Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review please carry in stores
This moisturizer has saved my life. I am entering into menopause and my skin was so crepy looking, I must have tried every body butter, lotion, and oil and found this and thought to give it a try. IT IS AMAZING, makes my skin so smooth and soft. A miracle in a bottle. Please carry this in your stores
Most Helpful Critical Review Good product - huge price jump
This product used to be Alpha Hydrox, and I think it was around $10-$12 per bottle. It looks like they re-branded this product and attached a pretty big price jump, too! Same amount of lotion compared to the old branding. Price jump aside, it does have a good amount of glycolic acid, which is why I'll continue to buy it (although only on sale). It should also only be used at night, since the acid will make your skin photosensitive. I knocked it down a couple of stars because they haven't changed anything but the packaging and increased the price substantially.
Reviewed by 104 customers Skin Looks No Better
KatherineAmanda from NJ
I had high hopes for this, but it didn't work to make my skin look any better. Despite daily use, I still have small bumps on my upper arms, dry patches and some crepey skin. Plus it's very sticky and occlusive and leaves your skin feeling clammy for hours. Previously I had been using CeraVe SA and that worked much better so I'll return to that.
Only lotion I trust
Laukat from Denver, CO
I have chicken skin and it's soooo dry. This is the only lotion that works for me. It's never failed me.
Love love love this lotion!
SCPJ from Greenville, SC
Just ordered second bottle. This lotion makes my (57 yo, sun baked from the 70s/80s🙄) skin look renewed, feel so soft and smooth. It got rid of keratosis pilaris(tiny dry bumps)on the back of my arms.
Cata from Ponce, Puerto Rico
Fantastic product. I am on my 2nd bottle and will keep buying. Delivers to perfection.
Glada from Ponce, Puerto Rico
Highly-rated Highly-qualified for dry skin.
Best Moisturizer Ever!!!
Leigh from Grants Pass, Oregon
This is the holy grail of body moisturizers! I've gone through 3 or 4 bottles now, & it's very good at taking care of dry, aging skin. The only issue I've had, is chunks of product in the latest bottle. It doesn't dissolve between my fingers very easily. Disappointing, but hopefully the next bottle will not have the same issue.
I have been using this product for several months - love it
Deborah from Delaware
Love my skin with this lotion
Holy shamole, you guys, this stuff is amazing
MamaBear from Auburn, WA
I've been using this stuff for four days now, and I am not kidding, it has transformed my skin. It used to be rough and bumpy, but the roughness has gone away, and the bumps are decreasing. I am absolutely delighted.
Sondra from Charleston
This works. Needed a renew for dull winter skin and now I'm soft and glowy.
Great for loose skin, hyperpigmentation, and smoothing
L from CO
I use this on my loose skin since I've lost a lot of weight. It definitely keeps things smoother and more firm. Glycolic helps to increase collagen production so I plan to use this for a long time to continue to reduce the appearance of my problem areas. Also keeps my legs and arms super soft and smooth!
Uniquely effective, a staple
Sport from Chicago, IL
This is one of very few body moisturizers that truly make a difference to dry skin and keratosis pilaris for more than a few hours. It's pleasant to apply and after it sets it doesn't feel at all greasy. It seems fragrance-free, with only a mild medicinal scent to it. The only drawback is that one tablespoonful doesn't go far, so the bottle doesn't last very long.
Can't do without this
Desert rat from Arizona
The texture of this lotion is fairly light, but it's powerful. I have always had dry skin, and moving to a desert climate made it worse. I developed patches of itchy red dermatitis that were driving me crazy. Oat-based cream, cortisone cream and even a procedure by a dermatologist did not help. This is the only thing that worked. Within a few days the redness was gone, and in weeks the skin was normal. Since I have been using this lotion, the patches have never come back. Good for feet, too.
p.s. when I first applied to the irritated skin, I felt a burning sensation. But within a few days, the redness was gone and no more burning. Well worth the initial pain.
Thought I'd really love this . . .
oberz3 from Los Angeles
Tried this product on my neck as I was hoping to soften and/or make the creapiness and lines in my neck less noticeable. Can't tell if it's working or not yet, but I do know my skin feels very tacky - not smooth or soft - even hours after I've applied it. Is this the way it's supposed to feel?
