Like the brand, the Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum is such a hyped about product! It was sold out everywhere! I purchased it on the Allies of Skin website. l was so desperate to correct the stubborn pigmentation l had, it faded greatly but doesn’t want to disappear! Every review l read boasted its greatness, so in a moment of weakness l made the purchase!
Whenever l purchase a new chemical exfoliator l always put any actives like my vit c and retinal on hold. This is to avoid over stimulating my skin which causes sensitivity and if l do get sensitivity l know exactly what to pin it on. So in the day i’ll use a hyaluronic acid, ceramide cream and my SPF 50. In the night i’ll just apply Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum neat. I contacted Allies of Skin via Instagram and they said l could use it nightly just like the instructions did.
So a week or so ago after cleansing l applied the serum at night, to my surprise no tingling, felt really nice l thought ooh l’m liking this. I applied only the serum as l do with all my chemical exfoliants and l went to sleep. I woke up to my horror and disappointment to red,hot sore skin around my mouth and chin. My cheeks broke out in 3 red sore spots and l rarely get spots. So l stopped using the serum and stuck to ceramides and hyaluronic acids day and night. My skin thankfully calmed down in a few days. So last night l braved it again ( a week or so apart) and low and behold my face has broke out again!
So its definitely the Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum! I contacted Allies of Skin and they asked me a few question and like all companies they said “ its very unusual!” Which l doubt! They kindly offered me a refund! So l’ve learn’t a valid lesson: don’t get sucked into the hype, just because it works for everyone else it doesn’t mean it’ll react the same way for you! first research and for God sake just because you’ve been using chemical exfoliator forever doesn’t mean anything, patch test! I know,l should know better! l got caught up in the excitement and the hope that this would be my miracle serum ! So sadly, no luv here for the Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum. However l do love their cleanser! Have you ever reacted badly to a hyped product?