Thursday, 28 September 2017

REVIEW ON SWANICOCO A.C CONTROL TEA TREE ESSENCE

Hi,

What are popular in Korea is not known outside Korea because of lack of marketing. One of such brand is Swanicoco. If you check out the Naver, then you will notice that Swanicoco is a wonderful Korean brand that received a lot of good reviews from Korean beauty enthusiasts.

What I have today is the Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence.  This is an essence for sensitive, acne prone skin and suitable for even dry skin type that could not use stronger stuff such as tretinoin or 1% BHA or 10% glycolic acid.


Swanicoco

Swanicoco is a Korean natural skincare line that prides itself for its patented raw component and nano fermented formulations, using natural extracts in replace of harmful components. All formulations use latest ingredients such as Astraxan, snail secretions, rice fermentation, human oligopeptides, fermented cell cultures of ginseng & hydrolyzed collagen.  Sung Chunsun started making simple homemade products grew into a large international company helping many people with skin sensitivity.

Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence

Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence

Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence



Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence





Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence


Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence

Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence

Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence


Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence

Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence

Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A.C control tea tree essence

Swanicoco A C Control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A C Control tea tree essence
Swanicoco A. C control care

Swanicoco A C Control tea tree essence ingredients:
전 성분 티 트리 잎수 (90 %), 하이드 롤 라이즈 드 알진, 징크 설페이트, 1,2- 헥산 디올, 바이 오사카 라이드 검 -1, 부틸 렌글 라이 콜, 메 칠 글루 세스 -20, 병풀 추출물, 산자 나무 추출물, 소듐 하이 알루로 네이트, 모란 뿌리 추출물, 황금 추출물 알란토인, 트레 할 로스 셀룰로오스 검

Swanicoco A C Control tea tree essence ingredients:
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water (Tea tree leaf liquid 90%), hydrolyzed algin/ zinc sulfate, 1,2-hexanediol, Biosaccharide gum-1, butylene glycol, methyl gluceth-20, Centella asiatica extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides(sea buckthorn) extract, sodium hyaluronate, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract Scutellaria Baicalensis root extract/ glycerin , Allantoin, Trehalose, cellulose gum.


Swanicoco 8 FREE natural skin-friendly formula:
No artificial pigment
No artificial scent
No chemical preservatives
No Phenoxyethanol
No Alcohol
No Mineral oil
No Paraben
No Benzophenone

Swanicoco is against animal testing, natural, Eco-cert certified and using organic ingredients.


Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence comes in beautiful green and white design.  The box is also very well made with a sturdy paper box inside to avoid the plastic transparent bottle from too much movement.  I like that it comes in a dropper form too. I think it is great that Swanicoco even put a lot of thought into the packaging up to the aesthetic value and functional value of their product

The bottle is made from a beautiful glass bottle with a dropper which is great to control the amount of product.

Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence comes in a transparent liquid and there isn't any smell to it even when I bring it so close to my nose. The liquid spread into my skin really easily and absorb into my skin really well. I do love the texture as it doesn't burn and I can use it with my other spot treatment without any problem.  I can use it at night as well during the day.

Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence has short ingredients list and I think there ingredients in there are really great for calming acne prone skin and hydrating it at the same time without being too much.

As for the ingredients list, there are many beneficial ingredients for acne prone skin.  Looking for the ingredient list, it has great ingredients.

Zinc sulfate is great for acne prone skin which is always deficient in zinc. Besides, zinc can help the skin to heal.  Plants ingredients such as Centella asiatica help to calm the skin. Sea buck thorn contains palmitoleic acid which nourish and heal wounds on acne prone skin. Peony is a traditional herbs used to calm the skin  heat, removes toxin and provide antioxidant on the skin. Allantoin is an effective skin soothing since it is anti-inflammatory while also is an emollient.  Trehalose is a type of sugar found in plants, fungi and invertebrate animals and is used as moisturizer.

I have been using Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence along with Swanicoco A.C Control emulsion and also the A.C Control skin toner. I really do like it because it is really gentle, does not irritate, help to keep my skin clear, reduce redness on my skin, doesn't clogged my skin and reduce the oil production on my skin while keeping my other area hydrated. My skin type surely has changed to be less oilier on my T-zone.  I don't even need to blot my skin anymore.  Although it contains tea tree oil, it had never even once burnt my skin no matter how much or how many times I apply it on my skin which is really amazing.

Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence would be a great start for someone dealing with light to medium acne prone skin and is not ready for all the strong prescription products that can scar the skin without the usage knowledge.  Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence is of pH 5.5.  Healthy skin pH is around 5.5 so having a product of that pH is great to keep the skin slightly acidic and acne controlled.

Overall, Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence is another gentle mild option as skin spot treatment for mild to moderate acne prone skin.  One can use it every day and extra application doesn't cause the skin to peel or irritated.  However, if you have serious acne, this might be too mild.





Product retails for
Swanicoco A.C Control tea tree essence 30 ml
Made in Korea
In Malaysia, it is available at selected Watsons and Watsons online (maybe soon).
For international, Available in hktvmall (Hong Kong) and Koreadepart USD42


For more information, please visit Facebook Swanicoco EnglishInstragram Swanicoco En and Swanicoco Korea. Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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Friday, 22 September 2017

BEAUTY NEWS: LAUNCH OF KLAIRS FRESHLY JUICED VITAMIN E MASK

Hi Mask lovers,

Here is the Launch of Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E mask.

One-day game-changer item for your skin is here!

Upon launch on 22nd September 2017 Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask will be available with a 20% discount! Wishtrend also prepared two product packages!

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E mask
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E mask


Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E mask that has vitamin E,which is benefits for dry, sensitive, brightening properties, moisturising, and anti aging. 

https://goo.gl/jWUFqZ





KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Brightening Duo discount of -30%
KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask + Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
KLAIRS powerful duo

Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask + Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
https://goo.gl/4sevVE


KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Brightening Package discount of -34%

Klairs Freshly Juiced Brightening Package
Freshly Juiced Brightening Package 

A whooping 34% discount on the #7 Brand package by Wishtrend X KLAIRS !

The Freshly Juiced Brightening Package is specially designed to bring liveliness back to your exhausted skin.

This package includes:
[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish
[KLAIRS] Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser
[KLAIRS] Supple Preparation Facial Toner
[KLAIRS] Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
[KLAIRS] Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

https://goo.gl/4VaYqf



For this  SEPTEMBER 2017 free product coupon codes and discount codes are :

2x KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner

1. For this SEPTEMBER 2017,  get 2x KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner (2X30ML Miniature) for FREE!

Code: MINISEPTWISH


KLAIRS Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop

2.  Wishtrend is giving 20% off  KLAIRS Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop discount with any purchase and without any minimum order.
Code: BLUEDROP20


You could use the promo code 06442512 to minus off USD5 from your shopping. (I get USD5 and you get USD5) but it is only for first timerSo do calculate which one is more worth it.


Don't know how to use it? Here is how to use the promo code.  Here is also the tutorial on how to shop on Wishtrend website.


3. Free shipping zone products where you will get FREE SHIPPING with just buying that one item.

Even if you purchase just one single item from the Free Shipping Zone you will receive free shipping on your entire order! Even if that order contains items that are not from the Free Shipping Zone!


Discount codes are provided by Wishtrend.
For readers in US get it from Amazon.

For more information, please visit official Wishtrend website and Wishtrend Facebook . Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON A. BY BOM SUPER POWER BABY 3 STEP ULTRA MOISTURE MASK

Finally we are able to share some skincare products that used to be exclusively for Kpop stars.

Today's review is about A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask.

A. by Bom is saloon that has many popular celebrities such as Exo-Lay, Sandra Park, Park Soo Jin, Choi Jin Hyuk, Han Ye Seul, BOA go for their beauty regime.  A. by Bom started in 2010 but have just recently launch their product in October 2016 which already garnered mentions from beauty enthusiasts.

I reviewed their A. by Bom Super Power Power Baby Ultra cool leaf mask which is a newly launched and it is an interesting sheet mask.



A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask




A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask


A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

Eye serum, soothing cream, mask 3 step mask pack. All in one skin care set to relieve the stress away and improve ultra hydration.

A1-Eye serum
Cares skin around eyes, nose and wrinkles around eyes at once.
Aloe vera leaf extract protects skin from the external environment and moisturizes skin.

A2-Soothing cream
Increases moisture of the entire skin and takes care of dull skin tone.
Hyaluronic acid strengthens skin and protects skin from external environment.

A3-Ultra moisture mask
Provides rich moisture inside skin by creating moisture layer.

