Exfoliating Products

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water was launched this year (2017). It is an acid exfoliator and is formulated with zero skin irritating ingredients, that aid in skin tone & texture improvement, along with Skin Hydration, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water also claims to work on little whiteheads and inflammatory acne. Too many claims? 😲 Read along to find out, how close it stands to all the claims. 🤓


Skin Type:

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is suitable for all skin types.


Not Suitable for:

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is not suitable for anyone allergic to any of its ingredients.


Ingredients List and CosDNA Analysis: 

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

The ingredients list of By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water comprises of amalgam of  many anti-inflammatory and skin soothing ingredients.  The key ingredient is the Mandelic Acid which is the weakest form of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) but effective enough to aid exfoliation in most gentle way!

As seen from Cosdna Analysis, it is free from skin irritating or acne triggering ingredients. In short all the ingredients are classified as “Skin Conditioning and moisturizing ingredients” and “Skin Soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients“.

It contains my favourite ingredient “Centella Asiatica Extract (Skin soothing)” along with “Sweet Almond Extract (Skin Nourishing)” and “Licorice Root Extract (Skin brightening)“.


How to use:

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is a leave on type of exfoliator and few things are to be kept in mind:

  • It should not be used daily.
  • Should be used only at night.
  • Do not use any other AHA/ BHA/ PHA/ Vit-C / Physical Exfoliator with By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water.
  • Optimal usage should be 3 times a week, but begin with 1 time per week and then only increase frequency according to skin.
  • Do wash your face with mild cleanser next morning and wear a SPF Cream.
  • Do not use on skin around eyes.
  • Do not rub.
  • Use it with a cotton puff.

Cleansing > By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water (At wipe off toner step) > Essence > Eye Cream > Serum/ Ampoule > Moisturizer

I use it only 1-2 times a week, since I have dry, thin and sensitive skin. This is sufficient for me!!

Below is the video by wishtrend on how to use By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water in best way for different skin types. 👇



By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water comes in  sturdy sleek cylindrical plastic bottle with a standard roll on cap. It has a very simple functional packaging and I like it. 😄

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
That date is the opening date of the product! It’s good to write down, especially if a product is a weekly product!



By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
The cap!!



By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
It has a small opening to dispense the product! (Like every toner/ Essence)


Expiry Period: By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water has an after opening expiry period of 12 months.

Quantity: By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water comes in good 120ml quantity. It s actually a lot for an exfoliator. It should be sufficient for a whole year!! If not then for 6 months!!

Price: I purchased By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water from Wishtrend.com for a discounted price of $19.

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By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is very watery (of course!!) but does leave behind thin hydration layer on skin. Its one of kind of exfoliator that doesn’t dry out the skin. Trust me! I have possible the most dry skin and I have used it during low humidity days.

It doesn’t have any strong scent but a little smell of almond oil can be found. (This is the closest smell I could describe)!! 👃


By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
The pinkish tint is of the Peripera Lip tint! Its tough to remove! Took 2 days to vanish fully!!


By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water does gets absorbed quickly! Sometime, it might feel little sticky initially but the stickiness vanishes after application of rest of the skincare products. It actually helps in better absorption of further products applied!


By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
I really like how hydrating it feels!


By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is my first acid exfoliator, so I will not be able to compare it to any other acid exfoliator! But my skin is very pesky when it comes to exfoliation and Foam cleansing.

First Experience for my dry and sensitive skin:

  • Felt slight burning on skin on first application. (Not a painful one)!!
  • A little burning even in eyes (on that I used around eyes, it’s just that a little stinging I felt when used on cheeks).
  • No skin irritation.
  • On the next day I did see small reduction in size of those small bumps on my face.

Experience after two and half months:


  1. Zero Skin Irritation.
  2. Mild and effective.
  3. Does not dry out skin.
  4. Does work in reducing small acne, bumps and whiteheads. I totally agree with antibacterial benefit.(For severe acne problem, visit dermatologist).
  5. Soothes skin next day!
  6. Smoothens out skin.
  7. Skin looks bright next day.
  8. Worthy when it comes to performance and longevity.
  9. Low maintenance when it comes to storage, but keep it away from direct sunlight.
  10. Travel friendly.
  11. Suitable for All skin types in all season.


  1. Availability is an issue, since, it’s a new launch exclusively on wishtrend, it is available only on Wishtrend.com

Do I recommend it? Yes! I do! It’s worth trying!!

Will I repurchase? Yes I will! Because I just can’t experiment with strong acid exfoliators. My skin just can’t tolerate Peeling products, BHA or Glycolic Acid.


Rating: 5/5

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water totally deserves 5 star rating! I have never used any acid exfoliator, and after fail (literally bad skin reaction) with so many BHA products and peeling products I was too afraid to try it out, but as soon as I  saw a lunch on wishtrend, I purchased it, because of my trust with klairs and other products on wishtrend.com.

I am glad that I purchased it! It literally helps in getting rid of those small bumps on face with just few usage. I am actually so damn happy to try out all the launches on Wishtrend this year. My few more favourites are Klairs Blue Drop and Klairs Vitamin E Mask!!


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