Mandelic acid is one of the essential ingredients used in skincare products and is derived from bitter almonds. Chemically it is alpha hydroxy acid known for its acne treatment. AHAs are natural and synthetic ingredients that provide skincare benefits ranging from exfoliation to increase hydration and firmness.
Here you will read some of the most significant uses and benefits of mandelic acid that you can achieve by using it per the guidelines given in this article.
Increase the cell turnover:
It is used as a powerful exfoliator and accelerates cell turnover. This significantly improves skin health.
Increase collagen production:
Collagen is the main protein found in the skin and other connective tissue. Mandelic acid improves skin appearance by increasing collagen production.
For sensitive skin:
It is very gentle on the skin because of its main ingredient, alpha hydroxy acid. This makes it a perfect choice for sensitive skin. It penetrates the skin at a lower rate. Thus, it is less irritating to the skin.
A good treatment for hyperpigmentation:
It is one of the most effective treatments for hyperpigmentation as it can lighten dark spots. So, this also gives your skin a very smooth appearance.
Reduces wrinkles and fine lines:
According to research conducted in 2013, it reduces the skin’s ability to form wrinkles and fine lines, which is why it can give you a more vibrant and youthful appearance.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.