According to manufacturer Upsher-Smith Laboratories, AmLactin products are used to hydrate the skin with formulas that contain 12 percent lactic acid. The product line claims that the lactic acid works as a natural humectant to provide moisture to dry skin.
AmLactin lotions and creams aim to treat excessively dry skin and ease incurable conditions such as keratosis pilaris, psoriasis and eczema. The products are also marketed toward individuals with mature skin. The skin line offers emollients, foot creams and several body lotions to treat dry skin, notes Upsher-Smith Laboratories. AmLactin products use alpha-hydroxy acid to encourage skin cell turnover without drying out the upper skin layers. Dermatologists have approved this product.