Great to use in the winter so moisturizing
terwya from Los Angeles Ca
I hate a love/hate relationship with this cream. I only use this product in the winter because of dryness mostly on my legs and hands. Your skin feels so soft and smooth after you put it on and works itself into your skin. It's not greasy at all. The main con as stated because of the thickness of the cream is it is so darn hard to get out of the bottle. I have to take the cap (not using the pop up cap) off and because the bottle is a thick plastic very hard to squeeze the product out. I have to squeeze, shake repeat a few times before the product comes out.This product would be better in a large jar like the Cerave moisturizing cream, they you can scoop it out with your fingers.
I definitely would buy this product again and again
Mel from Lake Orion from Auburn Hills, MI
See my comments above
Yes, but No, but Yes
I don't have one from Poor Man's California
I was recommended this product by my provider for hyperpigmentation on my body. I used it on a continuous basis for over a year and did not see much difference in my hyperpigmentation, but it did leave my skin feeling soft and smooth. I have very sensitive skin and it did not cause irritation nor breakouts. I liked that it was fragrance free and absorbed quickly into the skin, leaving no residue nor stickiness. However, I discontinued use because I noticed that my skin tone was starting to look blotchy. I did some research and learned that glycolic acid can have adverse affects in regards to skin tone on persons with darker complexions (I would consider myself to have light-medium tone with neutral undertone), therefore, instead of lightening and evening out the skin tone, it could actually do the opposite. I don't know if this was the cause, but my skin tone has not gotten any blotchier since I discontinued. Also, the packaging is not the best - it can be difficult to dispense the lotion (need some hulk hands to squeeze it out). I would recommend this product to those with light complexions and strong palms.
Fabulous lotion results x 25 yrs.
Lindsey from Florida
Apply after bathing.
I agree! It's pretty amazing!
Makeup Maven from IN - Indiana
I have only been using it a few days, and I wish I had started using it earlier. Since I like this so well, I may start buying some of the Alpha facial products. It rubs in very well, is not greasy or sticky, makes my skin feel extremely smooth, comfortable, and moisturized. It doesn't pill or ball up like some other lotions. My only complaint is that I have trouble getting it out of the bottle, because it is so thick. I have to slap it quite hard against the palm of my hand to get it out. But I like it so well that I probably will rebuy it anyway. .
I ADORE Alpha lotion!
Lizzie from Logan, Utah
I have used every lotion/cream on the market to smooth, soften, and moisturize my dry, itchy, sandpaper body. My calves are so rough, I won't let my husband touch them.
I ran across Alpha lotion and body wash last week. In one week, I have been transformed! I can't wait to see what 6 months or a year looks like!
Totally worth the price!!!!
Marcia from virginia
I have been using this for years.. in fact I use it on my neck and declotee area as well. great hand lotion also. Wish it was still in ulta stores but at least I can purchase online.
ps.. pumps can be purchased from the company's website
Worth The Price
Jennifer from Chicago burbs
This offers hydration with gentle exfoliation. Great to smooth out rough skin including KP. Does anyone know if there is a pump to buy that fits? That's the only thing worth improving along with making this available in stores.
annabanana from IL
I've reviewed these before and still love it. PLEASE Ulta put Alpha products back in stores. They all are a notch above the rest.
50 is the new 30 from Northern NY
I have dry skin that is worse during the winter. This is the only product that works on my dry hands, elbows and any other patchy itchy dry areas that come up. Love the product, can't say enough about it. The only con is the packaging. The bottle is hard to squeeze out product. If it had a pump, it would be perfect.
BRING BACK TO LEX KY STORES
Ashley from Lexington ky
I love this lotion even though it's way more expensive than it used to be
Perfect body lotion for mature skin
jlbNtn from TN
I used a similar product years ago and loved it, was happy to find this. This lotion does everything I wanted for my mature skin. I put a few drops of scented body oil with the lotion and find I prefer this to the scent of the lotion alone. Every AH lotion I've tried, and I've tried several, has a faint odor. This brand is my favorite; it leaves my skin soft and it abosrbs quickly. Softening the fine lines on my arms is my favorite part!