Choosing a Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

Choosing the Most Effective Formula?

Most KP treatment formulas do not differ all that drastically. Some topical treatments contain specific ingredients at high enough levels that they may cause skin irritation while others have no crucial active ingredients at all. Don’t waste your time with useless home remedies or generic, overpriced topical solutions that could potentially worsen or irritate your case of KP. Your time is valuable. Instead, use the information provided to your advantage and select a safe, effective KP treatment that contains the right combination of active ingredients.

Listed below are high performing ingredients that have been proven to treat KP:

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Alpha Hydroxy Acids like Glycolic and Lactic Acids are often used in chemical peels or as exfoliants. They help unclog the pores that result in KP.


Not all emulsifiers are created equal. Emulsifiers role help to absorb the skin and provide gentle conditions so active ingredients can do their job effectively.

Almond Oil

Almond oil has been used for decades in different skin treatments due to its healing qualities. Almond oil helps soothe irritated skin and leave it glowing and smooth.


Retinoids are often touted for their ability to help correct skin conditions similar to KP. However, some people react to retinoids differently than others. Usage could result in increased sensitivity.


Ingredient Comparison Chart

It is recommended and strongly advised to take these three crucial ingredients into consideration whenever selecting a product treatment for KP These three active ingredients play a crucial role in the elimination of keratosis pilaris. We do not advocate the use of any other ingredients on our site. Other treatments including microdermabrasion and home remedies are not recommended.

Topical treatments are only as effective as the combination of ingredients of which they are comprised.
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 Rank 1 - KP Essentials
Rank 2 - KP Elements
Rank 3 -Paula's Choice
Paulas Choice
Rank 4 - Nail RX
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Overall Score98.9 / 10097.6 / 10096.7 / 10089.3 / 100
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