Review: Quad Active Boosting Essence (By Wishtrend)

By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

When it comes to Korean skincare, one of their most unique additions is a facial essence – in fact, this product originated from Korea. It is a hybrid of a toner and serum, formulated with a concentration of active ingredients to hydrate and rebalance, as well as boost the efficacy of other products.

There are a lot of great essences with varying speciality skin concerns on the market but the one that I’ve been trying out lately is a new addition to the By Wishtrend line. This is the Quad Active Boosting Essence, which has primarily anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

I was actually quite surprised to receive this because, as we all know, the world is in a bit of a state at the moment and – understandably – a lot of product launches and PR send outs have been postponed. I actually didn’t expect to be reviewing much in the next few months but this really came at a convenient time.

Since I’m spending so much time at home now, I barely wear make up (whereas I used to wear a full face every day) and am instead taking time to develop a morning and evening skincare routine. I used the product twice a day for approximately two weeks and definitely saw some good results!

This is currently selling for USD$23 on the Wishtrend website.

As a special promotion, I have also been given a code (STELLA15) for 15% off – valid until April 30.

And now, let’s just dive right into this review!

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Review: Youthful Glow Sugar Mask (Klairs)

Klairs Youthful Glow Sugar Mask Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I have tried out a handful of Klairs products since getting into kbeauty and I really like their simple approach to their brand and formulations. Of course, not everything is going to work for everyone – it all comes down to skin type and personal preference really. However, I trust the brand a lot so I’m always down to try something new from them.

One of the products that had been catching my eye on Instagram is the Youthful Glow Sugar Mask. I have actually been eying since the first launch but it was not yet available on the main Wishtrend website – it’s here now though and I’m so glad that I can finally satisfy my sugary curiosity! Although it is described as a sugar mask, it is actually multi-purpose and can also be used as a scrub.

It is marketed as being suitable for all skin types but reviews seem to say this is more targeted for dry to normal skin. Since I lean more to the oily side, I was more limited with how I can use the product. However, I have been trying it out for a while and I’m really confident that I can give this a thorough review!

So, if you want to check out the Youthful Glow Sugar Mask then pop onto Wishtrend (where it’s selling for USD$24). Otherwise, here’s the review!

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Review: Clear Skin Shield Patch & Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule (By Wishtrend)

By Wishtrend Kbeauty Review Clear Skin Shield Patch and Polyphenols in Propolis 10% Ampoule

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

There are a few brands out there that are consistently bringing out great quality (and affordable) products and By Wishtrend is definitely one of them! Everything that I’ve tried from them has been really good and I love that a lot of their formulations are also designed to be suitable for many skin types – although they aren’t a ‘for sensitive skin’ brand, they often work towards having more gentle products with minimal irritants.

That all being said, it had been a while since I used anything from By Wishtrend but I was really happy to get into these two products that they sent over to me! Since I have been having some skin troubles lately and exploring different products to ‘perfect’ it (especially since my skin has been changing so much lately), I was extra keen to get into it.

Here is the Clear Skin Shield Patch (which I got into as soon as I got this package), a set of hydrocolloid patches which essentially help to drain out pimples! I love these products but have only used one brand (Nexcare) in the past so I’m happy to be branching out. I also got their Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule, which will be the first propolis product that I’ve tried out.

So, since I’ll be talking about two products in this post, expect that this will be a bit long. Let’s get into it!

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Review: You Glow Glen Coco Kit (Dear, Klairs via Althea)

Althea Angels Dear Klairs Kit You Glow Glen Coco Review Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Supple Preparation Facial Toner and Toner Mate Cotton Pad

These products were provided to me by Althea for my honest review. Affiliate links are not used in this post.

Dear Klairs is a brand that I had tried before in the past, and that had very good quality and simple products that worked well for my skin. When Althea Korea reached out to the Angels community about reviewing a handful of their products, I jumped onto the opportunity right away! They put forward three different ‘kits’ (these are not sold in kits but were paired together in this way for blogging and review purposes) and I chose their You Glow Glen Coco Kit – which, aside from having the coolest name, I figured would work best for me as it contains brightening and antioxidant products.

For this kit, I ended up reviewing three different items: the Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pad, the Supple Preparation Facial Toner (pictured below is the smaller travel size, not full) and the Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop – which is a very popular product that I had been curious about for a while!

So far, I have used these products for a good amount of time so I have some great thoughts on it. However, I will also continue to use them (especially the Vitamin Drop) to see how I go with longer term results.

And, without further ado, let’s get on with the review!

Althea Angels Dear Klairs Kit You Glow Glen Coco Review Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Supple Preparation Facial Toner and Toner Mate Cotton Pad

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Review: Soft Airy UV Essence (Klairs)

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence Sunscreen Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I believe strongly in wearing SPF and will almost never go without it. However, because I have had allergic reactions to sunscreens in the past (which resulted in a not-so-fun afternoon at the Gold Coast wanting to scratch my thigh off) I am usually quite cautious with the types of products that I use. Adding in that I will hardly ever go without base make up, I also need skincare products that don’t interfere with the longevity of my foundation.

However, when I found out from Wishtrend that Dear Klairs was launching a new sunscreen, I wanted to give it a try! Partly because I needed to find an option that was more easily accessible (my go-to sunscreen is a Japanese Biore one that I can only get if someone I know or I go to Japan) and also because I have used their products before with great experiences.

