One of my favorite acids to use in the treatment room is mandelic peel. To be precise, the mandelic arginine peel is great because it is a gentle anti aging rejuvenator, it is very supportive in treating pigmentation disorders and fantastic when added to treatments of photo-damaged skin. That said, the last quarter of 2017 By Wishtrend launched the Mandelic acid 5% skin prep water and it got a lot of buzz on social media. The minute I saw it my antennas went up and as usual I had to have it. Now, it definitely isn't close to professional grade but it ticked all the necessary boxes and I quite enjoyed my experience with it.
By Wishtrend MANDELIC ACID 5% SKIN PREP WATER (CLAIM) A hydrating and non irritating exfoliant that can be used daily. 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 Cordate Extract, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Citrate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Carbomer
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Mandelic Acid : found in almonds . Used as an antiseptic because of its antibacterial activity and is supportive for all acne.
Licorice root extract : licorice root has a depigmenting effect as well as an inhibitory effect on melanin synthesis.
Centella asiatica extract : an antioxidant , great for building collagen and skin tissue.
Beta Glucan: said to stimulate collagen formation.
Panethenol : non-irritating, non sensitizing, moisturizing, and conditioning feel and promotes normal keratinization and wound healing. It protects against sunburns and provides relief for existing sunburn.
HOW TO USE IT AM or PM For five weeks I would use it in the PM. I would saturate a cotton pad and swipe gently across my face. Subsequent weeks , I would use it this toner for spot treatments .
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT? October 2017- December 2017
WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE? No scent
SKIN TYPE All skin types
Disclaimer Please read the ingredient list above for possible allergen/fragrance that may not be appropriate for your skin type.
REPURCHASE Yes I would.
Its very , very mild toner. Its gentle enough for sensitive skin types
This skin prep toner left my skin mildly exfoliated with continuous use so if you looking for a product that would give you a gentle skin rejuvenation this is your guy.
Skin was not irritated at all throughout the testing process.
I had a couple hormonal breakouts and this product reduced the discomfort and swelling almost immediately. Two thumbs up!!
On the pack of this product, it claimed to target uneven skin tone. While this is definitely a benefit of using mandelic acid, I think it may be a tad bit misleading to the consumer state that on the pack. Yes over time, it can add to improvement of uneven texture but not in a day or a couple of weeks. And for certain pigmentation issues you may need a lower ph or combination therapy. Bottom line, it's a good toner just don't expect a miracle.
Remember to always apply SPF protection to skin following application of this product or any other product containing . If you have questions or comments please leave in comment section below. God bless you.