Instructions:
1. After face wash, apply eye serum around eyes, nose by tapping gently.
2. Apply soothing cream on the entire face.
*In case of oily skin, apply on hands and neck as well.
3. Place mask onto face. Remove the mask after 20 minutes and wait for the essence to be absorbed


Eco-friendly mask sheet to minimize any stimulus on the skinHigh adherence and low stimulus on the skin, 100% cupra mask sheetA.by BOM’s 3-step Ultra Moisture Mask raises the adherence of the sheet to perfectly cover the skin. The eco-friendly cupra sheet is made of cotton seed, more air-permeable and softer than the cotton, which conveys the nutrients with the 10th more amount of hydration than the weight sheet itself.



A1 eye serum
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, PEG-150 Distearate, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Maltodextrin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Anthemis nobilis flower Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Beta-Carotene, Sodium Ascorbate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Silica, Rose Flower Oil, Tocopherol

A2 fresh soothing cream
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol , Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Betaine, Polysorbate 60, PEG-100 Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, C15-19 Alkane, Polyacrylate-13, Synthetic wax, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyisobutene, Microcrystallin Wax, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tromethamine, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

A3 ultra moisture mask
Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Trehalose, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Allantoin, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isohexadecane, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Ceramide 3, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, PEG-40 Stearate, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Cetearyl Methicone, Chlorphenesin, Alcohol, Fragrance

Direction for use:
1. You must stop using the product when the use of the product causes the following side effects 
a. Side effects such as red spot, swelling, peeling and stimulation occur when using this product. 
b. The above side effects occur on the applied part due to direct sunlight.
2. Please, do not apply this cosmetic product on the wound and the damaged skin due to eczema and dermatitis.
3. Directions for treatment and keeping
a. Keep it out of infants or children's reach. 
b. Don't keep it in the place where the temperature is extremely hot or low and exposed to the direct sunlight.

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
fresh soothing cream

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
eye serum



A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
eye serum and soothing cream

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask in usage
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask after usage

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask has different ingredients in their eye serum, soothing cream and the ultra moisture mask which is great since it means they put great thought into them instead of just redundant ingredients which does the same thing.  The eye serum contains calming, moisturising, revitalising ingredients such as beta carotene, lavender, green tea bergamot, aloe vera and vitamin C.  As for the soothing cream there are a lot of moisturising and brightening ingredients which are very beneficial to dry skin type.  Shea butter, jojobal oil, licorice,morus alba, angelica, sesame seed, hyaluronic acid, beewax and other plant ingredients which presented in hanbang skincare products.

The sheet mask contains the most interesting ingredients which are trehalose,betaine, ferments (ginseng, potatoes, rice, Ma yuen), hyaluronate acid, apple extract, ceramide 3, niacinamide and castor oil.  Still go through the ingredients first provided above to check.

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask comes with authentication numbers behind the box. You can use that to check using the QR code readers.  Their box and sheet masks are also made to be unique and different.

I think A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask has a great packaging since it is really convenient to bring during travelling. It save the space for us to bring cleanser and sunscreen. It is hard when we have to bring moisturiser, essence and moisturiser during travelling so this type of packaging is really convenient.

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask is a great sheet mask to bring during travel especially in the flight since the air can be very dry so this is going to be really nice and moisturising.

I have tried a few of A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask and I do think this is great mask for someone whose skin become too dry after makeup. Also it is something nice for someone that just want to do those "no makeup makeup" since it does make the skin glow.

I can only use a little of the soothing cream since I have combination skin and in a hot humid weather, it just doesn't sink in that well if I use too much.  I use the extra soothing cream as sleeping mask which works out great.  It is very moisturising and hydrating the really dry peeling area around my mouth.  It has a light refreshing floral scent which isn't noticeable once applied. I do love the emulsion light lotion texture.

There are a lot of the eye serum which I decant a little to use the next day.  The eye serum has a very light watery liquid which absorbs easily into the eye area. It does hydrate my eye area and help with the fine lines.  There is mild floral scent for the eye serum. Please do not think that my eye bags disappeared because of this mask, it is there when I smile because of my face features. I don't want people to think that this is the only thing you need for skincare.

A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask has a great fit of the sheet mask. The material is soft and has wooden patterns instead of the usual paper sheet masks.  It clings really well on my skin and I could wear for about 45 minutes.  There is the same faint scent of the soothing cream which is relaxing actually.

