But I have black heads/white heads and acne prone skin and I would like to incorporate the salicylic acid as well. I can’t tell how beautifull skin I have now. I don’t want to over-exfoliate my skin with the Mandelic acid, but I’m conscious I should be using an AHA frequently to try and help move those stubborn closed codemones? my current routine is AM: water + the body shop seaweed toner & moisturiser, PM: clarins pure melt oil cleansing gel + garnier micellar cleansing gel occasionally a physical exfoliant + drugstore cleanser with salicylic acid (these are what i’m looking to replace) seaweed toner again moisturiser, i also really want to try using an oil if you can recommend one! You want ALL the benefits of ALL the ingredients. WARNING! Whenever you have pimples or blackheads, salicylic acid is the way to go. I also ‘ suffer ‘ from really large pores on my nose with a lot of blackheads. I would like to ask for your opinion on how should I use/combine them a little bit so they don’t go to complete waste if I already purchased them. This stuff is strong! Related: Glycolic Acid Vs Lactic Acid: Which One Should You Choose? Sonitha, try azelaic acid. Twinkle, I’d love to help you create the best skincare routine for your needs, but this is a paid service. I’ve read all of your articles about The Ordinary and I’ve been using it to construct a skin routine. Click on the image below to subscribe to my newsletter and get “The Ordinary Products Guide” Cheatsheet to find out: I have resistant, combination skin that’s dry on my cheeks and oily on my t-zone. As for me, I think I’ll go back to my old exfoliating routine. Click here to find out more about the course and see their reviews. I’ve been suffering from bad acne since my early teenage years, it seems to improve a lot now, but sometimes I still have them on my cheeks, chin, neck and occassionally on my forehead. This acid also has antibacterial properties that help you get rid of P. Acnes, the bacteria that’s making you life so miserable. I would love to get your opinion on my routine! I’m just getting into the regiment, as it’s The Ordinary is easily availbel where I currently live (Canada). If you’ve answered yes to even just one of these questions, meet the new exfoliating acid on the block: mandelic acid. Why You Should Add Hyaluronic Acid To Your Skincare Routine. So if you could give som advice I would really appreciate it. Introduce one new product into your skincare routine at a time and see how your skin reacts to it before adding the next one. I’m afraid salicylic acid will be a little harsh on my skin, I don’t know. You can book your consultation here: https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/skincare-consultation/, Gio, my forehead is reddish and the skin looks tough. My skin is normal, a little on the dry side, on my cheeks, but I do have some pimples in my t-zone. I’ve ordered the hyularonic acid serum, but I don’t know what exfoliant to incorporate, or other TO products for that matter. One of the few mandelic acid formulas on the market. Great information and guide a small always Gio! My chin also has blackheads. The rest of your routine is fine. Hi Emily, start with adding a salicylic acid exfoliant to your skincare routine at night after cleansing. Haven you given up on exfoliating acids because they ALWAYS irritate your skin? :0, There’s one study that shows that 20% azelaic acid + 40% mandelic acid peel increased sebum production on the U-zone (BUT not the t-zone) of mature women. Means a lot. and I’m open to any suggestions AM before sunscreen: Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%(instead of the Niacinamide) and Natural Moisturizing, I’ve read Azelaic is a better lightener for black skin and help whith acne prone too. Much appreciate. Hi Gio! I personally don’t think a toner is necessary so if you want to make your routine shorter, ditch it. Natural skincare can be a minefield indeed. I didn’t experience more sebum anywhere while I was using it. It’s only been a few weeks, so it’s hard to say about results so far as I think I’m well and truly in the “purging” stage. Pimples show up every now and them and I have an oily t-zone and blackheads on my nose and chin. That makes it less effective than GA but a lot less irritating too. I’ve been using salicylic acid 2%, niacinamide 10% + zinc 1% combined with azelaic acid and I would use retinoil 1% twice a week. Thank you. This is very useful, thank you! Little did I know that it’s not that easy to really combine them in a way that would benefit my skin the best and not cancelling or weakening each other’s effect and also I didn’t think through if I even need all these products. getting rid of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples, My Thoughts On The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Why Salicylic Acid Is Key To Spot-Free Skin, My Thoughts On The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%. Full review: My Thoughts On