Soft Touch AHA


A hyper-gentle, highly effective exfoliant to reveal smoother, clearer skin.

Get the skin-clearing power of alpha hydroxy acids without the irritation. Many AHAs like glycolic acid can damage sensitive skin; mandelic acid is the exception, providing similar levels of potency with much less irritation. Soft Touch helps clear clogged pores while brightening and firming even the most stubborn or sensitive skin. It’s fortified with skin-soothers like chamomile, aloe, and allantoin to keep your skin calm and healthy.

1.7 fl.oz./50ml

Clear, brighten, and firm, without the irritation.

Chamomile extract is blended in to provide a soothing, calming counterpoint to this resurfacing treatment.

Chamomile extract is blended in to provide a soothing, calming counterpoint to this resurfacing treatment.

Mandelic acid

Gently sloughs off dead skin, stimulates collagen production, and fades dark spots, with minimal irritation.

Chamomile extract

A potent skin-soother and antioxidant that fights irritation, redness, and inflammation.


Soothes, heals, and moisturizes while stimulating cell regeneration. Highly effective and well-studied.

Water (Aqua), Mandelic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

How it works

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are skincare powerhouses. They dissolve the intercellular “glue” between dead cells on the surface of your skin, revealing the smooth, bright skin underneath.

Many AHAs can cause significant irritation and redness, especially to those with sensitive skin. Mandelic acid is the exception: it is a much larger molecule than glycolic acid, so it doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply and causes less irritation.

Mandelic acid can increase cell turnover, fade hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen production, and firm aging skin. Soft Touch AHA has 10% mandelic acid, along with skin-soothers like aloe, chamomile, and allantoin to give you bright, smooth skin with the least amount of irritation possible. Its light gel formula dries quickly and can be used under makeup and other skincare products.

Is it right for me?

Soft Touch AHA is suitable for a wide variety of skin types, and is especially suited to sensitive skin. To avoid over-exfoliating, it's best to use Soft Touch AHA once every 2-3 days until your skin adjusts, at which point it can be used daily. Like all AHAs, Soft Touch can be photosensitizing, so always use broad-spectrum sun protection when using this product.

NUT ALLERGY CAUTION: Please note that mandelic acid is derived from almonds. Check with your doctor before using.

All Stratia products are free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, and essential oils.

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United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveDehydrated
  • Age Range 25- 30

I like this a lot; makes my skin velvety smooth. My skin is pretty sensitive, so I think I'll stick with every other day. I also use liquid gold, and I've seen a difference in my skin!

United States United States
  • Skin Type DryDehydrated
  • Age Range 31- 40
Love it

This is on my HG list along with other stratia favorites. This keeps my dry skin more manageable, less flaky. Skin looks smoother after application!

United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydrated
  • Age Range 31- 40
No more flakiness!

Every winter I struggle with dry, flaky skin how matter how much I moisturize and oil. My seb derm skin is super sensitive so I can't handle most acids and exfoliants out there, but after having been blown away by the Liquid Gold I decided to give this a try. AND IT WORKED THE FIRST TIME! Instead of crackly, patchy skin, I woke up with with incredibly smooth skin. I've been using for almost a week now and no irritation whatsoever! I can't stop touching my skin. This stuff helps take away dead skin and makes my moisturizers work better.

Ukraine Ukraine
  • Age Range 31- 40
  • Skin Type CombinationSensitive
My favorite acid!

this is my favorite acid! very comfortable and excellent works on my sensitive skin!

Maria G.
United States United States
  • Skin Type OilyBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30
Gentle and Effective

This AHA serum is great and reasonably priced! I used to use the ***** Elephant AHA serum, but it was too expensive. I apply the Soft Touch AHA at night after washing my face. It does a great job at sealing recently popped pimples (and shrinking the wound) and I noticed my face is a lot smoother the following morning. My only complaint is the bottle. Other products you can see how much is left and here you won't know until you're out. I also don't like the pump because sometimes the product just shoots out. Pump gently!

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