The Ordinary Mandelic Acid Reviews

58% of the Deciem Addicts on Instagram love The Ordinary Mandelic Acid.

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  • What is The Ordinary Mandelic Acid and what does it do?
  • How and when do I use Mandelic Acid?
  • Which products do The Ordinary Mandelic Acid conflict with?
  • The Ordinary Mandelic Acid Reviews
  • Products similar to Mandelic Acid
  • FAQs
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What is Mandelic Acid and what does it do?

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 mandelic acid to penetrate the skin more slowly which in turn makes it very gentle and suitable for all skin types. 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.

This formulation offers superficial dermal peeling to target uneven tone, textural irregularities, and fine lines. Due to its large molecular weight, Mandelic Acid is suitable for all skin types (including those that are sensitive). 🤗 ⁣⁣

Mandelic Acid targets

  • Dullness
  • Uneven Tone
  • Textural irregularities

How & When Do I use Mandelic Acid

Mandelic Acid is a water based product and should be used as one of the first layers in your routine followed by your oils or creams. Mandelic Acid can be applied once per day, ideally in the PM (please see sunburn alert below). It can be diluted with other treatments (check conflicts) to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance.

Avoid contact with eyes. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to our in-depth guide to patch testing. Keep out of reach of children. 

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

Which products conflict with Mandelic Acid?

Firstly, you can find all the information on the official product page on Deciem. I have created a chart with all The Ordinary conflicts here and you can read more information about Mandelic Acid here.

Mandelic Acid should´t be used in the same routine as the following products:

  • Other Direct Acids by Deciem (check other brands)
  • Peptides which includes Buffet, Buffet + Copper, Matrixyl and Argireline
  • Pure Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid, Ethylated Ascorbic Acid & Ascorbic Acid + Alpha Arbutin
  • Antioxidant EUK 134

This is Deciem´s response about Acids & Peptides.

Our rule against combining strong antioxidants only applies to our products containing copper peptides. We would not recommend combining direct acids with peptides due to the susceptibility of peptides to hydrolysis (which breaks the bonds between peptides, reducing their efficacy and making them into individual amino acids). At low pH, the peptides undergo processes such as deamidation (the removal of an amide group) and oxidation, which compromise the activity of the peptides.

Having said that, if you have previously combined peptides with acids and have not experienced any negative side effects or discoloration, you may continue to combine the two products as so as the combination does not pose any potential harm. Our recommendations are meant to serve as a preventative measure to avoid any incompatibility between those combinations and also because skin tolerance in subjective.

64% of the Deciem Addicts who use The Ordinary Mandelic Acid say it has improved their skin.

Mandelic Acid Reviews

You can read more reviews or leave your own reviews right here in the Facebook Group.

TTH says: I’m currently using it 😊 I am fairly new to chemical exfoliation and I have dry- combination skin, rather sensitive and acne prone.
I use the mandelic acid every evening after cleansing and I apply it as I would a serum. I like it, I have seen some improvement in my skin but I will for sure be picking up some lactic acid when this is finished 🙂

MVL says:  I used it a couple of times always felt that my skin was softer the other day. I am not using it now because of tretinoin, maybe I’ll use it once my skin gets used to tretinoin 😊

FA says: am using it every night now that summer’s gone. Decided to layer also azelaic acid after. My skin could not be happier! Next morning I really see a difference in brightness and softness 👍🏻😍

See these reviews and more by the Deciem Addicts here in the Facebook Group or on Instagram.

Mandelic Acid FAQS

Some of these Q&As have been copied from the Deciem Instagram

I have dry skin and recently have been dealing with some texture and a couple break outs, would the Mandelic Acid be good for me and which other products would you recommend? Deciem says: Mandelic Acid would be a great place to start. We would also suggest trying The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. This is a high-strength vitamin and mineral formula that visibly targets the look of blemishes and signs of congestion. We recommend avoiding unprotected solar exposure, gradually incorporating one new product into your regimen at a time and applying test patches first to see what works best for your skin. We hope this helps! ❤

Can Mandelic Acid and Niacinamide be used together in the same routine? If so, in what order should they be applied? Deciem says: Yes, The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA may be applied before Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. ❤

Hi! Can I use the Glycolic acid toner in the same routine as Mandelic acid? Deciem says: We suggest using them on alternate evenings and waiting until your skin has adjusted to one before introducing another. 

Which of your products is good for black heads? Deciem says: We would suggest exploring both The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA. 

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid Reviews by The Deciem Addicts.
57% of the Deciem Addicts will repurchase the Mandelic Acid.

Final Thoughts on The Ordinary Mandelic Acid

The Mandelic Acid rarely gets mentioned in the Facebook Group but it´s a great acid. As you can see 58% of the Deciem Addicts love it, 64% say it has improved their skin and 57% will be repurchasing it.

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