SKIN TREATMENTS BASED ON MANDELIC ACID. Mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid derived from bitter almonds. Its main indication is to perform a peeling that acts without causing burning and redness. Mandelic acid-based treatments are also called “summer peeling” or “all-season peeling” because unlike other alpha-hydroxy acids it is not photo-sensitizing. Among the many beneficial characteristics that distinguish it, the possibility of using it on both light and dark skins should be highlighted, as opposed to glycolic acid, which can instead be applied exclusively to light complexions.
Cosmetic and dermatological uses of mandelic acid
Its use is indicated for the treatment of the most common skin imperfections such as photo-aging, irregular pigmentation, acne, and small wrinkles. In particular, mandelic acid has depigmenting and antibiotic properties, such as to make it a product of choice in the treatment of non-cystic inflammatory acne and even in post-operative treatments in the case of laser resurfacing to prevent the onset of infections. The results of his action, as far as the brightness and cleanliness of the skin surface are concerned, are immediately visible.
The results of tests performed with products based on mandelic acid
A home trial was carried out on 1,100 patients over 3 years, using a product formulated with mandelic acid from 2 to 10% 2 times a day. In addition, it was advised to use a maintenance cream based on vitamins. In 80% of patients, there was no burning sensation or irritation. All patients immediately noticed a brighter, cleaner, more compact and clearer skin. Regarding the treatment of small wrinkles and lines of the skin with a 10% treatment, the skin appears significantly improved, especially the dark (photo-aged) skin, with the total absence of irritation phenomena such as erythema and redness, common instead in treatments with glycolic acid.
Its beneficial effects for skin hyperpigmentation and after the summer
Mandelic acid is particularly indicated for the treatment of cutaneous hyperpigmentation (melasma, hyperpigmentation, and freckles). Tests have shown that melasma improves by 50% after a month of bi-daily treatment with 10% mandelic acid. With regards to freckles using products based on mandelic acid, a much quicker clearing and without side effects has been verified compared to other types of treatments. Treatments are also recommended when returning from vacation, when the skin loses the tan slowly and gradually, sometimes leaving darker areas than others, to restore proper hydration to the skin and to purify it, bringing radiance and firmness to the complexion.
Farmavit Mandelic Acid Treatment with Cyclodextrin
The Farmavit has devised the Mandelic Acid Treatment with cyclodextrins to make the skin more luminous, compact and clear, visibly reducing wrinkles and lines of the epidermis, acting at the same time on melasma, hyperpigmentation, and freckles. The treatment involves the use of:
- Cleansing Milk: cleansing milk, the first step in the treatment based on mandelic acid, is used to thoroughly clean the skin before moving on to the next stages of treatment. It helps to make the skin brighter and reduce wrinkles, while at the same time acting on skin hyperpigmentation;
- Tonic; the tonic, the second step of the treatment based on mandelic acid, helps to maintain an adequate degree of moisture in the skin, restoring the right balance to the acidity of the epidermis;
- Professional Solution 25 %: the professional solution, the third step of the treatment in an institution based on mandelic acid, must be spread on the skin 2 minutes after the application of the tonic for about 8 minutes, at the end of which it is necessary to rinse thoroughly with water and to dry;
- Cream: the cream, the fourth step of the treatment based on mandelic acid, should be applied to the skin as a final phase of treatment. To keep the skin luminous and compact, to reduce wrinkles, to act on skin hyperpigmentation, it is advisable to carry out the treatment two / three times a week.