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30% Mandelic Acid Solution: The Gentle Giant of Micro-Peels

30% Mandelic Acid Solution: The Gentle Giant of Micro-Peels


We recently told you about our Glycolic 20% Acid Solution; excellent as a booster or general maintenance to remove dead skin cells, supercharge skin lightening programs, and releases acne impactions for combination to oily skin and Fitzpatrick 1-2 skin types. But what if you want to achieve those same results in Fitzpatrick 3-6 without worrying about triggering hyperpigmentation? Our 30% Mandelic Acid Solution is your go-to.


For a no downtime, alternative to a medium-depth peel in darker skin tones or sensitive Fitzpatrick 1-2, 30% Mandelic Acid Solution is a more gentle, but still appropriately aggressive exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, boost lightening programs, and release acne impactions in skin more prone to hyperpigmentation.


A Mandelic Acid peel will stimulate cell turnover to reveal smoother texture and tone. Because mandelic acid has a larger molecular structure than glycolic acid, it penetrates skin more slowly, and therefore, with less irritation. It won’t trigger an inflammatory response that can stimulate melanocytes, but it will rapidly lift dead cells and reach into the deeper layers of the dermis to work its magic.


For treating discoloration, no acid can match Mandelic’s brightening ability. Melasma, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and acne scarring all improve when treated with Mandelic Acid.


That’s because unlike other acids, Mandelic is a melanin inhibitor, so it targets excess pigment both above and below the surface of the skin; through exfoliation of existing dark spots (including acne scars) and suppression of future spots.


Mandelic acid has a few added bonuses. Along with its micro-exfoliating properties, Mandelic acid is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory making it a potent acne fighter.


Mandelic acid has excellent benefits for aging skin as well. It accelerates cell renewal making skin appear lighter, brighter, firmer, and smoother. At the same time, mandelic acid promotes collagen production to increase skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance.  


Like the Glycolic Acid 20%, Vivant’s 30% Mandelic Acid Solution can be used to give a boost to any skin care program or as general maintenance for even tone, smooth texture, and enhanced firmness and elasticity. It can also be used before microdermabrasion.

With regular use, the MA peel lifts excess pigment, brightens and evens tone, brings smooth texture, reduces the appearance of acne scars and fine lines, improves skin structure and firmness, and promotes a luminous, healthy complexion. 


Advantages of Vivant’s 30% Mandelic Acid Solution: simple, inexpensive, no downtime, excellent booster, excellent for maintenance, gentle and non-irritating, non-triggering, safe for all skin tones.

The skin should always be preconditioned with Vivant’s recommended 4-step at-home regimen consisting of an exfoliating cleanser, toner, Vitamin A propionate skin conditioner, and daily SPF. The 30% Mandelic Acid treatment can be repeated once every 15 days for 4–6 months until the desired result is achieved.