Obagi KeraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion
Obagi KeraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion is clinically proven to treat keratosis pilaris, AKA chicken skin, and sometimes known as ingrown hairs, by removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Add Obagi KeraPhine to your skin routine to smooth out rough or bumpy skin spots.
Keep keratosis pilaris at bay with Obagi KeraPhine Lotion
Your skin has little bumps or white dots that resemble a plucked chicken. Not funny, we know. But actually, "chicken skin" is a real term used to describe Keratosis Pilaris (KP).
What causes chicken skin?
KP is caused by a build up of the protein keratin. Keratin protects the skin from bacteria and infections but if it's not sloughed away during the normal skin cycle, it can create a hard plug that clogs hair follicles. Chicken skin tends to occur mostly on arms and legs.
Some people are more prone to a build up. If you have eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, you are more prone to keratosis pilaris. Symptoms besides rough skin and visible bumpy spots include itchy skin and sometimes inflammation of the blocked hair follicles.
Are ingrown hairs keratosis pilaris?
KP can definitely cause ingrown hair. With no way out, hair has no choice but to grown in. This leaves your skin with inflamed red bumps.
How to treat KP
Obagi KeraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion is clinically proven to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, often due to KP. Even if you don't have KP, Obagi's researched backed-formula smooths out rough skin while gently moisturizing. The exfoliating power of Obagi KeraPhine Body Smoothing Lotion also helps blend discoloration caused by rough skin.
|Use or Effects||Exfoliation, Skin Smoothing|
|Drug Class/Pharmacology||Keratolytic Agent, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)|
|Is a Prescription Product||No|
Key ingredients: 15% Glycolic Acid, 5% Ammonium Lactate
Contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) so limit sun exposure for at least a week after using Obagi KeraPhine. Always wear sun block and protective clothing. AHA's can cause sun sensitivity.