Mandelic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds. It has been studied extensively for its use in treating common skin issues, and can be used for a variety of skin types. With a larger molecular structure than other AHAs, mandelic acid takes longer to penetrate the skin, making it less likely to be irritating or to cause the redness and dryness that some may see with other AHAs such as glycolic. Mandelic works by dissolving the bonds between skin cells, which aids in exfoliation and cell turnover. It is also antibacterial, and has been used in oral medications for over a century.
Rhonda Allison’s Mandelic Arginine Serum is a versatile serum that is ideal for almost all skin types. Arginine, the other key ingredient, is an amino acid, which are the building blocks of proteins. Arginine acts as an antioxidant when applied topically, and helps with collagen production. Benefits of the serum include:
Aging Skin – this serum provides collagen stimulation, firms, gives skin antioxidant support and softens the skin while increasing cellular metabolism address those target concepts of aging. Can be used day and night without causing dryness or flaking.
Acne Skin – this serum provides antibacterial support, assists in lightening discolorations, and increases the wound healing support acne skins need.
Pigmented Skin – this serum helps inhibit tyrosinase activity, assisting in lightening discolorations, while increasing cellular turnover without dryness.
Sensitive/Rosacea Skin – this serum is a great option as it targets collagen and elastin stimulation, strengthening, increases wound healing, gives the skin antibacterial and antioxidant support without causing irritation or increased sensitivities.