The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%. Other than that it’s too soon to say. The molecular weight of mandelic acid is 152.1 daltons which is larger than other alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid is 76.0 daltons, for example). Hi Gio. Thank you <3. Sensitive, acne-prone skin that can’t tolerate other acids. The texture feels like an oily water, if that even makes sense. I also have some flaking on my skin, and I think that might be dead skin, not necessarily dryness. You can one for one month and the other for another month and see which one your skin likes best. Glad you’re enjoying my blog. That is why on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I apply mandelic acid, and on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday retinol. What it does: It dissolves the “glue” that holds skin cells together (so they can slough off) and hydrates skin. Charlotte, salicylic acid. My skin texture around my chin also appears much tougher these days. When to use it: In the PM after cleansing. Hi Gio! I would really like to try The Ordinary's products but I am not perfectly certain what would be the best fit. It’s the best suited for your skin type. Thanks for your input! Yep, the same family as glycolic acid. Hello! I have purchased The ordinary mandelic acid, niacinimide & zinc & azelaic acid. (And no, you can’t get all of them because they’re cheap). I’m also doing the AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution but only every 3 weeks or so. I see so many people go over the top with exfoliation because they think they miss out if they stick to only one exfoliant. First I want to say thanks for creating such an informative site! If your skin can take it, you can try using retinol two or three nights as these products are quite gentle. This is my routine at the moment…, AM Cleanse (Origins Checks and Balances) Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Natural Moisturising Factors + HA, PM Cleanse (Origins Checks and Balances) Salicylic Acid 2% (on congested area only) Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Natural Moisturising Factors + HA. Salicylic acid is what your skin needs the most. If your protective barrier is compromised, you shouldn’t exfoliate at all. At 40 years, I want to change this routine and add retinol, I have started this july to use everynight the small dose Retinol 0.5% in Squalane without issue in combinaison with Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 My 1st question is which one between Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion, Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane or Retinol 1% in Squalane will you recommande for longterm use. A way around this would be to look for alternative products with the same active ingredients in south East Asia. Return the peeling solution. What it is: Salicylic Acid is only member of the Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) family used in skincare. Related: AHAs VS BHA: Which One Should You Choose? Side effects: It can cause irritation if used too often. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve removed most of the oils. What it is: A peeling solution with 30% Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic/Lactic/Tartaric/Citric) and 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid). 2.Blackhead on nose 3.Dark pimple spots 4.Uneven skin tone 5.Dehydrated skin (sometimes) 6.Dull Skin. Download your FREE 'Best Anti-Aging Skincare Routine" cheatsheet to find out what really works to prevent aging and minimise wrinkles (plus, weekly tips). I’m a tell-it-like-it-is skin coach and author on a mission to help you achieve your best skin day ever - every day. Timea, thank you so much for your support. Can I use AHA 30% + BHA 2% PEELING SOLUTION and other exfoliant? Shop Mandelic Acid 10% + HA by The Ordinary at Cult Beauty. Effectively resurfacing, smoothing and brightening, Mandelic Acid 10% + HA gently dissolves the thin top layer of the skin to reveal a radiant, more youthful complexion. Full review: My Thoughts On The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA. : The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG VS The Inkey List Caffeine Serum, When Less Is More: How To Take Care Of Normal Skin, Are They Dupes? Thanks! I’m not sure if TO exfoliatoes are too harsh to use daily. This larger size allows mandelic acid to penetrate the skin more slowly which in turn makes it very gentle and suitable for all skin types. I have heard the CeraVe Eye Repair cream is pretty good, but I cannot say I have puffy eyes or dark circles, so I don't want to overdo it. Formulated for easily-upset skin, The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA is a great pick for those who want exfoliation without the side effects (think:over stripping and irritation). You can try The Inkey List or Paula’s Choice BHA or use mandelic acid from The Ordinary until salicylic acid becomes available again.
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