Mandelic Brightening Serum
Mandelic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that’s derived from bitter almonds. It’s a powerful ingredient which can help to supercharge your skincare routine when it needs a boost. Like other types of AHAs it works by exfoliating the skin. It’s gentler compared to glycolic acid because its molecule size is twice as big, so it takes longer to penetrate the skin and is therefore less likely to cause irritation. Finally, like all acids, Mandelic has the tendency to make skin sensitive to UVA rays, so wearing an SPF during the day is non-negotiable if you want to keep hold of your glow.
Mandelic Serum can be used to treat three major skin concerns: signs of aging, acne and enlarged pores, as well as pigmentation that is the result of excess sun exposure, acne scarring, taking hormonal contraceptives and pregnancy. It targets these concerns by speeding up cell turnover which slows with age.
How does it work?
By removing the build-up of dead skin cells it thins out the very top layer of the skin so that it becomes smoother is able to reflect the light better. As a result, you can expect improvement in skin texture and a brighter, more luminous complexion. Acne suffers can also look forward to a reduction in breakouts. “Mandelic acid has antibacterial properties which help to regulate sebum production. It’s even been shown to benefit those cystic acne sufferers,”
It is especially good for those with darker skin tones which are genetically prone to pigmentation and melasma. While other acids can help to treat these issues, dermatologists are reporting problems associated with overuse. “In darker skin tones, overuse of AHAs can cause the skin to react, leading to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. So, you end up exacerbating the very problem you’re trying to correct”. However, it is so gentle that it’s unlikely to cause hyperpigmentation.
Refines skin texture and tone.
Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.
Helps unclogs pores and loosens blackheads.
Freckles, dark spots, and uneven complexion appear lighter and more even.
Delivers anti-bacterial properties.
Rich with potent peptides and protective antioxidants.
Contains no Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, synthetic fragrances or colorants.