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Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Scrub

What it is: A dermatologist body scrub with chemical and physical medi-exfoliation.What it is formulated to do: Medical-quality exfoliation requires more than scrubbing. Dry skin, flaky patches, and "chicken skin" bumps are held together by bonds that physical exfoliation alone can't break. KP Duty body scrub delivers serious medi-exfoliation for deeper, more thorough results. This dual-action chemical and physical exfoliator blends the best of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion into a single, easy-to-use treatment. Smooth, non-abrasive, synthetic beads lift away dead skin cells.What else you need to know: This enhanced exfoliation helps prepare skin for self tanning and post-bathing treatments (including body acne, keratosis pilaris (chicken skin bumps), shaving bumps, ingrown hairs, and bleaching) and is infused with green tea and willow bark to reduce irritation and redness typically associated with routine in-office exfoliation.
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Questions & Answers for Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Scrub

Question
Use with dry or damp skin?
Sephora's website says to use it on damp skin while the product itself says to use it on dry skin. Which works better?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on KP Duty Body Scrub
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's meant to be used on dry skin, so that the acids can work at the right ph level, using water can neutralize it. I use it dry and let it sit for a few minutes, then when I rinse off is then I actually use a scrubbing action to get off all of the dead skin the acids loosened up.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
zphilips
(new baltimore, MI)
answer 2
I've used it both ways. I was confused because it says to use of "dry skin"...well dry skin can be like what we are trying to get rid of, or pre-shower dry. So, like I said, I have done both. If I can, I use it dry, especially for my arms, but if you're in a hurry, just use it wet. If i can, I warm up my shower water, turn it off, hop in the stall, scrub everywhere, then turn the shower on to rinse off then do the rest of my showering needs. I take to the bath tub too, where I mainly try to keep my arms dry and scrub, but I usually scrub my legs wet. Just use it how you like it! It can feel a little rough on the skin dry.
answered 3 years ago
cteenynicole
(Upstate, New York)
answer 3
I go dry it really did improve my severe KP on my first use. I will let it set a bit will I wash my face and then I'll stand 1/2 in 1/2 out of the shower to rinse off (LOL)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lizzieamick
(Jackson, TN)
answer 4
The product's directions work better. Use it on dry skin- I believe it exfoliates better this way
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
amndakay
(Yosemite, CA)
answer 5
WET
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jjsehler
(Hoover, Alabama)
answer 6
i always use it in shower with damp skin. it works very well for me that way
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skateykate
answer 7
Works best on dry skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
hermine
(Corning, NY)
answer 8
I like to use it in the shower-get wet, then step out of the water stream. Rub it on all wet areas in a circular motion for about 20-30 seconds per limb (right arm, left arm, etc). Rinse off in the order you applied it. I tried using it dry, and it was way too rough and didn't spread very well.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
andrijasevic
(Madison, WI)
answer 9
Use it on dry skin. With damp skin I found that it irritated my skin slightly.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
malkavich
(Los Angeles CA.,)
Question
Can I use this if i dont have kp???
I saw this in seventeen and i just wanted to use in like a normal body wash. I have some bumps under my arms but i dont think its kp. I would like to use this all over everytime i shower is that ok. Also do you use this with a loofa in the shower or your hands. Im 13 will it hurt my skin?!?!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
suuuup
on KP Duty Body Scrub
7 answers
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answer 1
I have this product, and while I have KP, the packaging also recommends this to anyone before using tanners, So this would be fine. As long as you don't use it everyday. I would recommend you spend less though, and find a sugar scrub that you could use more frequently.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
rach628
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I imagine you could use this is a regular body scrub, but you get better results with a good sugar or sea salt scrub at a fraction of the price.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
betty1967
(springtown, tx.)
answer 3
I think it's too harsh to use every day, it can damage your skin and strip your skin of the necessary and protective oils that it NEEDS to stay healthy. You can end up with major irritation or worse and it can backfire causing you to break out etc. But I don't see why you couldn't use it as directed (once or twice a week), just NOT on your face!!!!! If you have acne on your face, choose a different product. This is way to harsh for the delicate facial skin.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sarahs2011
answer 4
then why did seventeen say to use it?!?!?
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
suuuup
answer 5
I definitely would not use this every time you shower, or with a loofah. The brand is DermaDoctor so follow the doctor's orders in the instructions on the tub. It is way too harsh to use more than twice a week, and definitely do not use it unless you actually have KP or else I think it would be way too harsh for your skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
poppycorn
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 6
but what about if i can use it all over my body with a loofa???
