The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA

AHA are superstars agents that help in achieving even skin tone and smoother skin by exfoliating dead skin cells. However, if you cannot tolerates stronger AHAs like Glycolic or lactic acid, then The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA might come to your rescue. It helps in gentle peeling by loosening the links between dead skin cells, enhancing the cell turnover and exfoliating the superficial layer. It is suitable even for sensitive skin as the large molecule size of Mandelic acid takes a longer penetration time thereby gentle action on the skin.

What is it? Skin rejuvenating serum with mandelic acid

Who can use it? All skin types to promote even skin tone and smooth skin texture

Sensitive skin: Can try if the skin is calm

Brands:: The Ordinary

Description

Description

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Benefits:

Gently peeling of the skin: Mandelic Acid, an AHA gently exfoliates, unclogs pores, and delays wrinkles, dullness and fine lines. It lifts off the dead skin cells revealing a new fresh look. It also reduces hyperpigmentation, acne scars and uneven skin too.

Good for skin hydration: Glycerin, sodium cross hyaluronate, and propanediol keeps the skin moisturized and nourished.

Reduces redness: Tasmannia Lanceolata Extract reduces skin discomfort owing to its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties.

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + Ha Side Effects:

Though it has no side effects, the exfoliating agents might cause skin irritation more so on in sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, introduce this product gradually as discussed in the next section.

How to use it?

We recommend introducing this agent gradually if you are naïve to potent ingredients. Start by applying for an hour on a trial patch on the face. If it does not irritate start putting on full-face the next day. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability.

Dermatocare recommendations

Additional information

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Quick Comparison

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DescriptionAHA are superstars agents that help in achieving even skin tone and smoother skin by exfoliating dead skin cells. However, if you cannot tolerates stronger AHAs like Glycolic or lactic acid, then The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA might come to your rescue. It helps in gentle peeling by loosening the links between dead skin cells, enhancing the cell turnover and exfoliating the superficial layer. It is suitable even for sensitive skin as the large molecule size of Mandelic acid takes a longer penetration time thereby gentle action on the skin. What is it? Skin rejuvenating serum with mandelic acid Who can use it? All skin types to promote even skin tone and smooth skin texture Sensitive skin: Can try if the skin is calmIf you are having pigmentation in the form of dark patches/spots, tanning or uneven skin tone, then this skin lightening regime is for you. We have created a series of 3 regimes to gradually increase the potency of skin-lightening agents to get the best results. What is it? Skin lightening regime Month 1 Who can use it? Dry skin types with Pigmentation Sensitive skin: You can try only if your skin is calm for a long time. Avoid if your skin is irritated, burning or itchy. After completing Month 1, you can shift to Month 2 of the skin lightening regime.Olay Regenerist micro-sculpting cream with SPF 30 in your anti-ageing routine after the age of 30 in the morning as described article, Anti-ageing skincare routine. The best part is that you can rely on just one product to protect and rejuvenate your skin in the morning. What is it? Sunscreen with SPF 30 with anti-ageing and skin lightening action Who can use it? Who can use it? All skin type Sensitive skin: Unlikely to irritate, however, chances of reaction cant be ruled outBioderma White Objective Serum is potent skin lightening serum packed with well-known skin lightening agents. What is it? Skin lightening serum Who can use it? Oily skin prone to dark patches, tanning or dark spots. Sensitive skin: Use with caution only if your skin is calm. Goodies: Niacinamide, Glycolic acid, licorice extract, Vitamin C Variants: Bioderma White Objective CREME  is recommended for combination to dry skin type.  If you are battling with stubborn pigmentation in the form of melasma or freckles that do not respond to regular skin lightening agents then Procelain Skin Whitening Serum might come to your rescue. It is a potent blend of hydroquinone, kojic acid and glycolic acid. What is it? Skin lightening serum Who can use it? All skin types with stubborn pigmentation Sensitive skin: Might not suitDermalogica Daily Microfoliant is suitable for oily to combination skin types with acne and dark spots. We recommend using this product to exfoliate your skin once a week followed by a face pack or sheet mask. What is it? Face wash with salicylic acid and papain. It is a powder that gets activated in contact with water. Who can use it? Oily to combination skin types Sensitive skin: Might not suit super-sensitive skin  
Additional information
Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Ageing/Wrinkles, Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Gender

Female, Male

Price range

$

Regime

Morning

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Price range

$$

Regime

Night

Gender

Female, Male

Skin Type

Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Ageing/Wrinkles, Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?

Never, Sometimes (now it is calm)

Price range

$$

Regime

Weekly

Content

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Benefits:

Gently peeling of the skin: Mandelic Acid, an AHA gently exfoliates, unclogs pores, and delays wrinkles, dullness and fine lines. It lifts off the dead skin cells revealing a new fresh look. It also reduces hyperpigmentation, acne scars and uneven skin too. Good for skin hydration: Glycerin, sodium cross hyaluronate, and propanediol keeps the skin moisturized and nourished. Reduces redness: Tasmannia Lanceolata Extract reduces skin discomfort owing to its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties.

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + Ha Side Effects:

Though it has no side effects, the exfoliating agents might cause skin irritation more so on in sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, introduce this product gradually as discussed in the next section.

How to use it?

We recommend introducing this agent gradually if you are naïve to potent ingredients. Start by applying for an hour on a trial patch on the face. If it does not irritate start putting on full-face the next day. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability.

