The dermatologist approved skincare brand aimed at transforming bumpy, rough, dry “Chicken skin”.
When I first heard about Ameliorate and their fantastic range of products for Keratosis Pilaris, I was a little confused. I never realised that the bumpy red spotty skin on the back of my arms and legs (otherwise known as “chicken skin”) was actually a medical condition!
How did the brand start out?
Ameliorate was founded in 2012 by Annette Luck and a leading skincare manufacturer. Annette was motivated by her and her families own struggles with trying to treat Keratosis Pilaris and was determined to bring a product to the market that could help solve this common skin condition. Annette is still passionately involved with the brand and enjoys getting feedback from customers, some of whom have said that using Ameliorate has “changed their lives, not just their skin.”
What is Keratosis Pilaris?
Keratosis Pilaris occurs when your hair follicles become blocked with a build-up of keratin. Keratin forms an essential part of the skin’s uppermost layer and it is found on the skin, hair and nails. The blocked hair follicles can appear in many forms but most commonly the skin is left looking rough, red and bumpy. Some sufferers describe the skins appearance as “Goosebumps”
Why use Ameliorate?
They are the UK’s first dermatological skincare brand proven to help rough, dry, bumpy skin. The range has offered a successful solution for the 40% of the population that suffer with Keratosis Pilaris. Their uniquely created Skin Hydration Complex LaH6 is the key ingredient used in all the products they have created.
They have successfully built a trusted reputation, for both their professional following and more importantly their customers. They have recognition from top dermatologists and leading beauty award panels. They are known for creating products that not only work but deliver the results they promise and are a pleasure to use.
What are their hero products?
The range is made up of a collection of body products. The key hero product is the Transforming body lotion. This every day body moisturiser has as a patent-pending formulation containing a blend of complex natural ingredients and a naturally occurring exfoliant called lactic acid.
The key goal of this product is to gradually eliminate lumps and bumps to leave the skin touch-ably softer. The ‘resurfacing’ effect aims to create a smoother skin texture, whilst deeply moisturising and improving elasticity. Perfect for reducing the appearance of “Chicken Skin”
How long will it last? The standard 200ml bottle, if used twice daily over the whole body, should last 4-6 weeks. The supersize bottle (500ml) which should last 10-15 weeks.
What it smells like? The potency of Lactic Acid is noticeable within their products, we think it smells very similar to baby powder. I really like it!
Any other uses? It is uncommonly known that some of the range are very effective for preventing and reducing ingrown hairs.
Keratosis Pilaris sufferers have hailed this product “Life changing!” A very happy beauty lover left the following 5 star review on Bath & Unwind “This is the best treatment I have found for KP!“
What are the key ingredients?
- Natural Lactic Acid – Is a naturally occurring AHA (Alpha-hydroxy acid) it helps to break down the bond that attaches the build up of keratin to the hair follicles. It then helps as a natural humectant to encourage moisture from the air into the skin. It also can stimulate healthy skin cells to the surface.
- LaH6 Skin Hydration Complex – A unique and powerful ingredient to intensely moisturise the skin.
- Sweet Almond Oil – a natural oil produced from almond kernels that protects the skin, keeping it soft and smooth.
What else does the brand have to offer?
As well as tackling Keratosis Pilaris, Ameliorate have recently launched a range to tackle very dry skin. The Intensive Treatment Range includes a lip, hand and foot treatment and is clinically proven to hydrate and restore skin.
We are huge fans of Ameliorate and we know that our customers will be too, why not try the travel size to see the great results for yourself?