It’s winter here, and, just like every year, my skin gets very dry this time of year. Last year, I discovered Cerave’s SA cream, which works wonderfully. Still, I always like to try out new things, so a couple of months ago, I purchased the Amlactin Rapid Relief 15% Lactic Acid Restoring Lotion to try something new.
The lotion contains the stalwart melange of mineral oil and fatty alcohols. On top of that, there are ceramides and cholesterol. The main ingredient here is the ULTRAPLEX formula, a mix of three salts of lactic acid (ammonium lactate, potassium lactate, sodium lactate). Bear in mind that the 15% lotion contains three different salts, whereas the 12% version has only one type, ammonium lactate. The product is unscented and suitable for all skin types.
I must say that I am disappointed with this body lotion. It’s a great exfoliant, it helps to gently remove the dead skin layer in just a few days, but it isn’t hydrating enough for my skin in the wintertime to prevent dryness and itching. Though, it has significantly reduced keratosis pilaris on my arms. The lotion is easy to apply and absorbs relatively quickly, but you will need to wait a couple of minutes before dressing up.
Honestly, I don’t have much else to say about it. In my opinion, it’s rather mediocre as a body moisturiser for winter, perhaps in summer, it would do a better job, but then I don’t need much exfoliation in warmer months, so most likely, I will not return to this product.
Water (aqua), ammonium lactate, glycerin, sodium lactate, potassium lactate, mineral oil, petrolatum, steareth-21, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate se, stearyl alcohol, steareth-2, tocopheryl acetate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, ceramide np, ceramide ap, ceramide eop, phytosphingosine, cholesterol, xanthan gum, carbomer, potassium sorbate ULTRAPLEX® formula (ammonium lactate, potassium lactate, sodium lactate). (iherb.com)
The Amlactin Rapid Relief 15% Lactic Acid Restoring Lotion is available from iherb.com [aff].