By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review – Read This Before You Use It

Product: By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water    By-Wishtrend-Mandelic-Acid-5%-Skin-Prep-Water-review

Price: $ 19.80 (retail)

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Container: 120ml

Origin: Made In Korea

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Customer’s Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Recommended: For all Skin types (Best for oily skin)


Before going into the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review, permit to share with you guys my experience with this product. Before I traveled to Bang Kok, I had this problem with clogged pores. My pores were so clogged and my skin texture has been bumpy, so many blackheads, bumps everywhere and I was asking myself what is going on with my skin.

As if that was not enough, I had so much horrible peeling but ever since I started using this product in particular which is the new by wishtrend mandelic acid 5% skin prep water, my skin has changed and  it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that about a product just because I have been using my usual favorite products.

I’ve been using for years to help prevent my really bad acne but this one has done a world of difference for my skin texture and I was so shocked and at the same time so happy.

I could not believe wishtrend came out with a product of their own that is this outstandingly and better than the Klair’s line, and you know the vitamin C which is always amazing but this is the first one that actually shocked me.

I don’t easily like to hype up products, I like to review them and tell you guys my honest opinion about them. In fact, it a product that has proven to deserve attention.


Disclaimer: –

I am not a beauty guru, skin doctor, expert or any of such. This product was bought with my own money with the intention to review it on my blog because I only recommend products I have tested and approved, and I believe will be good for my audience as well and I am not being paid to write this review. Every thoughts and impression on this review, are all mine unless stated otherwise. While This product might or might not have worked for me, it might or might not work for you as well. Because your mileage may vary. (YMMV)

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This post contains affiliate links, if you make any purchase through any of those links, I earn a little commission which goes back into the blog for more work. But if you do not feel comfortable using any of those links, that’s completely fine by me.



An Overview

There is no doubt exfoliating is important. I have always been skeptical about exfoliating acids even though they work well, but how well is the question I have always asked myself. All these exfoliating products are made with the purpose of washing away the top layer of the skin leaving a smoother tone and complexion.

But then there is a problem and that is constantly or overdoing it. Because overdoing it will definitely leave you with an acid face (unhealthy looking skin of the face). Overdoing it makes the skin texture very uneven.

This is because exfoliation, as mentioned above, is to wash off the top or call it a dead layer of the skin. But when you overdo it, you do not leave the new layer the time to heal before washing it away. And as such, the skin now tries to self-compensate for the over-exfoliation is done to it.

In this case, people who use strong acid to exfoliate their skin and finally overdoing it, end up with skin issues like wrinkles, poor skin plumpness as the skin struggles to retain enough moisture as a result of the over washing away of the top layer.

As if that was not enough, most of this acidic exfoliator end up creating photo-sensitivity (sensitive to sunlight) to the skin making the skin allergic to sunlight. (Not friendly to sunlight). Worse, if the user of this product is not careful with their sunscreen application, which may also end up causing hyperpigmentation.

Don’t Get Scared Yet. Stay With Me Let’s Find Out The Solution!!!

With all the above-mentioned complications and skin issues about acid exfoliators, is there still hope for a better exfoliator?

The Answer Is YES Off course, Let’s Find Out!!!

Off course the truth is, even in the midst of the sea of complicated cosmetic and beauty products out there, there are still good exfoliators, low concentration with very fantastic effects.

But the difference in this case (unlike other strong peeling exfoliators with immediate effect) is that you will have to be patient as the product gradually penetrates your skin due to how mild and good it is to the skin. It does not compromise the skin protective barrier and leaves behind no damage, wrinkles or other skin complications.

The By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is a mild exfoliator with (like you see on the product name) 5% low concentration.

According to wishtrend, it is a hydrating and non-irritating exfoliant that can be used daily. It is formulated with Mandelic Acid, an exfoliating treatment that improves the skin tone and texture while boosting the effectiveness of other products.



