Hi guys! It’s me! Your super-inconsistent blogger! Heh.. Anyway, I was just looking through my site and saw this post that I had reserved and saved way back in the year 2017! *inserts horror face emoji* Yup, so that’s why you see this product Stratia’s Soft Touch in its previous packaging! Anyway, I thought that since I had taken photos and have already finished this product, maybe I could give you guys a proper review. 

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Mandelic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

How does the Stratia Soft Touch AHA fare?

Stratia’s Soft Touch AHA is claimed to be a hyper-gentle, highly effective exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin cells to help reveal smoother, clearer skin. Although AHAs are excellent in dissolving the intercellular “glue” between dead cells on the surface of your skin and revealing the smooth, bright skin underneath, many AHAs can also cause significant irritation and redness, especially to those with sensitive skin. However, the AHA included in this product (Mandelic Acid) is the exception. It is a much larger molecule than glycolic acid, so it doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply and therefore causes significantly less irritation. Soft Touch AHA has 10% mandelic acid, along with skin-soothers like aloe, chamomile, and allantoin to give you bright, smooth skin with the least amount of irritation possible.

In a nutshell, Soft Touch AHA is a very gentle AHA product especially formulated for sensitive skins.

I usually use this product in the mornings straight after cleansing. True to its claims, it is very gentle and has never caused any stinging sensation to my skin. But guess what?! After a few weeks into using this product, my skin was the smoothest that it could ever be.. What kinda sorcery is this, Alli?? *Alli is the founder of Stratia Skin*

Anyway, to cut it short, I think that practically all skin types (except if you are truly super sensitive, then maybe do a patch test first?) can benefit from having this product in your skincare regime. In fact, I find that even on days when I use tretinoin, my skin is still able to tolerate this product. So if you are looking for an exfoliant but is scared to try one (just in case your face melts off), I think that this is a safe bet! 

Where can you find it?

You can purchase it from their official website. It retails at US$16 (50ml sized).

2 Comments on “Review – Stratia Soft Touch AHA

  1. Hi, just wanted to touch base with you and ask if you are feeling better nowadays? Your post about quitting and feeling depressed in 2020 really resonated with me. I managed to come out the other side after battling a messy divorce, shifting out and figuring out co-parenting. While my life will never be easy (financially at least), i have much more inner peace and feel genuinely happy and living the life I wish to lead. Do let me know how you are getting on ok? Good to see a new post from you.

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    • Hi Zee Zee, thanks for your concern! I stopped work for around 6 months last year. I also went to a psychiatrist to get help. He gave me some medication and also referred me for counselling. I realised that I had a lot of unresolved guilt and anger through the counselling sessions. Some of those emotions were so deeply buried that I didn’t even realise that I had them. I feel better now in the sense that I’m actually able to feel my emotions instead of feeling like there’s a glass panel between me and the world. But the downside is that sometimes things do get to me much easier. I have my good and bad days, even till today. On bad days, I just want to lock myself up from the entire world and not care about anyone else. But as you know, its kinda impossible being a mother yourself. On good days, I feel like I’m strong and that I can overcome it all. I hope that you can also overcome your frustrations and difficulties that you are facing. I hope that we both will have faith that things will get better.

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