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41 Reddit comments about AmLactin 12 % Moisturizing Lotion - 567 g / 20 oz:

u/roslein · 52 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've had KP since I was a kid and am finally getting handle on it in my 30s. My current routine is glycolic lotion twice a day, creams on the affected areas 3-4 times a day, and then physical exfoliation and using zinc or sulfur soap a couple times a week to keep the bumps at bay. But since skincare is YMMV, here's the exhaustive list of almost two decades of treatment, in case some of these other things will work for you!

100% of the items can be purchased via Amazon in the US - it's pretty much the only way I shop.

Beginner Level

If your KP has just appeared, focus on physical+chemical exfoliation and moisturizing. Look for lotions with the following ingredients:

u/scumteam14 · 37 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm just going to echo the other responses here in that topical products need to be applied to the area you want it to work on. There are systemic medications where passing through the epidermal barrier is an effective ROA, but topical skincare is a whole different ballgame. You can check out the usage instructions, which often include "apply to the affected area" (such as this one for hydroquinone).

If you're interested in learning more about how hyperpigmentation treatments work, Topical Hypopigmenting Agents for Pigmentary Disorders and Their Mechanisms of Action is quite good! It doesn't really get into the 'it needs to be applied where you want it to work' thing, but it does get into the various mechanisms of action for hyperpigmentation treatments.

If you're looking for more info on fading a tan, check out How to fade a tan.

It can be hard to find products large enough for body use, and I'm not sure about vitamin C specifically, but here are some recommendations for alternative treatments:


u/dontforgetpants · 20 pointsr/glutenfree

I don't want to be a negative nancy, but I will post the obligatory "get tested for celiac before you give up gluten because otherwise future tests will show a false negative." To be even more negative, I'm a celiac with KP, gluten free for 3 years now, and quitting gluten hasn't had any affect on my skin whatsoever, so ymmv. Of course everyone's reaction is individual.

What DOES help my KP when I'm diligent about it is moisturizing and exfoliating my skin with a lotion that has a strong alpha hydroxy acid (chemical exfoliant). I use Amlactin which you can get at Walgreens, CVS, etc. along with exfoliating 2-3 times a week in the shower with a washcloth. Search for keratosis pilaris in /r/SkincareAddiction if you haven't already to see what has worked for other folks.

u/InexorableMarch · 15 pointsr/asktransgender

There's a pretty easy way to avoid this:

  1. Take a warm bath with some bath salts. After about 10 minutes of soaking or so, exfoliate your skin, try this: ( That's just an example, you can get some epsom salt (same stuff) at Walmart for half the price.

  2. Exfoliating the skin first prevents ingrown hairs. Super important. The first time I did this, I did not know how to shave my body properly and I ended up being way too vigorous and getting lots of nasty razor bumps. To exfoliate I used:

  3. Loofah or Pouf ( again check Walmart, it'll be cheaper. The main idea here is that you want to exfoliate dead skin and loosen up any hairs that are growing.

  4. St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash ( This is a really great natural exfoliant that you can put on the loofah/poof while you scrub

  5. After exfoliation, you shave. I shave against the grain with a good Gillette razor using this shaving cream: Cremo Cream ( Which does a really tremendous job. You only need to spread a little bit of it around and it helps to give a really great shave without any irritation (great for both men and women). Plus it last a long time.

  6. Moisturize with your favorite skincare lotion, brand doesn't really matter. You just want to keep that area moist and healthy.

  7. LAST STEP. Most important, DO NOT DO THIS THE SAME DAY YOU SHAVE. DO IT EITHER A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER. Use an acid-based lotion like this: or
    The basic idea here is that through chemical exfoliation they'll smooth the red bumps and give you a very smooth look.

    This is my skincare routine and I don't get any of those ingrown hairs or razor bumps. I used too, though. That's why I do this.
u/purplenightsky · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You need not head to the derm for KP.

If that cream doesn't work, AmLactin will. I can nearly guarantee it.

I buy it from Costco where's it's roughly $18 a bottle. It's, by far, the most high quality and most affordable lotion on the market for dry skin and KP. It doesn't smell good and that's okay. The important part is that it works. Any idea what % glycolic acid that Gold Bond is?

u/ZKYThinks · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My derm had told me AmLactin/Lac-Lotion was great for Keratosis Pillaris, and it worked well for me. It's 12% Ammonium Lactate (AHA) and is pretty cheap for a large bottle [$14 on Amazon] (, and is something that you can use on your face and body. I used mine and saw results in days. Be warned: it smells a little bit. Still works great though. AHA's and other actives do make you photosensitive, so you do need sunscreen.

