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While not as well-known as some other AHAs, mandelic acid is definitely not an exfoliant you want to sleep on. Like other AHAs, mandelic acid will chemically smooth and polish your skin to create a more radiant complexion. But, this AHA is also much gentler than it’s cousins, which makes it suitable for people who prefer more gentle exfoliation.

What does mandelic acid do?

Like other AHAs, mandelic acid will exfoliate your skin to treat irregular skin pigmentation, acne, and fine lines or wrinkles. It accelerates cell turnover and helps to brighten the skin by removing dead skin cells. Cosmeceutical mandelic acid can also strengthen and firm the skin by promoting the production of collagen, which slows down as we age.

Who should use mandelic acid?

Mandelic acid is the MVP ingredient in all sorts of cosmeceutical beauty products, from serums and lotions to creams and peels. At Adore Beauty, we have lots of options for you to try. Mandelic acid is less likely to irritate the skin compared to other AHAs, which makes it beneficial for all skin types.
Mandelic acid and acne

You should definitely give mandelic acid a try if you struggle with acne as its antibacterial property is effective at treating and preventing breakouts. The benefits are endless where this great AHA is concerned.

Boost the radiance of your skin. Order one of the quality mandelic acid skin care products below.

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Recent reviews on Mandelic Acid products

Medik8 Pore Cleanse Gel Intense 150ml
Medik8 Pore Cleanse Gel Intense 150ml

Noticeable difference

Noticeable improvement and reduction in pore size especially on my cheeks. Pleasant smell and didn't react as it wasn't a harsh cleanser to switch to.
Dermalist Ultra Hydrating Lactic Cleanser 200ml
Dermalist Ultra Hydrating Lactic Cleanser 200ml

very gentle

it is very very gentle on the skin and i felt that it did cleanse my skin deeply. i have relatively dry skin and i very much liked the way this made my skin feel. my skin was not dry or tight after using this cleanser.
Medik8 Pore Cleanse Gel Intense 150ml
Medik8 Pore Cleanse Gel Intense 150ml

Reduces pores

Using this product helps reduce the appearances of pores after use. The effect doesn't last for long though.

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