Understanding 8% L-Mandelic Serum
L-Mandelic Acid is a noteworthy alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds, distinguished by its larger molecular size. This characteristic allows for a slower absorption into the skin, reducing the potential for irritation while still offering effective exfoliation. Ideal for those seeking a gentle yet potent skincare solution, L-Mandelic Acid stands out for its ability to address a broad spectrum of skin concerns with minimal risk of irritation.
Key Attributes and Benefits:
Controlled Exfoliation: At an 8% concentration, L-Mandelic Acid provides a balanced approach to removing dead skin cells contributing to congestion without compromising the skin barrier entirely. This promotes a smoother skin texture and a brighter complexion without the harshness, inflammation and compromisation often associated with more aggressive acids.
Acne and Oil Regulation: Its antibacterial qualities target acne-causing bacteria, making it an effective option for managing acne. Additionally, L-Mandelic Acid helps to regulate sebum production.
Hyperpigmentation and Aging: By inhibiting melanin production, L-Mandelic Acid aids in reducing hyperpigmentation, such as age spots and acne scars. Its support for collagen production also offers anti-aging benefits, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin Texture Improvement: Regular use leads to an enhanced skin texture and tone. The serum works to refine pores and smooth out skin irregularities, contributing to a more even and refined skin appearance.
The serum is carefully pH-balanced to maximize the efficacy of L-Mandelic Acid while maintaining skin health. Its formulation is designed for nightly use, easily integrating into existing skincare routines without causing disruption. This makes it particularly suitable for those with sensitive or reactive skin types, who may be cautious about introducing an acid-based product into their regimen. It can be diluted with a hydrating or supportive serum in cases of sensitivity such as the AnteAGE Step 1.
The 8% L-Mandelic Serum exemplifies the synergy between dermatological science and skincare, offering a nuanced solution for skin exfoliation and rejuvenation.
Directions: After toner, apply ⅓ of a dropper all over the skin. Always start off by using this serum 2-3x a week in the evenings to avoid sensitivity and irritation. If no irritation occurs after two weeks, you may start nightly or every other night application. Avoid the eye area when applying and use sunscreen daily while using this product.
L-Mandelic Acid - exfoliating, regulates sebum production, dissolves blackheads and comedones, antibacterial, antifungal, lightens pigmentation
Niacinamide - anti-inflammatory, hydrating, improves skin barrier function, controls sebum production
Green Tea Extract - antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, soothing