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.
Clear, brighten, and firm, without the irritation.
Chamomile extract is blended in to provide a soothing, calming counterpoint to this resurfacing treatment.
Gently sloughs off dead skin, stimulates collagen production, and fades dark spots, with minimal irritation.
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.
- Soft Touch
- Liquid Gold
The best treatment. Note: wear spf the next day or you’ll get pigmentation.
I was starting to experience some sensitivity with my previous AHA product, so I decided to try out mandelic acid to get a similar effect, and I'm so glad I chose this product! It feels a little tacky going on, but after a few minutes, my skin just feels so soft and smooth! And I've had absolutely no irritation with this whatsoever! An added bonus: it's completely fragrance-free, but because mandelic acid is derived from almonds, it has a very amaretto-like scent. That may be off-putting for some, but I love when a product is fragrance-free but still smells nice because of the ingredients!
I love having this in my rotation. I don't use it every night but I have seen plenty of improvement in my congested areas with minimal use. I've purchased twice and plan to keep it as a staple in my routine.
My skin has improved so much since I started using this a few months ago. My complexion is just clearer and more uniform overall.
I would suggest that samples be made available on all products