It's time to shine the spotlight onto a hero skincare ingredient we can't get enough of... We're talking about Mandelic Acid, an acid that is gentle on the skin without compromising on results. Mandelic Acid is the new K-beauty secret to glowing skin, and we've been hooked ever since we found the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water.
How does it work?
Our favourite Mandelic Acid pick is the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water, which acts as a toner to be used post-cleanse. Once applied to the skin, the star ingredient works by gently breaking down the bonds that bind together dead skin cells - mandelic acid is slow and steady, minimising irritation but still delivering serious skincare results. The results? Reduced pigmentation, reduced blemishes and diminished fine lines.
What makes Mandelic acid different?
Tonics promising glow, containing Glycolic acid, are popular in the beauty world with several cult-favourites, but the ingredients can be harsh and drying on skin. There are also options including ingredients such as Lactic Acid and Azelaic Acid which can also irritate the skin.
Mandelic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almond, is uniquely non-irritating without compromising on results. It’s gentle on the skin due to its large molecular size, which is almost double that of glycolic acid. The increased size ensures that Mandelic acid absorbs slowly into the skin which allows even sensitive skins to incorporate chemical exfoliation into their routines.
About By Wishtrend
By Wishtrend produces products without any filler ingredients, made to the feedback they received from the Wishtrend beauty curation process. All the products are made in Korea and are cruelty-free.
Find out more about our K-Beauty 2.0 principles here.