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Description

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds. It is used in skincare products to exfoliate the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture. It is also used to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, and melasma.

Common side effects of mandelic acid include skin irritation, redness, and dryness. It is important to use a moisturizer after using mandelic acid to reduce the risk of irritation.

Brand names associated with mandelic acid include:
  ▸  NeoStrata Mandelic Acid
  ▸  PCA Skin Mandelic Acid
  ▸  Glytone Mandelic Acid
  ▸  SkinCeuticals Mandelic Acid
  ▸  Obagi Mandelic Acid
  ▸  La Roche-Posay Mandelic Acid

Synonyms
  • amygdalic acid
  • mandelic acid
  • phenylglycollic acid
Classifications
  • anti-infective
  • antibacterial
  • antibiotic
  • irrigating solution

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