The Ordinary

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA

$12.70

DESCRIPTION

An exfoliating serum that is more gentle than other AHA serums for all skin types, including sensitive skins. 

Why We Love It

This cleverly formulated leave-on exfoliating serum is an alternative to more irritating acids and is friendly to sensitive or reactive skin. It's a great option for more frequent exfoliation too!

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA

Mandelic Acid 10% + HA offers superficial dermal peeling that is gentler than other alpha hydroxy acids. The molecular weight of mandelic acid is 152.1 daltons which is larger than other alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid is 76.0 daltons, for example). This larger size allows mandelic acid to penetrate the skin more slowly which in turn makes it very gentle and suitable for all skin types. 

Contraindications: This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling, or compromised skin. 

ROUTINE

Apply after cleanser, toner and/or essence. 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply 2-3 drops onto fingertips and massage into entire face or where needed until absorbed. 

FOLLOW WITH

Emulsions, creams, oils and sunscreen.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling, or compromised skin. This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

SKIN BENEFITS

 

+ Superficial dermal peel 

+ Exfoliates dead skin cells 

+ Brightens and smoothes the complexion

+ Gently resurfaces skin

+ Mild formula ideal for sensitive skin

 

THE FORMULA FOCUS INGREDIENTS

MANDELIC ACID

An AHA derived from bitter almonds. It gently lifts off dead surface skin cells and makes the skin smoother and even. It has antibacterial properties and is a promising ingredient against acne and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER

An advanced form of skin-replenishing hyaluronic acid attached to a polymer structure to keep it within the uppermost layers of the skin longer, allowing for enhanced hydration.

FULL INGREDIENTS

Propanediol, Aqua (Water), Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

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