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
suuuup
answer 7
I don't have kp either, but use and love this stuff. My issues were body acne where my bra straps sit on my shoulders and back, but the kp duty scrub took care of it and made my skin super soft. As a bonus, it also got rid of the bumps on the back of my arms. I say try it, with Sephora's return policy if you hate it, you can just return it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
akebeth
(Anchorage, AK)
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Is this product fragrance free?
asked 4 years ago
corgiegirl
(New Cumberland, PA)
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
Yep! No Fragrance
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
rella4691
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 2
This product is not fragrance free, it has a light smell to it and if you leave it in a humid atmosphere it starts to have a weird smell to it (so keep it in a dry spot!)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lehcareht
(NC)
answer 3
no.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
betty1967
(springtown, tx.)
answer 4
On the box it says it Fragance Free.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jjvb
(montreal)
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
debbie54
(West Palm Beach <fl)
answer 6
Dermadoctor states that this product is fragrance free. You may also view the list of ingredients listed online as well for your reference.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does KP Duty Body Scrub help get rid of ingrown hair?
So I have tried The Cool Fix but it seems not to work anymore. With Tendskin I get very little change. So I am wondering if this product would help eliminate my ingrown hair and prevent them? (I know it says it but it's mostly targeted to for keratosis pilaris.)
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
It might, but you would have to use it a good long time. Use a good body scrub and loofa to get rid of ingrown hairs and next time try to shave with a new sharp razor in the direction of hair growth.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
betty1967
(springtown, tx.)
answer 2
Since I think this is a great exfoliator, if you use it before and after shaving, it will help reduce ingrown hairs. I tend to get ingrown hairs and I have used everything from a super fine pumice bar to Tendskin (not impressed), and Anthony Logistics for Ingrown Hairs (good stuff) and Princereigns gel for ingrown hairs (liked) to reduce or avoid getting ingrowns. Truth is, nothing works 100%, but exfoliating, correct razors and post-shaving treatment has worked for me.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
txngirl
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
I'm prone to ingrown hairs and I've used this prior to waxing and the stuff is amazing. I've used several products out there for ingrown hairs and nothing ever worked for me except this.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
Lethbrje
(Toronto)
answer 4
so far I've used it on my bikini line and had 100% success. I used to be prone to ingrowns. This is worth the money!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
bertakatie
(Orlando, FL)
answer 5
I found that it helped with the ingrown hairs on the lower 2/3 of my legs and underarms. On the thighs not so much, but it does help it a bit. It is a good product.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lilmeli87
(Laredo, Tx)
answer 6
It can help prevent ingrown hairs by removing the dead skin cells that build up over the folicle. The physical scrub removes the first layer of skin cells. The chemical exfoliant breaks down the glue that holds the skin cells together on a deeper layer so you get the strongest at home exfoliant possible.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
peaches31
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
Before or After shaving?
I don't know if I should use this before or after shaving please answer!! :)
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
southernbelle97
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
Before!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
aniawin
(NY, NY)
answer 2
I have used this product after shaving it never burns. You might have try it yourself and see.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
tofu
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I use it before shaving. If I use it after it buuuuurns.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
amdieter
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 4
Before! - It would be uncomfortable to use after you shave
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
dwrknmom
(NJ)
answer 5
I noticed that it has a pretty thick layer of an "oil" that moisturized the skin. So before shaving, I think that the oil would just gunk up your razor. The woman in the store when I bought it told me DO NOT USE AFTER YOU SHAVE! There is glycolic acid in this, so after shaving I'd assume would hurt.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
goofer91784
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
It's a pretty powerful exfoliant...it recommends using it no more than once or twice a week. With that said, you could probably use it before shaving, but definitely not after. It's way too abrasive to use on sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sarahmm614
(CA)
Question
how long are you supposed to leave it on and massage before you wash it off?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
formr400
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
I just scrub with it then rinse after all the scrubbing is done. No need to leave it on like a face mask.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
glutten4beauty
(White Plains, NY)
answer 2
you put it on, scrub for a minute or so, and then rinse. you should follow with their moisturizer and a good spf 30 sunblock to protect your skin.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
khackett
(Plymouth, NY)
answer 3
I applied it in the shower on dry skin; arms, legs and feet. no need to leave it on I just showered and felt silky smooth skin!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mollymumu
(Sylmar, CA)
answer 4
I did not leave it on my skin that long. I just messaged some into the areas that needed it the most. Then I showered off. If that isn't enough, you can use it again the next day.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
gaileene
(Illinois)
answer 5
Hi formr400. It can depend on the area of the body you wish to treat. Generally, about a minute or two of gentle massaging will be enough. Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I time it the same time I do my chemical exfoliater on my face, Cliniques Turnaroung instant facial, I put both on, give it five minutes to start working, and jump in a shower.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
samkins
(Minot ND)
Question
I have keratosis on my face, mostly along the jawline and chin. Can I use KP Duty there?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
jjvb
(montreal)
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
you could I imagine. But it is really abrasive and when I used it on my7 upper arms it felt like I had a million tiny scratches.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
betty1967
(springtown, tx.)
answer 2
It's really rough so I wouldn't. I use it on my son's arms and he has baby skin and I just don't rub too hard because it heats but the face seems so sensitive.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vsan
(Oxnard, CA)
answer 3
The container says do not use on your face. However, Sephora should have other products with glycolic acid that you can use on your face.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
AmyLynn77
(Annapolis, MD)
answer 4
no experience with Keratosis. I don't use this on my face.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
debbie54
(West Palm Beach <fl)
answer 5
!!no!! On the product it specifically says not to use on face. It is way too harsh for the face
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreabrazil
(San Diego)
answer 6
I think it says on the container that it's not recommended for face - BUT - my teen daughter and I both use it right where you're describing, and it works! It leaves the skin a little bit red (like after you've really scrubbed it hard), but it fades quick. We use it at night for this reason.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
SaraTucker
(AR)
Question
If I don't have any problem about KP or acne...Can I use this product?
