Mandelic Acid: Gentle Formula, Powerful Results

Say “hello” to the new NeoGenesis Mandelic Acid! NeoGenesis Mandelic Acid 8% gently exfoliates and balances the skin. It is beneficial for reducing the appearance of blemishes, discoloration, scarring, and softening fine lines and wrinkles. This acid should be used after cleansing and before moisturizing. 

Mandelic acid is recommended for those with less severe forms of acne. It penetrates the skin slowly, making it suitable for all skin types – even the most sensitive. Mandelic acid differs from salicylic acid because it is a larger molecule that is gentler on the skin. However, salicylic acid may be stronger than mandelic acid and can penetrate deeper into the skin to break down sebum and the bacterial biofilm that exist deeper in the pore.

Before + After - Mandelic Acid 8%
“This client struggled with acne from the ages of 14-19, and then her skin cleared until age 24. She started seeing breakouts again, mostly hormonal. Her skin would clear up for a couple of months and then the acne would return when stressed. Since starting on the NeoGenesis products, she now feels a huge difference. She is very impressed and very happy with the results and is sold on the line.”

– Mariam Abbas, NeoGenesis Professional Partner


What does mandelic acid do?

To understand the benefits of mandelic acid, it is beneficial to know how the skin works. 

Your skin has multiple layers. The layers you can see are called the epidermis. The top layer of the epidermis is called the stratum corneum. It consists of between 10 and 30 layers of dead skin cells. These dead skin cells are constantly sliding off and being replaced by new cells. A complete cycle of cell turnover takes about 28 days. This natural shedding process slows down as we age. It takes about 45 days to complete for older adults.‌

Mandelic acid triggers exfoliation. So regular use may result in a brighter overall complexion. Some people may see improvements in the appearance of wrinkles or age spots. Regarding acne-prone skin specifically, mandelic acid can help irritation, clear excess sebum, and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Because mandelic acid is a large molecule, it has the benefit of not penetrating into the deep layers of the skin or systemically into the body.

Skincare is more than just what’s on the surface. It’s the catalyst of how we feel about ourselves, our confidence, and self-esteem. Having good, healthy skin is a major contributor to the quality of life. Invest in skincare that cares! You’ll see how your skin and confidence blossom with a consistent regimen.

Learn more about our Mandelic Acid 8% here.

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