The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA. What I Think About It.
I started using The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% a few days ago along with The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA. I used them both together at first, but now I’m using Mandelic Acid 10% in the morning to help with oily skin and morning acne. I needed something to keep my excess sebum and acne at bay. Seems like my skin benefits from having some sort of acne fighting product in the morning. I decided to try mandelic acid since I have it. I found it in my skin care cabinet and just decided to give it a go. Before I get into my experience with the Mandelic Acid 10% product. Let’s learn more about The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA!
More on The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA!
Mandelic acid is very gentle on the skin. It’s even more gentler compared to lactic acid. They’re both gentle alpha hydroxy acids compared to, let’s say, glycolic acid. Apparently I can’t use glycolic acid that often. It wrecks my skin. 😑 So I’ve been off of glycolic acid for a while and trying other gentler alpha hydroxy acid to combat against clogged pores and blemishes. Now let’s take a look at what’s in this product! Here are the ingredients…
Propanediol, Aqua (Water), Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
It looks pretty good. Doesn’t look like it would clog my pores, but we’ll see what happens when I use it. Let’s go! On to my experience with The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA!!
My Experience With The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
So it’s been a few days of using The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA. The serum is lightweight and absorbs into the skin well. I really liked the texture and consistency of it. It sinks into my skin pretty well. I didn’t have to wait too long for it to absorb into the skin. Perfect! Now for the results! I noticed results after a single day of using it! I had some blackheads on my nose that I was trying to get rid of. I was using Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid to get rid of these annoying, stubborn blackheads on my nose. It looked like it was working at first. It helped to decrease excess sebum in my skin, but it didn’t really do anything for my blemishes long term. And I’ve been using the 2% BHA Liquid for as long as I can remember. I kept trying the 2% BHA Liquid but nothing good came out of it. I didn’t see improvements in my acne. Honestly, I don’t think BHA is that effective on my acne. I wish it would work, but it just didn’t work on my skin. Maybe I can use the rest of the bottle as a toner, lol. I don’t think I’m going to use it again to treat my acne. So whatever. haha.
Now here I have mandelic acid, a more gentler form of alpha hydroxy acid. Even more gentler than lactic acid. I love that it’s more gentle on the skin. I haven’t noticed much irritation when using it. Yep, no itchiness, redness, or excessive skin peeling. I noticed some light skin peeling, but that’s it. But guess what??? It helped with blackheads! I noticed the stubborn, annoying blackheads on my nose diminishing and looking lighter in appearance. It also helped with other blemishes I had on my face too. I was having some weird forehead acne going on. Just a few pimples here and there, and mandelic acid has helped reduce them in size dramatically overnight! So it looks like mandelic acid is working on my acne-prone skin! I love it! And it’s sooooooo gentle! Yes, I have to emphasize how gentle it is on the skin. Because it is! I can use it in the morning without my skin drying out! If used in the morning, make sure to wear SPF, since it increases skin’s sensitivity to the sun. After a few days of use, results have been amazing so far! I hope it works out in the end! Goodbye blackheads! 👋🏻
👉🏻 Other The Ordinary skin care products I reviewed! Don’t miss out!
The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%
The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10%
After 2 Weeks of Using RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads!! My Results!!
I’ve used RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads for 2 weeks! I’m SO excited to share my experience and results with everyone! Let’s go! 🙌🏻
So I picked up a container of RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads. I love RoC products and so I thought I would give the RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads a try. I’ve gotten pretty good results from other products I use from this brand too. I was hoping these line smoothing cleansing pads would deliver results as well. Hopefully it’ll help to eliminate or at least diminish some fine lines and wrinkles. Also, sometimes I would get dry, flaky skin coming off of my face and nothing seems to remove them all. Just some are removed. I’m left with dead skin still hanging from my face. So I do have other exfoliating skin care products like Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish, Benton PHA Peeling Gel, and some Skinfood facial scrubs that’s been sitting around for ages, lol. I’m really trying to use them up, but I just don’t have the interest to use them anymore. I’ll try to, haha! These are exfoliating products, but they don’t seem to remove all of the dead skin that’s on my face. They’ll remove some dry patches of dead skin here and there, but I want them all gone. I need a smooth blank canvas for my nighttime routine, so I can get an even layer of application on a freshly cleansed face. It gets pretty frustrating noticing that there’s still dead skin on my face after exfoliating too. I mean, shouldn’t they be all gone?