I find that I like this sheet mask especially for the hydration and the soothing effect it gives.  My skin sure feel smooth for three days even when I barely do anything on my face for that three days.  I only use a cleanser and this A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask only and it is enough.

I think it is definitively worth the hype. The hydration is well balanced because it does not clogged my pores at all but give enough hydration boast.  It is also make travel easy since it has eye cream, moisturiser and sheet mask in one packet.

Overall, A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask is for someone looking for instant hydration boost, dry skin, travel friendly, hanbang plants ingredients, during winter and no allergies to any of the ingredients.  Also if you wanted to try products used by Kpop idols.



Product retails for
A. by Bom Super Power Baby 3 Step Ultra Moisture Mask(10 pieces)
Made in Korea.

In Korea, it is available on Olive young, Boots, Lotte duty free shop, CREEMARE and Common Ground .
Also available in Masksheets (international)


For more information, please visit A. by Bom official website and A. by Bom Instagram. Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.



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Monday, 18 September 2017

FOOD REVIEW: I EAT A CARNIVOROUS PITCHER PLANT

Hi foodies,

Truly, Asia is a place with varieties of cuisine and food.  We have food that some find it hard to stomach.  Food ingredients such as sea cucumber is deemed as one of the greatest food for beauty and staying young but the looks may make some run to the nearest exit.

Today, I am eating carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang which looks more like lunch fit for Tarzan. I bought it to try for science and to show my love of Asian food 😅.  So if I don't have any new post after this, it means that I had probably died a horrifying death.  Honestly, who are not terrified after watching all those hungry gross plant eating horror movies and now eating one?????

eat carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang





carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked carnivorous Pitcher plants
carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked pitcher plant

carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang

carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang
cooked carnivorous Pitcher plants lemang


Pitcher plant refers to species of Nepenthes and the Sarraceniaceae with about 170 species.  It is characterized by the pitfall traps which look like pitcher with a closure at the top.  It lures insects into the pitcher trap with sweet nectar and then drown the insect with the liquid which is called phytotelmata.  Yup, basically I am eating a bug trap plant.

Just like the Pokemon Victreebel and Bellsprout it is a genuinely terrifying looking thing. However, it recently became a really popular as one of the traditional dish served during Hari Raya Puasa(a festival) to replace Lemang which is a traditional food made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, salt which is cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick lined with banana leaves. It is also a food eaten by the Bidayuh in Sarawak.

I think the one I have here is the Nepenthes species. I am not sure how this one look like in reality since it would means I need to go deep into the tropical forest to hunt for one 😓😰 . That is if I am not abducted by some forest aliens or eaten by wild beasts first.

Anyway, here inside this cooked Pitcher plant glutinous rice lemang.  Hopefully this one has not become graveyard to too many insects or bugs.😰

Inside is the glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and salt.  It is easily removed by just cutting it with a knife or I can just tear the skin out like a Hulk.

It tastes the same as glutinous rice with coconut milk wrapped with banana leaves.  If you served it to me without the pitcher plant, I won't even know that it is cooked inside this carnivorous plant.  The glutinous rice is delicious on its own and it would be even better with chicken curry. The glutinous rice is soft with smell of banana leaves.  There is no bitterness in it.  I would eat it again if I am able to find it again because it is a rare traditional food.  I do need those magic spell from Harry Potter to remove that particular strands of nightmare memories from watching too much plant eating human movies.

So, the next time you are in South East Asia and you are lucky to come across this pitcher plant glutinous rice is around, do try it out.  It is sure better than Durian which is another love of mine for those adventurous people out there.


Product retails for
I bought it for RM6 per pitcher plant depending on size.
Not sponsored or paid.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.


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Monday, 11 September 2017

REVIEW ON BY WISHTREND MANDELIC ACID 5% SKIN PREP WATER

Hi Beautiful,

I have acne prone skin and have been dealing with acne for more than 15 years ago so I am in for any skincare products to get rid of acne. My acne is not as bad as before but then as usual, my skin is fickle and it can't never be 100% at its best all the time.  Besides, now that I am after 30 years old,  I had to add in 'wrinkles and aging' as my skin concern.

So recently I have been trying By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water and it has been a month since I tried it so here is a review on it.  If you only want to get a product for your acne prone skin from Wishtrend, I would highly recommend this cause I am waiting for sale to stock up on this product myself.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water


By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

Features
Helps to improve skin tone,  texture and a mild exfoliant that works on the surface of the skin, safe to use even for skin that avoid harsh chemical exfoliation. it is effective on acne because of the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.


