By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water AKA Exfoliating Toner is a fairly new (launched in July’17) product in the market. It was a suspense for me to try something with 5% Mandelic Acid. I’m a user of AHA, BHA, and Glycolic acid toners but never used Mandelic Acid before. I read about Mandelic Acid earlier which is known for its kind nature, anti-aging benefits, and effectiveness of removing dead skin cells, etc. With the use of Wishtrend Mandelic Acid Water/toner, I was actually getting to know the behavior of this ingredient.
What is Mandelic Acid & How it works on skin:
Mandelic Acid, a different form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that is extracted from of bitter almonds. It has larger molecular bond than regular AHA, thus, it is less harsh on the skin. However, it delivers the same benefits like AHA/BHA.It is very much popular for its anti-bacterial characteristic.
It is very much popular for its anti-bacterial and anti-aging characteristics. Mandelic Acid accelerates cellular regeneration rate and increases collagen production. Therefore the ingredient helps to balance melanin production. For is antibacterial properties, Mandelic Acid works effectively as an acne treatment as well.
Ingredients of Wishtrend Mandelic Acid
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.
How I use By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid
According to the brand, the toner is recommended for sensitive skin, dry skin and acne prone skin.
I’ve combination skin type with no acne issue (that I could monitor) and I’m pretty much use to with hardcore AHA/BHA stuff. I started using it in my morning skincare routine. After cleansing, I wipe my face with the Wishtrend Mandelic Acid soaked cotton pad. On the bottle, it was instructed to use directly by patting onto the skin. I feel my skin need a bit more exfoliating work thus the use of the cotton pad. Then I follow up with rest of the skincare, moisturizer and all and especially a high SPF sunscreen. Careful sun protection is when using an exfoliating toner for daytime even if you’re just sitting at home.
It’s been around two months I’ve been using Wishtrend Mandelic Acid SKin Prep Water. I’ve given it a go for night time skin care as well just the same way by using it after cleanser. Did took a break from it in between to see how my skin does without it.
I use exfoliating toners every day. If I’m using a mild one like this Wishtrend Mandelic Acid toner, I’m more likely to physically exfoliate my skin once in a week as well. Additionally, I’ve been using retinol serums regularly in my night time skincare routine. Now that might sound a bit too much to you. But I’ve noticed my skin is quite tough and does completely okay with all this. Obviously, I won’t suggest you follow me because I don’t know how much your skin can tolerate.
My Experience with Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
Simply, this exfoliating toner By Wishtrend with 5% Mandelic Acid is indeed very gentle to the skin comparing AHA, BHA or Glycolic toners. It actually gave me no irritation or redness ever but leaves my skin smooth and fuss-free after every use. Due to its added hydrating ingredient, it is hydrating on the skin. The other BHA toners I tried earlier (e.g. Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Toner) would leave my skin kinda squeaky clean but after using Wishtrend Mandelic Acid my skin feels a tad tacky. I assume it is because of the hydrating properties. It is not anything bothersome though!
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid toner has been able to keep my skin fresh from the dead skin fuss. It’s was also effective in keeping up the skin brightness. My skin texture felt maintained as well. During these two months, I was waiting for a day when my skin would feel unusually sensitive so I could monitor how the mandelic acid works then. But, fortunately, my skin been doing perfect and I haven’t got that chance.
If I talk about the improvement of skin tone, then yes the toner was doing the job of maintaining my even skin tone as well. However, I haven’t noticed any fading on my sun spots (this is what I only have) so far.
Overall, I’ve no complaints about Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water. I actually like how gentle it is. This exfoliating toner is indeed a perfect option for those who faced sensitivity problem with AHA/BHA. Moreover, I would highly suggest it for those who are just starting with exfoliating toner. The kind and & gentle character it this one will surely help a new user to understand how their skin acts with such product.
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water | $22 for 120ml
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