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MeeTeea

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Help: Beginner's acid recommendation

Hi all! Please help me choose between these acids I've been eyeing for a while. I want to incorporate acid to my routine. Never use one (am currently using toner that contain PCA, if that count as one). I have combination-dry sensitive skin (blackheads prone on T zone, dry and sensitives on cheeks). My main concerns are blackheads and freckles. I know I have to use BHA also to taget the blackheads, but just want to start slow. I don't mind for longer waiting time to see the result. I've seen lots of good reviews about these, and they are easy to find in my place. Maybe you could share your experience with them here, and help me decide. Thank you in advance!
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

The Ordinary
Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

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Mandelic Acid 10% + HA

The Ordinary
Mandelic Acid 10% + HA

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Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

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Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

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Bibii

Oily/Sensitive

If your concern is blackheads, BHAs are gonna be your best friends πŸ˜… For freckles maybe vitamin C and sunscreen in the morning as it's a problem of hyperpigmentation and Azelaic acid ☺️ I've used mandelic Acid from TO and it is the gentlest of the AHAs. For me, it helped my texture after few uses. AHAs are great for texture and removing dead skin cells from The top layer of the skin. But since I have a problem with pore clogging I also had to incorporate BHAs. And now I use this one, it's gentle and works wonders. If I were you, I would look into some combination products containing both BHAs and AHAs or PHAs if you're scared of over exfoliating.πŸ€—
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Bibii

Oily/Sensitive

Well then Lactic Acid is still really gentle and I assume you won't have any reaction. I would go for Lactic Acid or mandelic from wishtrend πŸ₯° Still do a patch test just to be sure, but it's a "beginner" Acid so dont be afraid to try it. πŸ€—
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Bazz

Dry/Resilient

ooo. nice. I love all the choices. you can’t really go wrong
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Bazz

Dry/Resilient

I am bias to Wishtrend compared to The Ordinary
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BlueNWhite

Dry/Sensitive

I'm using TO's Lactic Acid to improve on my skin texture. I use it only once a week as I'm using other actives a few other nights. Despite using once a week, I'm seeing results after about 4 weeks πŸ˜ƒ
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MeeTeea

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Did you went through any purging or some kind of reaction at first?
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