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25% Mandelic Acid At Home Peel

25% Mandelic Acid At Home Peel

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25% Mandelic Acid Peel

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.

--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.


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.

General Cautions:

Never use manual exfoliators nor scrubbing brushes within 24 hours of using a peel.

Stop retinoids, 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.

Directions for use: 

Always patch test!

Patch test the areas you plan to treat. If you are doing a facial peel, patch test a small area, about the size of a quarter near the jawline.  Follow the directions, below, rinse thoroughly then wait 24-48 hours to make sure your skin tolerates the peeling serum nicely

Directions for doing your peel:

Cleanse your skin with a non-acid cleanser. We recommend our Green Tea Pomegranate Cleanser. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.

pH Prep Solution – Dispense onto a cotton ball or pad and wipe your face to remove oils and dirt from the skin’s surface. If your skin is dry or sensitive this step can be omitted or substituted with Witch Hazel.

Your first efforts at peeling: Begin with fewer minutes to ensure a safe experience. Then increase the on-skin-time as your own sensitivity levels allow.

Apply the peeling serum. Begin at the forehead and work your way down the face, using thin layers of serum. Don’t rub the serum into the face. Just apply topically, making sure your skin is nicely covered with a thin layer(s). 

Leave the peel on for up to 5-10 minutes. 

Rinse with warm-to-cool water and cleanse again if desired. Make sure the serum has been completely removed from your skin. We offer a stand-alone Post Peel Neutralizer if you’d like to use it to ensure proper neutralization. Moisturize with a non-acid, non-retinoid moisturizer. We offer Argan Oil and Green Tea Moisturizer.

After the peel:
Your skin may feel warm or appear pink. This is normal. However if, during the above process, your skin burns remove the peel immediately with cool water and/or use our Post Peel Neutralizer to stop the peel from processing. The above peels may not produce much in the way of visible peeling, but they are indeed rapidly exfoliating your skin. You will feel the softness immediately post-peel and most certainly the next morning. Your pores will be clean and skin texture will be more refined and radiant.
Always use an SPF of at least 30 for several days after peeling. Freshly peel skin is photosensitive and needs SPF protection. If your foundation contains an SPF factor of 30+, this is acceptable as well.

Use weekly for 8-10 weeks to see optimal results.

Purified water, mandelic acid, SD alcohol, witch hazel distillate, propylene glycol, malic acid, butylene glycol, hydropropylcellulose, green tea extract, hops, horsetail plant, lemongrass, goldenseal.

Legal Disclaimer: Information provided within this entire website is intended to be used as general information only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice. You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. Because each person's skin is unique, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our web site at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.

Keep products out of reach of children!

Misuse of chemical products can cause injury and burns.

AGREEMENT: You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Makeup Artist's Choice, Inc.,, its officers, employees, agents, and suppliers from and against any and all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, and liabilities of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the costs of defending or prosecuting any claim and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered directly or indirectly as a result of using any product listed on our website.

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. 

Purified water, mandelic acid, SD alcohol, witch hazel distillate, propylene glycol, malic acid, butylene glycol, hydropropylcellulose, green tea extract, hops, horsetail plant, lemongrass, goldenseal.


  • 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.
  • Moisturize.
  • 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.