About Mandelic acid
What is mandelic acid?
Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) popular in cosmetic skincare due to its exfoliating properties. Smaller AHAs penetrate the skin more easily, affecting deeper dermal layers and potentially resulting in irritation or inflammation. Mandelic acid is a preferred choice for many with sensitive skin as it is a larger molecule than many AHAs and less likely to cause irritation than others.
Mandelic acid is also produced as a metabolite of styrene and excreted in the urine. Styrene exposure in the plastics industry has been shown to affect the extraction of mandelic acid in the urine, meaning it can be used as a method of monitoring exposure.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of mandelic acid in the urine.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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