What I Use To Exfoliate My Body (It Works For Chicken Skin, Too)

by Gio
ameliorate transforming body lotion review

When was the last time you exfoliated your body?

If you’re anything like me, you’re slathering your fave acid on your face every other day – heaven forbid those pesky dead cells roughen up your skin and steal its glow.

Your body? You even forget you have one. Hidden under layers of clothing for most of the year, you only realise how much you’ve neglected it when the first rays of spring shine through.

Now your skin feels thicker than it should. It’s roughed up in patches. A little dry, too. How do you fix this mess?!

Get yourself a lactic acid treatment, like Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion. Here’s why:

P.S. It works for Kelatoris Pilaris, too.

Key Ingredients In Ameliorate Trasforming Body Lotion

Lactic Acid To Exfoliate Skin

Lactic acid is the gentlest member of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), a family of exfoliants. It works by dissolving the glue that holds skin cells together. Once they slough off, your skin become softer, smoother and brighter.

Lactic acid goes the extra mile. It’s super hydrating: it attracts water from the air into the skin, increasing its moisture levels throughout the day.

This makes lactic acid the best exfoliant for very dry, sensitive skin. It’s so gentle, it exfoliates without irritations.

It’s also an effective treatment for kelatoris pilaris, a.k.a. chicken skin. It’s a hamrless but annoying condition that shows up as a scattered, patchy rash made up of very small red/tan bumps.

Unfortunately, there’s no cure. But exfoliating regularly with lactic acid can keep it under control. I say regularly because it can take weeks before you start to see results. Keep at it!

P.S. Lactic acid is the second ingredient in Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion. That’s more than enough to do the job!

Related: Glycolic Acid VS Lactic Acid: Which One Should You Choose?

Sweet Almond Oil To Moisturise Skin

Out of all the oils out there, Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion chose sweet almond oil as its base. Wonder why?

Sweet almond oil dries quickly. It has a lightweight texture that sinks fast into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.

Plus, it’s super moisturising. It creates a barrier on the skin that traps moisture in, helping skin stay soft and hydrated for hours.

Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion

Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion has a runny consistency that makes it a bit of a pain to apply. If you’re not careful, it can drip everywhere (trust me on this one).

It’s so lightweight, I doubted it was enough to tackle my very dry skin. I should’t have worried. I applied it in the morning after a shower and a few hours later my skin was still soft and smooth.

I like how gentle it is. Unlike scrubs, it doesn’t feel gritty or abrasive when I rub it on. It just smoothes out any bump and rough area without irritating skin or leaving a greasy residue behind. I can get dressed straight afterwards.

Granted, I don’t use it every day. The body may take more exfoliation than the face, but I’m never been a fan of overdoing it. A couple of times a week is the perfect balance for me.

That’s enough to remove the dead cells that accumulate on my body without destroying my skin’s protective barrier. The rest of the week, I slather on a richer moisturizing cream to quench my skin’s thirst.

I don’t have keratosis pilaris, so I can’t vouch for that. But if I did, I’d give it a try. Science says lactic acid helps, and there’s plenty of that here. Just don’t expect results overnight.

FYI, the cream smells… yoghurty. Kinda makes you wonder what the point of adding citrus oils was. They can irritate skin but hey they smell good. Heres, it’s the other way around. The scent didn’t irritate my skin, but didn’t wow me either.

Given how few exfoliating body lotions are out there, this ain’t a dealbreaker for me. Just thought I’d mention it in case it matters to you.

Available at: 100ml, £14.50 and 200ml, £22.50 at Cult Beauty, Escentual, Feel Unique and SpaceNK

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Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Lactic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ammonia, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance (Parfum), Pentylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Lactate, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Serine, Sorbitol, Urea, Linalool, Citronellol, Sodium Chloride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Limonene, Coumarin, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Allantoin, Gerani

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1 comment

Natalia Pessoa Dajczer September 20, 2019 - 9:07 am

They offer a fragrance free version. You should update this post.

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