Edit: I saw your note on how you don't get sunburnt- I don't burn ever either, and if it's one thing this subreddit has taught me, it's that the sun is actively trying to kill you, always, and that sunscreen is a must.

u/quarterfast · 9 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This post came to mind. TL;DR is try getting yourself some Amlactin lotion, which is available on Amazon, as well as at my local Costco (for cheaper).

<Insert standard disclaimer about how this should not be considered medical advice and is no substitute for speaking with a dermatologist.>

u/iRayneMoon · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

That's awesome!

I have KP on my upper arms and thighs so I know how hard it can be to treat. I use a SA cleanser in the shower and Amlactin lotion.

Honestly, Amlactin lotion is very much worth it if you have KP. When you run out of your current lotion you should try it! It's sold a ton of places in the US and isn't expensive.

u/juliewho · 7 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I have pretty typical eczema all over, but it is profoundly itchy on my upper calves, breasts, and nipples. While steroidal ointments and creams help, the fastest relief has been a lactic acid lotion. It burns like crazy on broken/irritated skin, but really helped a lot. This is what I use daily -

Good luck! I hope you find relief soon.

u/privatecaboosey · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

This generic one. I just keep it in the bathroom and put it on after I dry post-shower. It stings a bit sometimes, but with continuous use, I've seen a serious reduction in bumps on my skin.

u/Lutya · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is an amazing deal for anyone interested in trying it.

I had a dermatologist recommend you put it on after a shower when your skin still has some moisture. It's worked well for me.

u/probably_apocryphal · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yep, KP can cause ingrown hairs because the protein buildup "caps off" the follicle, so the hair can't exit (and curls up under the skin).

In general, KP treatment consists of mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, and moisturizing. Amlactin is very popular for KP treatment - it moisturizes and chemically exfoliates (with lactic acid) and is reasonably priced.

Personally, I use a Salux cloth in the shower to scrub my arms/legs with a moisturizing body wash, then apply a lactic acid lotion as soon as I get out of the shower.

u/thisismyjam · 5 pointsr/beauty

this stuff works wonders for me. i just use it after shaving and it stops all bumps

u/smalltransitorylife · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You could also try a moisturizer on your legs that has chemical exfoliants in it, such as Amlactin. It would probably be okay to physically exfoliate at the same time, because your leg-skin is going to be a lot tougher than your face.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/eczema

I'm guessing you have dyshidrosis- same as I do.

Here is a picture of my hand two weeks ago after a round of golf:

Here is my hand now:
Not perfect but much better.

I'm using a super-strong steroid called clobetesol. The idea is to use it for a couple of weeks then taper down to a weaker steroid (or none at all). The steroid will definitely thin your skin (look at how easily my skin has torn around the inside of the first knuckles). But if you scale back - the skin DOES seem to recover.

I also put it on my hand and then sleep with a cotton glove at night (to let the steroid absorb better and to avoid getting any on my wife and pets). Don't use a latex or nitrile glove as the sweating this causes seems to do more harm than good. This two week regimen usually knocks out a huge breakout (like I'm having now). The breakouts seem to come in cycles. No idea whats causing them - I'm 33 and still haven't figured out the trigger.

My doctor also reccommended a lotion called amlactin - which is a first this time around. It has 12% lactic acid. I think the idea is to exfoliate - get rid of the dead skin and encourage new skin to come back faster. It burns like a mother if you have open wounds - but it DOES seem to help.

Good luck OP. This condition is a bastard - no doubt

u/bruisedapples · 3 pointsr/malegrooming

What's on your leg aren't pimple scars, but ingrown hairs and scars from that.

What you should get for that is a lotion with lactic acid (AHA), or PFB Vanish and rub that daily on your legs.

I find that the lotion with lactic acid really helps for my body acne. So, you can try that.

If you have face acne, try retinol. Wal-Mart has this really cheap retinol, it's called Derma E refining Vitamin A wrinkle creme.

Also, yeah. /r/skincareaddiction

u/Fervidor · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

There are a lot of really good options for KP as well - some ridiculously high % of the population has it in some way or another so you are not alone! I would suggest U Lactin or AM Lactin from the drugstore (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Etc), or Makeup Artist's Choice has a glycolic acid body lotion.

