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By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream Review

I used to not appreciate moisturizers much. For years, I thought I didn’t need any since my skin is combination / oily (wrong). Then I finally embraced them, but was not as excited about creams as I was about toners and other skincare routine steps. Now I can officially say that a great moisturizer can be a game changer.

I chose By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream to try because it seemed interesting. It’s a daily moisturizer with gentle exfoliating LHA and PHA. The cream promises to improve the look of pores, pigmentation, and help normalize sebum production. The 63% hibiscus flower extract is rich in antioxidants and supports the PHA and LHA functions.

By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream is available on* Wishtrend, eBay, YesStyle (use the reward code KBHOBBIT for an extra discount), and Amazon.

How to use:

  • Apply at the end of your skincare, morning and/or night

  • Follow with SPF if using in the morning

The pink hue of the product comes from hibiscus and vitamin B12, not from artificial colors. The product is cruelty free, doesn’t contain artificial fragrances, and is vegan friendly.

According to the brand, the cream can be used with vitamin C and niacinamide, but is not recommended right after physical exfoliation. If using By Wishtrend mandelic acid (review here) or By WIshtrend vitamin C, let them absorb fully for about 10 minutes before applying the cream. Always use SPF.

My impressions

This is a great product for those who want to tackle skin texture, overabundance of sebum, and hyperpigmentation but in a gentle way. I’m not into strong acids that sting and cause peeling. I like the “lesser dose, more frequent application” approach, and the By Wishtrend hibiscus cream gives me that.

The gel texture is light and pleasant to use, not at all sticky. I don’t notice a scent. I apply the cream in the evenings after the rest of my routine. I skip it on days that I use retinol. I haven’t had any issues doing a physical exfoliation and the cream on the same evening, but please remember that everyone’s skin is different - always listen to and pay attention to yours.

Do not expect miraculous overnight results. However, with regular use, my skin became smoother and softer, and the look of pores improved. I can’t speak about the sebum production right now, because during the winter my combination skin gets more dry regardless. My guess is something improved, explaining the smaller looking pores (since that is driven by sebum as well).

I think this is worth a try if you are looking for a gentle, consistent product to introduce to your routine. I’m personally really enjoying the benefits and the application process itself. I would happily get another jar.

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This product was sent to me for free. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are my own and honest.

By Wishtrend Acid-Due Hibiscus 63 Cream ingredients: Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Carbomer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dimethicone, Cyanocobalamin

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