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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Kassie S.
United States United States


I have been using soft touch for awhile - every night after I cleanse my face. I can’t go without it. I feel that it has improved the color and texture of my skin

Karen K.
United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationNormalSensitive
  • Age Range 25- 30

Really great long-term results

Because this is a milder acid, I wasn't surprised to see any significant results right off the bat, but after using this daily for the past three months my skin looks and feels amazing. It's definitely a great product for long-term use because maintains that exfoliated glow without irritation. The bottle has also lasted longer than I expected, and I even use extra as part of my scar treatment. I'll definitely keep buying this.

United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitive
  • Age Range 31- 40

Great product

It's just an exfoliator - but it does the job really well. Gentle and effective, I have sensitive skin and can use this every day.

United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 31- 40

The only acid treatment for dry, sensitive skin

I have tried so many other BHAs and AHA treatments, including all the bestsellers at big name stores. Most of them just irritated my skin which is very fair and dry and sensitive, plus I prioritize my retin-a so my acid has to work with that. This is the best exfoliator I have found. It is gentle so it takes a few days to see improvement, but then I see pores shrinking, little bumps surfacing and fading, and then pristine smooth skin. It's one of my favorite products because of how effective AND gentle it is.

United States United States
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Age Range 31- 40

Nice overall, with a watery texture.

Overall this product worked well. I could see small changes, which I assume would have been greater had I continued to use the product. It doesn't have much of a smell, which is nice, but I was not a big fan of the watery texture. I prefer my products to have a little more of a creamy feel. My skin can be sensitive at time, but this product did not have any negative effects. I would recommend to someone who doesn't mind the texture.

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