Skin Care Talk banner

21 - 39 of 39 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks

Hell yeah. Use it a few minutes before your lotion and let it prime your skin before you apply your lightner. Use it no more than 3 times a week. It'll actually allow it to penetrate deeper. You're on the right track, bew bew.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
33,735 Posts
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks
Are you wanting to use 12% lactic acid lotion? If so, you can use it twice a day if you wish too, Amlactin is recommended to be used twice a day. Most only use it once a day, but you can safely use 12% LA lotion twice a day if you wish too.

Lactic Acid is a very mild acid, safe for most people, when used correctly. We have lots of info on lactic acid and how best to use it, just do a search using the search bar menu, you will be able to find loads of info. @Loly2007
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks

Hell yeah. Use it a few minutes before your lotion and let it prime your skin before you apply your lightner. Use it no more than 3 times a week. It'll actually allow it to penetrate deeper. You're on the right track, bew bew.
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks
Are you wanting to use 12% lactic acid lotion? If so, you can use it twice a day if you wish too, Amlactin is recommended to be used twice a day. Most only use it once a day, but you can safely use 12% LA lotion twice a day if you wish too.

Lactic Acid is a very mild acid, safe for most people, when used correctly. We have lots of info on lactic acid and how best to use it, just do a search using the search bar menu, you will be able to find loads of info. @Loly2007
Thanks both. I appreciate your response. I will surely search more on lactic acid and if I have any question, I will get back here. Thanks @Fenrir @gymrat
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks

Hell yeah. Use it a few minutes before your lotion and let it prime your skin before you apply your lightner. Use it no more than 3 times a week. It'll actually allow it to penetrate deeper. You're on the right track, bew bew.
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks

Hell yeah. Use it a few minutes before your lotion and let it prime your skin before you apply your lightner. Use it no more than 3 times a week. It'll actually allow it to penetrate deeper. You're on the right track, bew bew.
@gymrat please I'm about to start my LA journey. I have already purchased 80% lactic acid. I will start with 12% for my body. Please can you tell me the usage,how and when I can use it . Also can I use it along with my lightening lotion. Please tell me everything I need to know about LACTIC ACID LOTION. i'm intend doing a DIY base cream for the lotion. Thanks
Are you wanting to use 12% lactic acid lotion? If so, you can use it twice a day if you wish too, Amlactin is recommended to be used twice a day. Most only use it once a day, but you can safely use 12% LA lotion twice a day if you wish too.

Lactic Acid is a very mild acid, safe for most people, when used correctly. We have lots of info on lactic acid and how best to use it, just do a search using the search bar menu, you will be able to find loads of info. @Loly2007
Thanks both. I appreciate your response. I will surely search more on lactic acid and if I have any question, I will get back here. Thanks @Fenrir @gymrat

Hey guys, I've just bought my lactic acid 80% from amazon.co.uk from this place called mystic moments. I'm a newbie and I'm a bit scared to use it. I see you said to put the lightening cream on after the lactic acid lotion. Can newbies do this too? Are the specific rules I have to follow or specific creams I can only use?.. sorry for all the question 😫
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Your very welcome, let me know how it works out for you and or if you need any other help. There are other lotions you can use, really anything that is carbomer free will work. I personally just use Gold Bond because it makes a nice thick lotion. But anything carbomer free works! @angie7879
@gymrat i've just sent you a pm, please check your inbox hun xx
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Your very welcome, let me know how it works out for you and or if you need any other help. There are other lotions you can use, really anything that is carbomer free will work. I personally just use Gold Bond because it makes a nice thick lotion. But anything carbomer free works! @angie7879
@gymrat some update, i have been able to get the Gold Bond Ultimate Healing lotion 14oz and some lactic acid of 80% 1kg off Amazon , will this do? how do i go about mixing it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Your very welcome, let me know how it works out for you and or if you need any other help. There are other lotions you can use, really anything that is carbomer free will work. I personally just use Gold Bond because it makes a nice thick lotion. But anything carbomer free works! @angie7879
Is exfoliating alone with Kojic acid soap sufficient or using a peel is absolute mandatory? Do you know any good ready made LA lotion brands? Is gold bond used in DIY or is it a ready to apply LA lotion?
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
33,735 Posts
@gymrat i've just sent you a pm, please check your inbox hun xx
I check it daily, not to worry

