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25% Mandelic Acid Peel
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25% Mandelic Acid Peel

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"Just want to say that I am now a lifetime MUAC customer. I LOVE the products and service. The Mandelic Acid Peel and Gly-Luronic have changed my skin entirely!"

"The Mandelic Acid peels have literally changed my life. I still have a little ways to go, but I am almost to the point where I can just wear a little loose powder to control shine and limit my use of foundation to cover these dark spots."
Chelsea B.

"I have oily/combo skin and lots of small bumps that do not turn into acne. I also have some freckling from sun on my nose. I've used the Mandelic Acid 25% solution 3 times. The second time I went to a restaurant the day after i did my facial and the waitresses stopped me to ask what I was doing to my skin. I gave them the website. As a 40+ black woman to have others think I'm half my age because of how great my skin looks is awesome. I also have noticed that whiteheads are erupting all over, a good sign that I'm finally getting the gunk that just sat underneath my skin to come out. Hoping that by the end of the year my skin will be consistently clear, smooth and even in tone. Will definitely work my way into something stronger for my fine lines. No more pricey facials, you guys have got me as a spokesperson for life."
Peggy G.

What is Mandelic Acid?

Mandelic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid.  Derived from bitter almonds, it has a number of benefits for the skin.

The molecular structure of mandelic acid is larger than better known alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and lactic acid.  This means it takes longer to penetrate the skin's surface and is much less irritating. 


--Rapidly exfoliates dead skin cells and surface debris from the skin.
--Mandelic acid has antimicrobial/antibacterial properties, making it an excellent choice for all types of acne, including cystic acne.
--Loosens blackheads for easy extraction.
--Cleans and refines pores.
--Refines the tone and texture of the skin, brightens.
--Mandelic acid is excellent for clients with darker skin tones.  It does not cause the unwanted, lighter skin tone changes that you might experience with other AHA's.
--Mandelic acid inhibits the growth of melanin, the cause of brown patches, freckles, uneven skin tone and other sun-related skin care issues.
--Mandelic acid, with continued use, can help repair sun damaged skin.
--Mandelic acid reduces lines and wrinkles without the irritation of other AHA's.
--Mandelic is typically an excellent exfoliator for clients suffering from Rosacea.
What can I expect when using this peel?

Upon application, within the first minute-or-so, you will feel very little topical sensation, perhaps none.  Then, the skin may have a "warming" sensation, or slight tingling.  Remember, that this acid will penetrate more slowly, thus the topical sensation will take a bit longer.  ***Don't be fooled by the lack of sensation... it *is* working, so do not leave it on the skin longer than directed.

Some clients will see actual peeling of the skin.  Others will just notice the excellent exfoliation benefits and a brighter, more glowing skin tone.


This product is *not* a serum.  It has a watery consistency, so either dip a q-tip into the bottle for application, or remove the cap, place a gauze pad on the open bottle and tip it over to soak the gauze, then apply.
Instructions listed above, under corresponding tab.
General Cautions:
  • Never use manual exfoliators nor scrubbing brushes within 24 hours of using a peel.
  • Stop Retin A, benzoyl peroxides, acne products and any other drying agents 24 hours before and after using an alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy peel.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin products, never use a salicylic acid nor beta hydroxy peel.
  • Never apply a peel without doing a patch-test first and waiting 48 hours for results.
  • Never apply a chemical peel to inflamed skin.
  • Always read product directions in their entirety and don't take shortcuts.
  • Use our BellEvolve Advanced Repair Cream for skin that has been chemically over processed.  It contains advanced healing agents that will quickly get your skin back to normal.
  • When in doubt about a caution, please write or call us for more information.
  • Rating Saved my skin!
    I usually never write reviews, but this stuff is great! I had been suffering from severe cystic hormonal acne along my chin/jawline and cheeks for almost a year. My dermatologist prescribed an antibiotic and topical retinoid, which helped somewhat, but I still wasn't happy with my skin (still had cystic breakouts every month). I heard about MUAC's 25% mandelic acid peel on a blog and figured I give it a try. After about a month of use, this stuff saved my skin!! No more hormonal break outs, no more cystic acne! This peel has completely changed my skin. It helped fade some hyperpigmentation, but didn't do much for my scarring (I wasn't really expecting it to help with the scarring, since I have some severe ice pick scars). I absolutely recommend this product to anyone that's suffering from acne!
      Reviewed by:   from Maryland. on 3/24/2015
    Rating Mandelic acid = great skin!
    This is just one of the peels that I love from MUAC - but probably the one that will give you clear skin the fastest if you're over 30 and don't want to deal with downtime. When I use this my skin is smooth as silk afterwards and I feel like makeup is pretty much optional. Results are definitely cumulative - my skin just keeps getting better. I also began to use peels on my 13 yo stepson and am heading off the beginnings of teenage acne - and he's happy too. I recommend MUAC to everyone and will continue to do so!
      Reviewed by:   from Minnesota. on 3/11/2015
    Rating Dream peel
    I had known my skin liked mandelic acid from trying Philosophy's much more expensive "Mircodelivery Triple Acid Brightening Peel" pads (main acid is mandelic) and I was looking for a cheaper alternative. I bought the 1oz. version of this product and have used it 5x and it's still about half full. I use it every other week and leave it on for 5 minutes and then top it with Cerave in the tub (no rinsing) and have had no redness or flaking. I put it on a thin sheet of cotton and start around my nose, cheeks, forehead, rest of face, then a small reapply to neck, hands, and elbows. I have young (25yo) Caucasian skin and issues with mild rosacea around my nose and melasma and this stuff is AMAZING at reducing both. My skin looks so taut and fresh and my tone evened that I always get compliments after I use this!
      Reviewed by:   from Los Angeles. on 3/5/2015
    Rating Great mild peel
    This is a wonderful mild peel. It was my first time using a chemical peel, and it was a very positive experience. This 25% Mandelic Acid Peel was mild, with not much burn, but it made a nice change in my skin. It evened out my skin tone, and gave my skin a nice glow. I use it once a week for 5 minutes each time. I use it on my face, neck and chest (avoiding the eye area, of course). I expect to get 6 to 8 uses out of this bottle.
