Why You Should Be Using Mandelic Acid In Your Skincare Routine

person Posted By: Ailsa Watson

If you suffer from sensitive skin or if your skin has been unable to tolerate other AHAs, then Mandelic Acid is a great alternative.

When it comes to skincare, one of the most important steps is exfoliation. It is especially an essential step when switching to a winter skincare routine, as it provides an overall rejuvenation, helping to treat dull and congested skin. The true definition of out with the old and in with the new! While there are many different exfoliants out there, such as Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid is a true hidden treasure. 

What is Mandelic Acid?

Synthetically made or derived from bitter almonds, this alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is an amazing ingredient that can be using on all skin types, helping to provide your skin with abundant of benefits, including: 

  • Exfoliation
  • Promoting Cell Turnover
  • Reducing Hyperpigmentation
  • Treating Acne
  • Brightening Skin 

Can Mandelic Acid Be Used On Sensitive Skin

If you suffer from sensitive skin or if your skin has been unable to tolerate other AHAs, then Mandelic Acid is a great alternative, as it has a much bigger molecular structure than others such as Glycolic, Lactic, Salicylic and stronger acids.

What Ingredients Work Well With Mandelic Acid 

Hyaluronic Acid - As acids can sometimes be mildly drying on the skin, it’s a good idea to use it along with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) - essential fatty acids that care for the skin’s natural barrier while the powerful acids are working

How Mandelic Acid Benefits Your Skin


This gentle exfoliating acid is great for those with sensitive skin as there is less risk of deep penetration to the skin, making it less likely to irritate the skin. It works to gently sweep away dead skin by exfoliating the surface of the skin. 

Promoting Cell Turnover

Just like other exfoliants it promotes cellulare turnover, resulting in a brighter complexion. By promoting cell turnover, this also reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars and dark spots.

Our Proactive Mandelic Acid Restoring & Anti-Pollution Toner is featured in this year's Hydrate & Replenish Advent Calendar! Discover more here


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