The texture of the product is more liquid even though it is an exfoliator, it is a bit tacky compared to water itself but it is non-sticky. It also absorbs very quickly into the skin though it takes a couple of seconds before penetrating completely.

Even though it absorbs pretty quickly into the skin, I still suggest you give time, I mean let it work for a couple of minutes before applying anything else for most optimal result.  You can engage in other stuff like brushing your teeth or eat something giving the product the time to works its magic.

Though By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is a great product, one thing for sure is that you will not see the result right after using it or as earlier as possible. But on the contrary, you might experiment some redness at first, especially for first-timers,

your skin barrier might be a bit weak, but the results you will achieve when incorporating it in your routine will be amazing and worth a couple of days.

This product does not leave your skin dry or tight. You will still need to use serums or moisturizers as with any other products and you will not experience an uncomfortable sensation on your skin when using it. But as with any other product, I do not recommend

overusing it because (like I earlier mentioned), over-exfoliation can break or compromise your skin barrier. Exfoliation is generally recommended twice (2) or thrice (3) a week for the best use but you have to listen to your skin.


I like the package of this product. It comes in a brown bottle. This keeps the acid from sunlight and the heat. It is recommended to store it in a dark or cool place because acids do oxidize if not carefully handled.

The cap is traditionally formulated with a pinhole applicator which enables you to drop out just the required quantity/use.

Application and result:


For First Timer, you can start slowly, swipe gently for like 5 times all over your entire face avoiding the eye area. When you notice how familiar your skin is becoming with the product, on a gradual base you can now step up the use but taking into consideration your skin type and skin needs as our skin differs from each other and so cannot respond to products in the same manner. So, make sure you observe very closely how your skin reacts to the products.

For the fact that this product is acid, it is only normal for your skin to experience some reaction at first application but that should not be a problem as long as you do not experience a funny kind of burning and itchiness for a long time.

For a couple of minutes, you may notice redness on some on your skin or feel a bit uncomfortable, don’t worry about it, it will all disappear and your skin will return to. Once you confirm the product’s friendliness to your skin, you can now incorporate it to your skincare routine.

But I must also say this, in the case where you apply the product and did not feel anything like no redness, no funny feelings, do not think it is not working and then you go-ahead to think that you need to apply more for it to work. NO. It is working but gradually.

Again, if you get a slight reaction upon a normal application of the product, try and make sure your skin is well hydrated using a non-occlusive (non-blocking) moisturizer. Thereafter, if your skin feels any further reaction especially for a long while, wash off the product and give it a couple of days and test again. This last case is very unusual to happen because of how mild and stable the product is.

Always wear sunscreen especially in the day use and when using acid, always wear sunscreen even if you are using it at night, it is very important


How To Use:

  1. Before applying the toner, use a cotton pad or the palm of your hand and gently your face and thereafter, pat your face with your hands for the best result.
  2. Take into consideration your skin type before the use of this product. 2 – 3 times will be ok for sensitive skin person.
  3. When using in the morning, don’t forget to apply sunscreen after using it.
  4. According to Wishtrend, please do not use this product with any facial scrub with AHA / BHA and Vitamin C products.

Click here to learn more about exfoliation.


I really do not know what to say about the scent of this product but if I must say something about it, it is not bad or good to me. But one thing I notice is the fact that it is fragrance-free. It actually does not have any fragrance which is an added advantage to the product. For fragrance in some cases can be highly irritating to the skin.

About The Ingredient:

This is just a rundown of some of the top active ingredient in the product and their values when it comes to skincare products.

Mandelic acid: This is an (AHA) ingredient, it has a large molecular size which makes the product non-irritating to the skin. It is gotten from almond which is referred to as (Mandel). This ingredient is so gentle to the skin, it works gradually and not immediately which makes it safe for long term use.

Beta-glucan: This ingredient is a derivative from mushrooms, yeast, oats, and grain which helps in the production of melanin and also help wound healing. This ingredient’s anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties capable of soothing and calming the skin. And it’s anti-oxidant properties makes it capable of retaining moisture, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and repairs your moisture barrier.

