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What They Have to Say

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 it to penetrate the skin more slowly which in turn makes it very gentle and suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive skin. You don’t need a concentration of more than 10%, because then you would simply be achieving an indirect peeling strength that is more easily offered through lower percentages of glycolic acid.

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Mandelic Acid 10% and Hyaluronic Acid Ingredient Overview

This product is Fragrance-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Cruelty-Free.
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$6.79 1 oz $6.79
EWG RATING*
pH
EWG Skin Deep Database - 2 3.5–3.7
Ingredients
Propanediol |
viscosity decreasing agent
Aqua |
solvent
Mandelic Acid |
antimicrobial
Glycerin |
humectant
Dimethyl Isosorbide |
viscosity decreasing agent
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer |
humectant
Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Exctract |
anti-inflammatory
Pentylene Glycol |
skin conditioning agent
Polysorbate 20 |
emulsifier
Sodium Hydroxide |
pH adjuster
Ethylhexylglycerin |
skin conditioning agent/preservative
1,2-Hexanediol |
skin conditioning agent
Caprylyl Glycol
skin conditioning agent

(Ingredients of Low Concern) (Ingredients of Moderate Concern)–Color coding according to EWG


Independent Assessment

All of the ingredients used in this formulation are safe at their current use and concentration.

The only things that jump out to me in this formulation are Propanediol and 1,2-Hexanediol. Both could potentially be petroleum-based ingredients. If you are anti-petroleum-based ingredients (even safe ones with low risk of contamination like these two), then purchase with discretion.

Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Review

We haven’t had enough time to test this properly. Review coming soon.

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