What makes this product unique?
Clinical KP Treatment Cloths are infused with a lightweight, highly-effective, alcohol-free exfoliating formula that combines 8% lactic acid with 2% salicylic acid to improve the appearance of stubborn keratosis pilaris (more commonly known as “chicken skin”) anywhere on the face or body. Each cloth also adds soothing ingredients to skin so you’ll see KP-related redness replaced by a more even skin tone.
Who is this product for?
Clinical KP Treatment Cloths are for anyone with mild-to-severe keratosis pilaris (KP). The formula is suitable for all skin types and also recommended for those struggling with breakouts on the body. Excellent for teens struggling with breakouts plus KP!
NOTE: Those allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) should not use products containing salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid).
Sources to support the claims made for the Clinical KP Treatment Cloths
Pediatric Dermatology, May-June 2012, pages 285–288; Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Volume 31, 2009, pages 277–287; Food and Chemical Toxicology, August 2009, pages 2,142–2,149; Cutis, September 2008, pages 177–180; and http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070651-treatment.
salicylic acid, butylene glycol, lactic acid, Boerhavia diffusa root extract
Water, Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Lactic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Propylene Glycol (moisture-binding agent), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (plant extract/anti-irritant), Sodium Citrate (chelating agent), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer).
DIRECTIONS: Apply once or twice daily to affected areas. Gently massage over clean, dry skin—do not rinse. One cloth provides enough solution for larger areas. Keep lid closed between uses to prevent cloths from drying out. Follow with moisturizer, if desired. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater.
Store at room temperature. Do not flush; dispose of used cloth in trash receptacle.
Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
How do Clinical KP Treatment Cloths differ from Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA?
Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA is a lightweight, matte finish lotion while Clinical KP Treatment Cloths involve a liquid formula steeped into a cloth for easy application. Although both products are for those struggling with keratosis pilaris (KP) and breakouts on the body, not everyone’s KP will respond well to salicylic acid (BHA) alone. So, KP Treatment Cloths contain 2% salicylic acid like the Weightless Body Treatment but they add 8% lactic acid, an AHA ingredient that can also help improve KP and create smoother, more even skin. When combined, BHA and AHA can be the solution some people may need to relieve stubborn KP!
Which one to use? If you’ve tried Weightless Body Treatment and found it didn’t do much for your KP, then definitely try Clinical KP Treatment Cloths. If you’re not sure which one to use, choose based on personal preference: If you prefer a lightweight lotion use our Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA; if you prefer a liquid and the ease of a wipe use Clinical KP Treatment Cloths.
Can I use Clinical KP Treatment Cloths on my face?
Yes. You'd want to use them after cleansing and toning, and in place of your regular AHA or BHA exfoliant. Follow with a sunscreen during the day and serum and/or moisturizer at night.
Will these cloths also work to treat breakouts on the body, such as "bacne"?
Most likely, yes! Breakouts on the body should respond well to the cloth’s mix of lactic and salicylic acids, plus the soothing formula reduces redness from breakouts. For best results, you’ll also want to use a topical disinfectant medicated with benzoyl peroxide—and be sure you’re using a gentle, non-soap body wash.
My keratosis pilaris didn't respond well to glycolic or salicylic acid treatments. Should I try these cloths since they contain lactic acid?
Yes! For unknown reasons, some cases of KP simply don’t respond well to salicylic or glycolic acids when applied separately, but when combined in a product like this, the improvement can be immediate.
Can I use Clinical KP Treatment Cloths at the same time as your other products for KP?
Yes. Because of the manner in which Clinical KP Treatment Cloths are applied, you'd want to use these cloths first, and then follow with one of our other products for KP, such as Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA or Resist BHA 9, which can work well on very stubborn patches of "chicken skin".