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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Amy D.
United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationDehydratedBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 31- 40
So far so good!

I am just incorporating this into my routine but so far it’s very gentle and effective!

Dahlface .
United States United States
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Age Range 51 and over
Gentle Exfoliant

This product lives up to its name. I use it several times a week with no irritation whatsoever. I feel it is helping my skin with clarity and exfoliation, which in turn helps other products absorb better as well.

Canada Canada
  • Skin Type Dehydrated
  • Age Range 31- 40

Great product. Highly recommend!

Lilly G.
United States United States
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Age Range 18- 24
Even better than expected!

I initially got this product because I saw an influencer give it a positive review. I didn’t have any chemical exfoliants, so I thought I’d try this one! I love it so far. I use it 2-3x a week because my skin is relatively sensitive, but I have had no problems so far. This product helped me get rid of stubborn cystic pimples in a matter of days, and has made my skin so soft and glowy. I love it!!

Valdus V.
Australia Australia
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveDehydrated
  • Age Range 25- 30
Great Underlying Touch & Aftermath Feel

Skin feels smooth and enriched after application, and overall feels like it helps my skin prepare, accept and bond well with a follow-up moisturiser.