      Reviewed by:   from NY. on 3/2/2015
    Rating LOVE IT!!!
      Reviewed by:   from NORTH AUGUSTA. on 2/28/2015
    Rating super effective!
    i really like how this peel made my skin clearer, dried up my existing breakouts and got rid of them.i was at work yesterday and my co worker asked me what soap i was using because she said i already have a clearer skin.i told them it's not because of the soap it's only mandelic acid that i bought from muac.because before i was using so many different types of drugstore soaps and face wash but never in my life after i married did someone ask me what im using for my face and complemented me for it. because eversince i started the 25% Mandelic Acid Peel there was so much redness gone already, scars started lightening, breakouts started to heal and i just love love love it. thank you so much MUAC .I hope this product never discontinues.
      Reviewed by:   from VA USA. on 2/21/2015
    Rating Gave It Another Try
    When I first purchased this product in 2014 I didn't think it worked. I decided to start using it again and this time give it a honest chance to do what it does. Needless to say, I am glad I did. It works!!! My skin looks great and it has a nice glow!! I have to say, this product is a good investment and when I run out I will definitely buy more!! GREAT PRODUCT!!
      Reviewed by:   from Boston, Ma. on 2/15/2015
    Rating Smoother and brighter with no down time
    I tried a sample of the Mandelic Peel and had to buy a full sized bottle. It does exactly what it promises to do. I can't use AHA products that sit on my skin like moisturizers because I find them too drying and irritating. However this peel gives me all the upside that a good AHA will provide. I use it a few times a week.
      Reviewed by:   from Atlanta, GA, London, UK. on 2/13/2015
    Rating Love it
    I am an African American women that has sensitive skin. I was suffering from hyperpigmentation but since I have been using the mandelic acid peel the dark spots are fading. My skin looks vibrate. I love this product.
      Reviewed by:   from Winston Salem,NC. on 2/1/2015
    Rating Great for Dry Skin
    I have struggled with acne, dry skin, and extreme sensitivity since adolescence. This peel is a god send! I use this peel every four days, for 5 minutes. My cheeks are glowing! Be sure to use a physical/ mineral sunscreen in conjunction with this peel, as it does make you very photosensitive, and a mineral blocker will help slow any discoloration. I have been using this for less than a month and already 5-year old acne scars are beginning to fade.
      Reviewed by:   from Montreal, Quebec. on 1/30/2015
    Rating My new favorite from MUAC
    I have been using muac products since 2009, and I have recently tried the 25% mandelic acid. It is my new favorite acid peel. It does wonders for my skin, and my teenage son's skin. I wish I had found this product earlier in life. My skin was noticeably clearer( helps with clogged pores & cystic acne), beautiful tone(No redness), & firmer skin after only two uses in 8 days. It also keeps my son's teenage acne under control. No dermatologist for him, mom has found a product that works great! Try this, you will see a difference! Thank you MUAC!
      Reviewed by:   from Arizona. on 1/20/2015
    Rating Amazing
    This peel is a winner in my book.After just one use my skin was smooth and glowing. My pigmentation faded after 2 uses and my overall skin condition was radiant and healthy. I am looking forward to trying the fade peel next. Thankyou Muac. Never stop doing what your doing. Making people feel amazing about themselves <3
      Reviewed by:   from Australia. on 1/13/2015
    Rating Mandelic acid
    Not completely sure about how I feel about this product. It has not produced incredible results as some experience,but over all tone of my face seems slightly better. I will keep using it. It does dry my skin out for about 2-3 days but nothing exfoliation and lotion cant help. One down side,it seems to "lift" the pimples that are secretly lurking under your skin so after I used it, I thought I got a rash or something because I never get ttht many little pimples at once, which was scary. But it went away within 2 days or so...still kinda weird. ****MUAC Comment - If you have acne or breakout often, using a chemical peel will pull the oils and debris to the skin's surface, resulting in some blemishes. This is normal and sill subside as you do your weekly applications.***
      Reviewed by:   from NC. on 1/9/2015
    Rating Improved my acne and SFs!
    This took my acne control to the next level. The results were almost instantaneous. I still get about 2 cystic acne spots a month, but this is down from 8-10. It's definitely worth trying for yourself. Also, my sebaceous filaments (those brown pores on your nose) are TINY. I can see them, but I have to get really close. I doubt another person would notice them if they were looking for them.
      Reviewed by:   from Houston. on 1/4/2015
    Rating Nice Peel!
    I love this peel because it is not very harsh on my skin. I saw peeling for a day or two. I really like the fact that is does not alter your skin tone.
      Reviewed by:   from Miami. on 12/30/2014
    Rating Love it
    This was my very first chemical peel. I can't believe how soft my skin is after one use! This was super gentle and I can't stop touching my face. Love it!
      Reviewed by:   from oklahoma. on 12/28/2014
    Rating Bye bye crows feet
    My husband is starting to get the inevitable crows feet. I gave him this peel and holy cow by the next morning the lines were so much smoother around his eyes. He even noticed how his horizontal forehead lines had diminished. I have since used this peel every week or two (approx. 6 peels) and his skin looks awesome (not one pimple!) He never looks red or flakey because that would be a deal breaker for him. (No shaving the next day and sunscreen is a must.) I love how my pores are easy to clean out after this peel. I have always had a tough time getting my nose pores clean and this peel is the best thing I have found! Plus, I am using this peel on scars on my body and they seem to be fading. (I did take pictures of my scars so I can see the improvement). This is a 'no down-time peel' for us and I am exceedingly pleased with the results.
