Looking to treat your acne and acne marks? Lara finally managed to do it with this one K-beauty product. We got a chance to talk to her and learn more about how she dealt with her bumpy skin texture and uneven skin tone. Read on for more.
Acne is a common skin issue, affecting 650 million of the world’s population. Lara, in particular, has been dealing with this condition since she was 18 years old. Desperate for a solution against the dark marks left behind by her acne, Lara tried product after product to no avail. Finally, she got the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum to try. Why this product? Because it features a whopping 21.5% of vitamin C, an antioxidant known for its ability to lift pigmentation.
The results are simply astounding. She saw improvement in as little as two (2) weeks, and here’s how her complexion looked like after 5 weeks of using it:
Below, we spoke with Lara to know more about her, her skincare journey, and her experience with the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum.
Hi, Lara! Thanks for doing this with us. Let’s start with you — tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Lara Melissa! I’m 23 years old and I’m from Guimba, Nueva Ecija. My hobbies include watching TV series on Netflix, listening to music (my favorite genre is country music — if you want song recommendations feel free to hit me up on Instagram), singing, and of course, blogging. I mostly blog about skincare and makeup, two of my favorite things in the world. So, that’s basically me!
How did you get into skincare?
I started my skincare journey when I was in college. Way before that, I didn’t use any skincare at all. But then, I started having acne and so I turned to skincare. I started buying products and went through a lot of trial and error to look for those that would actually work on my skin. I also got into researching more about the ingredients that go into products, and I watched a lot of skincare-related videos on Youtube. Oh, Liah Yoo and K-dramas are also part of the reasons why I got obsessed with K-beauty too!
Walk us through your skincare journey before you started incorporating the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum.
I have oily, acne-prone skin — not to mention sensitive — so acne, dark spots, and skin texture have always been a problem for me. Believe me when I say that I’ve tried A LOT of products that promise to make acne marks vanish. I’ve tried the super popular Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, which was just so-so for me. Although it did help with the new dark spots, it wasn’t enough to fade the most stubborn ones. No product really worked, until I used the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum. I’ve always been intrigued by it since it’s been featured in a lot of Youtube videos I’ve watched. Luckily, I got picked by the brand (in partnership with KbeautyCafe) to review the product so I got to try it last March!
How did you feel about incorporating a high percentage vitamin C serum into your routine?
It was pretty scary for me because the concentration is at 21.5%. The other vitamin C serum (Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop) I’ve tried isn’t even close to that. I mean, 5% to 21.5%? That’s a pretty big jump for me.
It turns out that I had nothing to be scared of, though! I didn’t feel any tingling sensation the first time I tried it. It was just like a normal serum except for the lingering metal scent which I oddly like 😂 It was easily absorbed by my skin too. I was so grateful I didn’t purge and my skin didn’t react to it badly.
How was your overall experience with the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Serum?
What I really like about the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum is the vitamin C concentration. 21.5% is the right percentage for me. I started seeing results in as fast as 2 weeks. My new acne marks started to lighten after using this serum consistently for 2 weeks and the stubborn ones vanished after using this for 1 month and 1 week! Plus, the texture on my jawline and cheeks also disappeared. It was like magic! 🥰
I also love its texture and consistency and also the packaging. It’s contained in a dark bottle which I think is a must since it is a vitamin C serum after all. I truly believe that this is the perfect vitamin C serum especially for those with oily and acne-prone skin (even sensitive skin) like mine. I highly recommend it.
Do you have any skincare tips and tricks you’d like to share?
If your skin can’t handle a direct application of vitamin C, you can mix it with your moisturizer!
Note: Lara was sent the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum in exchange for a review on Instagram, but all thoughts, experiences, and opinions are her own and are in no way influenced by KbeautyCafe or the By Wishtrend brand. You can read her original review here.
Want to know more about the difference between the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop and By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum? Check out our article here.