KP duty every morning (not twice as the label suggests) every day. It's a little over one year and the only thing left are very faint scars from years of picking at the bumps (which, I'm sorry to say, you sometimes have to go to "unplug" them; I learned to do this better as I got older!), and these are slowly improving. Once in a blue moon a single small bump will appear, and then disappear before it becomes large or yucky.
I have to start out this review by saying I do NOT have KP. I just love this lotion for how smooth and soft it makes my skin. My boyfriend of two years still comments on it constantly. I tried a sample of it when I worked at Sephora and became hooked on it. My legs have never felt smoother and I have tried pretty much everything.
I do think it is very expensive for how quickly you go through it (I go through a tube in a few weeks, using it pretty sparingly a little does go a long way though) but I keep rebuying it because no other lotion I have tried does what this one does. Also, I hate the tube packaging because it is hard to get out and seems wasteful but I did notice that they came out with a larger jar form of it, so I am going to buy that next time.
I bought the two-pack of this after trying a sample. The sample left my arms feeling soft, so I figured if I was consistent, it'd really help with the red bumpies on the backs of my arms. I used both tubes religiously, and while it certainly made the skin feel much softer and smoother, the redness didn't change at all. My arms *looked* exactly the same. My goal was to keep from having red-looking arms when I want to wear short sleeves or tank tops, but this didn't do that.
Frankly, I think I've had better results on eliminating the redness by using Neutrogena's acne wash on the backs of my arms with a scrubby in the shower, then moisturizing with a plain lotion afterward instead of with this. Bummer, because even at the crazy price (and it's insane...you go through the tubes FAST), I probably would have purchased again if it'd actually gotten rid of the red bumps. As a skin softener, it's great. But for bump-riddance, it didn't do it for me.
This wins the Golden Turd Award for "Biggest Waste of Money Ever". I have mild KP on upper arms and while I didn't expect it would completely clear up the condition, it made ZERO difference in the appearance. With shipping/handling, tax, etc., it was well over $40 for 4 oz. of something that does nothing, smells and feels like cheap white glue or paste. Wish I had found this site and read reviews before I spent good money on this crap.
I don't really have KP but bought this product because the description included razor bumps. I don't shave my legs very often because I don't have that much hair to begin with but when I do I inevitably get razor bumps. I've been using this product for about a week now and am pleasantly surprised by the results. Not only are the razor bumps diminishing and even disappearing, my legs are super hydrated as well! The only downside to this lotion is the smell - it smells like cheap rubber toys! I would definitely buy this again but only use when I get razor bumps because I can't stand the smell.
First off, I don't have KP -- just in dire need of body exfoliation.
This stuff is EXPENSIVE. I needed a new AHA cream, and have been disappointed by what I'd found. I got this at Sephora, where everything is pricey. The packaging is nice enough, but slightly excessive. I've used this for the last few nights (in very small amounts) on the "inconsistent" skin around my thighs, butt, and upper arms. It's smoother, and I can tell the glycolic acid had an effect. It absorbs quickly and is unscented, so it can go under a fragranced product. The major drawback for me is the price tag -- as much as I love super smooth skin, $36 bucks for 4 oz is ridiculous.
I got a sample, this thing is very tacky, it sits on my face like a glop of glue that refuses to melt. It makes my face oily way too soon. Why does every dermatologist have to come up with their own line?