[REVIEW] By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review:

When talking about exfoliating toners, Pixi Glow Tonic would first come to mind, as it is one of the earlier ones to emerge and quickly became a cult favourite. Then came The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, at a fraction of Pixi Glow Tonic price and with a bigger volume. What these two have in common is that both contain glycolic acid, which has the smallest acid molecule and can be irritating to sensitive skin folks.

By Wishtrend then has came up their own gentle exfoliating toner targeted for sensitive skin, which is the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water. Mandelic acid has the largest molecule structure therefore it is the least to cause irritation because it penetrates the skin more slowly than glycolic acid. It also has anti-bacterial properties, which can help with inflammatory acnes.

I have tried both Pixi Glow Tonic and The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. I really enjoy the one from The Ordinary, but not so much with Pixi Glow Tonic. I like having an exfoliating toner in my routine, so when I saw By Wishtrend launched this product I thought of trying it to see how it compares to the previous two that I have used.

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[REVIEW] Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner; Extract It

Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner; Extract It Review

Huxley Secret of Sahara Toner; Extract It Review:

I have to admit this… I am all about aesthetics. If there is a product with excellent reviews but comes in an unattractive packaging, I would give it an immediate pass. I need my skincare family to work for my skin as well as look pretty on my skincare shelf.

So having said this, I got myself sucked into the Huxley hype because lets face it, their packaging is everything. The design is minimal yet luxe, so I convinced myself that I needed another hydrating toner (I didn’t need another toner obviously, but that is besides the point). I was actually pretty wary about the strong Huxley signature scent that everyone kept talking about; it is either they love it or they feel it is overpowering. Now, I would normally avoid strong scented products, but I succumbed to the beautiful packaging and just went for it!

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review:

I love chemical exfoliation. It truly has been a skincare routine game changer for me (I even rarely do physical exfoliation previously). This step has helped to even my skin tone, tackle pimples and pigmentations, gives a brighter complexion and smoother skin.

After discovering the wonderful world of chemical exfoliation, I began searching for more to try. I already have an AHA treatment in my routine, so I wanted to add in an exfoliating toner to be used in rotation with the treatment. And of course, I could not help but seeing people raving about The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution almost everywhere on Instagram. With the very affordable price tag, big size and low pH formula, of course I was so intrigued to give it go!

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[REVIEW] NIOD Sanskrit Saponins

NIOD Sanskrit Saponins Review

NIOD Sanskrit Saponins Review:

I already have a Holy Grail gentle and low pH cleanser that I have been using for years now. However, I don’t have a stronger cleanser in my routine to deep clean my pores on the days that my skin feels extra dirty. I have always relied on once or twice a week mud mask for that purpose. So I began looking for a cleanser to do just that, and I thought of giving NIOD Sanskrit Saponins a try since I really love their Flavanone Mud.

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[REVIEW] Blithe Anti-Polluaging Himalayan Pink Salt Cleansing Water

Blithe Anti-Polluaging Himalayan Pink Salt Cleansing Water Review

Blithe Anti-Polluaging Himalayan Pink Salt Cleansing Water Review:

I for one am not a fan of cleansing balm or oil to be used as my first cleanse because from my experience, both clogged my pores pretty badly. So I could not be bothered to search for the ones that would work for me. Instead, I just stick to using only a designated makeup remover and a water based cleanser for my cleansing routine. I have been doing this for years and my skin have not had any issues with it.

I have never really given much thought on trying out cleansing water (I’m not even sure why!), until I saw this Blithe Antipolluaging Cleansing Water in my local Sephora. Blithe is pretty popular with its Splashing Masks and Pressed Serums, but I have not come across any reviews about its Cleansing Water.

I have to be honest, the pretty packaging totally caught my eye and the fancy word “Antipolluaging” gave me the impression that it does more than just cleansing. It is definitely pretty pricey for a cleansing water, but since Blithe is known for its wonderful products, I thought I would give it a try!

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[REVIEW] SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Cream

SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Cream Review

SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Cream Review:

As I have entered my thirties, I find that light moisturizers are no longer enough for me during the night. I live in a humid climate so I tend to shy away from heavier moisturizers. Some of the ones I tried felt too thick and suffocating, does not absorb properly into my skin making it feeling sticky, and some even clogged my pores.

So when I got the SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Cream as a part of the SK-II Pitera™ Welcome Set, I was a bit hesitant to try it. Especially when it is an anti-aging cream, it obviously will be quite heavy. But the cream has received so many glowing reviews, of course I was curious to try it for myself and see how it fares.

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[REVIEW] NIOD Flavanone Mud

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review

NIOD Flavanone Mud Review:

I was on the lookout for a mud mask that is strong but at the same time wont dry out my skin. I had my share of coming across mud masks that sucked the moisture out of my skin, and that was not pleasant at all. Some are gentle enough, but didn’t really get the job done.

I kept seeing NIOD Flavanone Mud popping up on Instagram, which definitely has piqued my interest. NIOD (which stands for Non Invasive Options in Dermal Science) is a brand that is under Deceim, the same parent company as The Ordinary. However NIOD’s price range is higher than The Ordinary. So I started reading up online reviews about Flavanone Mud and decided that this mask definitely fit the bill of what I was looking for.

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres Review

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres Review:

When talking about anti-aging skincare ingredients, vitamin C is definitely one of the most popular and effective ingredients that we can incorporate in our routine. It is packed with antioxidant, helps with skin ageing, aids in lightening pigmentations as well as overall brightening of the skin complexion.

My first ever vitamin C product was the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. The reason I chose this product is because I wanted a gentle vitamin C formula to introduce to my skin. After 6 months of using it, I felt like I was ready to move on to a stronger and more potent formula to tackle some pigmentation. And after reading lots of reviews, I decided to choose The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension for its stable formula and the unbeatable price point.

But a lot of people complained aboout the product’s texture and strong stinging sensation they get from this. Some even reacted badly towards this! So lets see if my experience and opinion as others are the same or not.

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[REVIEW] Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Review

Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner Review:

One of the skincare steps that I feel has made a lot of difference for my dry skin is definitely the hydrating toner step. And I love using Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner for that purpose.

But of course being a skincare junkie, I couldn’t help but felt intrigued to try out Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner after looking at the short and clean ingredients list (only 8 ingredients!), reading positive reviews all over Instagram, and even the skincare guru Gothamista raved highly about it. And with that gorgeous packaging that is such an eye candy just made me weak in the knee, I simply could not resist getting the toner!

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