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on 2/8/2017 9:42:00 AM
More reviews by Isolar
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
There's a lot to hate about this one. If you have any tiny nicks or cuts in your skin this will sting like hell. After you put it on you have to wait about 10 minutes before putting on your clothes because it stays wet feeling and kind of gross/sticky until it's had a chance to fully dry. And while it's drying there is this very bad ammonia like smell that you can't detect in the bottle but starts wafting up from your skin after application. But I will keep buying and using this lotion because it actually does what it's supposed to, which is to completely moisturize my skin. There is nothing else on the market that works as well as this does. During dry NYC winters my skin starts screaming for moisture, my arms and thighs get itchy, and my shins/calves are dry and flaky looking. With daily use of this those problems are 100% gone, and my skin feels super soft and incredibly healthy. Even better, this has completely cured my KP. I struggled with KP since my teens and went to multiple dermatologists for the condition, their advice ranged from prescribing other lactic acid moisturizers to 'be patient, it'll go away as you get older'. All through my 20s I had it, then I hit 30, then 35, and it was still as bad as it was when I was a teenager... Amlactin cured my KP within 6 months of daily use and I am never going back. I'd give this five stars in every category if they could find a way to make it more pleasant to apply, but since the stickiness and smell go away after 10 minutes I will continue to use this daily until a better formula becomes available. Side note: the smaller bottles have a flip up lid that spurts out product when you open it, so get the larger bottle with the pump dispenser.
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on 12/2/2016 11:56:00 AM
More reviews by Hudzik
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
After applying AmLactin moisturizing lotion for two days, I developed a rash and itchy skin . I would be very careful with this product. Of course, I would never buy this product.
on 11/29/2016 6:54:00 PM
More reviews by earidurt
Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium
This product is a godsend! It has helped diminish my KP dramatically! Skin feels sooo smooth and soft. How I use it - I use my exfoliating gloves and soap in the shower then apply Amlactin over my entire body after drying off. KP affects my elbows, the backs of my thighs and my bum. After 10 days of using this product daily, my elbows are totally clear and my bum and thighs are 65% improved...and bear in mind I have suffered from this condition for years! One week was enough to undo years of KP. I am in love! The price is a bit steep and it doesn't have the most pleasant scent however considering what it has done for me, I'd say it is well worth it. I actually ended up buying three bottles of it before heading back home as it's not readily available where I live. So pleased!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 10/3/2016 12:11:00 AM
More reviews by LilyLil
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Works but smells yucky.
on 2/16/2016 12:29:00 PM
More reviews by cubbiejules
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Amlactin seriously saved my skin.This winter I was experiencing super dry, cracked, bumpy skin all over my body. I do have severe KP on my arms, forearms, upper back, booty and backs of my thighs, but I've never had small, red, singular bumps all over my legs; almost like small pimples. Plus, nothing was curing my skin's severe dryness, not even slathering on coconut oil day and night. I did some research and stumbled upon an article from Vogue a few years ago about how "the best cure for winter skin can be found in your drugstore" about how Lactic acid lotions and creams are the best cure for winter/dry skin. Then I began to see the amazing reviews about how this lotion haws helped people's KP and I thought it was worth the price to at least give it a go.First impression: the smell. WOW. Not pleasant at all and it tends to linger on clothes sometimes. Definitely a very strong ammonia, pungent smell that will eventually fade, but I wouldn't recommend applying this before a date! The formula is thin, but it spreads nicely and doesn't feel "too" light at all.Results: BEST. LOTION. EVER. In a matter of days my skin was transformed from rough and scaly to smooth and even. Those mystery red bumps went away and my skin has never felt this smooth and soft. I used to get random pimple-like bumps on my booty and on the backs of my thighs...no more! My skin is finally where I've always hoped it would be for years. I've been trying to heal my KP for a decade and this is the only product I have ever used that has delivered true results, not just the look of smooth skin, but actual smooth skin on my arms. My mother literally burst into tears after feeling how smooth my arms were, she's been right there with me in my struggles since high school with my KP. My arms still have some redness to them, but I found a different product to help with that. The combo of the two products has been truly life changing for me. Overall Amlactin is a little miracle in a bottle. As long as you don't mind the smell and use it regularly, you will see results. Take it easy with things like tanning after using this lotion...my neck and chest suffered a little and I eased up on using it in those areas. I will be a regular Amlactin user for life.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 12/2/2015 3:22:00 PM
More reviews by miegoreng
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This product is amazing for treating KP. My fiancé has had rough bumpy skin on the back of his arms for as long as he can remember, but he never knew it was a common condition with a name. When he finally figured out what it was, he did try a few home remedies. They were all messy and rather time consuming, so he never stuck with them long enough to see results. I had heard many good things about this lotion, but as his KP didn’t really bother him that much, I held off on picking this up for him. But one day I saw a large sized bottle on sale at Costco, and finally caved and purchased it. I think it was around $17 on sale, which is pretty expensive for a body lotion (especially considering the large size is only 20oz), but it is worth it. After about a week of using it, his arms were significantly smoother, and at about a month of nightly use, his arms are almost completely smooth. I know KP can’t be cured, but this is such an easy way to keep it under control, especially if it’s something that really bothers you. I also like using it on my arms and legs, too. I tend to have very dry extremities in the winter due to hot showers and super dry air that other lotions take way too long to get rid of. Some negatives: It doesn’t smell pleasant, but I only use it at night, so that isn’t a huge issue for me. The scent also fades rather quickly, but I am not sure I would be comfortable applying it in the morning and wearing it all day. It also leaves a coating on your skin, which I assume is the protective moisturizing barrier. I am not sure if it just takes an incredibly long time to dry, or if it just never dries completely, but I am not a huge fan of feeling it on my skin for so long. I think more troubled skin types would appreciate the protection, though. I also LOVE how I can use this just a few times a week and still get lasting results.