How to use
1) Before the toner, gently wipe and pat the product on your face using a cotton pad.
2) Limit the use of this product depending on your skin type. (For sensitive skin, we recommend 2-3 times a week)
3) For morning use, please make sure to apply sun-lotion after using the product.
4) We recommend not to use this product with other facial scrubs, AHA/BHA, and Vitamin C products.

Ingredients
Water, Mandelic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Citrate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Carbomer

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

The bottle is plastic so do not leave it under the sun or inside the car for it to melt.  I can actually the amount of product inside the bottle which is great. I actually use cotton pad for this toner because I just like to wipe my face off all those death cells.  The opening is great to get enough products without spilling it out which is nice.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water does not have any smell to it but if you still want a smell, it is like very faint plastic scent.  It is very watery and absorb fast into the skin.  There is a tart feeling which is a characteristic of acid.

If you are like me, (I have acne prone skin forever) then you might understand that I am more interest in product that gives me fast result without those irritation.  I have been trying many BHA and AHA skincare products in the past if you do check out my blog history.

Mandelic acid is actually extracted from bitter almond. So it is not really for those with nut allergic or allergic to almond.  Mandelic acid is one of the many types of AHA.  For examples, glycolic acid, acetic acid (TCA), lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid etc.  The strongest AHA that is able to penetrate the skin deeper is glycolic.  It can work faster but also cause a lot of irritation so not everyone can use it.  When your skin is red and raw from the over exfoliation, your skin actually does not heal well and it reject majority of the products that you normally can use on daily basis. In some people the skin retaliate by breaking out more.  So, strong AHAs are usually only done as peel in skin clinic where there is professional to do it in a sterile environment. Of course that comes with a price to pay and your skin peeling for a week.

For skincare products at home, mandelic acid is a great AHA because it is the weakest AHAs among all but has the ability to exfoliate the skin, anti-inflammatory and also antibacterial.  However, 20% of mandelic acid can be too much for everyday use so mandelic acid around 5% to 10% is ideal for most acne prone skin type.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water has about 5% mandelic acid which is gentle actually.  Besides, the amount of mandelic acid is suspended in water which makes the penetration not too deep into the skin.  Other ingredients are added for hydration, soothing, retain moisture and to brighten the skin.  Mandelic acid with just water is going to  be very drying so ingredients such as Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Licorice Root Extract, Sweet Almond Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sorbitol, Arginine (amino acid), and Hydrolyzed Collagen.

The other ingredients (Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin) are mostly preservative and to control the texture of the product.  There is a interesting ingredient in this which is Sodium Citrate which is use to increase the pH of the product. I think this is the reason that this product pH is at 4-5 which is the best for AHA to work.

If you are into the current trend of low pH thing, then you would know that products should of be certain pH for something to work bla bla bla ... .  I have a post HERE talking about that if you are interested on it.  However, too low and your skin is going to burn.  Acid that has pH more than 7 is useless.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water makes the skin smooth, brighten the skin, exfoliate the skin for other skincare products to get absorbed better, gentle, heal the acne scars, makes the pores cleaner and keep the skin clearer.  If you have those underground acne, it does bring the acne up to the surface faster.  It does sting for a few seconds if you have open wound so do not pick on your acne.

I would recommend to use it only at night and few times in a week. Also avoid using other BHA, AHA or retinol when you are using this Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water since you can easily over exfoliate and make your face red and breakout more.  If your skin can tolerate stronger stuff, you can add a weaker BHA with it. If you want to use retinol or those strong tretinoin, avoid using it on the same day.

I use this toner four times a week with my other calming and gentle skincare products.  it does not make my acne worse or cause more acne. On the first three days, I could feel that my skin becomes smoother.  The acne and pimples I have become gradually smaller and get rid of the red acne marks faster.
Currently, I don't own or use any strong actives since I prefer gentle approach towards treating acne.  This toner won't be able to make dented or 'holes' type of scars disappeared from the skin if that is what you think to get for.

Overall, By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is a great gentle AHA toner for treating acne and skin texture issues.  If you have dry sensitive skin, it is best to use it twice a week and with a lot of calming moisturising products.  For combination skin like me, I find it okay to use everyday if you do not use any other strong actives. Also use sunscreen when using this products cause you do not want to undo everything.



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By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water 120ml
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