AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion is a boring body lotion that uses a high amount of the AHA lactic acid to soften dry, rough skin. You’d think that the 12% amount of ammonium lactate would promote exfoliation, but the pH of this product (it consistently measures 5 or above) is too high for that to occur. This form of lactic acid has benefit as a water-binding agent for skin, but in this particular formula you will not get the exfoliation it could’ve provided. That’s a shame, because there are so few well formulated AHA body lotions available.
If you have dry skin and are considering this product, know that there are much better formulas that contain a wide complement of ingredients dry skin needs to repair itself and become healthier.
NOTE: We've had some readers ask us to update the review for this product because the ingredient list has changed. We've contacted the company and have confirmed that the ingredient list we post on this site (and AmLactin posts on their site, as of March 3, 2014) is, in fact, the current and correct ingredient list. Sample packets for this product also match the ingredient list we've provided.
An ideal body lotion for rough, dry skin. Recommended use is twice daily on hands, cuticles, arms, elbows, legs, knees, back, and neck.
Water, Ammonium Lactate, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laureth-4, PEG-40 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylcellulose
Weaknesses: Expensive; the pH on all products is too high for exfoliation to occur.
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I had seriously dry, flakey skin, the result of almost 6 months in the Mayo Clinic with a serious illness. Not one of the literally dozens and dozens of body moisturizers I tried made a dent. One hour after application, massive lizard skin. I used this cream with Vanicream with great success. Both were recommended to me by my dermatologist at the clinic.
I bought this hoping to relieve severely dry & flaky skin on my arms & legs. My skin likes lactic acid. This moisturized as well as any other drug store lotion & didn't stink like some of the glycolic lotions do, but it stayed unpleasantly sticky. I could use it only at bedtime & eventually threw it away. Lactic acid can't help if I can't stand the "feel" of the lotion.
this is the best body lotion I have ever used. I have (had) very dry scaly skin and have used everything from Palmer's coca butter to other store brand lotions and nothing worked on my dry skin until this. I also had bumps on the back of my legs and arms and this has cleared it up. My skin is sooo smooth now. The price is a little steep, but its worth it for smooth skin. I have been using it for two years now and will continue since nothing else has worked for me.
hello, noticed this product was to be "re reviewed" by Paula's staff, and that is almost a year ago now...is there going to be a new review completed?
Hello, The company confirmed that the ingredient list we have for this product (which matches what AmLactin has on their own site) is accurate. Therefore, no review update is needed.
Tried this lotion for atopic dermatitis on my legs causing deeper layers of skin to itch severely. This product was sticky, a bit stinky, and not ultimately moisturizing. Tried this to replace a prescription AHA lotion. Stopped itching for only a few hours and didn't have lasting benefit. A much better choice is Paula's Choice 10% AHA body treatment. Stops itching, moisturizes and has long lasting results.
This is what my dermatologist has recommended to me to use for my overly dry winter hands.
I personally have always liked this product and I know many who do. It does get rid of the ugly dry patches. However, the packaging and also ingredient list has changed. Please respond to the formula changes! I love product with lactic acid.
Thank you for letting us know. We will review the new formula shortly.
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