The 5 bestselling AHA skincare products at MECCA

AHAs (that’s alpha hydroxy acids, to the uninitiated): they’re some of the heavy-hitters on your skincare team, providing next-level exfoliation to reveal brighter, clearer skin, while working to reduce the appearance of fine lines and texture. Members of the AHA family include glycolic and lactic acid – sound familiar? Here are some of our bestsellers to add to your rotation (if you haven’t already!).

Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys

Love that ‘super clean’ feeling? Seriously low on time (and patience)? These handy, travel-sized pads from MECCA favourite Go-To really deliver. Swipe them on to gently exfoliate, refine and deeply hydrate your skin – thanks to a combination of powerful lactic acid and soothing aloe vera – in 60 seconds.

REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

REN Clean Skincare’s AHA Tonic combines exfoliating lactic acid with antibacterial azelaic acid and soothing white willow bark to create a gentle yet effective potion for acne-prone skin. Not only does it help to alleviate bumps and irritation, it also clears out pores and makes skin look brighter and fresher.

GOOP G.Tox Malachite + AHA Pore Refining Tonic

A mature skin must-have, GOOP’s clarifying, radiance-boosting AM and PM toner is designed to both reduce the appearance of pores and refine texture, for skin that looks smoother, brighter and tighter. The key? Three AHAs – glycolic, phytic and citric acid – combined with hyaluronic acid (a legendary hydrator – but you already knew that) and malachite (a mineral known for its antioxidant properties). Soak, swipe and sit tight as you watch your skin improve over time.

Susanne Kaufmann Enzyme Peel

While sensitive skin-havers may quiver at the mere mention of ‘peels’ and ‘exfoliating acids’, they’re in good hands with this ultra-gentle tonic from Susanne Kaufmann. Free from abrasives, it harnesses the power of fruit derived AHAs to clarify and exfoliate, while soothing white lupin, fenugreek and aloe vera prevent irritation.


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