Panthenol: This ingredient is an effective moisturizer and also renews cellular, Vitamin B5, a natural humectant, also retains moisture and lubricate the skin which makes the skin smooth and soft. It is also anti-inflammatory.

Centella Asiatica extracts: This ingredient is the herbal base used in most skincare products pout there, it helps in wound healing process also, minimizes the appearance of the pore, stimulate collagen production and makes your skin supple and firm.

Houttuynia coedata: This also is another herbal base ingredient used in most Asian product out there. It is a rich antibiotic that can help prevent infection from skin problems. A good antioxidant with anti-aging compounds like triterpenoid and flavonoid strengthens and revitalizes the skin. It is also an astringent and an anti-inflammatory.

Sodium hyaluronate: Very moisturizing, hydrates the skin by retaining water in the skin preventing dryness after exfoliation.

Arginine: This ingredient promotes healing and detoxes the skin and also helps against wrinkle break out and loss of firmness.

The Full List Of 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 Cordata Extract, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Citrate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natto Gum, Carbomer

List Of Frees:

The By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is Cruelty-free, Vegan-Friendly, Ethanol-free, Paraben-free, Silicon-free, Steroid-free, Artificial coloring-free, Artificial fragrance-free. So, you have nothing to worry about.

What I Like About This Product:

I like the fact that the product actually fulfills all its claims. It actually helped with pigmentation, it also improving skin tone and skin texture as well as a mild exfoliation. The product lasted quite a while (4-5) months even when used day and night since you will probably not be using it that much, it will last you even longer.

Nondrying and makes your skin glowy. Pleasing texture. (liquid, fresh & easily applicable). Very affordable and good for all skin types. Multiple benefits to the skin.

What I Don’t Like About The Product:

The only one thing I don’t like about this product is the length the name.  I find it difficult to arrive at a short name for it. The packaging might not impress some people but I don’t a problem with that, however. Though I don’t have much to say about the scent I think it is not bad, it is soft, compared to other products and to me, I can say it is pleasant and unpleasant at the same time. You will judge for yourself.



Related Products:

Best used in a routine like the By Wishtrend Total Acne Care Package, a skincare package that provides a total solution for acne concern with a free shipping offer, all in one package for the sum of $78.25? (35% OFF).




You may need to a proper exfoliation, check out the By Wishtrend 2 Step Gentle Exfoliator, they are very mild to the skin and there is no need to fear. All for the sum of $36.90, (10%OFF). What an awesome price you will agree with me.




What do you think about the By Wishtrend Clear Skin Package? Popping and extracting acne is not the end of the problem. It’s just the beginning of an acne cure.  You need products that will help you with further irritation and hyperpigmentation. The By Wishtrend Clear Skin Package contains products that will help clear your skin. It also comes with a free shipping offer and goes for the sum of $73.50, (34.95 OFF).




To conclude all the above, the [By Wishtrend] Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water, according to wishtrend is a light exfoliator (it actually is) that has a similar consistency to a toner. A product that will help unclog your skin and get rid of the extra layer and bacteria which will minimize any possible breakouts. The product keeps the outer layer of your skin sharp and ready making it easier for all your skincare to absorb well and maximize its effects.

The By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water, will help with all that, and also improve your skin´s texture, existing acne, blackheads and so on… as well as reducing old scaring a pigmentation which will make your skin’s complexion even and glowing.

NOTE: As mentioned earlier, though it is a mild product, acid is acid so, be careful not to use it in conjunction with other active acids will highly reactive ingredients or vitamins.


You can still use those of course, but in different time frames and not at the same time for them not to work against each other whereby creating further skin problems and end up taking your skin to a different place.

Well, I hope this was helpful and if you ever need a hand or have a question to ask or any contribution to make, do not hesitate to leave them below, I will be more than glad to help.



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