Keratosis Pilaris – What Is It and How to Treat It Effectively

Greetings makeup and skin lovers!

It’s been entirely too long since I posted anything meaningful on this blog and for that I apologise, things have been incredibly busy! I have opened my own beauty and makeup studio and it has been a little crazy prior to and since!

As we head into summer in the southern hemisphere, we are all looking for the products that are going to keep us body beautiful with the minimum fuss.

In this post I am going to address Keratosis Pilaris which affects 40% – 50% of adults and up to 80% of adolescents.
Keratosis Pilaris refers to the little bumps which occur predominantly on the backs of the upper arms and can also occur on the legs, face and back. Keratosis Pilaris is caused by a build up of keratin around the hair follicle which then becomes trapped and forms plugs which present as the bumps we feel on the skin’s surface. They do not itch or cause irritation but sufferers have been known to pick at them which causes scabbing and inflammation which can be unsightly and which can have significant psychological effects as suffers attempt to treat, hide and mask the affected areas.

Treatment often includes alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peels, granular exfoliants and creams/lotions that contain AHAs and humectants (ingredients which draw and keep water in the epidermis) which can be costly and time consuming and yield moderate to good results.

The bad news is that Keratosis pilaris is incurable, that is just how your skin behaves, however the exceedingly good news is there is a product out there that is yielding outstanding results!


Lamelle Research Laboratories have developed corrective serums called Cathepzyme 1 and 2. Cathepzyme is a product scientifically developed and so advanced that it has the ability to restore  Cathepsin D activity and the skins normal cell shedding process, the same process which has become disrupted and which causes keratosis pilaris. Studies show that Cathepsin D production falls by as much as 40% after we turn 20 which results in dry, flaky and thickened epidermal skin.

By working to restore the skin’s shedding process, the texture and health of skin can be vastly improved, revealing fresh, smooth and younger looking skin. Cathepzyme is recognised by the skin and is therefore accepted by the skin into the epidermis – where it is needed – to restore skin health and functioning.

Cathepzyme can also be used on the face to help our skin shed old skin cells which will transform skin from dull, tired and lifeless to youthful, healthy and radiant skin! Who doesn’t want that?

Lamelle is a medical line and is available exclusively through professionally trained and accredited skin therapists and practitioners. For more information and pricing, feel free to get in touch with us through our contact form.


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