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By Wishtrend Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream Review

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

I’ve been dabbling in By Wishtrend products lately (perhaps you remember my review of their Mandelic Acid Skin Prep Water). One of the latest additions to my Korean beauty skincare collection is By Wishtrend Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream. It promises to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. The name comes from the main ingredient - 75% vitamin tree water (also known as sea buckthorn) and vitamin E. These two powerful ingredients have an anti-aging effect and promote elasticity. The cream is available on Wishtrend, eBay, and Amazon.

Sea Buckthorn products have been long known for their healing properties (read about my traumatizing childhood experience picking those berries off a tree here). I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry-to-normal cheeks that’s very prone to dryness (and, as a result, excess oil production) during the winter. Properly hydrating and nourishing it, especially overnight, greatly reduces these unpleasant conditions.

This cream is cruelty free and contains no ethanol, parabens, steroids, artificial colors or fragrances and has a pH of 6.0 +/- 1.0.

How to use:

  • Apply at the end of your routine (before sunscreen, if using in the morning)

  • The manufacturer recommends starting in the middle of the face and working outwards

Advertised as appropriate for all skin types.

My impressions:

I use creams mostly at night (most mornings, an emulsion/lotion is enough for my combination skin). This cream is no exception - I use it before bed. The texture is rich and nourishing, and there’s a definite sticky feeling that’s left immediately after application. That feeling sticks around (no pun intended) for at least half an hour but is gone by morning. I did try applying it a couple of hours before bed, and eventually everything does get absorbed and leaves a nice, silky-smooth feeling with no stickiness, it just takes some time.

For the sake of providing a well-rounded review, I did try this cream in my morning routine, using very little as to not overload my skin. I let it absorb for as long as I could while brushing teeth, hair, getting dressed and so on. I then applied my usual sunscreen and some powder. I never tried this cream in the morning again, because it pilled all day long, any time that I touched my face. Oddly enough, there was no shine in my t zone and no other unpleasant “symptoms”, but I don’t really want to roll off tiny bits of cream every time I touch my skin. After that, I have reserved it for nights.

I honestly do not care if a night product is slightly sticky, as long as I do not adhere to the pillow and the results are good. Both things are true for this cream. I ended up really liking it. Not sure why the Wishtrend website doesn’t mention this, but the packaging does state that this cream can make vitamin C products more effective. I’ve been using a vitamin C serum in the evenings lately (review coming soon), and that can cause a slight sting (which is normal). Applying the cream as the next step makes the stinging go away.

Every morning after using By Wishtrend Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream, my skin is plump and radiant (and not sticky, but I still at least rinse or fully wash my face before doing the morning routine). I think this is definitely worth a try, especially if you are an avid vitamin C user.

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This product was sent to me by Wishtrend. All opinions are my own.

By Wishtrend Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream Ingredients: Hippophae Rhamnoides Water (75%), Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate, Copolymer, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) oil, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) Kernel Oil, Dimethicone, Beeswax, Allantoin, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil

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