Why you’ll love CytoClear+: Our Mandelic Acid Serum
Perfect for acne-prone skin, this specially formulated powerful acne serum is your first line of defense to help fight acne, discoloration, scarring, reduce inflammation and brighten your overall complexion. It also features Hyaluronic Acid to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Altogether, CytoClear+ leaves your skin with an acne-free, healthy glow.
What is Mandelic Acid?
Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is derived from bitter almonds. When found in skincare products, it is used to exfoliate the skin and treat a number of skin conditions.
Unlike other alpha hydroxy acids, mandelic acid’s molecules are larger than any other acids used in skincare. Because the molecules are larger, mandelic acid penetrates the skin at a slower rate, which makes it more gentle and less likely to cause irritation. Because mandelic acid is the most gentle of all the alpha hydroxy acids, it can be used for a wide range of skin types.
Mandelic Acid Benefits
Mandelic acid targets three main concerns:
Commonly used in the treatment of acne, Mandelic acid has antibacterial properties that are immensely helpful in treating acne problems. Mandelic acid also helps to regulate sebum production, which in turn decreases the occurrence of skin breakouts.
Hyperpigmentation and Discoloration
Malesma is a commonly occurring skin condition in which light to dark brown or greyish pigmentation develops on the face. Use of mandelic acid has been shown to reduce melasma by as much as 50% in four weeks, helping to correct skin tone discoloration. Mandelic acid is especially helpful in the treatment of hyperpigmentation when compared to other alpha hydroxy acids, which can cause irritation and consequently stimulate pigment-producing cells.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Mandelic acid is anti-aging ingredient that works to accelerate cell turnover by dissolving the tiny bonds that hold skin cells together, which helps to remove dead skin on the surface that can lead to dull complexions and fine lines. Mandelic acid can also help to strengthen collagen, which is the protein responsible for skin elasticity. It also helps to boost skin hydration.
Who Should Use Mandelic Acid Serum?
In the wonderful but vast world of skincare, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what products will work for you. Consider mandelic acid as your go-to ingredient if you’re wanting to improve discoloration or treat acne. Mandelic acid is gentle and recommended for all acne skin types.
Recommended Use: All Acne Types
Water, SD Alcohol 40-b, L-Mandelic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, L-Lactic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbdensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Hydroxyethycellulose, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate