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The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA 30ml

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The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA is all about promoting a smooth, radiant complexion. If you have sensitive skin and glycolic acid is too harsh for your skin, this product is perfect for you. This unique exfoliating serum is more gentle than other AHA serums, as it features Mandelic Acid, which penetrates the skin more slowly, and therefore is more gentle on the complexion. 

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4.5 of 123 reviews

88% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

gentle exfoliant


this is so gentle even when my skin is feeling rough or dry. It makes my skin look smoother overnight and doesn't cause sensitivity

Most Helpful Criticism

OK at price point


This acid didnt really do much for my skin i saw no visible difference other than it slightly dried out my skin but other that that no changes in skin texture. Its worth a purchase though at its price point- maybe it could work for you
  1. gentle exfoliant


    this is so gentle even when my skin is feeling rough or dry. It makes my skin look smoother overnight and doesn't cause sensitivity
  2. Gentle and effective


    verified purchaser
    I purchased the mandelic acid after reading positive reviews and I'm so glad I did. My skin needed this and has been so clear and smooth since I started using it. I've found mixing a few drops with the Ordinary Niacinamide works well for my sensitive skin.
  3. Amazing


    Best exfoliant I’ve found to use with tretinoin. I’m sensitive to most exfoliantS but this is great (every second night works for me)
  4. Great!


    This product works great on my skin, is super hydrating! However, I have yet to see any improvement in terms of blemishes etc. from using it in the past 2 months, but overall happy with the product so far!
  5. Wow


    verified purchaser
    Love this exfoliant! I was worried about having a reaction to a chemical exfoliant as I dry and sensitive skin, and prone to eczema flare ups when I use abrasive products. So I picked this as a very gentle entry product. It feels like it is just oil when you put it on - nice and moisturizing. I put it on before bed and when I wake up I am amazed by how soft my skin feels, it is really noticeable. ...
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  6. great


    this stuff is strong but it works well and helps my skin
  7. LOVE


    verified purchaser
    This is so helpful and so reasonably priced for such an effective product. I have sensitive skin and it didn’t cause any irritation
  8. Gentle but exfoliating


    verified purchaser
    It does the job at exfoliating my skin without causing any irritations or breakouts. I find it mild enough to use every night (I did start twice a week then gradually increased to every night), and wake up to a smooth and ‘glowing’ skin.
  9. Great for oily skin


    verified purchaser
    I was super skeptical about this product but it has been amazing for my skin. I have really oily skin and I since applying this product every evening I have noticed a visible reduction in oiliness/sebum. The only negative thing that I would say is that it can sometimes cause a little bit of irritation for me, and I typically don't have sensitive skin. After the first couple of weeks my skin seemed...
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  10. Amazing


    Very good for oily skin. It helps with acne and smoothing the skin
  11. LOVE!!!

    amanda --

    This product has CHANGED my skin!!!
    I was using the AHA+BHA peeling solution but since being out of stock I have been using this for a couple of weeks and my pores look smaller and my acne scars have lightened too.
  12. Cleared My Skin


    this product helped fade my acne/dark marks and got rid of my texture, my skin is much more smooth and clear
  13. Great gentle AHA

    Mal M

    I have oily acne prone skin and have been using this AHA since it is a lot more gentle on my skin compared to the Glycolic acid from the ordinary which was too strong.

    It took a few months for any noticeable difference in my rosacea and acne scarring but it made my skin smoother after a few weeks of use.
  14. Really smoothing to skin's surface


    Once I used this I saw results overnight. My skin felt so smooth and soft and my pores looked less visible after using for a while. My only concern is that it can increase sensitivity to the sun, so I'll probably be using it fairly infrequently.
  15. Amazing.


    I didn't think this acid would do a whole lot but it completely cleared my acne after only a couple of weeks use. Feels super nice to use too!
  16. Excellent Product!!


    Love this product! I use every night as part of my routine and also use on my décolletage. Great texture and soaks right into your skin.
  17. Fantastic!!


    pretty good, definitely a learning curve to use the product.