@gymrat some update, i have been able to get the Gold Bond Ultimate Healing lotion 14oz and some lactic acid of 80% 1kg off Amazon , will this do? how do i go about mixing it?
What do you want your final strength to be? Once I know that I can give you the amount of LA to add.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
33,735 Posts
Is exfoliating alone with Kojic acid soap sufficient or using a peel is absolute mandatory? Do you know any good ready made LA lotion brands? Is gold bond used in DIY or is it a ready to apply LA lotion?
Yes you can exfoliate using Kojic Acid soap. There are lots of ways to exfoliate, manually, chemically, etc. If you find that your not exfoliating enough with your Kojic soap, then its totally fine to step it up and use a mild acid like Lactic. Its very easy to use. If you purchase lactic acid all you would need is distilled water to make a mild LA peel. Apply that would definitely speed up your exfoliating process.

As for ready made LA lotions, Amlactin is what most use, depending on where you live and whats available, but there are others out there you can look for as well. I'll link a few for you. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ammonium-Lactate-12-Moisturizing-Body-Lotion-Generic-AmLactin-14-oz/867120807?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=6898&adid=22222222227068137475&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=172775870073&wl4=pla-278552891669&wl5=9032286&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115068536&wl11=online&wl12=867120807&wl13=&veh=sem

https://www.amazon.com/AMMONIUM-LACTATE-MOISTURIZING-INGREDIENTS-AMLACTIN/dp/B00OV4JA34
https://www.amazon.com/Ammonium-Lactate-Lotion-12-C-P-Fliptop/dp/B000WOS71I/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1528003992&sr=1-4&keywords=lactic+acid+lotion&dpID=31AR61uwJ4L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

If you used Gold Bond this doesn't have lactic in it, but it makes a great base lotion to mix LA into it if you wanted too. If you went that route and you wanted to make your own, I would totally help you with that. All you would need is to get the Gold Bond and then find some lactic acid. Once you have that, tell me the amount of Gold Bond you have, the % of the Lactic Acid you have, and then what % you want your final lotion to be. Amlactin and the others are 12% which is a great place to start. IF you can tolerate it well, then consider moving up to 15%.

I hope I am making some sort of sense to you, if not, please ask, I don't mind helping at all. The more the questions the more you learn @usigx
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Yes you can exfoliate using Kojic Acid soap. There are lots of ways to exfoliate, manually, chemically, etc. If you find that your not exfoliating enough with your Kojic soap, then its totally fine to step it up and use a mild acid like Lactic. Its very easy to use. If you purchase lactic acid all you would need is distilled water to make a mild LA peel. Apply that would definitely speed up your exfoliating process.

As for ready made LA lotions, Amlactin is what most use, depending on where you live and whats available, but there are others out there you can look for as well. I'll link a few for you. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ammonium-Lactate-12-Moisturizing-Body-Lotion-Generic-AmLactin-14-oz/867120807?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=6898&adid=22222222227068137475&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=172775870073&wl4=pla-278552891669&wl5=9032286&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115068536&wl11=online&wl12=867120807&wl13=&veh=sem

https://www.amazon.com/AMMONIUM-LACTATE-MOISTURIZING-INGREDIENTS-AMLACTIN/dp/B00OV4JA34
https://www.amazon.com/Ammonium-Lactate-Lotion-12-C-P-Fliptop/dp/B000WOS71I/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1528003992&sr=1-4&keywords=lactic+acid+lotion&dpID=31AR61uwJ4L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

If you used Gold Bond this doesn't have lactic in it, but it makes a great base lotion to mix LA into it if you wanted too. If you went that route and you wanted to make your own, I would totally help you with that. All you would need is to get the Gold Bond and then find some lactic acid. Once you have that, tell me the amount of Gold Bond you have, the % of the Lactic Acid you have, and then what % you want your final lotion to be. Amlactin and the others are 12% which is a great place to start. IF you can tolerate it well, then consider moving up to 15%.