Something like this or some people prefer this one a little more. Or from Makeup Artist's Choice they have this one is a nice pH and they are offering 25% off right now with the code 'peek' in all lowercase letters. Your skin will let you know if it likes lactic or glycolic acid better! Try a few things.

You're welcome, glad to help :)

u/fuckinallstarheatley · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The major keys for me in helping get rid of KP are exfoliation, moisture, and consistency- any time I slack on one, it starts to flare up again. For exfoliation I use Salux cloths, for chemical exfoliation and lots of moisture I use Amlactin. If I need any more moisture I use coconut oil but BE CAREFUL with it as it can be very comedogenic! Patch test and don't let it near your face lol.

As for consistency, I try to exfoliate and moisturize every day. Consistency is definitely the only way to really get rid of it and keep it away.

Hope this helps! Kp is a bitch but you can make it YOUR bitch

u/foofieloofie · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

A lotion that smells funny, sticky, but effective - Amlactin. It's 12% AHA (Lactic Acid) but don't put this stuff on your face.

u/Goobermeister · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm no professional, but I've spent some time researching this subject, and lurking in the skincaretalk forums lightening community. There's a lot of noise to filter through, but I managed to find a few things that worked for me in getting rid of my own perma farmer's tan.

The first, and most important step of getting rid of a perma tan is SAP (Sun Avoidance and Protection). This literally cannot be emphasized enough, and aside from getting rid of a perma tan it's good for your skin's overall health. It looks like you've taken steps toward this, so snaps for you. Though it tends to leave a white cast, physical sunscreens (containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) are the best choice if you want to protect your progress, and prevent yourself from tanning again. Unless you're sitting directly in a sunbeam while you're inside, or in the path of direct reflections of sun, I wouldn't worry about sunscreen while inside. I personally wear long sleeves and sunscreen to combat against incidental sun exposure on the daily. If I know I'm going to be outside for more than a few minutes I have a UV umbrella that I use to protect against the sun. Do I look silly? Probably, but at least my skin won't look like an antique football when I'm older

As for actually getting rid of the tan, the first phase should be exfoliation, which it seems you've already started on. Look for products with AHAs like glycolic or lactic acid. Some readily available options you can buy at walgreens/CVS are Alpha Skincare Body lotion (12% glycolic) or Amlactin (12% lactic). The sidebar has recommendations on products more suitable for facial use if you'd prefer a gel or liquid option for this purpose. Do this for 6-8 weeks, and if your tan doesn't budge then add in active lightening ingredients into your routine.

Another user already mentioned some lightening ingredients to look for, and all these serve the purpose of inhibiting your melanin production and shouldn't make you lighter than whatever your lightest natural skin tone is. I personally used Kojie-San soap (containing Kojic acid) with a Salux cloth to great success on my body. I haven't used it, but I've heard Marie France soap has a higher concentration of acid and thus works more quickly than kojie-san. I used a combination of dermatologist prescribed Retin A and 4% hydroquinone on my face and neck, as the soap was too drying to use on my face. I have friends and relatives who have used Maxipeel #3 (which contains both Retin A and hydroquinone) successfully to get rid of their own face/neck tan, as well as acne scars as a bonus. Kojie-San, Marie France and Maxipeel are Filipino products, but in general, lightening products from Asian countries tend to be more trustworthy than products you may find from sub-Saharan African countries, which in my experience and research, stand a larger chance of having steroids in them. Wherever they are from, if you go for foreign products be sure to do your due diligence on the product itself and wherever you're getting it from. Amazon is usually a safe bet, but check the reviews.

There are some American creams available at the drugstore containing hydroquinone Ambi, with 2% hydroquinone, and Nadinola with 3% hydroquinone, the highest you can get commercially without a prescription in America), though without Retin A, these percentages will be largely ineffective for your purposes.

