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.
--Refines the tone and texture of the skin, brightens.
--Mandelic is typically an excellent exfoliator for clients suffering from Rosacea.
Upon application, within the first minute-or-so, you will feel very little topical sensation... it will be a warm tingling sensation. This acid penetrates more slowly than others, due to its larger molecular size, but don't be fooled. It *is* processing your skin, so please follow directions as written and use a non-acid moisture post peel.
Post peel you'll see some light flaking, perhaps more apparent around the mouth and nasal areas.
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.
- Cleanse your skin.
- Pat dry.
- Soak your q-tip or gauze pad with mandelic acid.
- Begin at the forehead and apply the acid down the entire face.
- Apply to neck and chest, if desired.
- Allow the acid to process for 3-5 minutes.
- Rinse with warm, soapy water. Repeat several times to ensure all acid is removed.
- Pat dry.
- Use once a week for the first two weeks. Then use every 4 days. If irritation develops, discontinue use.
- Consider our BellEvolve Advanced Repair Cream for post peel healing.