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Paula's choice Skin Perfecting 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant

Paula's choice Skin Perfecting 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant

88ml

Regular price $34.12 USD
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Paula's choice Skin Perfecting 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant is a game-changer in your skincare routine. Crafted by the #1 exfoliation experts, this innovative formula features a potent blend of 6% Mandelic Acid and 2% Lactic Acid, known for their gentle yet effective exfoliating properties. With a time-released 8% AHA multi-layer complex, it works to improve radiance, soften texture, and promote healthier skin turnover for a youthful glow.

Why you need it

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant is your secret weapon against dull, uneven skin. Formulated with a complex of gentle alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), including 6% Mandelic Acid and 2% Lactic Acid, this liquid exfoliant effectively removes built-up layers of dead skin cells, smooths texture, softens fine lines & brightens. Renewing ingredients like yarrow extract & a fermented antioxidant blend of cherry blossom, chocolate vine & bayberry support the skin’s microbiome & barrier while working beneath skin’s surface for healthier cell turnover and younger-looking skin over time. Unlike traditional exfoliants, it minimizes the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on deeper skin tones, making it suitable for all skin types and tones. This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.0–4.0.

- Clinically proven to improve radiance, fine lines & skin barrier
- 100% agree skin looks smoother, firmer & more radiant
- 100% agree feels calming on the skin
- Gentle & effective for all skin types & tones

how to use

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Use clean fingers or a cotton pad to apply an even layer over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Do not rinse. For the AM, always finish with SPF 30+.

At first, apply once every other day and note skin’s response. Then, use up to twice daily.

Key Ingredients

6% MANDELIC ACID: Gentlest form of AHA. Targets wrinkles & discoloration.

2% LACTIC ACID: Time-released AHA for extended results. Hydrates & smooths skin’s surface.

YARROW ROOT EXTRACT & CHERRY BLOSSOM: Support skin’s barrier & microbiome. Soothing antioxidant.

INGREDIENTS

WATER/AQUA/EAU, 2,3-BUTANEDIOL (HUMECTANT/SOLVENT), MANDELIC ACID (EXFOLIANT), LACTIC ACID (EXFOLIANT/HUMECTANT), SODIUM HYDROXIDE (PH ADJUSTER), MYRICA CERIFERA (BAYBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT (PLANT EXTRACT/ANTIOXIDANT), AKEBIA QUINATA (CHOCOLATE VINE) STEM EXTRACT (PLANT EXTRACT/ANTIOXIDANT), PRUNUS LANNESIANA (CHERRY BLOSSOM) FLOWER EXTRACT (PLANT EXTRACT/ANTIOXIDANT), LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT LYSATE (PREBIOTIC/PROBIOTIC/POSTBIOTIC), SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE (PREBIOTIC/PROBIOTIC/POSTBIOTIC), ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT (PLANT EXTRACT/ANTIOXIDANT), SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE (HUMECTANT), ARGININE (ANTIOXIDANT/HUMECTANT), HYDROXYACETOPHENONE (HUMECTANT/STABILIZER), BUTYLENE GLYCOL (HUMECTANT/SOLVENT), SODIUM PHYTATE (CHELATING AGENT), PENTYLENE GLYCOL (HUMECTANT), XANTHAN GUM (STABILIZER/TEXTURE ENHANCER), CITRIC ACID (PH ADJUSTER), SODIUM CITRATE (PH ADJUSTER/CHELATING AGENT), 1,2-HEXANEDIOL (PRESERVATIVE/SOLVENT), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL (HUMECTANT), SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVATIVE).

Faq's

Q: Who should use the SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant?
A: This product is ideal for all skin types and skin tones looking to refine their complexion, decrease dullness and increase barrier strength. It’s especially good for those who have struggled with other AHA exfoliants in the past, including those with sensitive skin or those who have felt a stinging sensation when using AHA.

Q: Is SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant suitable for those with rosacea or sensitive skin?
A: Yes, the SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant is considered their most gentle AHA. It’s formulated with antioxidants and soothing ingredients which is even suitable for those with symptoms of rosacea such as redness, sensitivity and skin that feels dry, tight or uncomfortable. We recommend starting slowly, monitoring your skin and adjusting accordingly. During the day, always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

Q: How does the SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant support a healthy skin microbiome and skin barrier?
A: The SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant contains a probiotic-fermented antioxidant blend that helps create healthy postbiotics and nutrients within skin that have an anti-aging effect including visibly reducing redness, improving uneven tone and fortifying skin.

Q: Why did Paula’s Choice develop the SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant?
A: As an industry leader when it comes to exfoliation, Paula’s Choice wanted to offer a new innovation that goes beyond AHA’s primary benefits of surface exfoliation to also deliver skin renewal and microbiome benefits. Plus, this is currently the only liquid AHA exfoliant they offer and one of the gentlest exfoliants in the line.

Q: Can I layer the SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant with Paula’s Choice BHAs?
A: Using both the SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant and a Paula’s Choice BHA in your routine can target skin concerns like sun damage, deep wrinkles, clogged pores, bumps and dull, flaky skin even faster. Many prefer alternating these exfoliants to address their specific needs, but everyone’s skin is different.

Q: Are there ingredients or products I should avoid using with SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant?
A: No, the SKIN PERFECTING 6% Mandelic Acid + 2% Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant contains an array of skin-beneficial ingredients that play nicely with all other products and ingredients. In fact, this product (along with all Paula’s Choice exfoliants) can help improve the absorption of other skin care products by helping to remove the built-up outer layer of dry, dead skin to allow serums, moisturizers and other treatments to penetrate deeper and be more effective.

About the Brand

Paula's Choice skincare products grew out of Paula Begoun's struggle to find effective products that cared for her reactive skin. As a result, Paula's Choice products boast the most carefully chosen ingredients and will make a real difference to your skin, whatever your concern. With Hall of Fame products such as the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid and the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, the best skin of your life starts now! They're formulated with proven ingredients backed with scientific research and deliver genuine results. All Paula's Choice skincare has been developed to be non-irritating, with no added fragrance, colourants or ingredients potentially harmful to skin. Paula's Choice products are cruelty free and Leaping Bunny certified.

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