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Thread: Could I add more Lactic Acid to my AmLactin?

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by beautione View Post
    HEY dazzle, I have 10ml of jergen lotion and 88% of LA, I want to make 15% LA lotion. How many teaspoon or tablespoon or ml can I add to the lotion? thx
    For 10ml Jergens lotion you'll have to add 2ml LA thats of 88%concentration. Two ml is a little less than half teaspoon.
    You are welcome

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  3. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by dazzle dame View Post
    You need to add about 4teaspoons LA to it, to make it 15% LA lotion
    Dazzle Dame you're a gem ! Thanks for letting us know.I bought some 70% LA to add to my Amlactin and didn't know where to start

  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Mulberry View Post
    Dazzle Dame you're a gem ! Thanks for letting us know.I bought some 70% LA to add to my Amlactin and didn't know where to start
    You're welcome hun, let me know if you have any questions about it x

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  6. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by cwrn51 View Post
    The main thing about amlactin is not its percentage but the ph at which it is set to. Amlactin has a ph of 4.5-5.5 which is not going to do must exfoliating. Mostly moisturising. Light exfoliating over time yes. If you add in some high percentage lactic acid (lets say 88 or 90%) which has a low ph of usually around 0.6 this will boost the effectiveness of your new amlactin.

    Try getting some cheap ph strips off ebay and do a test( type in ph strips narrow range and look for 0.5 to 5.0). Your going to want between 3 and 4 to get good exfoliating. The lower the ph the more FAV ( free acid value) is avaliable to work on the skin. So in reality Amlactin says its a 12% la lotion but in reality only 5% of this acid is even working. And 5% lactic acid is only known to increase moisture in the skin.
    Soo how much LA should I add to get it to exfoliate?

  7. #15
    im not really sure i would say maybe a teaspoon then try it one night. Then if thats okay maybe two. What percentage of LA are you adding in? its easier to just buy a base lotion and make la lotion from scratch if you actually have the LA

  8. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by cwrn51 View Post
    im not really sure i would say maybe a teaspoon then try it one night. Then if thats okay maybe two. What percentage of LA are you adding in? its easier to just buy a base lotion and make la lotion from scratch if you actually have the LA
    40% because I'm a beginner, later I plan to use 88% after a month though.

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    sorry for sounding blondish bur is jergens a base lotion??
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  10. #18
    yes any regular store bought lotion is a base lotion. If wanting to make la lotion try not to get carbomer as an ingredient in the lotion. Aveeno is a good base lotion too

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    Sheep LOOK Lactic Lotion...

    this thread will guide you to some very useful information
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    $4.00 off Amlactin at Costco 10/30-11-20. No limit !!!

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