  18. Good stuff


    pretty good, definitely a learning curve to use the product.
  19. Really helps my pores


    This was suggested for me by an Adore Beauty employee and I use it a couple of times a week. It’s a bit of a slow worker but I have noticed that my pores look tighter and more clean so hopefully over a longer period of time my pores will be unnoticeable (fingers crossed!)
  20. Love it ❤️


    I actually wasn’t sure what this was when I first bought it a few months ago, it came with the zinc + ninamicide - which is also now a staple in my routine! I think I thought it was a toner! So I used with caution at first, as directed, as a nighttime serum. I woke up with lovely glowing skin. Whilst I tend to avoid the T-zone, I’ve found that if there is contact it won’t break me out like a usual...
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  21. Great for sensitive skin


    I used this serum twice a week and whenever I used it, the next morning I will notice that my skin is glowing. I have sensitive skin but this serum does not cause any irritation or breakouts to me at all. It seems a little oily after application, so I always apply it before I go to bed.
  22. I LOVE this!!!!


    I am so happy with this product! It drastically clears my skin up & after having a lot of skin issues lately, it has really helped me out.
    The day after using this, I saw effects immediately including less congestion & and overall clearer appearance to my skin.
    I use this once a week & am LOVING it!!
  23. Very good for sensitive skin


    This is such a gentle serum. I’ve found it makes my skin glow when I use it consistently. My skin is sensitive, and I’m so happy to find this serum! I recommend people with sensitive dry skin give it a shot.
  24. Skin glowy and fresh!


    I love love this product so much! I have sensitive skin and this did not irritate my skin at all. Your skin will see a glowing, brighter skin after a few days of applying. Definitely worth buying.
  25. great price serum for pigmentation


    I have decided to give it a go again. I have used this long time ago but didn't quite notice the differences. It is watery serum which doesn't irritate my skin. (think my skin is quite strong and thick.) I hope this will work gradually for the discoloration and some pigments.
  26. great value and amazing quality


    this product is a way better for me than any ahas and it is awesome for my skin texture
  27. Perfect in between glycolic treatments


    I'm actually pretty pretty impressed with this product. I generally do my own glycolic treatments, which I love. I actually purchased this to test it for my sister with super sensitive skin. I've ended up enjoying the product a lot myself. For an exfoliant that is on the gentler side, it does a great job. My skin was certainly sporting a glow each morning after use, and make up application and fin...
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  28. The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA


    Leaves my skin feeling healthy and gives an nice overall glow! Skin has never looked nicer!
  29. Brightens when used consistently


    I have been using this on and off for about four months as part of my night regimen recommended to me by Deciem.

    When I am consistent with it, I do notice my complexion is brighter. No redness or irritation.
  30. swear by it!


    I've been using this product for a few months and I've noticed a visible difference in my skin. Absolutely love this product.
  31. OK at price point


    This acid didnt really do much for my skin i saw no visible difference other than it slightly dried out my skin but other that that no changes in skin texture. Its worth a purchase though at its price point- maybe it could work for you
  32. Not for me


    Not for me
  33. It's really nice


    It is really funny and oily but absorbed into your skin and definitely leaves your skin feeling soft! Would recommend for sure !
  34. Magic in a bottle


    I love this!!! If you are new to acids or have sensitive skin this is a great product. There is no burning sensation and your skin looks brighter overnight. This is an amazing product for those wanting to start out on AHAs.
  35. Better for dry skin


    I love lactic and glycolic acid but my go to products were out of stock so I purchased this. At first I thought it was nice and moisturizing (it's quite oily). But it made me break out. I kept at it for a few weeks but this reaction was longer than expected for an initial skin purge (plus my skin is used to peels). I have combination skin and I broke out all around my hairline and t zone. I now us...
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  36. Skin glowy and fresh!


    I generally have very sensitive skin and suffer from dermatitis. However, this product doesn't give me any redness or irritation - and it leaves my skin glowy and fresh after using it for a few days. My dull skin is now brighter and I'm loving it.
  37. Great


    Quick delivery, all products brought in perfect condition and It came with some chocolate :) May not help with my acne but thoughtful
  38. Good


    My sister live by this product so I decided to try it on for myself. Absolutely fell in love after the first couple of use. Will def repurchase.
  39. a great exfoliator


    this is really good, I don't use it every day as it is a bit harsh but it makes my skin look fresh
  40. It works


    I had really no idea about this product but it was recommended to me by DECEIM customer service so i bought it. The first 2 nights my skin felt a bit tingly after i put it on, but since then haven't had any issues. I use it at night and in the morning i am waking up to fresh skin, no oily build up on my face like their use to be. I will continue to use
  41. Another extraordinary Ordinary product


    I was prepared for this product to be a little harsher as there are clear instructions/warning in The Ordinary's product description to avoid contact with eyes, broken skin, prolonged contact and sun exposure etc. but it was nice and light and did not produce any irritation at all.

