Mandelic Acid Serum contains Mandelic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid. Derived from bitter almonds, it is highly effective in treating acne without drying out the skin. The reason for this is that it’s molecular structure is larger than the better known alpha hydroxy acids (such as glycolic acid and lactic acid), which means it penetrates the skin more slowly and is more gentle on the skin.
Mandelic Acid Skin Benefits:
–Rapidly exfoliates dead skin cells and surface debris from the skin.
–Antimicrobial/antibacterial: kills the bacteria on the skin that feeds acne.
–Helps repair sun damaged skin.
–Reduces fine lines and wrinkles without redness or irritation.
–Loosens blackheads for easy extraction.
–Inhibits the growth of melanin, the cause of brown patches, freckles, uneven skin tone and other sun-related skin care issues.
How is Mandelic Acid Serum different from Reveal 10? Reveal 10 is stronger and is a combination of glycolic acid and lactic acid. It can penetrate deeply into the skin to help with fine lines and wrinkles as well as pigmentation and acne. On the downside, in individuals with sensitive or dry skin, Reveal may cause dryness or irritation. Reveal 10 is a product for those with oily or non-sensitive skin only – for those who want the strongest product available and want to feel the burn.
How is Mandelic Acid different from Benzoyl Peroxide (Benzoclear 5 or 10)? It is similar in that it helps kill bacteria and exfoliates the skin, but it is non irritating, and it also helps with fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation (only when paired with careful sun avoidance). It also will not stain your pillowcases as benzoyl peroxide can do. These products work very well together, and if you have moderate to severe acne, it’s best to use Benzoclear in the PM and Mandelic in the AM.
Mandelic Acid Serum was launched last year and is already one of our all-time client favorites, we typically sell out of it every month!