Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) Mandelic Acid Toner

4.4

35 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Purified Water, SD Alcohol, Propylene Glycol , Mandelic Acid (5%), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Malic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Equisetum Hyemale Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Phytic Acid, Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is the single best skincare product I own -absolutely holy grail! Using this toner twice a day has done more to clear my skin than anything else (retinol, BPO, acid peels, clay masks, etc. etc.)! I absolutely cannot live without it. Although it does smell like alcohol, it doesn't dry me out if I use a face oil afterwards -and I have very flaky, dry skin normally. The amount of makeup, dirt, and grime that comes off after using this toner, even after washing my face, is amazing. I think my skin may have a problem with shedding dead skin cells/exfoliating itself, so this toner has been a great help at really cleaning my face. I have baby smooth skin now, when before I had at least a few pimples everyday and really uneven little bumps/clogged pores everywhere. I only need a little concealer now on old acne scars for face makeup. I've stopped using foundation because this toner has made my skin tone so bright! I wouldn't say it helps with fading scars so much, but I use retinol and other acids for that. With liberal twice daily use, the largest size lasts me about 3.5 months, which isn't a lot unfortunately. But for me this is absolutely worth the price because I spend so much less on skincare now that I have my routine set and perfected -this was the item I've been searching for.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this stuff so much. I have sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin with some acne scars and some hyperpigmentation (freckles). I use this toner twice daily, the first couple of days it stung a tiny bit but after those first few days it goes on great. Within a week or so I noticed my normally congested pores were nearly invisible, my freckles were fading and my acne scars were minimized. These effects continued to improve my skin, noticing full effect a couple of weeks in. I now have an 8 oz bottle and this is definitely one of the most effective products I have tried for my skin issues.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

best stuff there is ever for acne.no doubt.it's definitely my HG.cant live without it, im on my 5th bottle now.😊


pros:
-treats acne like no other ( even the cystic ones!!which i normally get)
-can make skin clear in a week!
-makes redness disappear
-brightens skin
-no more breakout, not a single one!
-made my acne scars disappear too!
-tones skin

cons:
none at all.

this is definitely a product i think i can never live without.if youre so hopeless and youve tried everything like the acne regimens and stuffs, stop wasting your money and start with this routine that treated my cystic acne, acne scars, rednessand also prevent me from getting a new breakout for less:

1.cetaphil gentle skin cleanser
2. MAKEUPARTIST'SCHOICE MANDELIC ACID toner

this gave me my life back and im very very very very very very very grateful!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great product but here's the thing about this toner, it REALLY exfoliates the skin. It's pretty strong. Regular use will give a brighter and more even skin tone, but I definitely can't use this every day. For reference I have skin that is combo-oily, clog-prone, and not particularly sensitive.

I like how this leaves my skin refreshed and super-clean. And it is amazingly fast-acting in fading dark spots. However the scent is a little chemical-ish and this product is also a bit drying as well. But overall I have been so impressed with this, I am currently using my second bottle.

I'd definitely buy it again. Recommended!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

All MUAC products are good, with no-nonsense packaging, results and the added benefit of good customer service. With the mandelic acid toner, it's been great for keeping pores clear, cystic acne at bay and really helping with bouts of seborrheic dermatitis that cropped up a few years ago out of nowhere. I use this daily, a.m. and p.m.; it doesn't sting on my skin (although others note that it does for them) or make it feel tight. I will keep repurchasing for sure.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

Another product I love!

I have extremely sensitive skin and can use the toner AM and PM with no issues. I do not use it on the days I use a scrub or the Mandelic Acid 25% peel.

This product is gentle, yet effective. It's not filled with tons of fillers and junk ingredients. I love the fact that it's also not in a fancy bottle...So i know I'm not paying for the packaging.

It's helped even my skin tone and keep my pores clear. Very happy with this toner and it the 8oz bottle I ordered has lasted me almost 5 months of twice daily use.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I bought this toner based on the glowing reviews on the Family board. I originally bought the 1 oz size and upgraded to the 4 oz before running out.

For a toner, this is a miracle worker. It refines and decongests the skin.

I use this about 3-5 times a week. I have resistant skin that is prone to clogs and melasma. I think this product has helped both issues.

The packaging is plain, but effective. Frankly, that's one of the things I like about MUAC.

If you want an active that is not loaded with fillers and is virtually weightless on the skin, this is a very good product.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Green

This is definitely a Holy Grail product

I uploaded a photo, i'm 52 years old and the shape of my skin is largely due to MUAC products, especially Mandelic Acid Toner. I use it in conjuction with the peels--the peels i use probably twice monthly if that but the toner i use once daily, before makeup, and nothing makes my skin smooth, glowy and luminous under makeup like this.

29 out of 30 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Oh Mandelic Acid toner, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...nah, forget it, I can't count the ways because it would take FOR.EVER. That's how much I love you, mandelic acid toner! Background: late 30s, got my first break out in 4th grade (waahhh), terrible cystic/hormonal acne the past couple years with the accompanying scarring. For a while I was having really good luck with the acne.org Regimen, using 5% benzoyl peroxide. But it didn't take care of the hormonal acne long term, it was drying the bejesus out of my skin, and it did nothing for scarring. Fast forward....skin hatred...terrible looking skin....kept hearing great things about MUAC. Did a bunch of research before I decided which products to buy. Mandelic acid toner = rocking my world! You know how you read reviews and people say, "People are telling me my skin looks amazing" or "my skin is so smooth" or "I have zero zits" and you think, whoa, I can't even imagine that! Well, enter MUAC and the mandelic acid toner! People are telling me my skin looks good. It's super smooth and clear. It's just a toner, right?! How can it work so well? I don't know! All I know is, my skin looks waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better and the scars are going away. The scars are going way! Rejoice!

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

In my quest to rid my melasma of 9 yrs, I have become a product junkie. I found MUAC and became a peeling fiend. After not much success, I finally underwent a peel, which the derm said had minimized my melasma by 75%. I thought it was more like 50%. They have now put me on a TriLuma regimen. It hadn't worked in the past, but they said it would this time around.
In the last two weeks, I restarted my mandelic toner and I swear this has significantly minimized my pore size as well as brightened up my skintone! My patches have lightened up and my skintone evened out. I think the peel set the stage for this toner to help out as well as it can. I wear spf and wear makeup and skin care w/spf. I believe in mechanical spf, not chemical. I avoid the direct sunlight like a vampire. I take really good care of my skin and I believe this toner has helped improve the look, feel and texture of my skin. I have ordered another bottle and will always keep it in my arsenal. I have ordered the new 40% peel as well.
This is a lifelong battle and will continue to be. I believe that w/this toner, my battle got a bit easier. I highly recommend this in your arsenal against pores, aging skin texture and melasma.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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