Review: Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum

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Actives. Acids. AHAs. Before this year, these just sounded like terrifying words to me. I don’t how I came upon thinking this way, but I guess I was scared that these potent ingredients might be too strong for my skin. In some ways, I found out this was true, but for the most part, these actives have been game-changing for my skin. This journey into actives actually began after I starting following skincare Instagram accounts. Many of them used these actives daily in their skincare routines so I figured they couldn’t be that scary. Most importantly, these actives claimed to give quick and noticeable results which was a promise I couldn’t resist.

If you Google Vitamin C, you will find a plethora of evidence of how it can brighten and tighten your skin, how it is an anti-aging superstar, and how it can boost your production of collagen. The list goes on and on. I even read somewhere that it can protect you from pre-cancerous changes in your skin! However, Vitamin C can also easily break down when exposed to light or air. I often hear about it oxidizing. Luckily, I haven’t had that happen with the Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum I am have been using the last few months.

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Background

I first discovered Wishtrend through their Youtube channel as they discussed Korean Beauty in English. I soon found out they also had a website selling a curated selection of Korean beauty, and they also created items for their own Wishtrend brand. One of their best-selling lines is from a Korean brand called Klairs. I still haven’t tried anything from Klairs yet, but hope to try their famous toner soon.

Claims

This serum contains 21.5 % of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) in their formula. Since Vitamin C is quite a tricky ingredient to work with, getting the right percentage is important. I am not a skincare expert, but I do notice that one of the most famous ones from SkinCeuticals contains 15% Vitamin C, so I guess this one is on higher end. It claims to be not sticky and absorb quickly. Furthermore, they claim that the 70% Sea Buckthorn Water in the formula decreases the likelihood of irritation. To prevent oxidation, you should also keep it refrigerated.

Application

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Like Wishtrend claims, this serum is thin and watery, and absorbs quickly. It comes in a dark bottle with a dropper. It is also not sticky at all like they claim. I have had mine for a over 3 months and it is still has not oxidized. It was a bit of hassle having to walk to my fridge to use the serum, but I think the results were worth it.

Results

So what did I think? All I can is that I am converted. After using this serum for over 3 months, my skin has improved in many ways. I think the first thing I noticed is that my skin just looks more glowy. Vitamin C helps with collagen production and I found my fine lines on my forehead were definitely less prominent. I did have one problem though. It made my cheek area breakout, which never happens to me. So I had to stop using it on that area, and I never wanted to try again. I mean, I had already patch tested it on my neck for a week and it seemed fine. Therefore, if you know that certain areas of your skin are sensitive, this high concentration of Vitamin C might not be the best option for you.

VERDICT: I love the texture and application of this serum and definitely saw noticeable anti-aging benefits. However, the high percentage of Vitamin C might not be ideal for those with sensitive skin.

8 thoughts on “Review: Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum

  1. Wow, it’s wonderful that this product works for you! I’ve been pondering to try this product for a while now since I want to add Vitamin C in my routine and this product is more on the affordable side. However I still confused to try which Vitamin C product to try first, I wish I could make my mind soon enough! 😉

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    1. I totally recommend trying Vitamin C! It has made a big difference. I know, there are so many choices. I heard the Ole Henrikson one is pretty good. I am going to try the Drunk Elephant one next I think. I know, can’t think of any more affordable ones though. If you do try it, I would love to know you end up getting. 🙂

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  2. Thank you for the review 🙂 I used to love it but I never thought that I need to get it again and maybe that’s a mistake because it’s a good product with awesome ingredients but the period in which I had to use it all is too short for me.

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  3. I used to use a Vitamin C serum prescribed by a skin doctor, and although it burnt a few times at the beginning, my skin started to clear up so well! Then i bought Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum recently, and it broke me out ): I wanted to try this wishtrend’s serum as well but i’m a bit hesitant since my skin doesn’t seem to love Vit C that much anymore! Do you use it every night?

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    1. Oh that is too bad! You know, I seem to break out from it on sensitive areas on my face, which are my cheeks. I have been ok using it on my forehead and neck area. I do use it every night and seems ok so far. Good luck! 🙂

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