Mandelic Acid for Acne is Magical and Miraculous - Beach Beauty Bar and Acne Clinic & Acne Clinic

Mandelic Acid for Acne is Magical and Miraculous

The Magic of Mandelic

You might be wondering, what in the heck is mandelic? Well, it sounds a bit like “mandolin,” but no, it’s not a small stringed musical instrument.

It’s actually a gentle giant in the world of skincare. And, if you ask any of our clear skin clients about mandelic, they may break out singing songs of praise for this exfoliating elixir.

Let’s dive right in to the magical world of mandelic!

What is Mandelic?

Mandelic acid is derived from bitter almonds. It does all the things other alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) do and more. What really sets it apart is its gentle action. It smooths texture, lifts pigment and enhances glow without the risking irritation. (healthline)
Mandelic acid has a larger molecular structure than other acids—nearly twice the size of glycolic’s, which means it’s absorbed into the skin at a slower rate.
The benefits of this superhero acid go beyond the abilities of most other acids. In addition to its exfoliating properties, Mandelic Acid is antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. Additionally, it acts to inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that stimulates melanin production, making it a natural brightener. It’s ideal for all skin types and tones. What can mandelic do for your skin?

Mandelic Acid for Acne

Mandelic acid for acne is an excellent exfoliator and has powerful antibacterial properties. It clears away impactions and battles bacteria within the pore. Clients love the way it smooths their skin, keeps pimples at bay and helps fade post-inflammatory pigmentation.
We slowly begin most new clients on 5% mandelic, gently increasing the strength as their skin acclimates to the serum. We sell mandelic in three strengths—5%, 10% (Clarifying 10) and 15%.
Mandelic acid also pairs beautifully with topical vitamin A. Vitamin A peels impactions more rapidly while mandelic kills bacteria and reduces the chances of scarring. Our A Plus Refining Serum includes a formula of 10% mandelic and 3% Vitamin A. This is one of our most sought after serums that is also great for anti-aging.

Mandelic Acid for Aging Skin

Mandelic acid accelerates cell turnover by removing dead skin cells and speeding up the renewal process. This reduction in the outer layers of skin improves texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines and generates a luminous glow.
You have probably seen many of our before and after pictures and were in awe of the glow that our clear-skin clients share. That’s the “brilliance” of mandelic!

Mandelic Acid for Hyperpigmentation

Mandelic acid enhances brightness in two ways:
  1. It inhibits the melanin-producing enzyme tyrosinase to block pigment from forming.
  2. As mandelic acid exfoliates dead cells from the surface, it helps lift existing pigment.
And because it’s non-irritating, it won’t trigger hyperpigmentation in sensitive or dark skin tones the way some acids can.

A Final Note

Mandelic acid is the triple crown exfoliant when fighting acne because of its gentle method of removing skin, fighting pigmentation and anti-bacterial properties. If you don’t have this gentle powerhouse (mandelic acid for acne) in your skincare bag of tricks, it’s high time you get some!
Cheers to clear!

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