REVIEW | [ByWishtrend] Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

In my personal opinion, tried and true, chemical exfoliants are the most effective products when dealing with indented scarring without breaking the bank.

I don’t have terribly picked scars, but they are quite noticeable in certain lighting. They have plagued me for many years after having cystic acne, and truthfully, I thought I would have them forever unless I spent crazy money on some type of professional treatment. However, it wasn’t until a lovely friend of mine gifted me an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) toner that I started noticing my face becoming smoother and my breakouts lessening after every use! Within a month I saw results; not perfect, but my goodness, did it make me feel a hell of a lot better and more hopeful for my skin’s future.

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AHAs and I have had a very intimate relationship ever since, however, AHAs can be a bit uncompromising. Depending on the formulation and concentration of AHA, the product has potential to dry out your skin and make it more sensitive to the sun. It is precisely this reason that I wait until the end of summer to use chemical exfoliants. I’m avoiding the burn and potentially damaging my skin further than before.

This year I started using the ByWishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water* and have used it consistently every night for about 2 months.

Now before we get into the review I’d like to say, I had no idea what mandelic acid even was! I’ve heard of glycolic, lactic, citric… never mandelic. This is a very new AHA treatment to me, so I absolutely had to use it for a while to really see and understand how it performs!

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23 Years Old Loves: Zincnol & Badecasil

Hey lovelies,

Back when I was in Seoul at the end of September, I picked up 23 Years Old Zincnol and Badecasil while perusing Olive Young once or twice (or a few times).

What prompted me to pick up these products were:

  1. I needed a heavy moisturizer for the fall month that is compatible with my dry, acne prone skin
  2. I was breaking out like a mofo due to Korea’s harsh water supply, the long touristy days, and getting over a cold; I needed SOMETHING.

I’ve been using both products consistently for just over a month, so it’s about time to tell the world why I love these products.

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REVIEW | Klairs Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion SPF40 / PA++

Hey Mochi Beauties!

I have been blessed by Wishtrend to review another product for you all! It is the long awaited Klairs Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion SPF 40 / PA++. This product arrived* in the mail while I was coincidentally in South Korea. I couldn’t wait to try it when I got home! Aside from it being a blue sun lotion, this new product strongly emphasizes how it has UV protection AND heat protection. The latter I’ve never heard of in a sunscreen, let alone having a blue hue from an ingredient. This had me intrigued, and Googling for  more.

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#SampleSunday: Couple of Sephora, mostly Wishtrend!

This is my first time doing a sample post, but it was time to clean out my bathroom drawer.

The only reason I like any sample posts is because it’s like a first impression. It’s a bit hard to detect if a product works properly after one product I admit, but I also think it’s important to know how a product will react upon first contact with the skin.

I tried a few products t right after a bath, and the rest was before bed. I know it’s a lot of product in one go, but like I said – I wanted to get rid of these samples, plus I have backup skin saviours in case I get a bad reaction!

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REVIEW: Jungle Botanics Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub

Hey beautypuffs!

I have been blessed with the first ever product sent to me to review! It’s the Jungle Botanics Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub provided by WishTrend.

This opportunity came up at the best time! Lately I’ve been feeling like some parts of my body have chicken skin (like my butt), and that I’ve been developing a bit of congestion on my body (my chest and back).

What’s really attracting me to this product are what they feature in it: their round-cut nutshell granules and all the natural oils! The granules are from real walnut shells, making them a perfect alternative to the plastic microbeads. The plastic ones do not break down properly, and remain in our sewage system and waters. The walnut shells are biodegradable, and will not contribute any toxic chemicals to our environment!

This will be the first ever body scrub I have tried, so I’m definitely going to give you an honest review*!

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