Mandelic acid 5% skin prep water by Wishtrend : Review

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid which helps in gentle exfoliation of the skin. It also helps in reducing dark spots on the skin giving an even toned complexion. Mandelic acid gives the skin a smoother texture and promotes collagen synthesis giving a youthful appearance. The molecular structure of mandelic acid is slightly bigger than other alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid which makes mandelic acid safe to use at home even for sensitive skin. Due to the bigger molecular structure, mandelic acid does not penetrate deep into the skin resulting in reducing the side effects or irritation that can be caused by other alpha hydroxy acids.

In today's post I am reviewing mandelic acid 5% prep water by Wishtrend.

Wishtrend is a korean brand which has an amazing line of skincare products which are gentle enough for sensitive skin and beginners as well.

The mandelic acid 5% skin prep water can be used as an exfoliating toner after cleansing the face.

Price and quantity-

30 ml for 650 INR

120 ml for 1550 INR


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, Natto Gum, Carbomer.


Comes in a beautiful semi-opaque bottle.

Texture and consistency-

The consistency of the product is water like and it absorbs within minutes into the skin.

Directions of usage-

Take a few drops of the product on your palm and dab it on your skin. You can also use an exfoliating cotton pad, put some product on it and gently swipe your face and neck with it.

Note- always do a patch test before using any new product.

My experience with the product-

First time I purchased this product I was really excited to use it, as I wanted to include some kind of AHA exfoliator on my skin. The product is really gentle on the skin but it effectively exfoliates and imparts an immediate glow. This prep water helps in controlling sebum production on the skin. My skin does not feel dry after using this product as it contains hydrating agents such as beta glucan, centella asiatica, houttuynia cordata and sodium hyaluronate. The product also contains licorice root extract which is known for reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation on the skin.

I use this skin prep water only 2-3 times a week only at night and follow with my hydrating serums and moisturiser.


Gentle on the skin.

Suitable for beginners and sensitive skin.

Comes in two sizes.

Travel friendly.

Gives a nice glow to the skin.

Fragrance free.

Controls sebum production.

Reduces appearance of dark spots.

An excellent chemical exfoliator for people who don't like to use gritty scrubs.

Contains hydrating and moisturising agents.


None for me.

Will I recommend it?

Absolutely yes!! I have been repurchasing it again and again. One of the best I've tried so far.

Hope you found the post helpful.

Thank you for reading.

Take care

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