      Reviewed by:   from Nevada. on 12/21/2014
    Rating Making a difference
    Hello, I'm a new customer of makeup artist's choice. I did some research on at-home chemical peels and came across this company in the process. After hearing good things, AND they offer sample sizes to try out their products, I decided to order. I ordered the 25% mandelic acid peel to start small so as not to cause damage to my skin and it is said to be good for ethnic skin tones. When I used it my pores were noticeably smaller and it loosened up some blackheads. My skin glowed and felt soft and just looked great. I wish I can use it everyday to maintain that look. Aside from that the jury is still out on the scarring I am looking to improve, better than that, clear up. The grainy texture seems to be improving as well although in small doses. It all takes time and I'm patient and understand that the condition of my skin didn't occur overnight. I'm using it every 4 days now and look forward to the higher percentage which is 40% I believe, but it's recommended to use 25% for at lease 6 weeks before doing so. I've used it for a month now, and just ordered another sample size. I'm really looking forward to continued improvement. Thanks Makeup artist's choice! I am a new customer for life and can't wait to try your other products. P.s. I've used this along with the green tea cleanser and toner to clean my skin and in between peels I used the gly-luronic acid serum. I will do reviews on those separately. Great products!
      Reviewed by:   from Philadelphia, PA. on 12/18/2014
    Rating My first peel - I love this stuff!
    I was a little hesitant to try a peel on myself at home, but I'm glad I did. This feels very gentle, but at the same time, it gives clear results. The day after my first use, I had very light flakiness around my nose, but it was barely noticeable, and ever since then I would have to say I don't have noticeable peeling after use, but I still get the remarkable results. My hyperpigmentation along my jaw line has been fading quickly since starting this, and my overall skin tone seems to be more even. In general I feel like I have taken a few years off of my skin within just a few short weeks. I like that it is neutralized with just regular water, which is so easy to do, and the tingling sensation is not overwhelming when applied. I have already recommended this to a few friends. I feel so lucky I found this site!
      Reviewed by:   from San Francisco, CA. on 12/17/2014
    Rating Incredible!
    I've used all kinds of skincare from all kinds of brands, but this peel has given me better results in minutes than I've gotten using other products for years. The change in my skin has been significant. I was new to peels, and decided to try this one first. It was perfect, gentle, yet effective. It has helped reduce some hormonal acne I've recently developed. After five of these peels, my skin looks smooth. My complexion is so clear and bright that I no longer wear makeup- my skin actually looks better without it! Some of my fine lines (11s) have disappeared completely. This peel leaves my skin plump and firm. I just can't say enough good things about it. I've now moved up to the Mandelic 40% peel, but the 25% is the perfect place to start. I will be recommending this to everyone!
      Reviewed by:   from TX. on 12/16/2014
    Rating Lightens hyperpigmentation
    I suffer from mild acne however each pimple I get leaves me with severe scars and as a result I have horrible hooorrible hyperpigmentation on my face and neck I've used this peel along with the mandelic acid cleanser for about 5 weeks and they've done a good job or lightening my hyperpigmentation. I'm going to keep using it but because this peel isn't as strong and I want to completely remove all my scars I'm going to do a mild tca peel next.
      Reviewed by:   from Maryland . on 12/10/2014
    Rating Must have
    I dont go to the dermatologist. this does an amazing job! must buy
      Reviewed by:   from Las vegas. on 12/7/2014
    Rating Love this peel!
    I have fair, freckled (redhead) skin that is prone to breakouts. I also have some lines developing around my eyes that are a bit more than "fine." I've been using MUAC products for ages and although I like many of them, this is the first time that I've ever written a review for one. I've tried at least four other peels, and so far, this is my favorite. Out of all that I have tried (TCA, Lactic, Fade, Beta) this one has done more to help clear my breakouts. I use it every 4 days for 5 minutes. I still have hormonal acne, but the Mandelic Acid Peel clears breakouts faster than anything else I've ever used. Cysts used to take weeks for form and clear, now when one starts to form, it's gone in a week or less and never comes to a head. The skin around the cyst just gets sort of dry and flakes off. Other than the wee bit of dryness, I have no complaints at all - and I'll take a wee bit dry over acne any day of the week. I'll never do without this again. Another hit for MUAC!
      Reviewed by:   from Nebraska. on 11/6/2014
    Rating Bye bye Acne
    My skin type is oily, acne prone, scar prone, uneven, and sensitive. It's not only bad but its stubborn, nothing ever seems to work for long. I started using the mandelic acid peel about 3 weeks ago after suffering from a massive breakout. This peel worked a miracle! The pimples vanished within about 2-3 days and my skin looked a lot less dull. I can't say much about my hyperpigmentation yet but less acne does mean less scarring! I use the peel every four days and use the mandelic acid toner in between. I also use a fan brush instead of a q-tip, I find that to be much easier. I'm so happy to have found this product!
      Reviewed by:   from Pennsylvania. on 11/3/2014
    Rating Really like this peel.
    Really like this peel. It has done an excellent job tightening up my pores! I use it several times a week, and do not rinse it off. I have an oily T-zone, and it is not so harsh that it dries my skin, but is very effective in shrinking my pores.
      Reviewed by:   from Maryland. on 11/2/2014
    Rating Amazing!
    While my skin is not where I want it to be yet, it's on it's way. Every time I use this product more and more scaly dry skin, flakes off and the great skin, I had a year ago can be seen peeking through. My lotion actually sinks in and moisturizes my skin now instead a sitting on top being repelled by that dry barrier of skin that would budge until it met it product. I am very happy with my purchase and forever in debt to the friend that recommended I try this product.
      Reviewed by:   from NYC. on 10/26/2014
    Rating Better Skin Texture
    Mandelic acid has redefined my pores and given my skin a smoother texture, feel and look. I did have lots of flaky skin but the results were so worth it! Thanks MUAC!
      Reviewed by:   from North Carolina. on 10/22/2014
    Rating Awesome!
    I love this product!! It immediately improved smoothness and clarity of my skin after only a couple of uses. I have been using it twice a week....I've noticed that if I just leave it on overnight, my skin will be red at night, but perfectly fine the next morning. This seems to cause a bit deeper peel and of course nicer results! No down time whatsoever! I will most certainly continue to purchase this product!
      Reviewed by:   from Texas. on 10/20/2014
    Rating Yasss yass
    I have been use this for 4 weeks now and I can see the change in my skin its glows now and the dark marks are fading slowly but surely. I going to try the lactic 40% next.
