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Product summary

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.

Ingredient callouts

  • 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.

Irritation risk

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.

Price

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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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Rapid Relief Restoring Lotion + Ceramides"
From product name
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, sodium lactate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, cholesterol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide ap, ceramide eop, ceramide np, paraffinum liquidum, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Use AmLactin Rapid Relief Lotion for instant plus visible results and uncover visibly soft, silky, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit
steareth-21
Has skin benefit
steareth-2
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
6.1% - 9.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 5.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
2.7% - 4.1%
2% - 3.1%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
1.7% - 2.6%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.9%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1.1% - 1.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.55% - 1.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.7%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.7%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.01% - 0.1%

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