I hope I am making some sort of sense to you, if not, please ask, I don't mind helping at all. The more the questions the more you learn @usigx
Wow! Such an informative reply, thankyou! Is it more effective to use kojic acid in combination with LA peel? How much better is LA peel than kojic acid for exfoliation? I'm not sure whether the kojie san soap that sells on amazon/ebay are authentic so by using LA peel I will atleast be in peace. What % LA peel to get for face and body (exfoliation) and how much and how to apply it on the face (with sponge?)

For applying cream, can LA lotion replace a serum for boosting results? Like I'm not sure which product to get between the two, and if I do end up getting the lotion I'll get the ready made one first as for starters and then maybe later make my own (yes I understand the % and amount concept).
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
33,735 Posts
Wow! Such an informative reply, thankyou! Is it more effective to use kojic acid in combination with LA peel? How much better is LA peel than kojic acid for exfoliation? I'm not sure whether the kojie san soap that sells on amazon/ebay are authentic so by using LA peel I will atleast be in peace. What % LA peel to get for face and body (exfoliation) and how much and how to apply it on the face (with sponge?)

For applying cream, can LA lotion replace a serum for boosting results? Like I'm not sure which product to get between the two, and if I do end up getting the lotion I'll get the ready made one first as for starters and then maybe later make my own (yes I understand the % and amount concept).
Lactic acid is great for working on hyperpigmentation issues. It penetrates the epidermis only, is a great peel for beginners and those who don't want to have any down time. Are you wanting to use a ready made peel or make your own? Either way, you are totally safe to start with 40% for your face/body. @usigx

How to apply-
cleanse, then wipe your face with a toner, or even witch hazel, just something to be sure all the oil, etc is removed. Apply the peel with a brush, a cheap fan brush works great, it helps to see where the peel has been applied, plus you won't waste the solution this way, a little goes a long way. Once applied, leave on for 3-5 mins, rinse with soap and water. You can apply LA peel weekly, each week increase the time by a min or 2, you just never want to leave on longer than 10 mins. Granted your body will be able to tolerate a much stronger % than your face, but I would start at 40%.

LA will boost your entire exfoliating process, puts Kojic soap to shame. But yes you are totally fine using Kojic soap in combination with LA peel and lotion. LA lotion would replace a moisturizer, whether it be a serum or lotion, its purpose it to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. If you are going to use LA lotion, use it in the PM, you just don't want to use it with other acids or with RA. If you use other acids or RA, just alternate the nights you use them.

Hope this helps, and answers your questions, if not just ask glad to help :thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Thank you so much! please what lotion brands would you recommend and what lactic acid brand would you recommend? - never purchased the latter before. @gymrat thanks again
Gold Bond makes a nice LA lotion. As for lactic acid, I would
purchase from Lotioncrafters or Bulkactives. I will give you links below. @angie7879

https://www.lotioncrafter.com/lactic-acid-90-usp.html
https://www.bulkactives.com/product/product/l-lactic-acid-alpha-hydroxy-acid.html
http://www.goldbondultimate.com/product/restoring-with-coq10/
Hello Gymrat please help. I need to make a LA lotion for my dull face. I have a 88% LA and 1.75 oz of Gold bond...
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
33,735 Posts
You said 8% is the best recommended rate for face. So i will go for it.
Yep, 8% is great to use for your face. You are only going to add a small amount, 0.2 ounces so roughly 5 teaspoons of LA is all you will need. Mix it up well and you are good to go :thumbsup: let me know if you need anything else @Doricita
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
You said 8% is the best recommended rate for face. So i will go for it.
Yep, 8% is great to use for your face. You are only going to add a small amount, 0.2 ounces so roughly 5 teaspoons of LA is all you will need. Mix it up well and you are good to go https://www.skincaretalk
.com/images/smilies/newsmiles/thumbsup.gif let me know if you need anything else @Doricita
Thank you @gymrat. I bought a 7.9 oz amlactin lotion yesterday at Walmart. I have a 80% lactic acid solution. And i intend to make a good exfoliation for my body. What percentage do you recommend me?
 
21 - 39 of 39 Posts
Top