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Creams

Lactic Acid Creams, with their thicker consistency, are a good bet for extremely dry skin, though they can be used to soothe and moisturize normal skin as well. With the added power of lactic acid at high concentrations, 12% Moisturizing Cream by AmLactin and Rejuvenating Cream - 15% AHA by Refinity are great OTC treatments for keratosis pilaris, hyperkeratosis and psoriasis. Sea Creation Cream by Babor, a cream that contains Vitamin C as well as lactic acid, is an effective treatment for wrinkles.

Exfoliants

Peels, scrubs and other exfoliating cleansers banish dead skin cells and add a renewed vigor to your complexion. With the addition of lactic acid as an ingredient, exfoliants gently treat a variety of conditions. Antibac Acne Wash by BioMedic is formulated exclusively for oily skin with its micro-scrubbing exfoliants, while multi-purpose Gentle Cream Exfoliant by Dermalogica contains a three-part acid complex (including lactic acid) which is perfect for both acne and wrinkles.

Eye Creams

Rich eye creams with milk-based lactic acid will pamper tired eyes and smooth fine lines and "crow's feet." Lift & Lighten Eye Cream by MD Skincare gives eyes a powerful boost with lactic acid and a mixture of other moisturizing ingredients like retinol. Sensational Eye Gel By Babor helps eliminate dark circles underneath the eyes with a combination of lactic acid and vitamins A and C.

Gels

Gels formulated with lactic acid have a lighter feel than creams or lotions and are predominantly used as cleansers. Lactic acid is the main ingredient in Facial Wash-pHaze 1 by PCA , which lathers away impurities and treats all skin types. Cleansing Phytoactive Sensitive by Babor reduces the effects of sun exposure and is a good overall cleansing gel for sensitive skin.

Lotions

Lotions with lactic acid are a lightweight choice for moisturizing all types of skin. LactiCare Lotion by Stiefel Laboratories , a versatile lotion is designed for day or overnight care on the face or the body. Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 30 by Eucerin protects sensitive facial skin from the sun's rays and moisturizes skin at the same time. Epilyt Lotion Concentrate by Stiefel Laboratories softens rough, scaly skin caused by eczema.

Masks

Relax - Relaxing Mask & Calming Sensitive Fluid by Babor , combined with calming sensitive fluid, soothes and revitalizes stressed skin. Lactic acid moisturizes the complexion while Vitamins A and C provide essential nutrients.

Serums

Four to five drops a day of the lactic acid/Vitamin C formula C + AHA by SkinCeuticals will smooth skin and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. This concentrated treatment helps shed damaged skin to reveal younger looking skin underneath. Overnight Oxy-Complex by Credentials contains a variety of AHA and BHA acids to purify and protect acne-prone complexions.