CytoClear+ : Mandelic Acid Serum

Current stock: 1230

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

Other Details
Stock Level: 1230
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


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Written by Jocelyn Sullivan on Jul 13th 2021

This product is amazing!!

Cytoclear is one of my favorite products for preventing acne! I saw improvements right away when I implemented this product in to my routine. The product is nice and smooth and easily absorbs in to my skin. Could not recommend this product enough!!

Written by Martine on Feb 28th 2020

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Worth the splurge! This has really helped calm down my skin altogether. I’ve noticed a significant fading in the amount of redness of previous acne scars (which there are a lot of) In just the first full week of using this product , when other products in the past barely made a difference. It’s also helped to prevent the severity of any new breakouts I get!

Written by Kate Peoples on Oct 5th 2019

Great serum

I really like this serum because it's not too thick, not sticky, and absorbs really well. I definitely feel like it's helped clear up my skin.

Written by Lauren Winnicki-Sosa on Sep 25th 2019

simple and effective

I’ve used my fair share of exfoliating acid products in the past, and none of them compare to Cytoclear. This serum is lightweight, non-sticky, and EFFECTIVE. I was hooked my first night of use, but I am continually impressed by my results the more I use it. I use this every other day in my routine. I like that it doesn’t sting my skin even when I have an active breakout. I notice my skin is smoother and brighter each time I use Cytoclear, and I look forward to the days I can incorporate it!

Written by Carla on Sep 25th 2019


This exfoliating serum is seriously the best I've tried, it works on wrinkles and acne! My skin is brighter more even tones after using it for just two weeks.

Written by Phoebe on Sep 24th 2019

The best

Works perfectly on my skin

Written by Georgie on Jul 3rd 2019

Wow - this stuff works!

I was really surprised at how fast-acting this product is. My skin was visibly clearer and scars appear much lighter in less than a week. Very happy with this product!