      Reviewed by:   from Cleveland, Ohio. on 10/5/2014
    Rating Review Mandelic Acid, great Product!
    I like this product, it reduces the appearance of the blemishes. It doesn't take it right away though you have to be patient, and I actually should use a sun blocker or so. but overall great product. I am planning to continue purchasing from MUAC in the future, really good products
      Reviewed by:   from Bonaire. on 10/1/2014
    Rating Finally it's working
    at first I wasn't sure about this product but after about 4 peels I see a difference my acne marks are fading my skin is really soft and starting to even out I'm happy and ready to move up to the 40% peel.
      Reviewed by:   from cleveland,oh. on 9/15/2014
    Rating Amazing product!
    I ordered the 25% mandelic acid peel and used for about twice before I saw fantastic results. I have had acne for about 25 yrs of my life. Mostly cystic, large painful pimples, that were hard to get rid of by over the counter products. I have tried almost EVERYTHING. I finally went to an aesthetician and she did a TCA, Lactic and mandelic acid combo peel, which really seemed to help my skin. I usually paid her $120/peel and her after care regimen included mandelic acid toner (5%). So I did my research and found MUAC that offered a wide variety of peels. I just wanted to stick to Mandelic acid, since my skin did well with that and boy, I am so glad I chose to stick with it. It's been about 3 months and I do this peel every week. The first few weeks, my skin did peel a small amount,...but now after the 5th week it just looks fresh and my skin really is ACNE FREE. I have not felt this since I was 18 :) I still have a lot of pock marks and enlarged pores that I need to eventually get rid of, but I.m really happy with the results of this peel. Thank you MUAC
      Reviewed by:   from Palo Alto, CA. on 9/11/2014
    Rating Great, great peel!
    This was the first peel I used and it is a favorite of mine. It is extremely gentle on my extremely sensitive skin, and great for maturing skin and darker complexions. It "tingles" but doesn't burn at all, and after the first time using it I noticed immediate results. A great, great peel for those just starting and scared about putting "acid" on their face, this product will eliminate all your fears.
      Reviewed by:   from Casa Grande, AZ. on 9/9/2014
    Rating Life / Skin Saver!
    Great product! Truly works as it says it does! I will be continuing to use this product long term!
      Reviewed by:   from Sacramento, CA. on 8/29/2014
    Rating Great for Acne
    I have used the Mandelic acid peel every 4 days for a month and i am very pleased with the results. First it is not like other peels it doesn't really peel much but the antibacterial properties are wonderful for my skin. I have had mild acne for 25 years. I have hormonal breakouts. When i noticed a few large pimples starting i used this peel for the first time. It seemed to not irritate the area like other peels would. The large pimple ran its course much much faster than normal. I have to say that at first i had some breakouts when i started using the peel. Currently i am using this peel and lactic acid and the results have been great.
      Reviewed by:   from Vincentown, NJ. on 8/22/2014
    Rating Love this!!!!!
    I was skeptical about purchasing 25% Mandelic Acid after trying numerous products that promised results only to be disappointed. I brought 2 sample bottles end of July and let me just say this stuff is my new face product. I am 46 and have had bad acne breakouts and scarring for the past 15 years on a daily basis. This is my 5th peel and I have not had another breakout and the scarring is fading; my skin is looking better with each peel. I can't stop looking in the mirror, this product really works. My husband asked what I was doing because the black marks are fading. I am buying more before my little samples run out.
      Reviewed by:   from Tallahassee, FL. on 8/20/2014
    Rating Like this peel
    I like this peel. I have two done at the dermatologist. I had those done first to make certain my skin could tolerate this peel and to make sure I knew how to apply this peel. So far, this is helping to dry up my deep pimples and is giving a glow to my skin.
      Reviewed by:   from US. on 8/8/2014
    Rating Amazing for sun damage
    I am 60 yrs old and had several "sunspots" on my face as well as several actinic keratosis areas caused by being in the sun. I have very fair skin. I started using Mandelic acid peel 25% about 3 months ago and I am now using the 40% solution. I also use the Mandelic Acid toner twice daily. My sun spots have decreased by at least 80% . I was scheduled for a laser peel and was able to cancel. My husband has very dark skin and is prone to acne and I have used the toner on him several times with great results. I would highly recommend this product. First time users should start gradually and be aware that your skin will be a little red the day after using.
      Reviewed by:   from Texas. on 8/3/2014
    Rating Works well, need new bottle
    The solution does work well. Skin feels cleaner right away and a gentle peel after a day or two.
      Reviewed by:   from Claremont, CA. on 8/1/2014
    Rating Beautifully Effective
    I loved the 25% mandelic acid peel and can't wait to try the new 40%. I have found my skin just yums this stuff up and I use it exactly as directed every 4 days. Once, I actually forgot it was on my face and fell asleep! It has helped diminish the few dark spots I had and most importantly, my face seriously feels like very clean glass. It is well worth every penny!
      Reviewed by:   from Marina del Rey. on 7/31/2014
    Rating Great Peel!
    This is a great peel. I use it once a week. I just get a little flaky around my nose and chin. It doesn't sting and my skin just glows. It also helps reduce pigmentation from melasma.
      Reviewed by:   from Los Angeles. on 7/26/2014
    Rating Love it
    I have been using the 25% Mandelic Acid peel 2 times a week for the past 4 weeks. I've definitely noticed that it has made a difference in complexion. In the past, I have tried everything from antibiotics to the oil cleansing method to clear my skin of my hormonal acne. So far, it seems like this is the only thing that has really made a difference. In addition to clearing up my skin, I've noticed that cysts that I've had for years are starting to get smaller and scars are beginning to fade. I'm extremely happy with the product and plan on sticking with it for a long time. I do get a little bit of stinging and peeling around my nose after I use it, but it's nothing that a bit of moisturizer can't fix. Love the product, very happy with the results.
      Reviewed by:   from Canada. on 7/24/2014
    Rating 25% Mandelic
    Perfect for my daughter's acne flareups and clogged pores.. and love it around my eyes for my crows feet..
