Mandelic acid is a mild α-hydroxy acid belonging to the group of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) acids, the so-called fruit acids. It occurs naturally in nature, it is obtained during hydrolysis from the extract of bitter almonds, cherry seeds and peach.
It has a large molecule that gradually penetrates deep into the skin, thanks to which it works more gently and slower without irritating the skin. It dissolves in water, ethanol and ether. It is often used to prepare the skin before other treatments or to strengthen other chemical peels or cleansing treatments with the use of apparatus. After peeling with mandelic acid, the connections of the epidermis cells with intercellular cement are loosened, thanks to which it is gently exfoliated and the active ingredients are better absorbed.
Don’t be afraid of mandelic acid!
Mandelic acid is an acid that can be used all year round due to its lack of photosensitizing and phototoxic properties. It doesn’t irritate or cause reddening of the skin. However, if the skin of the person undergoing the treatment with mandelic acid is prone to discoloration, the client should be made aware of the importance of proper home care. We recommend using UniTone Neuro Cream, which, thanks to properly selected active ingredients, helps to eliminate discoloration, but also prevents the formation of new ones. It is also important to use a high photoprotector – Sun Protect SPF 50+, which will provide an additional layer of protection to the skin.
Who can apply mandelic acid?
Mandelic acid is the most popular acid – it will work well with all skin types. It is recommended for oily and mixed skins with extended sebaceous glands and seborrhea. Perfectly soothes skin lesions, i.e. papules, blackheads, cleanses impurities and brightens gray, tired skin. It is also recommended for the problem of discoloration of various genesis, especially in the case of post-inflammatory discoloration. It has anti-aging properties, stimulating the production of collagen, which makes the skin more elastic and firm. It will also work well with sensitive and capillary skin, thanks to its soothing effect and invisible exfoliation. Additionally, it refreshes dry and dehydrated skin by gently removing dead epidermis.
Offer your client a treatment with almond acid if:
- wants to maintain the effects of exfoliating treatments,
- wants to increase the skin’s tolerance to acids used in the autumn and winter period,
- has oily, combination and impure skin and would like to cleanse it immediately,
- has sensitive, dry skin – it will get immediate refreshment,
- you want to increase the effectiveness of the treatment and the penetration of the active ingredients applied after them
ARKANA offers a chemical peel Mandelic Forte Peel with 50% mandelic acid, enriched with a factor that increases acid penetration. It doesn’t have an alcohol base, so it does not irritate the skin, and its effect is not weakened. We recommend combining the peeling with other treatments, such as: UniTone Neuro – supporting the skin’s fight with discoloration. Mandelic Recovery Cream with 8% mandelic acid content is recommended for home care.