Mandelic Acid

Our database includes 158 products that contain Mandelic Acid.

Community rating: Liked

What it is



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Dry Skin

Mandelic Acid helps exfoliate skin. It also contains antioxidant properties.

As an AHA, Mandelic Acid removes the top layer of skin cells from the newer layer of skin underneath. This helps skin to remove dark spots and look more even.

Mandelic Acid may be an alternative to Glycolic Acid for those with sensitive skin.

Mandelic Acid may help reduce wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:

Also known as: Amygdalic Acid

Mandelic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.8% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Data

192 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dark Spots • Texture • Redness • Dullness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Redness • Dryness • Dullness

Where it's used

Mandelic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 9 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Mandelic Acid, we've seen concentrations from 1% to 5% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Mandelic Acid the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35152
  • INN Name: mandelic acid
  • EC #:  202-007-6
  • All Functions: Antimicrobial
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.