Wishtrend – Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

Hi everyone!!!

Welcome back to I Am Serene L!!! I’m so excited to be sharing with you all my collaboration with *WISHTREND, which is a Korean beauty and skincare brand that contacted me recently to try out and test some products as part of an ongoing project!!! I’ve wanted to try some Korean products as I’ve heard so many amazing things about them as well!

I’m so so excited, as I’ve heard so many amazing things about Korean makeup from my Korean friends, and they always tell me about the skincare and how organised and high quality Korean beauty products are for maintaining healthy skin.

So I WAS EXTREMELY EXCITED to try out the *WISHTREND Mandelic Acid 5% Prep water which is a daily exfoliator used for hydration and aimed at all skin types including sensitive skin (which is usually a worry for sensitive skin types) … but not to worry this exfoliator is gentle on the skin!



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The *WISHTRENDMandelic Acid 5% Prep Water is an antibacterial exfoliator that is gentle enough to be easily dabbed onto the skin surface with no irritation caused whatsoever (tried and tested this) and I am always anxious about these things, especially exfoliators as I don’t want anything to irritate my skin! The aim of the *Mandelic Acid 5% Prep Water is a gentle exfoliator that is mainly used to improve the skin texture and skin tone especially with uneven skin tones, and redness.

I love that the water is not scented, and it’s really easy to just dab onto the skin. I’ve noticed differences in a reduction of redness after a couple of uses at night. followed by my skincare routine. I noticed there was a reduced amount of redness under my eye (which is a problematic area for me) and I’ve noticed there is more even tones in the overall appearance of my face. Once I dab a few drops of the liquid *Mandelic Acid 5% Prep Water onto my cleansed hands and face, I pat the water onto my skin surface, all over my face and I leave it to absorb into my skin… which is quickly as it’s absorbed into my skin in about 3 minutes. It dries matte, and there is oil control as well, which is a perfect exfoliated base, ready for my moisturiser on the next stage of my Skincare routine.

Inside the *WISHTREND Mandelic Acid 5% Prep Water, the main ingredient is Mandelic Acid.ย What’s the purpose of Mandelic Acid??? – Mandelic Acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) from bitter almonds! But it’s a gentle type of exfoliating acid and is used commonly to treat wrinkles and fine lines, skin texture and pigmentation and Acne!

Onto the way I’ve applied the prep water. On days I’ve needed extra exfoliation, it’s recommended by *WISHTRENDย to use cotton pads and pour a couple of drops on a cotton pad, and place the soaked cotton pad on areas that need more help, and this form of active exfoliating can give a quicker result. I’ve used this process on sudden breakouts on my face, and I’m just using my Superdrug – Cotton pads for applying the *Mandelic Acid 5% Prep water for extra exfoliation.

I’ve typically used this exfoliating water by *WISHTRENDย in the evening, however, if I haven’t used the *Mandelic Acid 5% Prep Water in the night, I usually use it the following day before my makeup routine. I would exfoliate my face using the Prep Water, and then apply an SPF. I’ve been using the Invisible Shield SPF 30 Sunscreen Glossierย as the final step before my correctors / foundation and just after I’ve applied my Primer, as it will shield against the sensitive skin and prevent sun damage!!! I will do a following blogpost with the Glossier Invisible Shieldย so stay tuned!!!

At the moment *WISHTREND have an offer until the 28th February 2018, where you’ll get an additional 5% off any product in additional to any existing promotion at the moment!!! The Code is: FABFEB05ย you can check out the websitehere! Which is a perfect time to take advantage of the offer and try some amazing Korean skincare or beauty products for yourself!!!

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*WISHTREND Mandelic Acid 5% Prep Water 120MLย – |ย HERE | $22.00 / ยฃ15.76

SuperdrugCotton pads x 100 – |ย HERE| ยฃ1.79

Glossier Invisible Shield Daily sunscreen with SPF 30 – |ย HERE | ยฃ20.00

*PR SAMPLE |All items that are Marked with an Asterix are PR samples/Gifts|

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  1. This water is perfect Iโ€™ve never tried any products from this brand but i love skincare and would love to give it a go x

  2. How it works to heal pigmentation and acne sounds really great and totally what I’m in need of right now on my chin! Thanks for the introduction to this product Serene ๐Ÿ™‚

    ps. love the new blog layout!


    1. Awww thanks so much Gabrielle! Iโ€™m glad you love the new layout! Yeah I get breakouts on my chin as well and it works perfectly for that ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  3. I haven’t tried a lot of Korean skincare but I’ve been very impressed with those few bits I have tried! This product sounds great, and I prefer this type of exfoliater to facial scrubs in general. x

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