    All product reviews are to be considered in the context of my full DECIEM recommended routine. I am no...
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  42. Gentle but effective


    I've been using the Ordinary's Glycolic acid for a couple of years now, but as my skin ages it gets a little more sensitive. This mandelic acid was the answer! It's gentle but with the same results as stronger acids. It has a slightly oily texture when it first goes on and takes about 5-10 minutes to completely absorb into my skin. I alternate the stronger acids with this one and find that I'm...
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  43. Beautiful Product


    My skin is much softer I have been loving this product, now an essential product in my daily routine
  44. Too harsh for my skin


    Sadly too harsh for my skin
  45. Great, mild acid


    This acid is perfect to get your skin used to chemical peeling. The first couple of days I could feel a little tingling after applying this product, but I found out that I was putting a little too much on. A couple of drops are enough, so this will last forever too! I can tell my skin is softer and the texture is becoming smoother.
  46. Great for sensitive skin


    Does not irritate my sensitive skin at all and does not create redness! Skin looks brighter the morning after using
  47. Great starter acid


    I have skin that is sensitive and prone to redness so was worried about having a reaction to this product however it has been great for my sensitive skin. It is a very gentle and light serum that absorbs into the skin easily. I've noticed improvements in my skins texture and softness. A staple in my night time routine now.
  48. Gentle


    Gentle exfoliant that flattens out my acne scars over time. Doesn't cause much irritation, some stinging when I first applied
  49. Suprisingly oily


    This is my first chemical exfoliation, it's only been a week however is very oily to what i expected. Needed to let it soak in for about 10 mins before the next product. Every time i use it though, I do wake up the next morning with extremely soft skin so could be more of a hydrating exfoliant
  50. Not irritating for sensitive skin


    I was scared to try any acid because of my sensitive skin, but after some research I decided to go with the Mandelic Acid. I've used it in the last week and my skin have not been irritated at all, and no redness or break out! It's a nice oil like consistency but not heavy and absorbs quickly.
  51. Soft skin


    Have used for the second time tonight and love this. It’s more of an oil than anything else but it doesn’t feel too greasy after initial application. Makes my skin feel incredibly smooth and I love it. Not sure yet about long term benefits but so far so good.
  52. Great for acne and pigmentation


    I bought this product after some research into what would control my acne. I wasnt happy with the current regime I was using and was looking to mix it up. For the price I figured It wouldn't be much of a loss if this didnt work, but I saw immediate results and I'm thrilled! It was completely comfortable to use on my broken out and excema prone skin and when I woke up the next morning my skin was s...
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  53. Nice feel on skin and absorbent


    Compared to another oil based product it doesn't just sit on the skin but absorbs into the skin well. My skin is sensitive but this product doesn't irritate it at all. I would recommend this product especially at this price.
  54. Pretty powerful stuff!


    I have sensitive skin - so i need to avoid my eye areas when using this or they get a bit red/puffy.
    Other than that, i love this product. I use this every second night and it is a great exfoliator.
  55. love it


    I love most ordinary products, but this one is one of my favourites
  56. Love it


    My skin always looks so fresh and dewy when I use this. Love to pair it with my 2% Salicylic Acid from The Ordinary at night time.
  57. New favourite


    I use this about 3 times a week. It removes any dry skin and also helps with pimples.
    I use this as my only exfoliator. Overall my skin is much better.
  58. Good product but made me a little shiny

    Emma Loves Skincare

    Nice product. I liked using this oil although I did feel a bit shiny after using it.