Getting rid of a perma tan will be a commitment, and progress will be slow, but as long as you are consistent and practice SAP, you'll get there.

u/jenniferwillow · 3 pointsr/asktransgender

Preparation and post skin care is key. The day before epilation I take a long bath with some bath oil, and I exfoliate the heck out of my skin. Your bathwater should look as nasty as possible after this. Then I take a warm (not hot) shower to remove excess oils. I put Ammonium Lactate lotion on. Wait 12-24 hours. Before epliation, take some Aleeve. I generally do my epilation while in the shower or in another bath. rinse well, do a light exfoliation with an antibacterial wash. Dry off gently. I usually add a little skin care tonic on such as Thayers Witch Hazel Toner. after you're dry, use your lotion. There may still be some red bumps here and there, but it clears up very quickly after this treatment.

u/Kristeninmyskin · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm not a fan of Tend Skin, it has alcohol which is drying and causes other problems, plus it stings. I like this salicylic acid spray from Paula's Choice

Also these ingrown hair wipes from the Europeon Wax Center have salicylic acid and glycolic acid and work for shaving as well as waxing:

Shaving more often might help as it does exfoliate. Using a lotion with alpha hydroxy acid or salicylic acid can help, too. Amlactin is one you can get from the pharmacy
or Alpha Hydrox makes a lotion I can only seem to find online

Good luck in your quest for smooth skin!

u/kleinesblondie · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Do you mean this lotion?
(not that i buy the wrong one)

So for the face you use the "normal" AB-care and for the body harsher products?

u/gigantic_trex · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You could also try an AHA containing body lotion for your thighs. Amlactin is the first one that comes to mind but I know there are others. AHAs will make your skin sensitive to the sun though, so you'll want a sunscreen too. If you don't it'll just make your PIH worse and you won't actually see any improvement. Here's the PIH guide with more helpful information.

u/SlushyCoffee · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK
u/ihearbanjers · 1 pointr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

I also have KP and have been picking since I was about 10 (15 years now...). Here are a few products that have helped both the KP on my arms and scars/acne on my face:

u/SterFriday · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

In the U.S. you can get it at CVS or Walgreens type stores. CVS has a store brand version that is way cheaper. Also available on Amazon, here's a link for reference:

u/CommonSuit · 1 pointr/keratosis

Also becuase I’m from the UK I’ll send you back the same products on the UK amazon just to check,

Squalane 100% Pure, 2 fl oz (60 mL)

Jojoba Oil Nature Shine 100% Organic 120ml Pure & Natural Cold Pressed Aromatherapy Unrefined Moisturizer for Face, Hair, Skin, Nails, Cuticles, Stretch Marks & Sensitive

For the scrub they don’t sell it on amazon UK so this is what I’m using at the moment

Soap And Glory Scrub Of Your Life...

Loofah I’m using is

Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - White

And another one is this:

Korean Italy Towel Exfoliating Bath Washcloth [4 Pcs] (Green) Techef Home


Amlactin 12 % Moisturizing Lotion...

u/kai-funk · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I love Buffy as well for managing the KP on my legs. Unfortunately I don't think it's the best option for OP as it's pretty expensive ($24 for a large bar which will last you about 2-3 months if used every other day).

I actually think the cheapest option is buying the large 20 oz bottle of Amlactin from Amazon for $20.

u/AppleButterToast · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If it is Keratosis Pilaris, then tell him to try some products with AHAs in them. I use Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap and Mario Badescu Papaya Body Lotion and they work well for me. A lot of people also recommend AmLactin, but I haven't tried it.

u/LilaLawless · 1 pointr/blackladies

I use a mixture of different acids, I found a good selection on the MUAC website (makeup artists choice)

Right now I'm using the 5 Acid Body Peel - Only once a week, and I wear a lot of sunscreen with it, it's sort of an intensive treatment and has the 3 main acids I was looking for - lactic, glycolic and mandelic

I also moisturise with Amlactin every evening and with this Alpha hydroxy acid body lotion every morning after my shower

It's pricey (for me) and I want to look for homemade alternatives, but I'm scared to mix acids and whatnot on my own so this will have to be it. Beauty is (financial) pain ;)

u/Moonfrog · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Yes! I have dyshidrotic eczema that flares up on my hands, elbows, knees and feet along with eczema (not sure on the type) on my eyelid. Mine is synced to my cycle at the moment which absolutely sucks. Anyway, I use this...well the nz version of it which is for dry skin. When its really bad, I apply a thick layer on the eczema and wait for it to dry. It seems to help more when I apply the thick layer and it gets rid of the redness. I also top it with vaseline when its super bad. It heals in a week rather than ten days or more. Mine isn't chronic (as in I get flare-ups rather than having it all the time but it is chronic in the sense that I have it for the rest of my life) so maybe thats why it heals with just normal moisturiser.

