Soft Touch AHA


  • Soft Touch AHA
  • Soft Touch AHA

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  • Is it right for me?

  • Soft Touch AHA is 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

    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.

    pH: ~3.4

  • 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

  • Soft Touch AHA is suitable for a wide variety of skin types, but 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.

    FOR THOSE WITH NUT ALLERGIES: Please note that mandelic acid is derived from almonds. Check with your doctor before using.

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Sarah A.
Australia Australia
  • Skin Type DrySensitive
  • Age Range 25- 30

My skin is sensitive and

My skin is sensitive and I have had issues with my skin integrity, particularly around my nose. I cannot recommend this AHA enough to someone who wants to incorporate an acid into their routine, but has similar skincare issues. This AHA is gentle yet effective! I always have an extra glow after using the Soft Touch AHA the night before. When used in conjunction with other Stratia products, particularly Liquid Gold, incorporating an acid into your routine becomes less intimidating (especially for someone with sensitivity/skin barrier issues) and incredibly easy.

Meghan S.
United States United States
  • Skin Type OilySensitiveBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30

Skin Saver!!!

Wow this product! I have struggled for the last year with the worst skin of my life after coming off the pill and tried so many products and NOTHING WORKED. I was seriously ready to give up hope of ever clearing my skin especially of the awful texture I had caused by closed comedones. Then I found this product and noticed a huge change after about 2 weeks or so, and by four weeks in (now) my skin is glowing and I’m not spending forty minutes doing my makeup every day and wanting to die every time I catch my reflection throughout the day. I have a few hyperpigmentation scars but they’re fading too. I purged maybe a little but nothing terrible. THIS RULES!

Jane H.
United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30

Best skincare product ever for acne prone skin!

Love! This is gentle & effective. Perfect for sensitive skin with active breakouts and hyperpigmentation. I’ve been a loyal user for a long time and it’s the only AHA I plan to use. Budget friendly, which is important to me.

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Carly R.
United States United States

Smoothing and non-irritating

I’ve been happy with the Soft Touch AHA, been using it for a couple months now. I had used lower percentage Mandelic serums prior to trying it, so I think my skin was primed for the 10% mandelic in the Soft Touch AHA. I’ve been using it in combination with Liquid Gold and have not found it too drying.

Colleen M.
United States United States
  • Skin Type OilySensitiveBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 31- 40

Great AHA

I was looking for a mandelic acid to unclog and gently reserface my oily and acne prone skin. This AHA has been perfect. My skin looks better than it has in ages and breakouts have been minimal and clear quicker. Really like this product.