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Is it just me or is someone else eating more oranges since the pandemic? Oranges are not only very refreshing, but also a well-known source of vitamin C, which not only strengthens immunity when consumed, but also relieves skin problems such as dullness, acne scars, uneven skin tone and texture when used externally. For those who are not familiar with vitamin C skin care, I recommend reading this article, which will hopefully answer all of your questions.
Why am I talking about vitamin C? Because I just tried By Wishtrends pure vitamin C 15% with ferulic acid, a serum filled with 15% l-ascorbic acid (the most stable form of vitamin C) and 0.5% ferulic acid for additional antibacterial and antioxidant effects .
By Wishtrend is of course founded by Wishtrend. If you haven't heard of Wishtrend, it's the parent company of COSRX that I'm from, SKIN & LAB, ÉCLAIR, ROVECTIN, and Dear, Klairs. Do I have to say more?
By Wishtrend is best known for its pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum, and this Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid is a gentler version of it. Greedy for more, I also tried the 5% Mandelic Acid skin preparation water, the Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream and the 3% Sulfur Clean Gel. Read on to see what I have to say!
Main ingredients: 5% almond acid, beta-glucan, panthenol, Centella Asiatica extract, Houttuynia Cordata extract (fishmint)
Thoughts: The list of ingredients looks very promising. Mandelic acid is an AHA made from bitter almonds that exfoliates the skin and promotes cell turnover, while beta-glucan from fungi stimulates collagen production. Balanced by soothing panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, centella and fishmint, it is obvious why this product is so popular with YesStyle.
Unfortunately, the smell can put you off. Despite the lack of ascorbic acid, it smells of artificial orange juice, possibly due to the presence of castor oil and natto gum. My bottle got a bit sticky after a couple of weeks, although I'm not sure if it's because the contents have evaporated or my hands aren't clean enough. Still, I was relieved to find that it didn't make it feel prickly. The skin feels slightly sticky at first, but is so fluid that it is easy to spread and quickly absorbed. For me, it's moisturizing enough to be used as a toner.
Main components: 43% sea buckthorn water (vitamin tree), 15% l-ascorbic acid, 1% ethyl ascorbyl ether, 0.5% ferulic acid
Thoughts: First things first, I was glad it didn't stain or sting my skin. My first experience with Vitamin C skin care was Dermacept & # 39; s Vitamin C20 Serum about 4-5 years ago. There is no doubt that it fades acne scars and makes the skin smoother, but I always had to wash off the serum before going to sleep because it stained my pillow-mandarin. It was also too strong for broken skin. Hopefully the formula has since been updated.
My experience with this By Wishtrend vitamin C serum surpasses Dermacept and two other similar products that I have tried. I found Elizavecca's Vitamin C 100% Powder + Vita-Multi Whitening Source Serum too problematic because the powder had to be dissolved in the serum before each use, while the Dear, Klairs Fresh Juiced Vitamin Drop was not strong enough to remove my depths. rooted acne scars.
I usually use this serum right after the prep water. It has a chemical smell that is less sweet than the prep water, but you can barely notice it if you don't press your nose firmly against the opening. Like the preparation water, the bottle was covered with a thin film of product after a few weeks. I also noticed that the bottle cannot be closed completely with the screw cap – it will come off after a few minutes.
The serum looked slightly orange, but did not change color. It felt like a denser version of the prep water and, thanks to its high vitamin C concentration, luckily did not cause scaly skin. As with all vitamin C products, I kept it in the fridge, didn't use it in the morning and always thought of applying sunscreen when I ran out.
Main ingredients: 75% sea buckthorn water; Vitamin E-rich sunflower oil, macadamia oil and palm oil
Thoughts: This cream mainly serves as a source of vitamin E to promote the absorption of vitamin C. It smells the most beautiful and is the mildest of all four products. With a refined, non-oily texture that is easily absorbed into the skin, putting it on is child's play even in summer. I use this as the last step in my skin care routine.
Main ingredients: 3% sulfur, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherol
Thoughts: Sulfur sounds like a strong ingredient, so I was a little worried. But then I remembered how sulfur-rich hot spring water is good for the skin.
First of all, yes, it smells of sulfur. Fortunately, the yellowish gel structure makes it more skin-friendly. After trying the above three-step routine for two weeks, there was a slight outbreak and I decided to use this gel. Instructions recommend using it as the last step in skin care, but I usually use it over inflamed areas before applying facial cream. The gel felt as smooth and comfortable as an eye cream, so I had no trouble applying it. Like calamin, it soothes blemishes overnight, minus the excitement of pink powder that dries out on your face.
I have always had a love-hate relationship with vitamin C and this time it was no different. The first two weeks with this routine were the honeymoon because I could see obvious results: refined pores, smoother skin and lighter scars. But in the third week, after a day of sunbathing, pimples appeared where they don't normally appear. Only then did I realize that I had applied too many acids on my skin. Since they all dry rather, mandelic acid, vitamin C and sulfur should not go together. I also have dry skin, which made things worse.
Lesson learned: Always choose products that match your skin type and never put contradicting products together! The prep water is good in itself, especially for dry skin, but it is best to choose only one between this and the vitamin C serum. I've now switched to the milder propolis-infused Quad Active Boosting Essence so I can finally enjoy the best of both worlds – a smoother, more even complexion and plump and non-irritated skin!
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