If I don't have any problem about KP or acne...Can I use this product? Is it appropriate for my skin (very dry and sensitive)? I've just want my skin smooth.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
nuree
(Thailand)
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
I use this on body parts that don't have KP and it works great. However, it's too harsh for my neck, chest, and stomach which are not sensitive per se, but the skin is thinner and more delicate on these body parts than the extremities. If you have sensitive skin on most of your body, this scrub will probably be too much for you. You might want to try a sugar or salt srub instead or something without the acids.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
fishiedoll
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I do not use this product for acne. I do use it for kp and ingrown hairs. I find that it does a very good job of improving the smoothness and softness of my skin after use. As far as if it works well for very sensitive skin, I don't know because I wouldn't really consider my skin sensitive. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
jen83081
(Pensacola, FL)
answer 3
Probably should just use and exfoliator. Is slightly harsher than most.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
rnschmit
(omaha NE)
answer 4
KP looks like acne so it's so tricky. It's probably best to see a dermatologist.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
nycsunnyblonde
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Yes!! This would still work great! But would be pricey.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
beaverscrat
answer 6
Yes, I don't have a problem except dry and sensitive skin and when I rub I don't do it for long and I focus on the rough parts in the body. You will love it. My skin has never been so soft. Use a good moisturizer after or a body oil.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
putonandgo
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Can this product be used on the face?
I have small chicken bumps on my cheeks. I was just wondering if this is face safe?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
joey101
(Denver, Co)
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
I have the same problem. I have used it a couple of times on my face, although it is not recommended. I use VERY little, and lightly rub it then quickly wash my face. Don't use it very often and be sure to follow up with the moisturizer.
answered 8 months ago
MariaBenitez
(Missouri)
answer 2
I have sensitive skin, and I would not put this on my face. It's great on my arms, and I imagine if I had KP anywhere else (legs, torso) it would be great there too. For my face, I've been happy with the One-Step Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser (also available on Sephora).
answered 9 months ago
emanuel662
(Oxford, MS)
answer 3
It is not recommended for your face.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
35yroldhottie
(Phoenixville, PA)
answer 4
they caution against using it on the face
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
thebumblebees
answer 5
It is not recommended for use on the face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
boomavitch
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 6
No, this is just for use on the body. DermaDoctor has a similar scrub formulated especially for the face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
cactusflower
(VA)
Question
keratosis pilaris
i have the skin condition keratosis pilaris, it makes me very uncomfortable to wear shorts. around my calf area there are just small dots and going to my upper thighs its the same. will this product also treat this.? i also have it on my elbows and upper arms.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
brina2001
(atlanta,GA)
on KP Duty Body Scrub
6 answers
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answer 1
It has worked for me! It has definitely made them smaller and less red.
answered 9 months ago
ABF1119
(NH)
answer 2
Yes! I use it for my KP, and so far, it's the best scrub I've found. I also really like their moisturizer, though it's very thick in texture and a teeny bit greasy - after using the combo for just few days, I noticed a real difference in my skin! It's MUCH softer, and I definitely have fewer bumps on my legs (though that one took a little longer).

(It can sting on recently shaven areas, but it's similar to other products marketed as serious exfoliators or KP treatment. And really it's the moisturizer that causes the stinging sensation because you'd use it post-shave.)
answered 10 months ago
savannalynn
answer 3
It is designed specifically for that condition and I have noticed results, although I don't have severe KP. You are not allowed to use the scrub every day, so I would also use the line's KP moisturizer in between applications. You could always try it and then exchange it for something else if it doesn't work. Sephora has been really nice on the rare occasion that I return something.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
35yroldhottie
(Phoenixville, PA)
answer 4
yep! that's exactly what it's for
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
thebumblebees
answer 5
Ok, ladies, kids or guys...this does work with the scrub. Use the scrub, just a small amount scrub it on the area for about a minute then rinse off in the shower, do not use soap on that area just rinse it off. Then get out and use the lotion. I use the scrub every day for about 3-4 weeks & the lotion every day. Then I reduced the scrub to 2-3 times a week and still using the lotion every day. It took about 1-2 months to work and it did. Only thing that has worked so far for both myself and my 12 year old daughter who has the bumps on the backof her arms. Give it time to work.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
JuneCleaver
(Windsor, WI)
answer 6
Your condition is why this product was made. I would give is a wholehearted go!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
boomavitch
(New Orleans, LA)
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