I never use to give my body the care and attention it deserves, well not to the same degree that I care for my face. :-S For most of my life, my poor old body was neglected and didn’t get pampered at all, other than being regularly cleansed with soap, EEK! :-O Soap, d’oh.... that is almost a dirty word these days, #-o yet, prior to converting to a body wash, soap was all I ever used. :"> [-X Years on, after discovering the remarkable benefits of incorporating AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) into my body care regime, I have never looked back. #:-S I seriously doubt that I would ever manage to get through a tropical Far North Queensland summer again without my trusty AHA body wash.
Initially, when I was introduced to AHA’s, I was using a Glycolic Acid infused body wash, however because I am blessed with sensitive skin, at times, my skin gets all irritable, (usually after shaving) so I have to avoid Glycolic Acid coz it just exasperates the problem. :-< I was recommended this Skinstitut L-Lactic Body Wash (featured previously in my Top 10 Favourite Products) a couple of years ago, when it was first launched, by the Darren, one of the incredibly knowledgeable and extremely helpful skin care therapist’s from the Facial Company. He suggested the gentle Lactic Acid based formula would be more friendly and appropriate for my temperamental skin type, so I checked it out and decided it might be exactly what I needed. B-)
The good thing about Lactic Acid as apposed to Glycolic Acid is that Lactic Acid is naturally found in our skin anyway, so it’s suggested to be the most gentle of all AHA’s. It is just as effective as the harsher Glycolic Acid when it comes to sloughing away dead, dulling skin cells and stimulating the natural cell turnover process. It also decongests pores and it helps increase the hydration levels of the skin to promote a firmer, smoother texture. :)
As per its claims, I have found the Skinstitut L-Lactic Body Wash to be completely non-irritating, so even when my skin IS inflamed, I can still confidently cleanse my body, knowing it won’t aggravate the condition. Surprisingly, it’s actually ideal for reducing the symptoms of angry, red skin and is evidently proposed as being suitable for even the most sensitive types. It is certainly my best defense in avoiding the dreaded itchy, red rash, razor bumps and ingrown hairs that I would frequently experience, thereafter shaving my legs. Blocked or obstructed hair follicles can wind up getting infected, hence these problems arise, :-L however, with regular use of an exfoliating body wash, my pores and hair follicles are kept clear and unrestricted to allow the regrowth to come through easily, avoiding any irritation. =D>
|The body wash dispensed straight from the bottle|
Another bonus is that the addition of AHA’s to the normal cleansing routine, will annihilate the rotten summer sweat pimples, (belonging to the acne vulgaris family) often referred to as ‘bacne’, which usually appears on the back, upper arms and buttocks. :-/ These zits or pimples, (which tend to resemble mini volcanos at times :( ) unfortunately, breakout over the body during the hotter, more humid months of the year as our sweat glands become more overactive. ~X( Washing with the Skinstitut L-Lactic Body Wash helps clean the pores of any dead skin, oil or bacteria that clog up in the pores when we sweat. Therefore, as a result, these pimples are no more! \:D/
I also find the price amazing, at only $36 for a whopping 375ml. It’s presented in a pump-action bottle featuring the typical Skinstitut packaging, with the white, purple and silver/pewter design and logo. It is a clear, amber coloured, gel-based formulation with a runny fluid-like consistency. I am ultra partial to the lovely fresh, clean, mildly citrus scent that is ever so delicate and not at all offensive. :x Just one pump of the liquid distributed onto my shower puff is ample to work into a rich, luxurious lather that will wash and exfoliate my entire body with no effort at all. ;)
|Lathers into a rich, creamy foam when used with my shower puff|
It rinses off easily without leaving any greasy residue. Instantly, my skin feels super smooth and soft like silk to touch. It’s totally non-drying, delivering extra moisture to my skin, leaving it adequately hydrated and perfectly balanced for optimum skin health. Since I started washing with the Skinstitut L-Lactic Body Wash, my skin has taken on a naturally radiant, healthy-looking glow, which makes a nice change to its previously dull, sallow, often scaly appearance. :D
This is the first, and only, Lactic Acid body wash I have experienced myself and In my opinion I highly doubt if there were similar products available, I would find a better, more affordable treatment body wash than this. I would say it's supreme; absolutely flawless. (*) I basically use it every other day or on a daily basis during the warmer months when I need to shower at least twice a day, sometimes more. I would highly recommend it, especially for anyone with sensitive skin issues that wants to indulge in the benefits of a using a chemical body exfoliator but generally finds most AHA products are too harsh and end up upsetting your skin. Well, you needn't miss out on the positives any more, the Skinstitut L-Lactic Body Wash is the answer to all your prayers. [-O< Woot, Woot, Sensitive Skinned Beauties Rejoice!!! <:-P <:-P
Hands up if you are guilty of ever ignoring or overlooking your body when it comes to your skin care routine? :-" I encourage you to pay a little extra attention to the skin on your body every time you shower and I assure you, before long the noticeable improvement to the condition of your skin will be impressive. :) Just by regularly exfoliating and removing built-up dead skin cells, will mean you won’t need to hide your pins under long pants during summer, instead you will be striping off to reveal your brand new beautiful, healthy-looking skin. ;;)
Do you look after the skin on your body equally to that on your face? Tell us about your body concerns and how you manage them. Are there any body treatment products that you use consistently? :-? Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts!
All images in this post are my own other than the first generic product image above that I cropped to correspond with my layout. I did that because my own photo ended up quite blurry and I couldn't be bothered to go through the rigmarole of re-capturing, uploading and editing just for one image, LOL :)) Please forgive me, hehe. ;)) :)>-