Archive | August 19, 2015

Back to the drawing board…


We have been so constant about using our One with nature dead sea-salt soap that we haven’t tried anything new lately. I am so excited that our local New Seasons carries the soap as a staple so it’s always there for us but I think it’s time to mix it up again. The pigment has begun to darken on Mermaid’s arm and it seems to be thickening, it may be cyclic so we will note this. Perhaps it environmental as well, we have hit the dog days of summer her in the Pacific NW and are regularly in the 90’s so perhaps the weather plays a role. We will go ahead and try something new for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference.

As we continue our path to find just the right product we go back to a Dermatologist recommended product. Amlactin makes multiple different products and we have previously tested several others. This time around we are going to give the Amlactin Alpha-hydroxy therapy moisturizing body lotion a whirl. Below is the description of the product from Amlactin’s website.


“AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion has a special formula with clinically proven 12% lactic acid that’s pH balanced for the skin. Don’t let the word “acid” concern you. Especially since lactic acid is a naturally occurring humectant for the skin with a certain affinity for water molecules to help keep skin hydrated. And the more moisture that can be retained deep within the skin, the softer and smoother your skin feels. In addition, by encouraging natural skin cell renewal through exfoliation and delivering intense hydration deep within the skin, this lotion creates a soft, smooth texture.”

We will give this product a 2 week trial, running Monday 8/17- Monday 8/31.

Monday 8/17/2015:


Stay posted for results and please, as always, let me know if you have a specific product you want to share results about or see us try!

Thanks for walking with us today,

Mermaid’s Mommy