Well i have KP, more on my legs then anywhere else. i know there;s no cure but i thought this would help. It didn't do much but it did take a bit of the redness away. Kinda expensive and not worth my time or money again.
I have really quite bad KP on my upper arms and I've been using the KP Duty lotion and exfoliator for nearly two months now. It is the first time I've tried to treat my KP so I can't compare it with any other methods; however I have been slightly disappointed with the results. The reviews on the DermaDoctor website made it out to be a miracle cream, which it decidedly isn't. My conclusion is that it really has made my upper arms much smoother to the touch, but unfortunately there has been very little improvement with the redness. Not the cure-all it claims to be, even with regular use.
This did not work for me at all. Even after going thru a whole tube, I found no change in my KP condition. I did not like the consistency of the product one bit (I found it to be very sticky and greasy). The product that DID work for me was Peter Thomas Roth's 12% AHA body lotion. It's expensive too, but at least it works.
I'm suprised that this has not worked well for others. This lotion has worked very good for me combined with the scrub. I have Keratosis Pilaris Alba which is the rough, bumpy skin with no red irritation. I see others said this has not worked for them but that may be because they have Keratosis Pilaris Rubra which gives you red, inflamed bumps on the skin. I use the lotion on a daily basis and the scrub at least 3 times a week. My KP is under control and almost unnoticeable. I definitely recommend this to anyone who has KP. But please note you must be diligent with it, staying on top of it is the only way to get the smooth arms you want!
I have not tried this product but notice on Sephora that one of the main ingrediants is glycolic acid. I have been using Paual's Choice 8% AHA gel on my upper arms and they are so smooth now with no bumps what so ever. Oh, and my skin has not dried out, although I do use a body lotion after I shower (Olay Body Quench). I did not have severe KP but it was enough to bother me. This product by DermaDoctor is $36 at Sephora for 4 oz. while the Paula's Choice product is $15.95, plus shipping & handling, for 4 oz. If you really are bother by KP I recommend trying the Paula's Choice product first since it is so much less expensive. P.S. I do not work for Paual!! continued >>
I first tried this lotion a few years ago, and it certainly hasn't cleared my KP up, but it has improved it. I use this at night and Paula's Choice weightless body treatment in the morning, and the combo of the two has given me the best results. I don't use a lot, so a tube will actually last me a few months, but then I only need to use it on my arms. I agree with other posters about the rave reviews on the DERMAdoctor website. I wrote a so-so review and it was never posted.
This is a big ripoff, a total waste of money. I have had KP since as long as I can remember. For those of you who don't know what KP is, it is called Keratosis Pilaris. It is a very common dry skin condition accompanied by inflamed hair follicles. Looks like tiny red dots on the skin, especially on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs.
If you have prescription drug coverage, go to a dermatologist and ask for DesOwen 0.05% lotion. Otherwise, a generic called "desonide 0.05%) is available and will cost around $50-60 per bottle. It is a low-potent steroid lotion, and it cleared up my KP within a couple of days. However, long term topical steroid use has the same effect as other steroids, and it thins the skin. For this reason, many doctors seem reluctant to prescribe this. (In my opinion.) So I reserve its use for summertime only.
A cheaper alternative would be 2.5% hydrocortisone cream. It still requires a Rx, but is much cheaper, (about $10-15 for a generic 30g tube) less potent, and you only need a small amount.
Best yet, you can try this without a Rx: Try Amlactin lotion mixed with equal parts of 1% hydorcortisone cream. (I find that WalMart's brand Equate comes in 2 oz and has the consistency of a lotion rather than a cream. You will need to ask for Amlactin at a pharmacy, but it's now available w/o a Rx. It contains 12% AHA including lactic acid, which exfoliates the skin, (this can be irritating) and the hydrocortisone reduces redness. The Amlactin used to be called Lac-Hydrin 12% and was formerly only available with a Rx. Let me also tell you that this route will take longer than the Rx route and you need to use it faithfully twice a day for a week or so before you see results.
Sorry if I bored you to death with such a long post but it just irks me how cosmetic companies rip consumers off. Yes, I use mostly higher-end and department store products, because most of the time, you get what you pay for, but not in this case.
I bought this along with the scrub. Really can get very pricey. I bought this lotion since the Eucerin did not really work on me. I would have to say that in conjunction with the scrub it works really well. My arms was so smooth after using it. The lotion alone makes my skin feel soft but its not as smooth without the scrub. I like it coz its not as sticky. For me, I would buy it again, just because theres nothing else out there to get rid of these white bumps, not that it makes it completely disappear, but at least it improves it, even alittle.
I feel like a Moron for falling into the "Pretty Package" GAME (once again) with this line...*sigh* I'm sure Dr. Kunin is laughing all the way to the bank!! In fact I found this site when I noticed too many GLOWING reviews on theirs. Live & Learn continued >>
Does nothing for KP at best its a chemical exfolating mosturizer which you can find much cheaper alternatives anywhere else....
waste of money.