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Trend Alert: Soft, Silky Skin is Your "Must-Have" Accessory This Fall

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dark lipstick; thick, wooly scarves; and buttery leather boots are all reasons to get excited for fall fashion, but New York Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, suggests investing in the most basic aspect of any look—your skin. Changing temperatures and cold air can strip skin of its moisture, leading to dryness and discomfort. AmLactin® moisturizing lotions and creams are specially formulated with alpha-hydroxy therapy to gently exfoliate dry skin and retain moisture for soft, silky skin that never goes out of style.


"Skin's overall condition and appearance is affected by a variety of conditions—from our habits to our genes—but often we neglect to adapt to our ever-changing environment," said New York Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day. "When the weather changes dramatically, so can our skin. Artificial indoor heat that accompanies the switch from summer to fall, and fall to winter, can strip skin of its moisture, contributing to dryness," Dr. Day added. "Changing seasons give women endless opportunities to update their appearance with the latest trends, but the key to looking great is feeling comfortable in your own skin—which can be tough to do if it is rough and dry. To those seeking relief from seasonal discomfort I recommend a moisturizer containing lactic acid, like AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion or AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream with the patented ULTRAPLEX® formula for severe dry skin."

About AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care

AmLactin® moisturizers contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are effective at exfoliating and hydrating the skin.  AmLactin® formulas also contain emollients and humectants that help retain the skin's natural moisture and draw water to the skin so it looks and feels soft and smooth. The AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care line includes AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion, AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream for severe dry skin (formerly AmLactin XL®), and AmLactin® Foot Cream.

AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream is specially formulated for severe, persistently dry skin areas that need extra attention. It contains the advanced, patented ULTRAPLEX® formula that gently exfoliates and is clinically proven to intensely hydrate for long-lasting moisture. With rich humectants and creamy emollients, AmLactin® Ultra provides serious relief.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Be sun smart: use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

All AmLactin® products are available without a prescription at Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, the™ website, and other fine retailers nationwide. For more information, a store locator, and downloadable coupons, visit   For tips on managing dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris and "The Fundamentals of Fit Skin," visit, featuring the expertise of leading New York Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, along with five-time Olympian and mom, Dara Torres.


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