Should You Use A Body Smoothing Lotion?
We focus so much on our facial skin that we often forget about the skin on the body. If you have rough and bumpy skin on your arms and/or legs, and have heard that your best bet is just a moisturizer, then you need to keep reading!
While regular body moisturizers are great for adding hydration, if you are applying them to scaly skin then you aren’t likely to see great results. A body smoothing lotion on the other hand, contains ingredients that will slough off dead skin cells, revealing radiant new skin, while adding hydration at the same time.
Keep reading to learn more about a key ingredient in our KèraPhine™ Body Smoothing Lotion that may make significant improvements in the texture, feel and appearance of your skin!
What Is Glycolic Acid?
A key ingredient in our KèraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion is glycolic acid, at a concentration of 15%.* Glycolic acid is part of a group of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and is originally derived from sugar cane, although synthesized in labs for skincare products. Out of all the AHAs, glycolic acid has the smallest particles allowing them to penetrate the skin where they help exfoliate dead skin cells that sit and accumulate on the skin's surface.1 KèraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion also contains 5% ammonium lactate, which is the ammonium salt of lactic acid (an AHA), and it works as a moisturizer to help address scaly skin.
What Are the Benefits of Glycolic Acid for My Skin?Glycolic acid can have some excellent benefits for the skin. Because it penetrates the skin and provides exfoliation, it can smooth rough and bumpy skin to help restore healthy-looking skin.1
Always Use Sunscreen with SPF 30 or More
AHAs make the skin more sensitive, so wearing a high SPF daily is essential. It is recommended that you avoid all sun exposure while using this product, as well as up to a week afterwards.
Do Not Use On Damaged SkinAvoid using a glycolic acid product on damaged skin, as it can cause irritation.
If you’re fed up of skin that is rough, bumpy, or scaly, ask your board-certified dermatologist about KèraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion.
- Sharad, J. Glycolic acid peel therapy – a current review. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013; 6: 281–288. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3875240/. Accessed March 17, 2017.
*Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
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