      Reviewed by:   from Indianapolis, IN. on 7/21/2014
    Rating Major improvement in my skin
    I have been using the mandelic acid peel for 4 consecutive weeks; each peel 7 days apart. I have sensitive, acne prone, aging (hyperpigmentation and fine lines), combination normal/dry skin that has a lot of relatively recent acne scarring from one of the worst breakouts that I have ever experienced. This peel has made an amazing difference in only 1 month. I think the mandelic acid has made a big difference in reducing brown discoloration and smoothness/texture. If you have sensitive skin, be careful. I left the mandelic acid on for +-7 min and actually got minor frosting around the corners of my lips.. and experienced definate flaking and minor peeling for a few days after. The couple times I have left the acid on for 5 min I have not had issues with flaking or peeling. I do use a drop of argan oil after the peel on those sensitive areas. I am going to begin to try the peel every 4 days.... so far so good! I definitely recommend trying MUAC's mandelic acid peel, and their other products. I am happy with the no-frills packaging (actually I appreciate it-- easy to recycle) quality of the products are always excellent.
      Reviewed by:   from NJ. on 7/17/2014
    Rating 25% Mandelic Acid Peel
    i'm currently using the Mandelic Acid Peel inconjuction with the mandelic acid cleaner, toner,and Acid Serum - 10% Concentration. at first was i using too much, but its working. i feel a slight tingling and heating up but not much to really irritate my skin maybe different for others.I'm a Black man, and i don't really have bad skin, just some hyper pigmentation and a uneven skin tone. so far so good i can feel the difference i can see the peeling, I'm pleased so far. I've done some research to help you to have continued results.Make sure you SPF though out the day and moisturize also don't exfoliate the skin, let the peeling process happen nautrally but that's all for now
      Reviewed by:   from Ohio. on 7/16/2014
    Rating great for pores and dark patches
    This is a great peel for hyperpigmentation and large pores. I use this once a week and strong spf. I follow with serums and this leaves my pores shrunken, my skin soft and supple and my patches lightened. Great!
      Reviewed by:   from castro valley, ca. on 7/9/2014
    Rating sales rep
    I have seen a result from this prod however ive been alternating it with the lactic acid peel and using the mandeli acid toner as well. its been a slow noticablity but my skin is definitely smoother
      Reviewed by:   from houston. on 7/8/2014
    Rating Peel
    nice product! gentle but effective !!!
      Reviewed by:   from san diego. on 6/30/2014
    Rating 3.5 stars - Overall good results
    I've been using the Mandelic Peel once a week for about 4 weeks. Overall, there is a general improvement in my skin - it looks much tighter and glowy. Specifically however, I haven't seen as dramatic an improvement in my hyperpigmentation or acne as I hoped. I think I'm going to bump up to twice a week for 7 mins at a time. I've been using BP on my skin for years and years and I think 3 mins once a week of a mild acid isn't going to make a dent in my skin problems! I'm also going to supplement this with the fade peel and see how that works. ***MUAC COMMENT: Please consider our 40% Mandelic Acid Peel as a future purchase, Robyn. It was formulated for skin types like yours, that need something a bit stronger. Thank you for your feedback!***
      Reviewed by:   from Vancouver BC. on 6/28/2014
    Rating 5 stars genle light peel
    Like everyone else I really like it. Already did three peels and results can be seen. My skin is much more even not huge pores. I'm still working on fine lines on upper lip but that will take time. Peel was not bad I just apply moisturizer and was not noticeable to others just me. The most important for me is no down time.
      Reviewed by:   from South Carolina. on 6/21/2014
    Rating Something effective at last!
    For most of my adult life I've suffered with moderate acne. Have tried everything under the sun and spent a lot on worthless products. However, the Mandelic Acid Peel has worked for me as others have described and I couldn't be happier! Been using now for 2 weeks and skin is clearer and old scarring has diminished significantly. Skin looks brighter and younger. Beyond happy with this product!
      Reviewed by:   from Tennessee. on 6/16/2014
    Rating Mandelic Acid Peel is the BEST!!!
    I have tried many peels but nothing makes my skin feels as good as the Mandelic Peel. I perform this peel every other day to exfoliate my skin and I am literally GLOWING! It makes my skin look better with and without makeup. I am a permanent fan!
      Reviewed by:   from Alabama. on 6/9/2014
    Rating Mixed Feelings
    I've used the Mandelic Acid peel maybe 6 or 7 times now (began with 1 peel the first week and then bumped up to twice a week because I've exfoliated daily for the past several years). I've definitely noticed that my red post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation has improved as has my skin's overall tone (some is a year old, some quite recent). Every time I use it, I love how soft, balanced, and hydrated it feels. However it hasn't had much of an effect on existing acne, nor has it seemed to prevent breakouts from happening. I'll continue to use it to generally refresh the look of my skin, combat unevenness in tone over the long term, and prevent/reduce sun damage on my face and neck.
      Reviewed by:   from Vancouver, BC. on 6/1/2014
    Rating Worth it!
    I have suffered acne, cystic ance & scars most of my 30 years. I saw the reviews for this and had to try it. Reviews were great and so was the price, so why not!! I have been using this for about a month now and havent had any new acne form. I love the "tingly" feeling I get when i put it on because I know its working. I think I will try the next percentage up once I run out of this. I have recommeded this site to several people so far. Good Job MUAC!
      Reviewed by:   from Maryland. on 5/30/2014
    Rating I love this stuff!
    I started using the 25% Mandelic Acid Peel and 50% Glycolic Acid Peel the first week in January 2014. I'm in my late 30's and started having horrible acne on my cheeks which left me with bad dark scarring which makeup was barely covering. I tried everything you can think of to try and get this acne under control and my teenage daughter suggested I try these products from Make up Artist choice. Five months later my skin is clear I don't even have to wear make-up I just wish I would have taken before and after photos, these at home peels really work I saw an improvement after the first use. I use the Glycolic Acid once a month and the Mandelic Acid once a week. I still get a blemish here and there but nothing close to what I was experiencing when I first started using the peels. Five stars is not enough I give it 100's of stars absolutely love it!!!!
