Lac Hydrin • Lac Hydrin 12 Cream • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
A basic AHA exfoliant, but does the job beautifully. One of the first AHA lotions to be made. Great on dry hands, and on facial skin. This is a great product to use on dry body skin too. I have a generic version of this, and with my insurance I get a 14 oz. size for only $12. It's so worth it if you have dry skin. I love to layer it underneath Retin-A to drive it deeper into my skin. If you shave either your face or body, wait about 5-10 minutes then apply.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Yes! I love love love this product. I've already been through 5 containers. If you have kp, don't waste your money on anything else. This is a great exfoliating moisturizer. Thanks to this, I can wear arm baring tops, even though I swim everyday and have had keratosis pilaris since I was 11. I only use it on my arms though because it makes my legs super itchy. Does anyone else find that when they put it on their legs that they go red, itchy, and the pores on the calves dilate? Maybe I just have sensitive legs, but it's great for my arms.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Cheap if you have health insurance. If you have keratosis pilaris (chicken skin), run do not walk to your dermatologist for a Rx. I only have to use it twice a week and my kp was heinous.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
One word...miracle. Those annoying skin bumps on the inside of my knees and back of thighs, that no amount of scubbing with loofas or grains would touch--all gone. Within 10 days, after using on the areas morning and night. Yes, it smells a little like a nursing home, but who cares? Layer a more fragrant lotion on top, and you're good to go.
This is not a general use lotion, it is for areas on your body where you have kp or stubborn flaky dryness (and not for your face). You can use a really small amount and get great results. I was lucky enough to pick this up in Canada where available without RX (around $11 USD) but I feel it would be worth going to a doctor for if I had to.
Update: A couple of people have asked where I got this in Canada...Shoppers Drug Mart (at Centre St. Laurent in Ottawa).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This stuff really is good at exfoliating, but I've stopped using it, for the simple reason that it takes FOREVER for this stuff to absorb, and once it seemingly does, I'm left feeling sticky. The next day is a different story- I'm really soft, and loving the lotion once again. But I'm sure there are similar AHA products out there that won't leave you feeling gross and will exfoliate just as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have been using the neostata 10% lotion for about a year and love it, only problem is that it smells terribly and is very expensive and after a year it has stopped working. Then I found this product, ok smell and cheap, I am sold. The % is a little higher so I am only using it once daily until by skin gets a little tougher, but already I see a difference. The smell is esential because before people (BF and family) would comment that I smelt like rotten milk when I had an AHA lotion on. Try this stuff it works, your skin will be soft, blotches will dissapear and no more ingrowns!!!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My dermatologist prescribed this for me because I have keratitis pilaris on my arms, back, etc. She said the cream would probably be better for me instead of the lotion because it would be more moisturizing for my very dry skin. The smell is a bit like ammonia, but it fades quickly. I am sensitive to smells but I can handle this. The cream doesn't spread onto the skin very easily, making it a bit time consuming to put on. The results, however, are better than I dreamed possible. I now have perfectly smooth skin. You have to be consistent and apply it daily, though. And it takes some time to get the best results.
Last year my medical plan stopped covering it so I had to switch to the over-the-counter Am Lactin 12% cream. It worked just as good and was cheaper, too. It had the same problem with taking time to spread in, so I tried the Am Lactin 12% lotion just for kicks. The lotion consistency is more liquid than the creams and it spreads on very easily and quickly, making it easier to be consistent with it. This is what I use now and it is fantastic. All three of these products work wonderfully for keratitis pilaris, though, depending on your needs and budget.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I don't like the initial gluey feel and chemical-like scent of this lotion but it's exfoliating properties are AWESOME!!! It gets rid of uneven skintone, flaking and rough skin, clogged pores and is just all around fabulous for any dry skin related problem. I especially like using it on my feet and hands. You have to be patient though, you have to use it continuously to see results. But believe me-they will come! :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is my secret weapon skin moisturizer. It is the reason my face is silky smooth and flawless. It is dirt cheap here in Canada and runs for about 10 bucks for a good sized bottle. I use it nightly and it lasts me over a year. I have oily-combo skin and it doesn't clog my pores or make me break out, it also allows my daily makeup to go on smoothly the next morning after removal. But because this is an AHA you gotta use sunscreen daily if you are gonna try it out.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is good for kerititis pilaris - the bumpy, hardened hair follicles that form on the backs of people's upper arms and elsewhere. It dislodges the dry flakies pretty well. It's probably a good idea to wear sunscreen when you use this as it's similar to glycolic acid in how it works...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have the prescription version of this and mine came in a big pump bottle. It's great for the back of the arm bumpies, for general dry skin, and for revving up skin tone in general.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This product is amazing. It's the only product that helps me get rid of my flaky skin during the winter and make it stay flake free for days. With other lotions I use, I'm flaking again the very next morning after applying before bedtime the day earlier. I use it on my face too and has stopped my nose from peeling for so many days already!!!! If you apply this to very very dry patches, it might sting for a while but at least you know it's working! The next time you apply to the same place, it doesn't sting much anymore and before you know it, that dry patch is long gone. The drawback is that sometimes it feels a bit sticky if you don't rub it in enough or if you use too muh.
The lotion is about $40.00 without insurance coverage. I used to be covered, but now my insurance doesn't cover this anymore, so I can't get it. My dermatologist recommended AmLactin 12%, which is the same as Lac Hydrin 12% (at least that's what the doc told me), but AmLactin is OTC and costs only about $12.99 for a small tube. It's still expensive, but better than Lac Hydrin in price.
AmLactin works just as well, but I would buy Lac Hydrin again just because of psychological thinking: Lac Hydrin is prescriptions only and more expensive and therefore should be better. Have nothing to back this quote up except my own mind.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This product was prescribed for me to clear up the bumps and redness on the backs of my arms. Used at least once per day, it has dramatically improved the condition of my skin. It is packaged in a plain tube, which is fine, since I would be upset to see fancier packaging in a Rx product. My only complaint is that it feels a bit like glue until it is absorbed into the skin. It's a great solution to a problem I've had for years!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The dermatologist prescribed this for the folliculitis on my legs (irritated, inflamed hair follicles.) Unfortunately this did not work for me. It didn't help the bumps at all and left an ashy residue.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
In Canada Lac-Hydrin 12 is NOT prescription and costs approximately $9CD for a bottle, so I buy this up there.
It is the only thing that works to help the bumps I get on my arms and legs. There's a name for the condition but I can't remember offhand.
The lotion is cheap, the smell fades quickly which is a good thing :)
If you have a problem skin but can't afford to see your doc and fill a prescription in the US, I would try to get someone to custom buy this for you in Canada and give it a try.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a prescription only product, but Lac Hydrin 5 is comparable in quality, it just may work more slowly. The numbers 5 and 12 refer to the percentage of alpha hydroxy acid present. The AHA is lactic acid, which is more moisturizing and less irritating than other AHAs. My dermatologist prescribed this for my chronically dry skin, and I discovered that it makes a terrific hand cream. The packaging is not elegant, and the scent is not wonderful (but it fades quickly), but it is the best hand treatment I've found, and I've tried many. After a couple of months use, my hands looked more supple, even toned and younger looking. It also lasts through several hand washings and is great for feet also. Definitely try this if you can. If not, try the Lac Hydrin 5, or Amlactin. another over-the-counter brand. The cream is rather sticky at first, but it absorbs quickly and the stickiness disappears.