Today, I’m going to discuss the Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion (a great option for keratosis pilaris).
Does this product live up to its claims? Let’s find out. ⭐
ⓘ In today’s post, I’ll share my 2¢ on Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion!
Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion
If you have keratosis pilaris like me, you know how difficult it is to find an effective treatment. 😮
Personally, I’ve tried sulfur soaps like SAL3 and lactic acid lotions like AmLactin, which softened my rough skin, but did little to remove the small red bumps on my upper arms, forearms, and buttocks.
Fortunately, Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion has received many positive reviews from KP sufferers and those with eczema, bumpy skin, scaly plaques, and cracked heels, elbows, or knees.
This glycolic body lotion features a “true concentration” of 17.5% glycolic acid (free acid value). I previously explained that free acid value is the most important number because it represents the amount of glycolic acid that can actually penetrate your skin and deliver skin benefits.
If you missed my explanation, it’s under the section on SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight.
If we take another look at this chart (courtesy of Glytone), we can see that 17.5% free acid value translates to a significant level of cellular turnover (i.e. exfoliation) and collagen deposition.
In other words, it’s strong enough to remove multiple layers of rough and bumpy skin, clean out the keratin plugs that cause keratosis pilaris, and promote healthier, smoother-looking skin.
This product works well on its own or you can use it together with the Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash which has 8.8% free acid value (the two are actually bundled in a special KP kit with a loofah).
Finally, I also like that it has a very simple ingredient list (11 in total).
In terms of customer feedback, most of the positive reviews claimed it helped with KP:
- “This has made such a difference on my KP upper arms, my rough elbows, my feet and my skin in general. I’m hooked.”
- “The exfoliating wash and body lotion have been a god send for my skin. I have had years of scales and cracks in my skin that I thought I would never get rid of. But now I found the secret of great skin. Thanks Glytone!”
- “This is the best lotion I have ever used to treat my Keratosis Pilaris. It doesn’t completely remove the small bumps, but it dramatically reduces their appearance, giving my skin a much smoother look and feel. It is also very thick, so a little goes a long way, and a bottle lasts me months.”
- “Depending on where your KP is, this is a great lotion. One thing to note is that it’s really thick. If I were using it anywhere but my upper arms, I wouldn’t be able to use it. It goes on thick and keeps my arms moisturized throughout the day. The smell isn’t the greatest either, but overall, a great lotion to treat your KP!”
The more negative reviews tended to focus on either a lack of results or skin sensitivity:
- “Beware this product if you have sensitive skin, it did not help my chicken skin on my legs, made it worse and now I have burn marks on my skin where it torched my skin. Don’t waste your money.”
- “I have KP on the back of my arms and have been desperately searching for a product (before my wedding day) to make it disappear or at least minimize it. I purchased this lotion strictly to help treat my KP, and have using it twice a day for a month. The lotion is slightly thick, odorless, and blends in well. However, it burns my arms and makes them extremely itchy for the first few minutes after it is applied. I would have and could have dealt with the burning and itching if it minimized my KP, but sadly it didn’t. On to the next thing…”
My Verdict: The Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion features 17.5% glycolic acid (free acid value) to help improve skin conditions like keratosis pilaris and eczema for healthier, clearer, and smoother skin.