      Reviewed by:   from Chicago. on 5/27/2014
    Rating Still hoping for results...
    I've used the peel 5 times now, but haven't seen a huge improvement in my acne. I probably have fewer blackheads, but continue to get cysts and inflamed pimples. My skin is still dry and flaky. I'll continue to use it because of all the reviews calling this a miracle product, but I'm not sure if my skin is going to respond. ***Kelly if you're getting cysts you may need a Jessners Peel. The office will be in-touch with you.***
      Reviewed by:   from Missoula MT. on 5/27/2014
    Rating Awesome Peel..enough said!
    I have tried glycolic peels 20 up to 40%. I loved how they made me look a week later but in between my skin was dry and looked worse before it looked better...I did this for atleast 2 years prior to trying the Mandelic 25% peel. OMG awesome! Love love love how my skin looks right away..no down time, no major dryness that accentuates your wrinkles..This is really the best! Buy it! Oily skin but in my 40's now and look like I am 30.
      Reviewed by:   from New Jersey. on 5/20/2014
    Rating Surprising
    I am surprised at how well this worked. I have pretty good skin but I scar easily so everytime I get a scratch or a pimple it scars then darkens from sun exposure. So I needed something that helped with hyper pigmentation and I was very pleased with the results of the mandelic acid. I don't use it all over as this would be too caustic for me, but I do a spot treatment for my dark spots and I am seeing results pretty quickly (two weeks). I have to say that I do a spot treatment with this stuff everyday, just a light dab with a q-tip and I find that this works very well. I honestly think that my hyper pigmentation will be gone in another two weeks or so. The dark spots have been with me for over a year and lightening creams didn't have much of an effect. I am impressed by this Company and the quality of the products. I care a lot about how skincare products are processed, under what standards, controls and regulations. Thanks MUAC, you rock!
      Reviewed by:   from Canada. on 5/14/2014
    Rating Mandelic Acid: Great stuff
    I've had pore problems my entire adult life. Regular facials, peels, faithfully washing my face morning and PM; using a clarisonic...all help. Mandelic acid is my most recent and best solution. It has made a huge difference. I put a few drops of it in my facial cleaner when I wash my face at night, and use my clarisonic. I have also applied it as a peel once a week for 3 weeks. So far I am really impressed with how well it works, and it's gentle. I have had some minor peeling after using it like a peel and am hoping the peeling will stop after a while. I'm 60 with combination skin
      Reviewed by:   from Fort Myers, FL. on 5/11/2014
    Rating Best Peel Ever!
    I love this peel it has given me my skin back! I started using this 1x a week with the serum and toner and it has eliminated my need for retinoids. I was always scared to stop Retin A but with this Peel and the Mandelic acid line my skin has become so clear. My acne will either just peel away or it will subside with no scarring! I don't flake a lot with this but I find gentle works just as well as the more deeper peels. This makes my skin bright and glow-ey it has also removed my brown spots from sun damage. I never thought those would go away. This is an amazing company and this is the best Mandelic acid I have looked and this is the highest % at the most reasonable price.Much love MUAC you rock!
      Reviewed by:   from NY. on 5/10/2014
    Rating Mandelic peel
    l really like this peel there is no downtime and it really gives my skin a glow
      Reviewed by:   from Los Angeles. on 5/6/2014
    Rating Mandelic Acid Peel
    I have used this about 5 times so far and it seems to be helping my acne. I only get a pimple here and there now, including during my monthly, which i usually have some type of break out. Also the down time is pretty good. I am only peeling above my lip which i concentrate on because I have melasma in that area. I dont see any improvement for that yet but I will keep using so fingers crossed! I use the Bellevolve Advance Repair for after because it helps with healing. I do like that product as well. Not oily at all. *note, I also use gly-luronic serum as well so that also helps with pimples.
      Reviewed by:   from New York. on 5/5/2014
    I've used this peel now probably about 4 times and its GREAT!!! This peel gives me a glow I haven't seen on my skin since........well forever. I will continue to purchase.
      Reviewed by:   from new york. on 4/29/2014
    Rating Excellent AHA peel
    I've used this a few times now and it's an excellent peel! My skin is quite pale, but I have some redness issues, and this doesn't aggravate that much at all (provided that I do it at night, moisturize afterwards, and wear sunscreen religiously). My skin is smoother and a bit clearer, and I'm hoping that in time I'll notice fading with my acne scars. I may even step it up to a mild lactic acid peel to help with that. But for a first time chemical peel user, this peel is gentle and easy to use!
      Reviewed by:   from Netherlands. on 4/22/2014
    Rating Skin looks better after 2 days!
    I should have purchased more. I'm almost out and I did only 2 peels from a sample size bottle, but my skin looked better, smoother, softer and clearer after 2 peels. This stuff is great. I have very oily, shiney skin.
      Reviewed by:   from Atlanta GA. on 4/18/2014
    Rating I LOVE Mandellic Acid
    So far i have tried the 40% Lactic Acid and i did see some improvement in my skin while i was using it, but i wanted something that worked a lot faster and was directed towards getting rid of acne, which i have had for 15 years! Anyways the mandelic acid is great! I had pimples on my face that i couldnt get rid of for months and the mandelic acid shrinks/flattens the pimples out by the next morning or sometimes even that night (because i find myself waking up in the middle just to go look at my face lol) it is also good for blackheads! It loosens them from the skin, basically making them slide right out! You may experience some purging, its very minor, but the acid will clear it right up! I just ordered more acid and the mandelic serum which i cant wait to try! Buy the mandelic acid! It works extremely well!
      Reviewed by:   from Saint Louis, MO. on 4/11/2014
    Rating Mandelic Acid Peel
    I really like this peel because its not as strong as the other peels, but I guess my skin is super sensitive because even after only leaving in on for 1 min, some areas of my face burned a little and became dry, but I still like it, maybe I should just do 30 seconds?
      Reviewed by:   from Canada. on 4/10/2014
    Rating Perfection
    This peel has done nothing but worked wonders on my skin. It's very gentle but extremely effective and does exactly as it claims. Also, the Mandelic Acid Serum is a prefect partner with this peel. I HIGHLY recommend both of these products.