MORNING REGIME

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Wash your face with a Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser. It is a gentle cleanser that does not strip the natural skin barrier of your skin.

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Step 2 Biluma Skin cream

Put Biluma cream on full-face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

Step 3 CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen

Put CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50. Repeat the second application 30 minutes before going out in sun. It is a good choice as it offers both hydration and sun protection. You can put make-up on top of sunscreen.

NIGHT REGIME:

Step 1 Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser

Remove make-up if needed with micellar water and wash your face. Pat dry and put the skin lightening serum.

Step 2: Cera Ve Nightly Exfoliating Treatment

Put CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment on the full face or restricts its use to dark patches depending on the extent of pigmentation.

Step 4: Cera Ve moisturising cream

Put a Cera Ve moisturising lotion or cream after 10-15 minutes to hydrate your skin.

EAT MULTIVITAMIN DAILY

Multivitamins are absolutely essential for rejuvenating the skin from within. You can take GNC Skin and Hair Vitamin daily in the case of females and GNC Mega Men in case of Males.

GNC Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins

GNC MEGA MEN

Benefits

  • Anti-ageing with help of palmitoyl peptide. Peptides help in producing collagen. They reduce fine wrinkles, improve skin barrier and make the skin firm.
  • Skin lightening by Niacinamide and Ceratonia siliqua fruit extract. Niacinamide reduces the transfer of melanin from melanocyte to skin cells. Thus, has skin lightening benefit according to many studies. Ceratonia siliqua fruit extract promotes even skin tone by reducing melanin according to this study.
  • Soothing by Panthenol or Pro-vitamin B5 and Niacinamide. Both help in easing inflammation.
  • Skin repair with help of anti-oxidant action of Green tea and Vitamin E. Daily stress, UV rays, pollution etc produce damaging oxidative stress. Anti-oxidants prevent damage to the skin and promote repair as well.
  • Sunscreen: It provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays with help of the following sunscreens: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 9.0%, Octisalate 4.5%, Octocrylene 6.0%. SPF of 30 is enough for daily casual exposure. However, you should top up with SPF 50+ while stepping out in the bright sun.

Side effects

There is no side effect of Olay Regenerist. Few hyper sensitive skins might get redness, irritation or rash.

Variants:

Olay Regenerist is an anti-ageing range from the globally renounced company, Proctor and Gamble. Olay Regenerist range includes:
  • Cleanser
  • Day cream with SPF 30
  • Day cream with SPF 15
  • Night Serum
  • Night cream
  • Eye cream
All of the above have similar benefits.  

Bioderma White Objective Serum benefits

 Bioderma White Objective Serum is potent skin lightening serum.  It helps in reducing pigmentation with help of:
  • Glycolic acid is a member of the α-hydroxy acid (AHA) family and is one of the most commonly used chemical peeling agents. It has exfoliating, reverses sun damage (such as mottled pigmentation), stimulates collagen & elastin production, quickens cell turnover, increases skin's thickness, firmness & hydration, and smoothes rough and wrinkled skin.
  • Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 helps in skin lightening and skin rejuvenation.
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside is stable, yet potent from Vitamin C that has anti-oxidant and skin lightening benefits.
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract is well known and effective skin lightening agent.
It has 2 fold action. Vitamin C, which is gradually released for long-lasting action, reduces the number of melanin pigments in the epidermis. The intense peeling action of glycolic acid activates the elimination of cells loaded with pigments. It has a W.O. patent which acts on the main biological mechanisms responsible for skin pigmentation.

Bioderma White Objective Serum side effects

It might not suit sensitive skin types. We recommend patch test before the first use and discontinue in case of any redness, irritation, burning, etc.  

Benefits

Skin lightening superstar: Procelain Skin Whitening Serum is a boatload of skin lightening agents that have many studies to ack their efficacy. Hydroquinone 2% is time tested skin lightening agent that can be safely used at this concentration for a month or two. Exfoliates dead skin cells: Glycolic acid help in exfoliating dead skin cells promoting smoother skin texture. Anti-ageing: It has the stable form of vitamin C called Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. It help is skin brightening and anti-ageing by boosting up collagen synthesis

Side effects:

Procelain Skin Whitening Serum has strong skin lightening agents that might not suit sensitive skin. We recommend introducing this agent gradually.

How to use it?

Procelain Skin Whitening Serum should be used at night as explained below:

Benefits

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant  is a powder that gets activated on contact with water and aids in:
  • Exfoliation: Papain and salicylic acid help in chemical exfoliation while Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, oats and rice bran provide gentle physical exfoliation.
  • Oil control: Salicylic acid and tea tree oil might help in reducing the oil secretions.
  • Reduction in pimples and black/white heads: Salicylic acid and tea tree oil help in reducing existent pimples and even black/white heads.
  • Reduction in dark spots/patches: Dipotassium glycyrrhizate and papain have skin lightening benefits.

Cons:

  • Dry skin type might experience dryness on using this cleanser owing to the lack of any moisturizing agent.
  • Sensitive skin types should do a patch test before first use to rule out sensitivity to papain, tea tree oil and fragrances.

How to use it?

It is a powder that gets activated in contact with water. Take half-teaspoon of Daily Microfoliant on wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to the face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly.  
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