Mary Kay Clinical Solutions® PHA + AHA Resurfacer

0.5 fl. oz.


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Incorporate the power of a dual-acid boost to achieve smooth skin. Two hydroxy acids work as a power pair against dead skin cells that lead to dull, rough skin. Accelerate your skin’s natural exfoliation process to reveal the beautifully smooth, radiant skin that’s been waiting beneath.

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  • Application Tips
  • Key Ingredients
  • Awards And Honors

Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ PHA + AHA Resurfacer

Skin regenerates by shedding dead skin cells to make room for fresh ones. But not all dead skin cells always shed completely on their own. When they don’t, exfoliation is critical so that dead skin cells are completely removed. An exfoliating booster like this one helps speed up that process of skin renewal so you can see the smooth skin you want.

Formula Attributes

  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Tested for skin irritancy and allergy

Application Tips

It is not recommended to use this booster with Mary Kay Clinical Solutions® Retinol 0.5. You should also avoid using other exfoliating products on the same day, including TimeWise Repair® Revealing Radiance® Facial Peel, TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Refine, Mary Kay Naturally® Exfoliating Powder, Clear Proof® Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask or the Skinvigorate Sonic™ Facial Cleansing Brush Head. It is also recommended that you avoid Clear Proof® products containing salicylic acid while using this booster.

  • Squeeze 6 to 8 drops into your hands, and smooth the product over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Usage may vary depending on personal preference.
  • Apply in the evening, 2 or 3 times per week, after both cleansing and toning your skin.
  • Follow up with your serum and evening moisturizer.
  • Be sure to use a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen the next day, and limit sun exposure while using this booster and the following week.

Key Ingredients

Poly-Hydroxy Acid (PHA) (gluconolactone)
The second generation of hydroxy acid technology, PHA has a larger molecular size than alpha-hydroxy acid, meaning it works exclusively on the surface to deliver gentle yet effective exfoliation.

  • Our amount of poly-hydroxy acid was specifically chosen so it can be left on skin. It helps improve skin radiance and the appearance of skin texture by breaking apart the bonds between dead skin cells to accelerate exfoliation on the top surface layer of skin.


Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) (glycolic acid)
With a much smaller molecular size compared to PHA, AHA easily works through the top surface layers of the skin to accelerate deeper exfoliation.

  • AHA helps accelerate skin renewal and exfoliation by breaking apart the bonds between dead skin cells on multiple surface layers.
  • This leave-on acid also helps improve skin radiance and the appearance of skin texture for overall smoothness.


Skin-replenishing glycerin, a natural compound derived from vegetables, serves as the perfect complement to the powerful pairing of two exfoliating hydroxy acids.

  • Glycerin is a widely used humectant due to its ability to attract water to itself and help boost moisture levels on the top layers of skin.

Awards & Honors

We're proud of all of our products and are committed to offering you only the highest-quality, most effective products – so we're very happy when others recognize our products and when our customers agree with us! Here are some of the awards and media mentions for this product.

In developing the new Mary Kay Clinical Solutions® line of products, Mary Kay went above and beyond the normal process of safety testing and claims review, providing behind-the-scenes access to an external advisory panel of U.S. board-certified dermatologists to help validate the formula and ingredients. The panel includes dermatologists selected for their extensive skin care expertise, scholarship and professional practice.

When you see this seal, you can be assured that an external advisory panel of dermatologists has validated the product by conducting a thorough review and evaluation of clinical tests, data and/or scientific support for the formula and ingredients.

Mary Kay Clinical Solutions® HA + Ceramide Hydrator

The Mary Kay® Clinical Solutions® HA + Ceramide Hydrator has earned the experts at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Support skin’s critical barrier with this potent, hyaluronic acid-packed booster. Plump, replenish and hydrate with this dermocosmetic formula that helps you break through to your best skin.