By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review


I am really excited about this sản phẩm from By Wishtrend! I have been using a lot of different acid treatments this past year & this one is top notch. By Wishtrend is another house brand from Wishtrend, just lượt thích Klairs. I love Klairs, so I was happy lớn be selected lớn try out the latest item from this other Wishtrend line.

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Skin Type/Concerns: Oily, blemish prone, aging skin with hyper-pigmentation & fine lines/wrinkles.


For those wondering what this sản phẩm is, you might want lớn think of it as lượt thích the Pixi Glow Tonic, which is made with 5% Glycolic Acid. I think a lot of people are familiar with the Pixi hàng hóa but not everyone can use Glycolic Acid, which can be irritating. By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is a booster for your skin as it will help improve your skin tone và texture, while hydrating your skin.

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AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) are mainly derived from fruit và milk sugars ~ these are the most common using natural sources: glycolic acid (sugar cane), lactic acid (milk), malic acid (apples, pears), citric acid (oranges, lemons), mandalic acid (almonds), tartaric acid (grapes). The two acids that can penetrate deeper into your skin layers are lactic & glycolic acids, which makes them more prone khổng lồ skin irritation. You want an acidity of 3 lớn 4, with a 5 to lớn 8 percent concentration of AHA. The AHA ingredient should be one of the đứng đầu 3 ingredients in the list and since AHA’s need time to absorb into your skin, you should not really bother with products that will be rinsed off, like cleansers. You should pick AHA’s if your skin is not prone to lớn breakouts or you really want to lớn lighten hyper-pigmentation và tone & firm your skin, as they can stimulate collagen and elastic production in your skin.

Description: A hydrating và nonirritating exfoliant that can be used daily. Low-irritation exfoliation. Skin tone và texture improvement. Antibacterial. Don’t peel but prep with Mandelic Acid. Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is a hydrating & nonirritating exfoliant that can be used daily. Formulated with Mandelic Acid, which can be used without any irritation even on sensitive skin, the Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is an exfoliating treatment that improves the skin tone & texture while boosting the effectiveness of other products.

Mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) và is one of the more gentle AHA’s out there, due lớn its larger molecular size. It doesn’t irritate your skin lượt thích glycolic acid does and it is made from bitter almonds & was discovered back in 1831 by a German pharmacist ~ Mandel is German for almond. Mandelic acid is more gentle, so effects will not be immediate, but it is safe to use for long terms & will help refresh your skin over time.

Mandelic acid helps reduce hyper-pigmentation (malesma), which evens out your skin tone & complexion ~ unlike other AHA’s which can be irritating & stimulates the cells lớn create more melanin, defeating the purpose of using an AHA, mandelic acid has less of a problem with this issue, & it not only reduces hyper-pigmentation, but also restores your skins texture and has anti-bacterial và anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective for those with acne prone skin as well. It helps reduce acne breakouts as it regulates oil production và it is beneficial for cystic acne too. By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water has this ingredient as the second chiến thắng in the list, which is for an AHA, is exactly where it needs to be ~ AHA ingredients should be in the đứng đầu 1/3 of the ingredient list.

Beta glucan is a compound that is naturally derived from mushrooms, oats, yeast và grains. It helps stimulate the production of collagen, speeds up wound healing, soothes & calms skin due lớn its anti-irritant và strong anti-inflammatory properties, moisturizes, locks in natural moisture, anti-aging và anti-wrinkle due to its anti-oxidant properties và also helps repair your moisture barrier.

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Panthenol helps cellular renewal và is an effective moisturizer. It is derived from plants and this ingredient comes from vitamin B5. Panthenol is a natural humectant, which retains moisture và hydrates the skin. It also is a good lubricant on the skin, making skin look soft và smooth và is also an anti-inflammatory

Centella asiatica is a common herbal ingredient that is used medicinally to help tốc độ up wound healing, such as blemishes and skin rashes. It also helps minimize the appearance of pores, và since it stimulates collagen production, it will make your skin more supple và firm. Houttuynia cordata is a medicinal herb that is found in a lot in Asian skin care products. It is an antibiotic, which helps with preventing infection from skin problems, such as blemishes. It is also a potent antioxidant, as it contains anti-aging compounds such as flavonoids & triterpenoid, which helps strengthen, purify và revitalize your skin . It also has powerful detox properties, is an astringent & anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Hyaluronate is an intensive moisturizing ingredient which bonds water lớn keep skin hydrated. It is a natural substance found in the human toàn thân and it made up of amino & uronic acids, & helps retain 100 to 1,000 times its own water weight in our skin cells. Arginine is an amino acid that promotes healing and detoxes your skin. It also helps guard against the formation of wrinkles and loss of skin firmness.

Ingredients: Water, Mandelic Acid (5%), 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 cosDNA analysis

This comes in a brown bottle, which will help protect the acids from sunlight & heat. You should store this is in a dark, cool place as acids can oxidize. It has the traditional pin hole applicator and since this is an acid, I lượt thích to use it with a cốt tông pad. The cotton pad adds more exfoliation on your skin ~ however, you can just pat this on your skin as well. This is a very watery product và it has a slight bitter scent, but nothing offensive. 

I use this toner both day and night and I have not experienced any irritation at all. This prep water helps boost the hydration in my skin by 35% while decreasing my oil levels by 37%, so this is controlling my oil while hydrating nicely. It helps boost my skin for the next round of products I will be applying khổng lồ my face. 

I tested this a few times, và the pH màn chơi came out to lớn be a 4 more times than not ~ sometimes a little higher ~ but there is a range of .5 variance on these testers, so I took an average. This is in the range for an AHA and has 5% concentration of mandalic acid. Since I have been using other acids on my face lately, I was curious if I was overdoing it and my face was going lớn melt off, so I turned lớn two wonderful ladies who really know their acids và glow! Vanessa at IG