    For reference my skin is oily/combination and I am 30 years old
  59. Great


    Since i have used stronger exfoliants in the past, i did not find this very effective at exfoliating. But it can be a good start
  60. Great beginner acid


    This is a gentle exfoliating Acid and I would recommend for people who haven’t used acids in their skin care before. I like to use this for maintenance in between my clinic chemical peels AHA/BHA. It feels really nice on the skin, almost oily but not greasy. Leaves my skin looking more refined, smoother & brighter the next day but without being tight and itchy. I only need to use the smallest amou...
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  61. Gentle exfoliant


    I bought this as my first exfoliant due to it being a milder version. It does have an oily texture which I find helps moisturise my skin, however because it is so mild I'm not sure if it does anything for my skin personally. Great for people who are just starting to use acids though!
  62. Did not work with my sensitive skin


    Although advertised that it is suitable for sensitive skin, this product did not agree with me! On the handful of times I used the products, I was left with dry, red, itchy and inflamed skin. Unfortunately, after my skin calmed down, I couldn't tell if the product worked. It's a shame because I love most of the ordinary products!
  63. Came back for more


    It was a toss up between the mandelic and lactic acid, I tried this one first and I have no complaints, there’s zero irritation and I feel it does it’s job well. I even bought a bottle for a friend.
  64. A particularly gentle chemical exfoliant


    I find this is much gentler on my skin than glycolic and salycilic. I’m a big fan of this one.
  65. Gentle but unpleasant texture


    I got this as I heard mandelic acid is great for sensitive skin and it did not disappoint in this aspect as it didn't irritate my skin. However the texture is quite thick and somewhat oily that it doesn't really sit well on my skin. On the other hand, I can't say it really has a noticeable effect in terms of exfoliation as I didn't notice brightening or softening as I do with other acid products. ...
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  66. Suprising after re-visiting


    I used this product last summer and didn't really see much of a change over the course of a few weeks, so i kept it in the draw. Lately i have had very dry flakey skin with acne scarring and decided to give it another go, i was suprised at how well it worked overnight! I woke up and my skin was more plump, all the dead flakey skin was gone and my super red acne scarring was reduced quite a lot. I ...
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  67. Gentle exfoliant


    This is my first leave on chemical exfoliant. Extremely gentle with no irritation. I use it every other day before other serums. No more patches of dry, flaking skin around my nose, eyebrows and hairline.
  68. Game changer


    I don't like using physical exfoliants, so this is perfect for keeping my skin fresh and exfoliated, without the redness and discomfort associated with scrubs. I have found that it has largely improved the overall texture of my skin, and I had no issues introducing it into my routine.
  69. Slow effect


    The first few days of using this I didn't see any difference but give it some time and the results will show. My dark pigmentation has disappeared and my face looks brighter and glowing.
  70. Great introductory acid


    I have seen good results with this product, including reduced acne scars/redness left over from a break out. It is quite gentle so a good place to start for those who have not used anything stronger previously.
  71. Great!!


    I use it at night sometimes, and it definitely decreases size of pores and visibility of fine lines. Just a bit too oily for my oily skin so i dont use it that often. But gives my skin the look of a facial the next morning, just the oily residue isn't great.
  72. Eh


    Have been using not for face as I presume intended but for scars on legs from insect bites as per a recommendation. Unfortunately haven't seen much change
  73. Better skin


    I use this on my skin at night before my moisturiser when I need a gentle exfoliation. It leaves my skin looking plump and helps with my complexion
  74. Gentle yet effective


    This acid works pretty well. Don’t expect dramatic changes as it is quite gentle. I have problematic skin and have found that this helps my skin tone and fading acne marks. Skin feels nice and soft in the morning.
  75. Gentle exfoliant


    A super gentle exfoliant. Did notice a slight difference to skin texture the next day. Feels a bit oily on the skin at first. I prefer the ordinary’s lactic acid.
  76. OK


    I have used this for a few months and found it to OK. Changes to the tone and texture of the skin were not significant but it is gentler than some other acids and did not irritate my skin.
  77. Amazing


    An amazing overnight exfoliant and is a part of my weekly routine. My skin was noticeably brighter / smooth / hydrated after the first use and is even better on sensitive skin types. Would recommend to anyone, especially those introducing their skin to chemical peels.
  78. Great


    I have only used it a few times but my skin already feels different. I have noticed that my pores have refined a lot, my skin tone is more even, and it looks brighter tan ever. It is also gentle with the skin
  79. my go to for rough skin


    i get eczema, on my face and on my body, so my skin is pretty sensitive, and i apply this every third night over rough spots, and when i wake up my skin is so much smoother, and less irritated - also my face is so soft and smooth, feels like i've just had a facial.
  80. Okay Product


    I have not noticed a difference in my skin since using this product. I have sensitive skin and this was not irritating, however the appearance of skin did not change. I have used this around 3 times now, so maybe it takes a while to see results.
  81. Nice, mild chemical exfoliant


    This is a great product to use as an initiation to AHA acids. It is very mild and I would suggest, suitable for sensitive skin.
  82. My favourite!


