mandelic acid

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Alpha hydroxy acid, also known as amygdalic acid. There is scant research showing this to be an effective alternative to other AHAs, though it does have germicidal activity. Unlike glycolic acid, mandelic acid is light-sensitive and should be packaged in an opaque container (Source: Handbook of Cosmetic and Personal Care Additives, Second Edition, volume 2, Synapse Information Resources, 2002).

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