By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Prep Water is a mild exfoliator that helps you achieve brighter, clearer, firmer and softer skin.
Mandelic Acid belongs to the family of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, considered skin care royalty. It delivers all the benefits of other AHAs, but does it without all the dryness and irritation.
This acid also has specific melanin-inhibiting benefits to help improve the look of hyperpigmentation.
Why By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid?
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid uses 5% Mandelic Acid from bitter almonds and is less irritating compared to other AHAs. It also contains Panthenol, Centella Asiatica Extract and Beta-Glucan, which soothe and hydrate so that skin is left feeling comfortable.
Mandelic Acid differs from its cousins Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid as it’s a larger molecule and therefore less likely to cause irritation, even when used more regularly.
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, smooths rough texture and fine lines, diminishes the look of uneven tone and hyperpigmentation, and enhances the effectiveness of treatment products.
Regular use of this exfoliator also helps to reduce the buildup of sebum, skin cells and bacteria from pores so that that skin looks clearer and breakouts are reduced.
This low-irritant product has been enhanced with botanical extracts and hydrating ingredients.
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid ingredients
The key ingredients are:
Mandelic Acid helps the skin appear more radiant by lifting dead skin cells, reducing building and removing excess pigment from the surface of the skin. However it also has a specific brightening effect by working more deeply in the skin. It can inhibit melanin production, thereby helping reduce the darkening of spots and the appearance of new ones.
Mandelic Acid also has some antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which may make it a good choice for those with acne or reactive skin. It’s recognised for its ability to help calm redness from acne and irritation.
Mandelic Acid has been found in clinical studies to have specific benefits for acne-prone skin.
Additionally, it can help with signs of skin with ageing. One study found that elasticity and firmness were improved by 25.4% and 23.8% when Mandelic Acid was used, while still being well tolerated.
Panthenol, Vitamin B5, is hydrating and moisturising, while also reducing redness and irritation. In addition, it helps with healing and acne marks.
Centella Asiatica Extract is soothing and protective of the skin. Its active compounds compounds Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Asiatic Acid and Madecassic Acid improve small wounds, burns and psoriasis. This antioxidant is also rich in amino acids.
Houttuynia Cordata Extract contains polyphenolic flavonoids, specific antioxidants with anti-inflammatory effects. It is also hydrating and may be soothing for those with inflammatory skin conditions. Results
- Removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface so skin feels softer and smoother.
- Helps clear pores for fewer breakouts.
- Brightens the complexion so it looks more even toned.
- Reduces the look of redness and post-acne marks (PIE).
- Enhances the skin’s hydration.
Suits all skin types.
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid should be used before a toner.
You can follow with the I’m From Rice Toner.
Good to know
By No fragrance or essential oils, however it does have a natural scent.
Cruelty free and vegan friendly.
Apply before toner, if using.
Ensure you use a sunscreen in the morning.
Warning: Do not use if you have an allergy to nuts.
By Wishtrend develops functional skincare products using clean ingredients and the safest possible preservatives.
It combines researched actives with botanical ingredients to create products that target skin needs and concerns. All the products are also developed to be low irritant.
By Wishtrend leaves out a number of questionable chemical ingredients, including ethanol, parabens, silicones and artificial colours.
It marries modern and traditional ingredients to target skin needs and concerns.
This understated brand prefers to invest more in product development rather than big, brash advertising campaigns.
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid Review
I am in a constant battle with hormonal melasma … and am always looking for products that target melasma and hyperpigmentation. So when I first learned about Mandelic Acid, I was very excited and hopeful. While I do not feel that Mandelic Acid or this product have gotten rid of my melasma, I have noted a definite fading since adding this to my routine … I believe that using this product more often would definitely make the melasma-fading results more dramatic.