    This serum is literally my life! I know it’s meant for your face but I have also tried it on my keratosis Pilaris on my arms and literally this is the only thing that has worked reduce it dramatically. I have sensitive skin on my face so I can only use it maybe once a week but i have never written a product review in my life but took the time to write this!! I will never stop using this - EVER
  83. Gently exfoliate and has helped clear


    Even as an adult in her 30s I am still plagued with acne flare ups this product has been gentle on the skin while helping to exfoliate on a daily basis after the first month of us I have very few small comedome on my skin as well as the large cystic ones. Deffinately a favourite
  84. Clears up skin and exfoliates gently


    Skin type: oily and comedone, PIH-prone skin
    I've been looking for a mild but effective acid for my skin type and this by far has been the best. I use it to clear up comedones and minimize PIH marks. I use it once or twice a week only, at night, after my serum. I apply it all over my face and leave overnight. The next day, my face feels smoother and after 2-3 days I would notice mild peeling...
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  85. great acid for sensitive skin


    if you have sensitive skin, mandelic acid is the way to go! i've been using this for months and have had no issues. love how it's very affordable and also has HA in it for hydration
  86. good exfoliator for sensitive skin


    i have keratosis pilaris on my arms and can't use a harsh physical exfoliator, mandelic acid is the best product for a sensitive peel and this product and it's price point is fantastic
  87. Super gentle, but...


    I have sensitive skin and I tolerate this well, but I don’t get results with it like I do with lactic 10%, and I don’t like the oily feeling this leaves on the skin.
  88. Superficial Peel


    This serum is another great product from The Ordinary. It is a superficial Peel which does not leave the skin peeling or flakey, it leaves the skin glowing. Put it on overnight & wake up with super shiny glowing skin.
  89. feels nice


    feels good but not sure its made a difference.
  90. More For Sensitive Skin


    This is a beautiful acid, but I’d be more likely to recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin.

    My skin loves AHA’s and is well used to high doses of Glycolic Acid, but for anyone wanting to try out an acid, this would be an extremely good place to start.

    It doesn’t dry out my skin, and if anything, it leaves it super moisturized with the added Hyaluronic Acid.
  91. Alright


    This product is pretty good. I haven't noticed any major differences but it isn't a bad product
  92. OK


    I have used this for more than 4 months and found that it has helped at times to clear up some areas of the skin although it does not prevent the occasional breakout from occurring.
  93. Very Gentle exfoliant


    It is a super gentle exfoliant. I have very sensitive skin and haven't seen any kind of reaction (burning/redness) yet. Whenever I see a pimple popping up, I spot treat it and the next day it's almost gone. It makes my skin a bit smoother and softer.
    However, I basically bought this for my textured skin but it doesn't get rid of that!
    Over all its a good exfoliant and I've been using ...
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  94. Leaves you with glowy smooth skin


    I love this acid, its mild and doesn't irritate your skin and has enough power to smoothen and leave your skin feeling soft. I use it at night and the next morning my skin feels amazing!
  95. Oily


    It is oilier than other AHAs I have used. Havent really noticed dramatic results.
  96. Love!


    This is a great acid. It seems just as effective as others, but feels so gentle on the skin. I find this one quite hydrating as well!
  97. Great product


    My skin is quite sensitive but this product is mild enough that it doesn’t cause any irritation, there’s no ‘burning’ sensation and it makes my skin feel great. The price is incredible too.
  98. Super effective yet non irritating- a repeat purchase for me!


    Brilliant. Seriously buy it. I use it at night (as does hubby!) and the next morning my skin is smooth and luminous. I apply, let it sink in and then apply rosehip oil over the top before going to bed. I love it so much that i am a repeat purchaser. Make sure you use sun protection the next day though as it does increase sensitivity.
  99. Fav ordinary product


    This is potentially my favourite Ordinary product. It is reliable and when I this use at night, my skin always looks clearer and glowy in the morning. I had no irritation when using and strongly recommend as it is so effective!
  100. Gentle and effective!


    This is the first chemical exfoliant I have ever purchased as I was always hesitant with other acids due to their higher irritation tendencies - until i discovered this!
    No tingle, no irritation, gentle and effective exfoliation that provides you with a clean and soft complexion the next morning!
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