11.09.2015
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12% AHA Silk Wrap Body Lotion
12 fl. oz. for $11.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (5)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:11.09.2015
Jar Packaging:No
pH:3.60
Tested on animals:No

12% AHA Silk Wrap Body Lotion has two things going for it, the most important being its ability to exfoliate dry, rough, sun-damaged skin. This skin-smoothing exfoliation comes from the body lotion's 12% concentration of AHA ingredient glycolic acid. Coupled with the fragrance-free formula's pH of 4, this is a convenient way to get exfoliation and moisture from one product.

The second plus is the classic emollients 12% AHA Silk Wrap Body Lotion contains. The blend of petrolatum, glycerin, mineral oil, and dimethicone works well to keep dry skin feeling soft and comfortable; however, we would love to have seen this include some modern-day repairing, antioxidant, and cell-communicating ingredients. Nevertheless, this is a solid choice for an inexpensive AHA moisturizer for the body.

12% AHA Silk Wrap Body Lotion is suitable for all skin types experiencing dryness from the neck down. It shouldn't pose any issues for those with sensitive skin unless you know your skin tends to react negatively to glycolic acid, in which case this product's strength is likely too much for you. All others may want to give this exfoliating body lotion strong consideration—but do consider mixing it with an antioxidant-packed serum for even greater benefits on sun-damaged, crepey skin.

Pros:
  • Exfoliates and smooths rough skin with its 12% concentration of glycolic acid.
  • pH of 4 ensures the glycolic acid functions as an exfoliant.
  • Contains classic, proven emollients to moisturize.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • A somewhat bland formula that would be considered very basic if not for the AHA.
Community Reviews
Claims
The ultimate in skin-saving therapy, Alpha Hydrox Silk Wrap Body Lotion exfoliates, hydrates & renews while adding rich moisture to your skin. Leaves skin feeling smooth & soft.
Ingredients
Water, Petrolatum, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Ammonium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lanolin Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Brand Overview

Alpha Hydrox At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good selection of well-priced, effective AHA products utilizing glycolic acid; also excels with skin-lightening and retinol products; a small but workable selection of cleansers.

Weaknesses:A couple of moisturizers with oxygenating ingredients; reliance on jar packaging for some products with antioxidants.

Known primarily for their well-formulated AHA products, Alpha Hydrox got an impressive image update recently. Although the improvements were more visual and packaging-related than formulary-driven, the fact remains that Alpha Hydrox has a formidable range of effective AHA products, all with definitively researched glycolic acid. Kudos to the company for continuing to be direct about the AHA content (and pH) of their exfoliants, something most other lines selling AHA products prefer to keep a mystery. Should the folks behind this brand choose to go back to the drawing board once again, they would do well to reconsider their current jar packaging if they intend to keep adding antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients to their efficacious but still predominantly basic products. Until then, you can rely on Alpha Hydrox for supplying AHA products that really work, and a few other surprises too, all affordably priced and readily available.

For more information about Alpha Hydrox, call 1-800-447-1919 or visit www.alphahydrox.com.

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Alpha Hydrox At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good selection of well-priced, effective AHA products utilizing glycolic acid; also excels with skin-lightening and retinol products; a small but workable selection of cleansers.

Weaknesses:A couple of moisturizers with oxygenating ingredients; reliance on jar packaging for some products with antioxidants.

Known primarily for their well-formulated AHA products, Alpha Hydrox got an impressive image update recently. Although the improvements were more visual and packaging-related than formulary-driven, the fact remains that Alpha Hydrox has a formidable range of effective AHA products, all with definitively researched glycolic acid. Kudos to the company for continuing to be direct about the AHA content (and pH) of their exfoliants, something most other lines selling AHA products prefer to keep a mystery. Should the folks behind this brand choose to go back to the drawing board once again, they would do well to reconsider their current jar packaging if they intend to keep adding antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients to their efficacious but still predominantly basic products. Until then, you can rely on Alpha Hydrox for supplying AHA products that really work, and a few other surprises too, all affordably priced and readily available.

For more information about Alpha Hydrox, call 1-800-447-1919 or visit www.alphahydrox.com.