      Reviewed by:   from Georgia. on 4/4/2014
    Rating Mandelic Peel
    I am so grateful for MUAC. I always receive my items quickly and I am satisfied every time, please don't change a thing. I love the free samples and the packaging is perfect ! I tried the 25% Mandelic Acid Peel and I am so amazed at the results, it has cleared and softened my skin, so I found my new love. I am so happy I chose MUAC for my skin care products, Thank You MUAC.
      Reviewed by:   from MI. on 4/1/2014
    Rating Love it!
    Another winner from MUAC! I regularly use TCA for deeper peels and Mandelic Acid for maintenance between. This product is great for keeping your skin soft and smooth between deeper peels. Breakout have become almost nonexistent since I started using this product. This product doesn't sting or make your skin peel as much as Glycolic Acid or TCA, so it would be great for beginners wanting to use a peel but scared by horror stories or pain and scarring. One of my go to products!
      Reviewed by:   from Cologne, MN. on 4/1/2014
    Rating Mandelic Peel
    I'm of African American descent, and I just used the Mandelic peel for the first time two days ago. I felt a sensation that was bearable. I'm already noticing results for my acne scars. They appear to be lighter. I do have melasma and I don't see any difference in that yet. I'm going to use keep using this peel for optimum results. Thanks MUAC for a wonderful product.
      Reviewed by:   from Lexington, Ky. on 3/15/2014
    Rating Only thing that has worked for me!
    Just wanted to say that I adore this peel. I used it for the first time yesterday to address my lifelong blackhead problem. I have never had such beautiful soft and clear skin! Thank you so much- I will be using your products for life!
      Reviewed by:   from Adelaide, Australia. on 3/8/2014
    Rating Mandelic Acid
    I was skeptical at first having used some of the other acid peels and of course those show immediate results. Meaning my face was peeling and very red. The Mandelic Acid was a different experience. My skin felt smooth, tight, and my tone improved after one treatment. This is a product I will use for my years to come for that fresh skin glow.
      Reviewed by:   from Van Nuys California. on 3/7/2014
    Rating Loved!
    It was my first peel purchased. I have somewhat sensitive, acne-prone skin & it was not to hard on it at all. Made my skin feel softer than it has ever felt! I would definitely repurchase.
      Reviewed by:   from Sk Canada. on 3/6/2014
    Rating Wonderful Results
    I have only used this peel twice and the results have been wonderful. My pores are smaller,skin is softer and my fine lines look like they have been airbrushed away! I am quite pleased with this product! It will always be in my beauty stash! BTW I am 62 years old, I have taken care of my skin since my 20's but this product, gave me results that I only thought I could achieve being in my 40's or younger. I am so happy! Thank You!
      Reviewed by:   from Virginia. on 3/5/2014
    Rating Great
    This is a great product. My red scars lighten so much juz after one application. i am using it every alternate day. It kept my skin clear and smooth. i don't peel from this. but it mild enough for me to use frequently to maintain a heathly skin. and i must say my blackheads are almost gone.
      Reviewed by:   from singapore. on 2/27/2014
    Rating Love this peel
    Love this peel. A little trick I heard from a doctor I know said to leave it on as a spot treatment overnight if you want to lighten a small area or to get rid of a pimple overnight. It works great. I really don't get pimples. However I feel it makes my skin very smooth. It's a product everyone should use once a week for glowing and younger skin
      Reviewed by:   from NY. on 2/26/2014
    Rating All started with my Mandelic peel
    I got so many of them by not keeping track on the last time i purchase it cause I proudly use my Mandelic peel everywhere that is not sensitive. I move a lot and sometimes on short notice causing me to misplaced it so i start panicking and have to order another one. First, I started using it 2 times a week then went down to once a week. I was introduced to the Mandelic toner and then went further down to once a month. Now I use it on my face when necessary so far it’s been 2 or 3 months, I mostly use the peel on my body after being introduced to the Mandelic serum 10 percent. OMG what a product line. Since I did not get great result from the body peel after using the whole 8 oz, the Mandelic peel shame it with just one use YES one use I saw a better result .You need the Mandelic peel somewhere in your bathroom cause it’s a beauty saver.
      Reviewed by:   from FL. on 2/26/2014
    Rating Fantastic!!
    I have had bad black heads almost my whole life. Whatever I tried never seem to work so I decided to give this a try and this stuff is amazing. It push's my blackheads to the surface so they come out very easy.
      Reviewed by:   from North Carolina. on 2/24/2014
    Rating Fresh Clear Skin
    Love this stuff! I had a Mandelic Peel at the Derm's office and it was great - at $125 plus driving and my time. I use the $31 bottle from MUAC and it lasts a month. I have tough skin and can use it every day. Be careful your first time and do a test spot. This clears my Rosacea and dries up my excessively oily skin. Great product at a great price.
      Reviewed by:   from Rochester, NY. on 2/24/2014
    Rating Dewy Glow
    I thought nothing could rival my beloved TCA acid, but I have been proven wrong! The mandelic acid makes my skin just as lovely with that healthy dewy glow WITHOUT the downtime of the TCA! Thanks for your wonderful products.
      Reviewed by:   from Marlyand. on 2/12/2014
    Rating I truly love this product!
    This is just an excellent product! It makes my skin look so young after applying it. There is no after effect of redness or peeling, just an amazing glow the following day that lasts for a week or so.. Get the larger one as you will need it to keep that glow going on!!!
      Reviewed by:   from South Florida. on 2/11/2014
    Rating Nice
    Nice! I have rosacea, and am 42 years old. So I can really benefit from a peel but need to not exacerbate my rosacea. This stuff does the job perfectly, no irritation, nice exfoliation.
      Reviewed by:   from Maryland. on 2/6/2014
    Rating Works!
    This products works! My skin is smoother, softer, and the tone has improved after just four uses. I am african-american with some stubborn hyperpigmentation issues. I have just become a walking advertisment for how amazing this product is. It's mild yet effective. Where is the million star button. Try it and see!
