Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend’s Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is a daily exfoliating toner formulated with 5% Mandelic Acid, which is safe for sensitive skin. This acid is a form of AHA, extracted from bitter almonds. Rather than harsh, peeling exfoliants, this gentle formula lifts dead skin cells and makes a perfect base for other skincare products. With use over time, skin will look & feel smoother and brighter!
Size: 120ml / 4.05oz
+ Vegan Friendly
+ Artificial coloring-free
+ Artificial fragrance-free
+ pH 4.5 ± 1.0
How to use
After cleansing, dispense product onto cotton pad and gently swipe across the skin, avoiding the eye area. Follow up with moisturizer. Apply SPF if going outside and do not use this product in conjunction with other facial scrubs or products that contain AHA, BHA and Vitamin C.
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, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Carbomer
I've tried several acid products over the years but they all left me red/irritated ... FOR DAYS!!! I gave them up long ago. I've had such great results recently with Korean skincare products that when I ran across the 5% mandelic acid, I was willing to give it a try. I started off slowly just to make sure my skin could handle it but I now use it every evening w/no irritation, redness, pain, etc. I find that it works best w/my Pyunkang Yul cotton pads. It leaves my skin soft, and I notice any products I use afterwards are much more effective.
I can't use most AHA products anymore. They set off my eczema badly. However, this mandelic acid toner is gentle enough but still fairly effective, plus doesn't smell nearly as bad as some other acids. Don't expect it to be as strong as the likes of glycolic acid, however. If your skin is tough and you like a strong exfoliant, this is likely not going to do enough for you.
Love this toner so far. It is tingly for the first couple minutes after applying, which is really nice. I’m hoping this helps with the texture of my skin and smooths it out more. I’ve only been using it for a couple weeks, but like the changes I’ve noticed in my skin so far.
I just bought two bottles as back-up to the bottle I purchased in March, so I guess that means I really like this! I have sensitive combo/dry skin. This is an effective exfoliant for the dry areas and congested pores. Love that it also contains soothing ingredients. When needed I can use it in my AM and PM routines without issue. It does tingle when applied, but does not irritate my skin one bit. Love that I can use it with the Cosrx Poreless Power Liquid (mandelic first, PPL second) as an exfoliating, pore tightening duo.
My dry skin enjoyed this so much! I began using this every other day to start and then on a daily basis. I used the multi function cotton pads were application each time. What I’ve come to notice, over the course of time, Is that my face seems smoother, almost like the surface of my skin was revealing fresher new skin at a quicker pace maybe? This wasn’t drying for me and I haven’t seen anti aging effects yet.