FACE REALITY skin care products are specifically formulated for acne-prone skin and work by destroying the bacteria causing inflamed lesions and ultimately to prevent clogging within the hair follicle. FACE REALITY products are not a one-size-fits-all range. Each product (and more importantly, each daily, home use product regimen), is designed with the understanding that there are differences relating to skin tone, type, age, damage, lesion type, and severity among others factors for choosing the right product combination to effectively control this chronic, genetic condition of the follicles. This understanding underlies why the professional treatment protocols along with daily use of home care products results in FACE REALITY'S over 90% clear rate. This clear rate is unsurpassed in the skin care industry!

Why Mandelic Acid?

Mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid found in almonds. It acts as a chemical exfoliant by breaking down the bonds that hold your dead skin cells together so that they can be shed from the surface of your skin. Mandelic acid has a high molecular weight which means that it penetrates your skin slowly which tempers irritation.

Mandelic acid is a great option for acne-prone skin as it treats all four of the main causes of acne. It controls oil, prevents growth of bacteria, prevents clogged hair follicles by increasing skin's natural exfoliation process, and reduces inflammation.

Mandelic acid is equally as effective at treating acne as salicylic acid. A clinical study found that mandelic acid was better at treating inflammatory acne than salicylic acid causing less irritation and fewer side effects. Other research found salicylic was more effective than mandelic acid but also more likely to cause hyperpigmentation.