      Reviewed by:   from waterford, michigan. on 1/31/2014
    Rating Great alternative to glycolic!
    This was my first time using a mandelic, usually I stick to glycolic ones. I really liked this as a nice change though because it's easier on my skin, no major redness, gives a lovely glow, and it also clears out the blackheads on my nose which the glycolic ones don't seem to do as well. I'm going to keep this one in my skin are rotation!
      Reviewed by:   from Pittsburgh. on 1/30/2014
    Rating 25 % Mandelic Acid Peel really brightens up your skin
    I love this product. It does enough to make a difference, but doesn't make you look like you were sunburned or peeling. My skin looks so smooth and clear after using it and I can use it a few times a week since my skin isn't super sensitive.
      Reviewed by:   from Hilton Head SC. on 1/29/2014
    Rating No results
    I am disappointed with the results. The first two times I tried Mandelic Acid I applied it with a Q-tip, rinsed it off after 5 minutes, and had no results. It doesn't appear to be doing anything to my skin. I had no signs of irritation or peeling. Maybe a little bit of dryness, but I live in the desert and my skin is normally dry.
      Reviewed by:   from Scottsdale, Az. on 1/28/2014
    Rating The Only peel I will use
    I have super-sensitive skin as well as rosacea and have gotten bad burns from chemical peels in the past, including ones I've had in the doctor's office. I have been using this peel for over a year now with fantastic results and no problems. I use it twice a week to control acne and age spots. I will continue to be a faithful user!! Thanks for a great product!!
      Reviewed by:   from Mesa, AZ. on 1/28/2014
    Rating This peel has changed my skin and my life!
    This is the greatest product in the universe. I've tried many different peels and this is the absolute best. It's non-irritating yet gives my skin such a clear smooth quality, I could never live without it. Since I added this to my regimen, I no longer have ANY blackheads and very few zits if any. And I've received tons of compliments on my clear pores. Try this ladies, you won't regret it. use with the mandelic toner and serum for even better results.
      Reviewed by:   from Langley BC. on 1/28/2014
    Rating Great product
    I've been using this product for a few weeks now,and it's worked wonders on my face. I've had horrible acne for years and I've never seen my face look this clear or feel so smooth. If you have bad acne or oily skin I definitely recommend this product.Great purchase!!
      Reviewed by:   from Toronto,CA. on 1/27/2014
    Rating No Downtime peel
    I have been using glycolic acid peels, primarily 40%. I worked my way up to this..I have had good results but do not like the days after the peel where my skin is flakey, dry, and looks worse before better. The Mandelic peel is great..No Downtime. Tightness the first day and then looks good by day 2. Radiant & glowing skin!
      Reviewed by:   from NJ. on 1/27/2014
    Rating Derserves more than 5 stars
    This is the best product ever for clearing acne. I have been battling some adult cystic acne and have been using prescribed products. While the products from the dermatologist did help, I was not satisfied with the results they were giving. After using this product once, I had not had any breakouts. I have been using the Mandelic peel for a couple of months now, and still no new eruptions. I cannot believe how quickly or how completely this worked for me.
      Reviewed by:   from Illinois. on 1/26/2014
    Rating I am in Love with this product
    My skin feels clean, fresh, and smooth. I ordered the samples and fell in love with it the next day. I just ordered a 1oz bottle and I will order it again when I run out. Please don't discontinue this product! It saved my skin! :)
      Reviewed by:   from Philadelphia . on 1/22/2014
    Rating I love it!
    It is one of the best acid I have ever used! Ater I've used a few times I see big improvement, my skin is clear and bright, Acne almost get defeated ! Thanks MUAC !
      Reviewed by:   from Nj. on 1/21/2014
    Rating best ever
    All I have to say is that my husband asked me if I did anything to my face and I said "Why do you ask?" and he said, "Your face looks fresher -- younger". So, I will buy this for the rest of my life! I use it about once a week. Love it.
      Reviewed by:   from missouri. on 12/22/2013
    Rating Making a difference!!!
    Like the previous reviewer, I also bought this because of the positive reviews on makeupalley.com. I have used this four times and the clarity, tone, and texture of my skin continues to improve. By the second use, my fiancé wanted to know what I was doing to get my skin so soft! I have extremely acne - prone oily skin and this has only improved my skin. It's really simple to use and it's much better than any physical exfoliation product I've EVER used. I really love this peel. Thank you for providing a great product for a great price!!!!!
      Reviewed by:   from Charleston, SC. on 12/21/2013
    Rating Great Product!
    I bought this due to the great reviews on Makeupalley and it has now become a staple for me. Smooths skin, gives it a clearer look and two stubborn spots are fading! Even with my sporadic use the difference is really noticeable. Gave my bottle to my sister-in-law to try and she just told me she loves it so I'm on the site buying more now!
      Reviewed by:   from Chicago. on 12/15/2013
    Rating Face Saver
    I am happy I found this product. I use it to clean my face about 3-4 times a week. This product will dry your face, so make sure you moisturize your face every day. Everyone is different maybe 3-4 times a week is too much or too little, test first and make sure to follow direction and MOSTURIZE your face. if you have oily skin like me, after using this product you can not live without it. However, please make sure not to over use the product, and cut down on the use after you see result to 1-2 times a week, with also taking breaks of not using the product. Cetaphil face wash and lotion are great, using 15% salicylic acid peel for spot treatment also works well with effective face treatment along with this product.
      Reviewed by:   from Tampa. on 12/14/2013
    Rating Best Product
    By far this is the best product I've used to refine the texture of the skin, making it appear firmer, more clear, more youthful.
      Reviewed by:   from WV. on 12/6/2013
    Rating SO much love for this!
    I've been using this faithfully for a few years now & it has SAVED my skin. I developed terrible hormonal breakouts in my mid-twenties and nothing helped. I tried high end products, home remedies, changing my diet...and everything in between. Using this once a week has really made a dramatic difference. My face doesn't break out anymore, the red spots & scars faded (most disappeared all together) and my skin feels & looks even and smooth.
      Reviewed by:   from NY. on 12/4/2013

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