Review: Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum


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.



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.


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.



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.


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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