on 11/30/2015 11:09:00 PM
More reviews by lbxgreen
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
I have "chicken skin" since I was a kid on my upper arms. I did my research, and came across the name of this lotion. I knew I had hopes that it'd work since AmLactin contains a meditative ingredient. It worked! Started using this lotion earlier this year for a few months then I began seeing results. GOODBYE TO BUMPY ARMS. I apply this once daily after I shower on my arms.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 10/28/2015 3:30:00 AM
More reviews by rottenbanana
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
Yes. This stuff rocks. I have dry, flaky, dehydrated skin. I use this on my body every other day or so. It gets rid of the scaly skin (esp on my legs) and clogged pores. I don't use it on my face because my skin is too sensitive. It also has helped with ingrown hairs.Negatives: It smells pretty bad, sort of like ammonia and Elmer's glue. It doesn't bother me much but it is unpleasant if you're sensitive to smells. Also, it's kind of runny. And pricey. I got a big pump bottle for $17 at Costco. Now I don't live near a Costco and can't get a good deal on this. I will still repurchase as I haven't found something that works better.
on 9/9/2015 10:31:00 PM
More reviews by lucindakfh
When I first bought this product I really wasn't sure I liked it, but through experimentation I have got it to work for me and will definitely be re-purchasing. I got it through Amazon in the UK for a reasonable price and bought a large pump bottle, which helps with dosage.It's a useful combination of a dose of lactic acid to exfoliate (12%) with a proper dermatological emollient. Aimed at sufferers of KP (aka 'chicken skin' on arms and / or legs), it's also good for 'de-flaking' and smoothing skin generally, without drying it out. It's pretty fluid and not too tacky for an emollient and goes on smoothly, albeit with a strong chemical smell. It will soak in well unless you overdo it: I recommend starting with a small amount and building it up till you find the amount that works best for you.I use it nightly as part of the following routine:- quick shower with A-derma Exomega Emollient Shower Oil, massaging all over with Foreo Luna- rub a few drops of Weleda Calendula Oil all over whilst still wet from the shower- pat dry gently or air-dry- apply Amlactin all over body as needed (I use 1 pump split between both arms, 1 pump for each leg and a smaller amount for torso, which is less dry)- once soaked in, follow up with a thicker emollient balm on any particularly dry spots (feet, elbows).Using it this way has helped to reduce annoying lumps and bumps on my arms and legs and keeps my sensitive skin smooth, without lots of heavy mechanical exfoliation, which I find can trigger patches of dermatitis.WARNINGS / DOWNSIDES:- it's a pretty strong product. I wouldn't use it on my face / neck / décolleté and some people might find it too strong for regular use or for any use at all.- If you have lumps and bumps, remember to apply in the direction of hair growth on your arms and legs - this will stop the emollient component of the lotion from blocking hair follicles.- The smell. No two ways about it, you will smell of ammonia after applying this! I find the smell fades to nothing after about an hour, but you definitely don't want to apply this just before a romantic encounter...
on 7/30/2015 7:00:00 AM
More reviews by senawena
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
This lotion is simply too strong for my skin. I have dry and unfortunately very very sensitive skin. My friend recommended this for me because I have weird white visible pores all over my body and she said it's soothing and exfoliates. So I decided to give it a try and I bought a 20oz bottle from eBay for about $21 ( which I thought was a pretty good deal). As soon as I put it on, my skin began to burn like crazy, especially my face and neck. The second day I started to see red, flaky, and irritated patches on my face, neck, and chest. I thought to myself it gets worse before it gets better so I continued for 2 more days but my skin got worse and worse. When I stopped using it, my face and neck literally peeled. This product is almost like a chemical peel for my sensitive skin! I was really disappointed because I had heard so many great things about it but it just didn't suit my skin. The other down side to this product is its consistency, smell, and after feel. It's very very slow absorbing and it literally lathers on your skin. It also leaves a visible shine even on dry skin. The smell was awful ( I personally think it smells like hair dye) but goes away within 15 minutes or so. It also feels sticky and weird afterwards.
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