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Staying Soft When the Water is Rough: Dara Torres Recommends AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – June 28, 2012 – Years spent training and competing in the pool have earned five-time Olympian and best-selling author, Dara Torres, 12 medals, a killer physique and, at age 45, the honor of being one of the oldest athletes to compete at the Olympic level—although her hard work is not without its price. Occasional exposure to chlorine can cause dry skin, but Dara’s intense training can take a more serious toll, requiring serious care.

“Intensely working out is my job. Between training and competing, I have probably spent the equivalent of years immersed in chlorinated water, which can really take a toll on skin,” says Dara Torres.  “I approach all aspects of my life with the same intensity as my training, including how I take care of my skin. AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream works wonders to restore my skin’s softness after a long day in the pool, so it fits well into my daily health and beauty routine,” added Torres.

AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care is pH-balanced for the skin, gently encourages natural skin cell renewal through exfoliation, and helps skin retain its natural moisture while attracting water to keep it healthy and hydrated.  Specially formulated for severe dry skin, AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream contains the patented ULTRAPLEX® formula to smooth, repair and soften skin.
Since her first international swimming competition at age 14, Dara has proved that she is far from the average athlete. She is the first American swimmer to compete in five Olympic Games and has been decorated with 12 Olympic medals in her career. In 2008, Dara captured the hearts and minds of people of all ages when she launched her comeback as a new mother at the age of 41 – eight years after her last Olympics when she retired from competitive swimming. Now 45, she has qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on July 1st and 2nd in Omaha, NE, putting her on track to becoming the oldest Olympic swimmer ever.

About AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care

AmLactin® moisturizers contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are effective at exfoliating and hydrating the skin. AmLactin® formulas also contain emollients and humectants that help retain the skin’s natural moisture and draw water to the skin so it looks and feels soft and smooth. The AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care line includes AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion, AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream for severe dry skin (formerly AmLactin XLÒ) and AmLactin® Foot Cream.

When using products with AHA, be sun smart: use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using these products and for a week afterward.

AmLactin® products are available without a prescription at Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, and other fine retailers nationwide. Find AmLactin® Ultra at Walgreens, CVS and select Walmart Stores. For more information, a store locator and downloadable coupons, visit   For tips on managing dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris and to watch a video on “How Lactic Acid Works,” visit


Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, U.S.-based company devoted to improving health and advancing wellness since 1919.  Upsher-Smith demonstrates its commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of its customers through developing, producing and marketing consumer and prescription products.  In addition to its strong heritage in generics, Upsher-Smith’s branded businesses focus on women’s health, dermatology and CNS therapeutic areas.  For additional information, visit

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