By Wishtrend Acid-Duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser Review

Dear Dreamers
If you love the chemical exfoliator combination of AHA and BHA but find your skin begging to differ then you'll love this next-gen chemical exfoliator combo of PHA and LHA. It's like AHA and BHA but a lot gentler on the skin. 

By Wishtrend Acid-duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser
By Wishtrend Acid-duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser is a mild facial cleanser that promises to thoroughly cleanse without drying the skin out. Apart from being free from harmful ingredients, it is also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. Apart from featuring an acid duo, it also has a low pH level of 5.5 - 6.5. Having a low-level pH for your skin is desirable to keep your skin working on its optimal environment.

Key Ingredients
1% Capryloyl Salicylic Acid (LHA): a gentler version of BHA
1% Gluconolactone (PHA): a gentler version of AHA
Panthenol: has anti-inflammatory properties
Beta-Glucan: soothes irritated skin

Willow Bark Extract, Rosemary Extract, Lavender Extract, Thyme Extract, Peppermint Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, and Jasmine Extract.

One of the best parts about this gel cleanser is that it doesn't dry out my oily, acne-prone skin. I've used it multiple times on my face, and it's noticeable how well it cleanses my skin especially on parts where there is a frequent build-up of dirt such as my nose. My personal preference when it comes to cleansers is an oil cleanser because I love the little oil that oil cleansers leave behind. However, I find that using this gel cleanser to double cleanse is effective since it can remove any makeup that might have gotten stuck on the pores.

It doesn't have a fragrant scent nor does it smell bad either. The scent is more of a neutral one which I like because that means it contains no synthetic fragrance. It also contains zero sodium laurel sulfate which is another plus point for me. It won't foam as much since it has no SLS but it still does form a bit of a lather if you massage it.

You can find your own routine when it comes to this cleanser. After using it on my entire face, I've settled on using it daily on my nose area since that's my area that's prone to acne, blackheads, and dead skin cell build-up. As for my entire face, I've started using it once to twice a week. Once a week, if I use it in conjunction with a strong chemical exfoliator. This way, it keeps my skin free from blackheads while keeping acne at bay without drying my skin out and without over-exfoliating. You definitely want to be cautious about over-exfoliating if you use other skin care products that contain chemical exfoliators. 

I glossed over some product reviews on the product page and I've found some negative reviews and I'd like to remind everyone to take the time to read the full description. There are already some warnings on the product information that you're not supposed to use the gel cleanser on sensitive areas such as the skin around the eyes and mouth as well as over scars. It is also recommended not to use it with both physical and chemical exfoliants. If you have very sensitive skin, usage is around 2-3 weeks.

I'd would like to thank Wishtrend for sending me this product in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any payment to publish this review.

You can get the By Wishtrend Acid-duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser for $19. Use the code Oct10 to get 10% off your purchase.