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Launched in the UK in September 2005, Mandel are a unique range of peeling products containing the natural ingredient mandelic acid (derived from bitter almonds).
Mandelic acid has been studied extensively and is specially formulated for its use in treating common skin problems such as photo-ageing, skin ageing, acne and pre and post preparation for laser resurfacing.
Mandelic, Tiolactic, Phytic and Citric acids
They freshen up the face and can help to treat acne, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, rough texture and ageing skin.
The range is suitable for all skin types, (including skin with dark pigmentation).
Not applicable as a superficial peel.
Trained members of the medical profession, and beauty therapists (NVQ3 level and above).
Mandel Pre Peeling
Optimises and cleanses the skin before peeling. Removes grease and dead cells from the skin to avoid irregular peeling.
Mandel Plus Peeling
Professional Mandelic Acid with Citric Acid and Tiolactic Acid.
Mandel 50 Peeling
Profressional Mandelic Acid Peeling with Citric Acid for more sensitive skin.
Neutral Post Peeling
Restructuring, neutralising and normalising cream to be applied after each peeling.
A unique cream for restructuring and normalising skin.
Active gel with Mandelic Acid, when used in conjunction with Hydrata System accelerates good skin results.
Pregnant, breastfeeding women or those already on a peeling programme, or using retinol products.
It is recommended that a course of 6 peels is undertaken. For optimum results the peeling should be applied according to the following time frames:
Sessions 1 to 4 with an interval of 7 to 14 days
Session 5 and 6 with an interval of 14 to 21 days
Thereafter another course of 6 peels should be taken in 6 months time.
Those going on a course of Mandel peels should also be using the at-home Hydrata System morning and night for the first 3 days after peeling. From day 4, the Hydrata System product should be applied in the morning and the Mandel Active product in the evening until the next peeling session.
According to the manufacturer there are no reported side effects.
They also claim that unlike other peeling treatments on the market, Mandel can be used all year round without the necessity to stay out of the sun after treatment.
This depends on area treated and how much is required, and the practitioner doing the treatment, but ranges are in the region of £40 to £70 per treatment session.
Dr Mark B. Taylor, Clinical Study on 1100 patients over 3 years – Summary of Mandelic Acid for the Improvement of Skin Conditions – June 1999 – Cosmetic Dermatology