Mandelic Acid 10% Serum


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Garden of Wisdom's Mandelic Acid 10% Serum is a proprietary blend of antioxidants, skin hydrators, alpha-hydroxy acids, skin conditioners and a 10% strength of Mandelic Acid. Mandelic acid lightens skin (especially when paired with our Light n' Bright serum), reduces pore size, improves complexion, evens out skin tone and helps to lighten skin irregularities and hyperpigmentation. Our Mandelic Acid is best to be used by those who have oily to very oily skin, mild acne, blemishes, or with normal skin.

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that helps clear away dead skin cells that have built up on the skin's surface, and because of its smaller molecule size it can also work within the pore as well. Unlike glycolic acid, it cannot penetrate the skin's layers to enable deeper exfoliation, but it can help to refine pores. Mandelic acid has antibacterial properties.

Our Mandelic 10% Marine Serum (Yes Alcohol and Yes Seaweed) can be found here.

Method of Application 
If you are new to acids, use them every three days. In total, exfoliate no more than 3 to 4 times per week.
Use on clean skin (skin can be dampened with hydrosol, toner or fruit mists, or it can be dry). Apply a few drops with clean fingertips, then wait 20 minutes before using any other products. The acid will self neutralize and then you can continue with your routine.
The exception to the 20 minute wait rule is if the acids are very uncomfortable. If so, then rinse immediately and build up a resistance to the acids over about a month's time, increasing the length of time every few days. Acids, however, are not meant to be comfortable as they are a remodeling tool.

    Mandelic Acid 10% Serum

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Not a serum

    This product is a toner, not a serum due to watery consistency. The product has fantastic ingredients yet is not what I'm looking for in terms of a "serum".

    Hi, Anna :-)
    Thank you for your review. I have thought this
    over the years and to thicken it up keeps (slightly)
    the absorbtion of the Mandelic Acid a bit less in
    I will add to the site that this is a watery product.
    Also, we can certainly thicken this up as a custom
    product for a small fee.
    Again, thank you.

    Best exfoliant for my aging skin

    I've tried a lot of the exfoliants out there and this one is the best for my skin. It doesn't cause redness or peeling. I did start at 5% for months before I shifted to the 10%. I use it 2x a week. I'm early 50s with sundamage and some acne. This serum really clears up my skin and helps with wrinkles and dullness. YAY!

    Glad you are loving this! Thank you!

    Great results

    I use the Mandelic Acid Serum once or twice a week to maintain clear skin. I use it like a toner (with a cotton ball) in those instances and it works great. Also, I use the serum whenever I get a blemish and it clears it up in 1-2 days. Even though I'm past the typical break-out years, and my skin is now leaning toward dry, this serum is a wonderful tool for skincare.

    We really appreciate your review! :)