Five-Time Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres to Kick Off AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care's Support for U.S. Masters Swimming National Championship

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dara Torres, five-time Olympic swimmer, will return to the training facility in Mission Viejo, California, where she first began her epic career, to kick off AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care's support for U. S. Masters Swimming at their Summer national championship meet. Torres serves as brand ambassador for AmLactin, the #1 moisturizer brand recommended by dermatologists for rough, dry skin1.

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"I am honored to be representing AmLactin at the Marriott USMS Summer Nationals and to be among so many old friends and great competitors," said Torres. "USMS is a truly inspiring organization and to be part of the national championship in Mission Viejo, where I started my Olympic training, will be both nostalgic and a lot of fun."

Torres' appearance at the Marguerite Aquatic Center on August 8, from 1 pm to 4 pm, will be the highlight of the AmLactin team's Summer Nationals sponsorship. USMS estimates that 2,000 contenders and supporters will be part of the five-day event. Torres will be available for photos and interviews, and AmLactin representatives will be on-site throughout the tournament with product information and samples.

"AmLactin's support of USMS makes perfect sense because Masters Swimmers lead active lifestyles that expose them to harsh elements, like chlorine, which can lead to rough, dry skin," said Glenn MacEachern, Director, Product Marketing at Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.  "With her experience as a seasoned competitor, Dara can speak personally about beating her skin challenges with AmLactin and share her knowledge with the people who are inspired by her and admire her the most."

About U. S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming. It does so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletters, STREAMLINES, and website, usms.org; and by sanctioned and promoting pool, open water and virtual events and competitions. More than 58,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.

About AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care
AmLactin® moisturizers contain alpha-hydroxy acids, which are pH-balanced for the skin and effective at exfoliating and hydrating. AmLactin® formulas also contain emollients and humectants that help retain skin's natural moisture and draw water to the skin, so it looks and feels soft and smooth. The AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care line includes AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion, AmLactin® Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion, AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream (formerly AmLactin XL®) and AmLactin® Foot Cream.  

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Be sun smart: use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

All AmLactin® products are available without a prescription at select Target stores, Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, the www.drugstore.com™ website and other fine retailers nationwide. For more information, a store locator and downloadable coupons, visit amlactin.com.  

Connect with AmLactin® on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the latest skin care tips, beauty trends and brand news, including insights from our leading New York Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, and five-time Olympian, best-selling author and mom, Dara Torres.

Upsher-Smith
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, U.S.-based company devoted to improving health and advancing wellness since 1919.  Upsher-Smith demonstrates its commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of its customers through developing, producing and marketing consumer and prescription products.  In addition to its strong heritage in generics, Upsher-Smith's branded businesses focus on women's health, dermatology and CNS therapeutic areas.  For additional information, visit upsher-smith.com.

Sources:

1.  Data on File. Third party dermatologist survey (#1 brand recommended for rough, dry skin). December 2011.

SOURCE Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.



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