Mandelic Acid: Here's What You Need To Know

Introducing the newest member of the Colleen Rothschild Skincare family, Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum!

Mandelic acid is a member of the alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) family. It's actually a compound found naturally in food, extracted from bitter almonds to be exact.

Things like pollution, aging, sun, and stress can really take a toll on our skin and our body's natural ability shed and replenish cells. So dead skin accumulates and sits right on the surface of your body, which can make the skin appear dull, lackluster, and even dehydrated.

Mandelic acid is a potent, yet gentle, daily exfoliator which helps to dissolve the tiny little bonds between skin cells. By helping to remove the top layer of dead epidermal cells, it reveals newer, fresher skin.

AHAs including Mandelic acid help make underlying skin firmer and less fragile by developing more collagen, which is one of the building blocks of the skin's support network. By making the skin stronger, it can help delay and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Mandelic acid also helps to reduces pigmentation, including brown spots caused by the sun and aging. In fact Mandelic acid is also known as a great choice for women with darker skin tones, as it doesn't cause additional skin discoloration like Glycolic acid can.

Mandelic acid is the gentlest of all the AHAs because it has the largest molecule size. By nature of its size, it helps slow the absorption into the skin, thereby causing less irritation, redness, flakiness, and dry skin than other acids. Mandelic acid is well tolerated by nearly all skin types. In fact, people with acne, sensitive skin, and even those with rosacea can benefit from a gentle treatment like the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum. Studies indicate that Mandelic acid has a structure similar to some antibiotics, thereby offering anti-bacterial properties to the surface of the skin.

Plus - one of the greatest benefits of the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum is the more you use it, the better it gets! With continued daily use, this serum not only serves up beautiful results on its own but can help maximize the benefits from your serums and moisturizers. Meaning you get better results from ALL of your skincare products.

In summary, here are some important take-aways about our Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum:

  • Refines skin texture and tone
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage
  • Helps unclogs pores and loosens blackheads
  • Freckles, dark spots, and uneven complexion appear lighter and more even
  • Delivers anti-bacterial properties
  • Rich with potent peptides and protective antioxidants
  • Contains no Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, synthetic fragrances or colorants
  • Not tested on animals

You may ask yourself, "How do I incorporate the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum into my daily routine?" I like to recommend using Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum at night due to the fact that it exfoliates and can make your skin more sentive to the sun. It's also when our skin naturally exfoliates.

Step One: Wash away the day's dirt and debris with Radiant Cleansing Balm. Pat skin dry.

Step Two: Pump 1-2 drops of Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum onto a cotton square and gently swipe across face, neck, and décolleté. And as a special trick, apply to the backs of hands, because they suffer the effects of the environment just as much as our faces.

Step Three: Then after the serum feels absorbed into the skin, apply your favorite moisturizer. Sheer Renewal Cream, Extreme Recovery Cream, and Face Oil No. 9 all work in harmony with the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum.

Depending on how your skin reacts to AHAs, this product can be used daily. If sensitivity occurs, cut back to every other day. It's also important to note that since Mandelic acid works by exfoliating skin, it can increase sun sensitivity. A sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 is recommended during the day.


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