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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 see 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.



Product retails for
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water 120ml
Made in Korea.
In Malaysia, you can get it from HERMO.MY

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