Mandelic Salicylic Acid Peel
Mandelic acid belongs to the Alpha-hydroxy Acid group and therefore is closely related to glycolic, lactic, and malic acids. Alpha-hydroxy acids are water soluble and certainly most mandelic acid preparations are water based. Uniquely however mandelic acid is also soluble in alcohol.
Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid and is insoluble in water. Most salicylic acid peels are alcohol based.
Due to it’s unique property of being soluble in both water and alcohol we can blend mandelic and salicylic acid together and create a peel with the benefits of both.