Determined to get rid of KP Determined to get rid of KP
3 weeks ago

I Have really bad Kp and it’s taking a toll on my self esteem. Can you help?

I have never worn skirts, dresses or shorts outside it’s so embarrassing. I know the key ingredients i need are either Urea, Glycolic acid, Lactic acid or salicylic acid. I live in the uk and it’s pretty hard to find these in the 15%-20% range. Thanks to this site i was able to figure out that some brands false advertise the % they have in their products. Ie:- Neostrata claim their lotion plus has 15% glycolic acid but the estimated concentration is 5.6-8.4%. Can you recommend some products with either of these ingredients at 15%? I would really appreciate it. From all that i’ve tried Paulas choice body exfoliant 2% and REN body serum Aha, have both made a little difference but no difference to the dark spots. I have attached what my KP looks like. Any help will do thank you :)

NEOSTRATA - High Potency Cream AHA 20
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This might be an option - pretty much glycolic acid 15% pure. It does contain about 4-5% alcohol, but it could be OK for legs (it's intended as a wash-off treatment, e.g. before shower): https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/no7-laboratories-resurfacing-peel-15-glycolic-acid. They are running a 30% discount on it now if you buy from the brand No.7 directly (shorturl.at/dpYZ0) I'm just thinking about the price, because you'd need more product for the legs than for face, so The Ordinary might be a good brand to look at. e.g. https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/the-ordinary-aha-30-bha-2-peeling-solution (stronger than you are looking for, but you could try it as a wash-off option as well). Or you could use their toner with 7% more frequently: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/the-ordinary-glycolic-acid-7-toning-solution This exfoliating lotion from Glytone is 17.5%: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/glytone-body-therapy-exfoliating-lotion-with-free-acid-value Another user discovered this small UK brand at a very good price point (if you in the UK), you can select the strength: https://www.sr-skincare.uk/product/glycolic-acid-chemical-peel/

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https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/svr-xerial-30-feet-cream This one has worked well for me so for and mine looked similar to yours. I am a big fan of using foot creams as long as it’s in an area that isn’t super sensitive. I have had an easier time getting higher concentrations of ingredients at a reasonable price. I have also used a glycolic acid toner from the ordinary prior to putting on the lotion - I waited about 20 minutes in between. You probably know this, but it’s important to introduce the ingredients one at a time because it can be irritating for your skin. Personally I found that a combination of urea and glycolic acid with a little break in between works better than a very high concentration of just one of them. I also like this one because it does have some salicylic acid in it https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/eucerin-urearepair-plus-10-urea-foot-cream I haven’t tried this one but it looks very similar and probably a little bit more gentle which might be helpful if you’re doing more than one treatment or can’t get the other brand locally.

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