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Valuable AmLactin® Coupons: Soften the Cost of Managing the Dry Skin Associated with KP

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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — April 22, 2010 — The AmLactin® family of moisturizers is giving people who suffer from Keratosis Pilaris (KP) a chance to put cash back in their pockets with valuable online coupons available atwww.littleredbumps.com.

“In my experience, people who suffer from KP need to moisturize twice daily to manage the dry skin associated with KP,” said leading dermatologist, Dr. Alan Fleischer, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. “Valuable coupons from AmLactin® can soften the costs associated with managing this genetic skin condition. AmLactin® is formulated with 12% lactic acid, a potent alpha-hydroxy acid, which has been shown to improve the appearance of rough, dry skin.”3

About Keratosis Pilaris and www.littleredbumps.com

KP results from keratin, a hard protein that protects the skin from harmful substances and infection. This build-up of keratin forms a scaly plug that blocks the opening of the hair follicle. When many plugs form, the result can be patches of rough, bumpy skin. KP is commonly referred to as “chicken skin.”

The website www.littleredbumps.com offers visitors valuable coupons for AmLactin® and is designed to entertain visitors while providing them with information about KP. As the virtual host, Laurie Rose aka Miss Little Red Bumps regales visitors with toe-tapping, original songs and educates people about KP and dry skin through entertaining yet informative videos. Both the videos and songs can be downloaded for free.

There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris (KP) and the cause remains unknown, however it tends to run in families.2 People with KP may experience flesh-colored or red bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks or extremely dry, itchy skin.1,3 It is important to be aware that other medical conditions can mimic KP, so people with these symptoms should visit a doctor or dermatologist to confirm a diagnosis.

Littleredbumps.com and the AmLactin® family of moisturizers are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition. Some skin conditions may be worsened by moisturizers, so people should always follow their doctor’s skin care recommendations.

About the AmLactin® Family of Moisturizers

The AmLactin® family of moisturizers is ideal for managing a variety of dry skin conditions including KP. Every AmLactin® product is formulated with emollient and humectant ingredients plus a potent alpha-hydroxy acid to exfoliate and hydrate skin, leaving it soft and smooth. The line includes AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion, AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Cream, AmLactin XL® for severe, dry skin and AmLactin® Foot Cream Therapy.

AmLactin XL® Moisturizing Lotion contains the unique (patent-pending) ULTRAPLEX® formula, which is a high potency blend of three lactic acid alpha-hydroxy moisturizers that goes beyond moisturizing to exfoliate and hydrate. AmLactin XL® is a clinically proven, superior moisturizer to 40% urea cream and 12% ammonium lactate lotion for severe dry skin.3

All AmLactin® products are available without a prescription atwww.drugstore.com and fine retailers nationwide. For more information, visitwww.amlactin.com where you can search the store locator to find a store where AmLactin® can be purchased and download valuable coupons.

Upsher-Smith

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a rapidly-growing pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets both prescription and consumer products. Upsher-Smith prides itself on providing safe, effective and economical therapies to the ever-challenged healthcare environment. For more information, visitwww.upsher-smith.com.


www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/skin_dry.html
2 Nili, A. “Keratosis pilaris.” September 2008. www.emedicine.medscape.com
3 Data on File. Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

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