Are you hesitant to use skin acids because you have sensitive skin but need solutions for skin conditions like acne, uneven tone, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines? Mandelic acid derived from bitter almonds just might be the solution you’ve been looking for!

What Makes Mandelic Acid Suitable for Sensitive Skin?

Many other alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), including glycolic and salicylic, have very small molecules that slip easily between the gaps in your skin cells, resulting in rapid, deep penetration that results in intensive exfoliation. This “feature” can cause serious issues for those with sensitive skin because your protective skin barrier is compromised, resulting in a condition called irritant contact dermatitis whenever you come into contact with any substance that contains an allergen your immune system is sensitive to.

Mandelic acid, on the other hand, has much larger molecules, so they sink into your skin more gradually, giving you surface-level exfoliation without the aggressive penetration that causes reactionary skin to become inflamed and irritated.

Despite its gentleness, mandelic acid is still very effective at accelerating cell turnover and promoting collagen production to remove years from your complexion.

NuCèlle Mandelic Marine Complex® Skincare

If you live with sensitive skin, even rosacea, the NuCèlle Mandelic Marine Complex® line of mandelic acid-based skincare products gently resurfaces your skin by encouraging cell turnover and can help keep acne under control by deep-cleaning pores and killing acne-causing bacteria.

Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite NuCèlle products:

Mandelic Cleanser

 

Mandelic Cleanser gives you the best of both worlds with a purifying formula to eliminate bacteria and pollutants on the surface of your skin while dissolving away makeup on contact. The soap- and oil-free formula gives you a deep clean without drying or irritating your skin.

How to Use: Massage gently into damp skin in the morning and evening, then rinse with warm water.

Mandelic Toner

Because your skin has a compromised barrier, it’s more prone to moisture loss. Mandelic Toner with 2% mandelic acid and marine algae extract gives you an instant boost of hydration while protecting your skin from environmental conditions that cause dehydration, like cold, windy weather and low humidity.

How to Use: Twice daily after cleansing, put a small amount onto your clean fingers or a cotton ball, then smooth it over your face and neck.

Mandelic 10% Toner

To combat signs of aging without irritating your sensitive skin, Mandelic 10% Serum is an anti-wrinkle recovery complex that smooths and brightens skin by exfoliating the build-up of dead skin cells and encouraging turnover. You’ll see improved skin texture, a more even skin tone, and diminished signs of aging, including fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

How to Use: Twice daily after cleansing, put a small amount onto your clean fingers or a cotton ball, then smooth it over your face and neck. Let it dry, then follow with moisturizer.

Glacial Clay Deep Cleansing Masque

Mineral-rich glacial clay comes together with NuCèlle’s Mandelic Marine Complex® in Glacial Clay Deep Cleansing Masque. The clay’s ability to absorb dirt and toxins from your pores gives you a deep, detoxifying, clean feeling while oxygenating your skin for a firm, revitalized complexion.

How to Use: Apply 2-3 times per week after cleansing and exfoliation. Leave on until dry, then remove with warm water. Follow up with toner and moisturizer.

Glacial Clay Moisturizing Masque

Dry skin doesn’t stand a chance against Glacial Clay Moisturizing Mask, packed with hydrating glacial water, kaolin clay, and sunflower oil to give you smooth, purified skin. Kaolin is a light clay that absorbs impurities while increasing circulation for a natural glow.

How to Use: Apply 2-3 times per week after cleansing and exfoliation. Leave on until dry, then remove with warm water. Follow up with toner and moisturizer.

Mandelic Mint Scrub

Renew and rejuvenate dull, tired skin with Mandelic Mint Scrub‘s combination of .5% mandelic acid and jojoba beads. This soothing, skin-smoothing polisher gently breaks the bonds between dead skin cells and buffs them away for an instant boost of brightness while algae and mint extract quench your complexion.

How to Use: Apply 2-3 times a week after cleansing by rubbing into dampened skin in a gentle circular motion. Rinse with warm water, and follow with your toner.

Papaya Skin Exfoliator

Treat your skin to a fruity treat with Papaya Skin Exfoliator infused with .5% mandelic acid, papaya enzymes, and apricot seed powder to gently polish away dead skin. To treat your sensitive skin to an extra treat, it also contains a soothing botanical extract mix of chamomile, cucumber, and ivy.

How to Use: Apply 2-3 times after cleansing by rubbing into dampened skin in a gentle circular motion. Rinse with warm water, and follow with your toner.

Mandelic Antioxidant Night Lotion

Mandelic Anti-Oxidant Night Lotion should be your last skincare step before bedtime to help with overnight cell regeneration. The antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C, E, and D3 combat free radicals and provide nourishment for your skin.

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to the face and décolletage after your evening skincare routine.

Final Thoughts

Advanced Skin Therapeutics is proud to partner with NuCèlle to bring our clients dermatologist-approved skincare products designed for every skin type. We hope you’ll stop in to check out our in-store selection, but you can also shop online for all the products we’ve shared with you today!