A hyper-gentle, highly effective exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin cells to help reveal smoother, clearer skin.
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 also 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 therefore causes significantly less irritation.
Mandelic acid is a truly magical AHA. Its powers include:
- Increasing cell turnover
- Fading hyperpigmentation
- Stimulating collagen production
- Fading fine lines and wrinkles
- Regulating sebum (oil) production
- Fighting acne with its unique antibacterial properties
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.
We recommend using 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.
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
Want some more science? Check out these links:
- Study on mandelic acid in Cosmetic Dermatology
- Breakdown of mandelic acid by pharmacist Hira Malik
- My post on The Acid Queen Blog about hydroxy acids