A lightweight, fast absorbing exfoliating liquid that is designed to treat combination skin gently but effectively.
The duo of mandelic and salicylic acid exfoliates both the surface of the skin as well as inside the pores, it’s both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. With regular use, it helps to fight several of the typical problems of combination skin including enlarged pores, extra oil production, acne, and post-acne marks.
Cheer Up is non-irritating and non-drying, a best friend for combination or problem skin.
Whom is this for?
Pretty much everyone but it is especially recommended for combination skin types and it can be used on sensitive skin.
How to use it?
It’s an ideal first step after cleansing your skin. Use it as a toner, either …More...
Use it as a toner, either with a cotton pad or pour it into the hands and pat it on as men do with after-shave. Avoid the area around the eyes!
You can use Cheer Up from every other day to twice a day depending on your skin’s level of tolerance. For most skin types, once a day use is ideal. Wait until it is absorbed (brush your teeth in the meantime :)) and you can follow it up with your favourite serums and moisturizers.
IMPORTANT: Mandelic acid might make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Use a good SPF in the morning! The product contains BHA, do not use it if you are allergic to Aspirin.x
Mandelic Acid – An AHA that comes from bitter almond and is known for its gentleness and antibacterial properties. It not only exfoliates the surface of the skin but also helps to fight acne (especially good for pustules, but also helps inflammatory nodules) as well as post-acne marks.
Salicylic Acid (BHA) – Super well-known oil-soluble acid that is the gold standard in treating blackheads and enlarged pores. It works inside the pores to clear out dead skin cells that clog them.
Sarcosine – An amino-acid derived ingredient that helps to normalize oil production (not by drying the skin, it is a so-called 5α-Reductase inhibitor), tightens up enlarged pores, and evens out the surface of the skin.
Xylitylglucoside + Anhydroxylitol + Xylitol – Sugar based humectant trio that increases the skin’s water-binding capacity and strengthens the skin’s barrier.
Water, Propanediol, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Sarcosine, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol
Cheer Up has an optimal pH range of 3.2 – 3.6.
Przegląd Dermatologiczny 2015/4, Evaluation of the efficacy and tolerability of mandelic acid-containing cosmetic formulations for acne skin care
MB Taylor, Cosmetic Dermatology, 1999, Summary of mandelic acid for the improvement of skin conditions
Dermatologic Surgery, Jan 1, 2009, Glycolic Acid Peels Versus Salicylic–Mandelic Acid Peels in Active Acne Vulgaris and Post‐Acne Scarring and Hyperpigmentation: A Comparative Study