I'm also looking at amlactin which has lactic acid in it. Supposedly its good for eczema. Also eucerin makes pretty good stuff for eczema. /r/eczema has more recommendations.

u/MGA11 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

I use this to scrub, it'll also be really easy to wash your back too. I switched to Dr. Bronners soap.

Amlactin lotion also saved my butt.

u/weimin3196 · 1 pointr/progresspics

/u/audiblespectrum and /u/a_stitch_in_lime

this the lotion that you guys are referring to?

u/quetzales · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Keratosis pilaris can be really painful; I'm sorry yours is causing you so much distress.

My dermatologist suggested that AHAs effectively exfoliate the skin, clearing up keratosis pilaris. AmLactin 12% (which contains lactic acid, an AHA) has worked for me. I started with once-a-day application, then worked up to twice a day in the awfully dry winters we have here.

Several people have also mentioned Goldbond Rough and Bumpy, which apparently has "AHA, BHA, and PHA plus 8 intensive moisturizers."

That being said, my kp is not that severe. I would advise you to consult a dermatologist, especially if you feel that your kp is more than can be managed with a lotion routine.

EDIT: English...

u/THE_PULLOUT_KING · 1 pointr/acne

In my case, the ass/thigh bumps turned out to be keratosis pilaris, not acne. Or at least they responded well when I started treating them as such. I just use unscented bar soap, exfoliate gently with a washcloth a couple times a week, and then apply this stuff afterward (and again before bed when I remember). It's stinky lotion, but it worked for me. Not flawless but enough that there isn't lingering PIH anymore.

This post was popular on /r/SkincareAddiction yesterday and takes a different approach:

Just some ideas!

u/newbierookie · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi, I've been browsing this sub lately and wanted to ask you if there's any difference between these 3 lotions? If not which one would be a better option? My main reason to use this is for my Keratosis Pilaris on my arms.

  1. AmLactin 12 % Moisturizing Lotion
  2. Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion with 12%
  3. AHA+ (Glycolic Acid - 10%) from
u/meowbeepboop · 1 pointr/PCOS

I've found that exfoliating and using lotion designed to slough off dead skin cells works for me. It's not a cure, but it really helps me deal with my dry, flaky skin if I do this regularly. I use a lotion with lactic acid and a Japanese scrub towel.

u/AiyZ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For the body acne, this is highly recommended!
For the face its a bit more difficult because you say that you never use cleansers because its so sensitive, have you considered ocm? Oil cleansing? Info on that should be in the side bar but you could use baby oil for it which is really cheap. I was going to suggest trying this for the face but you say its very sensitive so I don't want to cause some crazy acne breakout!

u/TripleVisage · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Using my beauty account for this-

I've had bacne problems since highschool and recently decided to stop being shitty and really tackle it. General washing helped but here are two products that I think you should try out:

AmLactin "12% lactic acid neutralized with ammonium hydrox". I bought this exact bottle from Amazon. Here's what you do- shower with soap and warm water (using water that's too hot for too long will actually strip the good oils and make your breakouts worse) then get out, pat your back/shoulders dry, and rub a thin layer of AmLactin lotion all over until it's absorbed. Then put on a clean cotton T-shirt and go to bed.

So that's the lactic acid route, which has had quite good results for me. It went from 7/10 severity to 3/10.

The other thing I recommend, which I am waiting for in the mail currently, is Neutrogena Body Clear Body Spray, which is the Salicylic acid route and as far as I know can be used in conjunction with the AmLactin or by itself, though with this one you want to start with only a little bit and gradually increase the dosage to 1-3 times per day to see if it dries out your skin too much. I've only heard good things about this.

Other than medications, what you can do is use "gentle" everything that touches your back. For me, it had a lot to do with general sensitivity to the harsh stuff. When I use dryer sheets or heavily scented soap or laundry detergent, my body acne is worse. Using this "natural" laundry soap and "scent-free" stuff helped out on the clothing front. Even if you don't think you're allergic to anything, I've found that hypoallergenic bathing and laundry products help a lot, actually.

Good luck, bacne really hurts the ego sometimes.

u/flyingpanda32 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Try exfoliating with a gentle sugar scrub a couple of times a week, then use Amlactin lotion or something similar. Amlactin has lactic acid in it to help gently exfoliate your skin. I don't have "strawberry legs" but this helps my legs stay soft and smooth, and it helps with the mild keratosis pilaris on the backs of my thighs.