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 skincare 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... 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.
Instructions listed above, under the corresponding tab.
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.
When in doubt about a caution, please write or call us for more information.
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FDA December 2, 2002 Posting - Sun Sensitivity
Clients need to be aware that by using glycolic acid and other peeling products, your skin will be more photo-sensitive than normal. It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, preferably SPF 30 or higher, after using skin peel products.