Based on the ingredients included, "Amlactin - Rapid Relief Restoring Lotion + Ceramides" works well for moisturizing the skin. As we expect from a proper moisturizer, the formula includes a combo of effective humectants and emollients. These are the two different types of ingredients that are essential for improving the skin hydration and supporting a healthy skin barrier. Glycerin and sodium lactate in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Emollients in this formulation (ceramide eop, ceramide np, phytosphingosine, paraffinum liquidum and cholesterol) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.
- As a plus, this moisturizer also contains ceramides (phytosphingosine 0.15% - 0.60%, ceramide np 0.30% - 0.70%, ceramide eop 0.15% - 0.65% and ceramide ap 0.20% - 0.70%). Ceramides are a type of lipids that our skin produces itself. They are a building block of the skin's barrier. Ceramides used in skincare are synthetic or extracted from plants. They work well for softening the skin surface and "patch holes" in the skin's barrier.
This product does not contain known common irritants and is suitable for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here
You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.
The product retails for 29.99CA$ in Canada, for 81.55A$ in Australia, from 14.99$ up to 17.99$ in the United States and for 42.28£ in the United Kingdom.
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