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.
What’s 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 harmless 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.
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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).
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.
How To Use It
Every other day, after a shower, all over your body (or any areas that need some special TLC).
Performance & Personal Opinion
Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion is so lightweight, I doubted it was enough to tackle my very dry skin. I shouldn’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. Your body may take more exfoliation than your 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.
Who Is This For?
- Anyone who wants to get rid of dry, rough patches of skin
- Kelatoris pilaris
- Anyone who wants a gentle body exfoliants
Who Is This NOT For?
Acne-prone skin. You need an exfoliant with salicylic acid.
A white tube. It’s not the most practical but it’s sleek.
Does Ameliorate Trasforming Body Lotion Live Up To Its Claims?
|A lightweight, everyday body lotion designed for Keratosis Pilaris that both exfoliates and moisturises.||True.|
|It smooths away bumps, softens and protects skin and intensely moisturises for 24 hours.||Mostly true. It intensely moisturises, but not for 24 hours.|
|87% agreed that the appearance of their skin had improved and felt softer and smoother *
*Tested on 77 people with rough, dry, bumpy ‘chicken skin’ (Keratosis Pilaris) in a 4 week independent consumer trial
|This is impressive but keep in mind that researchers simply asked people if they thought the lotion worked. They didn’t conduct any scientific tests to reach this conclusion.|
Price & Availability
100ml, £14.50 and 200ml, £22.50 at Cult Beauty, Feel Unique and SpaceNK
Do You Need It?
If you have kelatosis Pilaris, this is a great lotion to consider.
Dupes & Alternatives
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, Geranium