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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  • Skin Type CombinationDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 31- 40

Gentlest but most effective exfoliator

I don't know how Alli managed to formulate a product that is the gentlest on the skin and yet, super effective. I first used this product when my skin was dry and probably dehydrated too but I just couldn't stand the sight and feel of textured skin and clogged pores. This baby delivered and how! After applying this at night, I woke up to super smooth and brightened skin, and that too in just one use. No itchiness, no stinging, none of the side effects of using a typical exfoliator. Mandelic acid is a hero ingredient but the formulation is so well rounded that it leaves you with calm and bright skin too, in addition to addressing texture and congestion. I have repurchased Soft Touch AHA so that should tell you how much I love this.

Karen M.
United States United States

Works on feet too

I use this on my feet and it works great. I prefer it over physical scrubs.

julie m.
United States United States
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Age Range 51 and over


I feel the product tends to dry out my skin. so when I use it I must use a heavier moisturizer.

Malena F.
United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydrated
  • Age Range 51 and over

Mandelic Acid

Mandelic Acid is pretty gentle and smooths the skin within a couple of days.

Susana M.
United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30

First time to ever seeing improvement in my skin

This product is for the face but I use it on my back and chest. My acne scars are lighter and the blemishes have gone down tremendously. I absolutely love this product! Its the first time I have seen significant improvement in my skin. On my face it is so gentle! I cant wait to transition to the nightly retinol cream!

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