In other news, I’ll make an update on some of the exfoliating products mentioned.
More About RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads…
RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads are clinically shown to help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. Helps to improve the appearance in just one week. They are self-foaming pads that are gentle enough to remove makeup and other impurities. Even around the delicate eye area while exfoliating to smooth skin for a younger-looking complexion. It’s gentle enough for daily use. For best results, use daily to reveal cleaner, smoother, younger-looking skin.
They are hypoallergenic, soap-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist-tested.
Here’s the timeline on what kind of results to expect. Here it is! PROVEN RESULTS!
|Fine lines are visibly reduced. Tone and texture improved.|
|Signs of photo-aging diminished. Uneven skin tone and dark spots diminished.|
|Wrinkles and pores are visibly diminished.|
There’s that! 😅 Now let’s see what the product looks like! ^.^
Upon opening the jar, you’ll see that the container comes sealed air tight. Love it!
When the seal is open, we have pre-soaked cotton pads. There’s a total of 28 pre-soaked cotton pads in this container. They are 3″ (7.63 cm) in diameter (stated on the container).
Here’s a single cotton bad. This is the textured side of the pad. It has tiny little exfoliating bumps on it to help remove dead skin cells. To make the skin feel softer and smoother.
Here’s the softer side of the pad. No texture. No bumps. This side of the pad is meant to be used to cleanse the face and the delicate eye area. It’s gentle and doesn’t feel rough at all.
Here are the ingredients in this product.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-16 Soy Sterol, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Polysorbate 20, Coconut Acid, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-14M, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance/Parfum, BHT.
FYI, there is NO retinol in this product.
My Experience & Results with RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads
These are called daily cleansing pads, but I didn’t use them on a daily basis. I didn’t feel like I had to. I only used them to remove dead skin from my face when I needed to. My skin peels or gets flaky about 2-3 times a week, so I only used the cleansing pads that amount of times. I’m not sure if that’s going to affect my results. I was hoping to diminish some fine lines and wrinkles but also remove some acne marks. So! Hopefully using it 2-3 times a week is more than enough. Each container only contains 28 cleansing pads. I just didn’t see the purpose of using cleansing pads every single day either. It’s seems pretty wasteful and expensive. I didn’t want to pay 10 bucks a month to cleanse my face when I already have a facial cleanser that lasts much longer than a month. But it’s really up to you what you want to do. I didn’t think it was necessary to use it daily.
The instructions says to gently massage the pad on wet skin. Check. That’s what I did. The cleansing pad would foam up nicely. It’s really simple and easy to move the cleansing pad over the facial skin. The cleansing pad smoothly transitions from one section of the face to the next effortlessly without tugging the skin. The instructions goes on to say to use the smooth side of the pad first for gentle cleansing all over the face, especially the delicate eye area. Use the textured side to remove oil, dirt, and other skin-dulling impurities. That’s also what I did. So the gentle side of the pad (non-textured, smooth side) is great for cleansing the face and eye area. All I do is move the pad over my face and eye area gently. It actually helped to remove some dead skin without pulling at the skin. Nice! That’s exactly what I wanted. The textured side is great too. It really does help to remove flaky skin and just overall dead skin that has a difficult time coming off. You can use these cleansing pads day and night, but I think that’s rather too much and way over my budget. If used day and night, the whole container would last 2 weeks. No thanks, I’ll stick to 2-3 times a week and only at night when my skin gets flaky.
So it looks like my results with these cleansing pads have been awesome. Each time I use them, my skin just looks so much softer, smoother, and pretty after cleansing my skin with them. Since I’ve been using these cleansing pads only a few times a week for 2 weeks, would this be considered 2 weeks? Hmmm! I have noticed a reduction in fine lines (kind of). What I noticed the most was an improvement in my skin texture. The texture of my skin just looks and feels smoother. It must be from removing all of that dead skin! So, after 2 weeks of using this product, I’m really glad I gave it a chance. I really like it. It works so much better compared to the other exfoliants that I have (mentioned earlier). If you have forgotten, here they are again — Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish, Benton PHA Peeling Gel, and Skinfood facial scrubs. To wrap it up, I’m falling in love with RoC Line Smoothing Cleansing Pads!! They’re awesome at removing flaky, peeling skin. Let’s see what it can do in the next few weeks or so. A new updated review coming up soon!
I’m looking forward to the 4 week mark — Signs of photo-aging diminished. Uneven skin tone and dark spots diminished! If it happens…