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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United States United States
  • Skin Type DrySensitiveBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30

I have some small acne on my chin that won’t go away. I’ve literally used this only 3x and it’s already noticeably smoother. And I’m not breaking out or getting red or drying out. Amazing.

Katherine F.
United States United States
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Age Range 31- 40
Solid Acid

Gentle and effective. I've been using this every other night with Liquid Gold, and my skin looks great.

Cristina L.
United States United States
It’s a keeper!

I keep this as my night regime and whenever I have breakouts. It helps reduce and calm down my sometimes troubled skin. I have a dry skin, and it doesn’t bother me the 10-15 minutes application and wait time. I’m on my second bottle and will continue to use it. Thanks.

Maura F.
United States United States
  • Skin Type SensitiveBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 25- 30
Goodbye Texture

This is everything I've ever wanted from a chemical exfoliator! I've tried a lot & am always prone to buying the newest thing that Instagram shows me to unclog pores/reduce texture, and this is by far the best I've tried. It's gentle but effective. I use it daily and have seen a lot of improvement in my overall complexion without irritating side effects.

Danielle K.
United States United States
  • Skin Type CombinationSensitiveBlemish-prone
  • Age Range 18- 24
Transformed my Skin!!

If you struggle w texture, this product is for YOU! I have sensitive skin, it often gets red just from washing my face if I don’t use the right soap. This does not irritate my skin at all. You will see a difference OVERNIGHT. I will be repurchasing.