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5 Amazing Benefits of Mandelic Acid for Your Skin

From acne to aging to even tone, mandelic acid is the multi-tasking AHA that does it all.


How Does Mandelic Acid Benefit Your Skin?

Skin too sensitive for glycolic acid? Mandelic is the gentlest of the AHAs. Prone to hyperpigmentation? Mandelic is non-triggering and naturally brightening. Acne? Mandelic kills bacteria and clears pores. Fine lines? Meet your hero smoother.



In their chief role as exfoliators, AHAs dissolve the “glue” that binds dead cells together to slough them away and instantly give skin a brighter, fresher appearance. 

Each acid has its particular strengths that can be harnessed to address skin concerns. But among them, one stands out. Mandelic acid is a multi-tasking hero that combines the best of all AHAs, plus a few bonuses.


5 Amazing Things Mandelic Acid Can Do For Your Skin


1. Mandelic Acid Clears Acne

Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, exfoliating, sebum-regulating—mandelic acid is a born acne fighter. It kills acne bacteria in the pore to prevent breakouts and removes dead cells from the skin’s surface to decongest pores and peel away blemishes, while anti-inflammatory properties help speed healing.


2. Mandelic Acid Promotes Even Skin Tone

Mandelic acid inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for initiating melanin production in response to triggers like inflammation or oxidative stress, keeping pigment from reaching the surface. It also works on the surface to help fade dark spots and discoloration by sloughing away pigmented cells.


3. Mandelic Acid Reduces Fine Lines

An accumulation of dead cells can make lines appear deeper and more pronounced. Mandelic acid removes cellular debris to diminish the appearance of fine lines and reveal a smoother surface. Longer-term, mandelic acid works below the surface to enhance collagen production to give skin a smoother, firmer appearance.


4. Mandelic Acid Improves Skin Texture

Several factors affect skin texture—cellular debris, lack of moisture, inflammation, breakouts, collagen degradation, visible pores. The exfoliating, acne-fighting, anti-inflammatory, non-irritating, barrier-supporting properties of mandelic acid help with all of those things to deliver clear, smooth, refined, elastic, healthy texture. 


5. Mandelic Acid Minimizes Skin Irritation

A large molecular structure means mandelic acid penetrates the skin slowly, making it less likely to cause irritation or trigger reactive pigment. Its gentle action makes it ideal for people with sensitive, hyperpigmentation-prone, or rosacea-affected skin.


    Mandelic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser

    The ultimate healthy skin scrub combines a gentle mandelic acid formula with biodegradable exfoliating beads. Exfoliate dead cells, clear impactions, kill acne bacteria, and encourage cell renewal. Excellent for both face and body.

    Daily Repair Pads

    Daily Repair Pads are everyone’s favorite way to tone. Single-use textured pads steeped in a glow-boosting cocktail of mandelic, salicylic, and lactic acids, plus barrier-boosting niacinamide. Lift dead cells, refine, hydrate, and heal. Maximum results with minimum effort. Easy to toss in a gym bag or travel carry-on for healthy skin on the go. 

    Skin Nourishing Toner

    Mandelic acid, niacinamide, rosehip oil, green tea extract, and kiwi extract make this an ultra-nourishing formula and hydrating formula. Protects against environmental stressors, supports a healthy barrier, and enhances serum absorption for accelerated results.

    8% Mandelic Acid Serum

    This gentle, high-performance formulation is one of our best-sellers and best-reviewed for targeting acne, aging, and hyperpigmentation without irritation. Our customers call it “magic in a bottle.” 

    FF3 Biopeptide AHA

    This breakthrough serum harnesses the power of Clinical Mandelic Acid plus a cocktail of neuropeptides, signaling peptides, antioxidant compounds, and hyaluronic acid to boost renewal, increase hydration, correct uneven pigment, and smooth surface texture.


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