Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

2015 Dermascope Magazine Aestheticians’ Choice Award Winner

Eco-friendly and skin-loving luxfoliating beads 

The ultimate healthy cleanse for face and body is intensified with the addition of exfoliating granules. Defend against acne, aging and irregular pigmentation with antioxidant, free-radical fighting strength in a fresh, hydrating scrub. Exfoliates, controls acne-causing bacteria, brightens and balances skin tone, and stimulates collagen production. Mandelic Acid is the safest AHA for darker skin tones; suppresses pigmentation and will not trigger irritation.

Skin Type: Recommended for Combination or Oily skin.

Ideal for: Adult acne and skin new to advanced skin care regimens.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 60 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


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Start usage every other day and progress to twice daily. Apply to face or body. Work into lather and massage into skin. Rinse thoroughly.
A reduction in blemishes, dark spots, discoloration and fine lines. Deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates without irritating skin. Leaves skin fresh, revitalized, vibrantly clean and glowing.
Mandelic Acid: A naturally derived extract of bitter almonds. Particularly effective in targeting acne, age spots, discoloration, and wrinkles while minimizing irritation.

Green Tea Extract: Rich in Vitamins E and C, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Beneficial for maintenance of collagen formation and healthy skin.

Grape Seed Oil: A hydrating agent rich in nutrients and free-radical fighting antioxidants. Helps tighten skin and combat effects of UV radiation.

Kiwi Fruit Extract: Potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory enzymes. High Vitamin C content makes it a collagen and moisture booster as well.

Honey: Natural humectant with long lasting hydrating effects. Also contains anti-bacterial enzymes to clarify and protect skin.

All natural, renewable and biodegradable cellulose buffing beads.
  • Use 1 to 3 times daily. 

  • Use in combination with Vivant’s Mandelic skin care products to reduce residual bacteria, lift hyperpigmentation or open impacted pores. 

  • For acne of the back, exfoliate and leave on for a few minutes; then rinse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 49 reviews

The only products that has worked for me.

NOT for Sensitive Skin

I’m one of those people who will read a ton of reviews & watch videos of a product before purchasing them. I have NEVER EVER left any reviews myself but the havoc that this cleanser in combination with the 9% Mandelic toner wreaked on my skin has warranted one & I feel compelled to share in hopes of sparing someone else the trauma.

I had previously used the 3% Mandelic toner with my DermaDoctor Ain’t Misbehavin Cleanser late last year & the results were ideal. With that combination I experienced minor to moderate peeling but there was no irritation.

However, this cleanser $ the 9% version of the Mandelic toner gave me the worst skin reaction I have ever had in my life. For context, I am a 25 year old African-American woman with a normal skin type & a few dry areas. I would not call my skin acne prone but every so often I may get a blemish or few. I bought the items to help with the hyperpigmentation around my mouth & a few acne scars.

I ordered both items a little over a month ago. I followed the instructions & used the products on alternating days. I experienced a burning sensation, moderate peeling, & redness. I expected some irritation & chalked it up to my skin acclimating to the products.

I never got to the stage where I could use the products daily because I noticed how dry my skin was after cleansing & the burning sensation from the toner never stopped; it always left me red in those same dry areas. I stopped usage immediately once I saw a rash begin to develop. This occurred in the middle of week two.

I then reverted back to an old oil cleaner, milk cleanser, and generic gentle toner that I keep in my stash to ease the the irritation & within a few days the rash cleared up. Only the sides of my nose were still red.

Which brings us into week 4! ... Because I had spent $98 on the products I tried to use them again $ literally within 2 days I have developed this disgusting itchy rash that burns. ...

Hello Sadia. We are sorry to hear about your experience. The Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is recommended for oily or combination skin. For sensitive skin we recommend the milder Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Wash. You paired the Exfoliating Cleanser with the 9% Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Toner, the strongest of our mandelic acid toners. This is a combination recommended for more resistant acne or very oily skin. We always recommend starting at the lowest levels and acclimating the skin by introducing the products slowly. You mention you had great success with the 3% Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Toner late last year. If you stopped using it for a while before beginning the 9%, your skin would no longer be acclimated, so it would have been best to go back to the 3% and re-acclimate before moving up to the 9%. Because dark skin is more reactive, it’s important to introduce products slowly. If you’re unsure about which products are best for your regimen, you can always reach our in-house esthetician through the customer care email or phone number listed on our website. Additionally, we offer 60-day money-back guarantee. We have already issued you a refund and are sending you some complimentary products that will get your regimen back on track. Thank you for contacting us!

I've been using this cleanser for about a week and a half and my scars are already fading. It leaves my skin so soft and i see my skin tone evening out. I purchased a serum, moisturizer, and toner just the other day so i cannot wait to start my full skincare routine using all Vivant products. Nothing but great results so far.

Great product !!

This product literally changed my life.


Love this product! My skin looks great !