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Want Smooth, Silky Skin? Leading Expert Says Use a Moisturizer with Lactic Acid

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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — September 23, 2010— Our hope to attain perfection can often be shattered when we look in the mirror and see patches of dry, rough skin. That’s why it’s important to choose a moisturizer that provides clinically proven lactic acid alpha-hydroxy therapy. Leading expert Dr. Alan Fleischer, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, says application of a moisturizer containing lactic acid, such as AmLactin® or AmLactin XL®, twice a day can help manage severe dry skin, leaving skin smooth, soft and silky.

“Now is the time to begin perfecting your skin’s appearance for the changing weather ahead, which means incorporating an excellent moisturizer, such as AmLactin®, into your daily skin regimen,” said Dr. Alan Fleischer. “AmLactin® can be ideal for managing the dry skin associated with a variety of conditions, including Keratosis Pilaris (KP), because the entire line is formulated with emollient and humectant ingredients plus a potent alpha-hydroxy acid.”

How Lactic Acid Works
Lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid that works by exfoliating skin to remove dead skin cells and to help the skin to retain moisture. This is particularly important for people who suffer from skin conditions associated with severe dry skin like KP. Not all moisturizers and lotions contain lactic acid, so it is important to review a product’s label before choosing a moisturizer.

About Keratosis Pilaris
KP affects approximately 40 percent of the population, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. There is no cure, and the cause remains unknown; however, it tends to run in families. 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. 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.

About the AmLactin® Family of Moisturizers

The AmLactin® family of moisturizers is ideal for managing a variety of dry skin conditions including dry skin associated with KP. Every AmLactin® product is formulated with emollient and humectant ingredients plus a potent alpha-hydroxy acid therapy 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.

All AmLactin® products are available without a prescription and fine retailers nationwide. For more information, where you can search the store locator to find a store where AmLactin® can be purchased and download valuable coupons. 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 doctors’ skin care recommendations.

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,

Sources: Nili, A. “Keratosis pilaris.” September 2008. Data on File. Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. 104397.01

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