LaH6 vs LaB6: What’s the difference?

Long time AMELIORATE lovers will know all about our LaH6 skin hydration complex and what this does to support dry, dull skin, Keratosis Pilaris and ingrown hairs. But, what about LaB6? How does this differ from our existing range and what does it have to offer? 

Read on to discover the defining differences between LaH6 Skin Hydration Complex and LaB6 Skin Clearing Complex, which range and products are right for you and how to fit these into your everyday routine for ultimate skin confidence! 

What are the defining differences between each range? 


What ingredients are in each complex and how do they support different skin concerns? 

The bespoke formulas for each range contain advanced active ingredients to directly target your skin concerns. The one thing both ranges have in common is our hero ingredient: Lactic Acid. Here at Ameliorate we LOVE Lactic Acid, and include it in all of our formulas, because of its transformative results! This Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) exfoliates, hydrates and resurfaces the skin to improve appearance, refine texture and boost radiance. So, what additional ingredients exist within each complex and what do they do for your skin? 

LaB6 Skin Clearing Complex 

White Willow Bark: a standardized, natural source of salicylic acid and a powerful anti-acne active. Salicylic acid gently exfoliates to reduce the buildup of clogged pores which contributes to blemish formation. 

Marine Complex: Ecklonia, Chinese Moss, Huiki Seaweed, Velvet Horn Seaweed​. Four synergistic marine actives grown at different depths of the ocean surrounding the volcanic Jeju Islands. These mineral-rich oceanic extracts visibly reduce pore size and appearance over 21 days. 

Noni Cell Culture: it’s all about prevention. This ingredient has antibacterial properties, stopping bacterial and fungal acne-causing bacteria in its tracks. It also supports your skin to reduce sebum production, reducing bacteria nutrient sources and decreasing blocked pores.  


Together, these ingredients work to mattify shine, balance excess oil, decongest and tighten pores, relieve the appearance of redness and address persistent color marks. 

 green swatch of blemish moisturiser

Shop our NEW LaB6 Range for blemishes, breakouts, oily skin, and blocked pores. :

LaH6 Skin Hydration Complex 

Allantoin: a multi-functional active that helps to effectively tackle the appearance of dry, rough skin in two ways. Firstly, Allantoin is an effective conditioner that is known to help soften and soothe the skin, leaving it feeling comforted and protected. It is also known as an exfoliating keratolytic ingredient. This means it also encourages surface cell renewal, which helps to improve the appearance of rough, flaky texture and leave the skin feeling smooth. 

Urea & Sodium Lactate: humectants, which act as highly-effective skin hydrators, to attract and mind water from the atmosphere to deeper layers of the skin. This helps to prevent moisture loss and imparts a feeling of elasticity. 

Serine: a naturally occurring amino acid, which is often described as a ‘hygroscopic’ ingredient, because of its ability to attract and bind water (like Urea & Sodium Lactate) which helps to further condition the skin. 

Hydrolysed Milk Protein: an excellent skin conditioner that works to bind moisture within the upper levels of the skin. This helps to further enhance the complex’s moisturizing capabilities.  

Together, these ingredients work to smooth away bumps & soften skin, hydrate, moisturize and support the skin’s natural exfoliation process in order to support dry skin, Keratosis pilaris, rough or bumpy texture and ingrown hairs. 

foot treatment swatch

Shop our LaH6 range for dry, dull skin, ingrown hairs and rough texture:

Understanding which range is for you: 

Both ranges have products that can be used to help concerns from head to toe! You should pick products accordingly, depending on the concerns that you have with your skin. 

  • If you only suffer from blemishes, imperfections, oily skin and blocked pores, you will see the best results from just using the LaB6 range. 
  • Or, do you have a visible mark, spot or inflamed bump? They may be painful, have black or white marks, be filled with pus, and in a group. This sounds like blemishes or acne, and we’d recommend you start using our new LaB6 blemish range.  
  • Dry, rough patches of skin with tiny bumps blocking hair follicles, without pain or itching? This is Keratosis Pilaris, and we’d recommend you use our LaH6 range.  
  • Is it a raised, pigmented spot (or group of spots) that looks like a little pimple, or a painful, boil-like sore? There may be pus inside the spots, or you may see the hair that’s causing the problem? This is caused by ingrown hairs, so we’d recommend you use our LaH6 range.  

You can also mix and match products from each range, depending on how your skin presents. For instance, you may have a combination skin type where you suffer from an oily t-zone with very dry skin elsewhere. If this is the case, we would suggest that you mix and match between our ranges and apply the products to the specific areas, depending on the support they need. For example, a basic combination skin routine of:  

  • Resurfacing Facial Cleanser that sits within our LaH6 range: this will cleanse your skin without drying it out further, which could cause excess oil/sebum production.  
  • Transforming Clarity Facial Serum that sits within our LaB6 range. This will provide a targeted, high-concentration blemish treatment.   
  • Day:  Blemish Balancing Facial Moisturiser, used to absorb oil, reduce redness, and increase moisture levels in the skin.
  • Night: Replenishing Facial Cream Moisturiser, which will provide instant and long-lasting hydration to nourish and support your skin. 

Your combination skincare routine:

Olivia Law

Olivia Law

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Olivia is an Online Content Editor with experience in brand marketing & campaign marketing. Olivia is passionate about all things skincare and beauty and has a passion for learning about ingredients and beauty industry trends.