Award Winner - AHA Organic Exfoliating Serum

fruit acids | wild lime | rosehip

As featured in British Vogue | Winner 2020 Beauty Shortlist Awards Editor's Choice

Gentle, leave-on exfoliator for a smoother and brighter complexion

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are naturally occurring molecules originating from various natural sources such as sugar cane and apples.

Mayella AHA Exfoliating Serum is a unique leave-on exfoliator, gentle enough for daily use. The non-abrasive alpha hydroxy acids help to buff away dry skin and promote natural collagen production. 

This serum is also enhanced with the superfruit benefits of Australian native, pure wild caviar lime, which has powerful exfoliating properties that remove dead skin cells while lifting and hydrating new cells.

Formulated with a powerhouse of ingredients

Alongside cold-pressed rosehip, which is extremely rich in absorbable vitamin A and C, Mayella AHA Exfoliating Serum is formulated with Australian native fruit extracts designed to nourish the skin deeply. This exfoliator can be applied daily to achieve a radiant, healthy glow.  It continually refines the skin surface and absorbs deeply to hydrate the cells and promote natural collagen production.


  • It helps to encourage and maintain a youthful glow
    One of the key steps to youthful, glowing skin is to encourage new cell growth and healthy cell turnover. The AHA's in this exfoliating serum is powerful in helping to release dried up and dead skin cells.

  • It helps to gently remove skin congestion for better absorption of skincare products 
    Regularly removing the buildup of dead skin cells, oily congestion and blocked pores helps the skin absorb nourishing serums and lotions better.

  • It works perfectly as a spot-treatment
    Treat random breakout spots or those annoying bumps that are ready to break out. Disperse a single spray onto the palm of your hand and apply directly to the spot with a clean finger.

  • It helps to calm hormonal breakouts
    Perfect as a preventative to calm inflammation and breakouts that come with monthly hormone cycles.

  • Suitable for all skin types and daily use
    This gentle daily exfoliator is suitable for all skin types, adults and teens.


Mayella skincare is 100% pure, gluten-free, animal cruelty-free, dairy-free, palm oil-free, and never contains any petrochemicals, alcohols, parabens, nanoparticles, GMOs, fillers or bulking agents.

Natural ingredients

Olivane ™ – Assists in cellular hydration, renewal and delivers superantioxidants to the skin

Pure Cold Pressed Rosehip* – Extremely rich in absorbable Vitamin A (retinol), Vitamin C (and flavonoids) and essential fatty acids to nourish the skin deeply.

Lactic Acid – Natural carboxylic acid that refines, hydrates, protects cells and discourages infection

Malic Acid – Natural dicarboxylic acid that encourages and holds hydration on a cellular level

Glycolic Acid – The smallest alpha-hydroxy acid that effectively exfoliates by weakening the bonding lipid holding old and dead cells together

Wild Caviar Lime – An Australian native fruit and powerful exfoliating action, removing dead skin cells and hydrating new skin cells

* Certified Organic Ingredients. All other ingredients are classified as wild grown or natural plant extracts, naturally organic minerals, vitamins or compounds.

What is Olivane ™?

Olivane ™ is a special Mayella power ingredient made from squalene. Squalene is a superantioxidant and fighter against free radical damage, oxidation and UV radiation.

In healthy human skin, squalene is found abundantly in the membranes forming our cells and is an essential part of various body processes. We wanted to create products that deliver superantioxidants to your skin, so we created Olivane ™ – a concentrated formulation of squalene's protective benefits.

You will see Olivane ™ in many of our products as it now forms the base of many items in the Mayella skincare range.


Australian Native Ingredients

To survive in some of the harshest places on earth, Australian Native plants have evolved an innate plant intelligence over time, leading them in response to their environment to store high concentrations of antioxidants and vitamins. The traditional owners of our lands recognised the plants' unique ability to thrive and their nutritional value. Australian Indigenous People were nourished and healthy, surviving on their diet as gatherers of these native plants. Passed through the generations, Aboriginal People have shared their knowledge of these plants, and their properties are a gift to our health and wellbeing today.


Source and sustainability

Mayella ® Natural and Botanical Skinfoods are 100% pure, clean, vegan skincare made in Australia. We source globally from the optimal geographic destinations, boutique producers, and it is our privilege to work with growers of fairtrade and sustainable origins.

How to use

Formulated mainly for leave-on overnight use, suitable also for morning use if your skin requires extra exfoliation.

At night, and after cleansing your skin, shake the bottle well and disperse 1–2 sprays of Mayella AHA Exfoliating Serum onto clean, dry hands. Apply to your whole face pressing exfoliating serum gently into the skin. Leave on. You may feel some gentle tingling as the AHAs absorb into the skin. This tingling should settle as you follow with Mayella Vitamin Serums and Lotions.

If you wish to use your AHA Exfoliating Serum as a spot treatment, dispense a single spray onto the palm of your hand and dab a small amount on those few pesky spots as they threaten to break out and definitely if the breakout has occurred.

Store in a cool, dry place below 30°C / 86°F.

Adjust how often you apply Mayella AHA Exfoliating Serum depending on your lifestyle and the seasons.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
The Beauty Shortlist Awards - Judges comment
leaves a much brighter and revitalised looking complexion

This clever non-abrasive, multi-tasking and ultra-natural leave-on exfoliator not only sweeps off dry, dull and dead skin cells to reveal a much brighter and revitalised looking complexion, it also rebalances skin making this excellent serum a "win-win" award-winner

2020 Beauty Shortlist Awards - Judges Comment.
We loved it!

If your skin doesn't get along with abrasive-style physical exfoliators, take this complexion balancing, luminosity-boosting 2020 Beauty Shortlist Awards favourite for a test run - we loved it

Cherine Green
The best skincare range

Love their products their Mayella skincare range is the best highly recommend

Brooke Chamberlain
Beautiful skin care

Mayella is the most beautiful skin care I have ever used. It makes your skin feel dewy and hydrated and has fixed my pigmentation, honestly, I can’t recommend it enough! Love Love Love all the products!

LOVE this unique liquid exfoliator

My skin is naturally oily and it gets quite irritated when it's stripped of its oils. I always find exfoliators hard to use because although I need the dead skin removal, I also know my skin won't react well to being stripped. But this exfoliating serum is absolutely amazing. I put it on at night and immediately put a Mayella serum on top and it somehow manages to remove dead skin but it never ever dries my skin. Absolutely love love love it.