Mandelic Acid for Acne - Atmosphera

Mandelic Acid for Acne

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Introducing your new hyperpigmentation & acne hero - Mandelic Acid. A member of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family, we’ve formulated this gentle treatment to target marks and scarring caused by breakouts as well as pigmentation concerns. 

What is Mandelic Acid?

Mandelic Acid is derived from bitter almonds and, while still potent, has a large molecule size making it suitable for sensitive skin as it penetrates the surface at a slower rate, causing less irritation. We’ve focused on this key ingredient because of its proven melanin inhibiting benefits to help reduce dark spots, hyperpigmentation & post acne marks. Alongside prevention, Mandelic Acid acts as an exfoliant, increasing cell turnover to even the skin tone. 


How to use Mandelic Acid?

If using a Reinal in the evening, we recommend using this during your routine after cleansing and before hydrating.

It is compatible with other AHAs such as Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Apple Cider Vinegar, as well as Vitamin C and Retinol.


Good to know:

  • Mandelic Acid can cause sensitivity to the sun so make sure you incorporate an SPF into your morning routine.
  • When first using, build up the frequency of use in your routine to avoid over exfoliation which could damage the skin barrier.
  • Due to its regenerative properties, Mandelic Acid can also be used to target acne, even skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines. 
  • Mandelic Acid is a great alternative if you experience irritation from Glycolic Acid.
  • The Alpha Hydroxy Acid’s function is to loosen the connection between surface skin cells to ‘exfoliate’ and allow them to shed. Their primary functions tend to focus on tone and texture for even and smooth looking skin. 

You can find Mandelic Acid in our product Clear Up, and included in our Acne Control Bundle.

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