Their products are generally also very well targeted for sensitive skin so, while I don’t usually have sensitive skin, this may be good for my (sometimes) SPF allergies. In addition to a product that doesn’t break me out, I am also looking for something lightweight that absorbs well into the skin and doesn’t cause foundation to apply patchy or break up. In general, I found that this sunscreen ticked all of those boxes and may be my new, more accessible alternative.

This sunscreen, the Soft Airy UV Essence is now available at Wishtrend (I received this as a pre-launch PR gift) for USD$23 and is part of their expanding Freshly Juiced Line – which I am a fan of.

Keep reading for my full review!

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Product Launch: Supple Preparation Unscented Toner (Klairs)

Wishtrend Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

Klairs is one of those brands that I trust – their brand concept of creating simple but effective products really speaks to me and I like that I’m comfortable recommending their products to people with sensitive skin. I previously used their Rich Moist Soothing Cream while I was travelling and it really helped to keep my skin calm in the cold Japanese weather. The Vitamin E Mask was also really great, and an interesting formula too, so they haven’t let me down so far!

The product that I was sent to review by Wishtrend this time is a new release, the Supple Preparation Unscented Toner! This is actually a second version of their original toner, the Supple Preparation Toner which has been a favourite on their website for three years in a row. The only complaint that people had was that they weren’t fond of the scent created by the use of essential oils in the original formula, so those have been removed to create something with the some hydrating formula, but with a much more mild effect on your senses.

Personally, I am actually not very sensitive to scents and I haven’t used the original toner before, but I am a big fan of hydrating toners – especially those that are gentle of the skin and easy to layer up. I tried this product out for around a week and, from my experience, it’s been really good for my skin and definitely delivers what it promises. It is currently selling on the Wishtrend website for USD$21.99 so, while it isn’t super cheap, this is a great option for people with sensitive skin and just want something the worksno frills, no excess.

And with all of that said, let’s get on with the review!

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Product Launch: TECA 1% Barrier Cream (By Wishtrend)

Wishtrend TECA 1% Barrier Cream Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

As someone who didn’t suffer from too much acne back in my teenage years and, to this day, generally only gets a few pimples now and then, I really didn’t think that break outs would be an issue for me – not so suddenly! However, since returning from my trip to Vietnam, I had an area of really badly damaged skin (pimples, scarring). My skin hadn’t agreed with the weather there and, while cleansing my skin with the Wishtrend Green Tea Enzyme Powder Wash did help, I wasn’t using it frequently enough to completely prevent break outs.

What great timing it is that Wishtrend came out with another product for me to try and – I swear – they are tracking my lifestyle! This time, they have released the TECA 1% Barrier Cream which is targeted to post-acne recover and weakened skin (i.e. me).

This product will be launching on their website on December 12th but, while I usually aim to have these reviews tested and ready by the launch date to tell everyone about it, I decided to take my time giving this a real test.

Let’s go onto the review!

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Product Launch: Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash (By Wishtrend)

By Wishtrend Green Tea and Enzyme Powder Wash Wishtrend Kbeauty Review

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

It’s my first post coming back from my trip to Vietnam and Seoul and, to be honest, I’m writing this at around 3am and I’m still getting over my fatigue and jetlag (which has been knocking out to sleep as soon as I get home from work). However, since Wishtrend just officially launched this product today (congratulations!) I knew that I wanted to have this post done on time, especially since I really love this product.

So I posted about this on Instagram before I went on my trip because I was contemplated whether or not to bring a new product abroad (because I was worried about allergies) but I did bring it and boy, I’m so glad that I did because this product is super travel friendly, very hydrating (which is important when you’re dealing with weather variations and long flights) and is pretty effective too.

This is a Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash that is from By Wishtrend, a brand started by the online kbeauty store – Wishtrend. My general experience with their products has been really good! I find that their formulas are effective, well priced and gentle on skin too. In fact, their Mandelic Acid Water is still one of my go-to, favourite skincare products at the moment!

This product has an amazing green tea latte scent (which is the best I have ever encountered) and gently exfoliates your skin which cleansing. It has a hydrating finish and leaves your skin really soft and clean, as well as controlling blackheads.

This is a 70g bottle and retails at the full price of USD$22. However, as a special launch promotion, you can now buy it at a 20% off (USD$17.60) or save up at 30% on the special sets. This promotion ends soon, so if you’re interested, get on it!

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Product Launch: Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask (Klairs)

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask Review Wishtrend

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

I am so excited that I seriously don’t know how to begin this post. Recently, I was contacted by Wishtrend to test and review a new product that was launching from Klairs on September 22nd. Now, this isn’t just a product that was new in store – no, it is actually the first time that I have received a product to trial pre launch! I am so happy to be given this opportunity and, in return, I now endeavour to give the most detailed and helpful review that I can.

So this new product is a Vitamin E Mask from Klairs, which stand by their motto of Simple but enough. It is a sister product to their Vitamin Drop serum (which I haven’t had the chance to try yet – hint hint) and had hydrating and anti-aging effects, as well as a brightening effect when it is used in conjunction with Vitamin C products. It is a multifunctional product that can be used as a mask, a sleeping pack or a daily moisturiser – although I personally wouldn’t use it as the latter since I’m very conscious of what I put underneath my make up.

Read on for more information and get your shopping carts ready!

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Review: Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water (By Wishtrend)

Wishtrend Review Kbeauty skincare Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

This product was sent to me by Wishtrend for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

Most of us are familiar with Wishtrend as an online store – they sell a careful curation of Korean skincare and make up products; though their focus is mainly on the former. Aside from the brands that they stock (such as Benton, COSRX and Klairs), I found out that they actually have a few of their own exclusive brands. One that I was given the opportunity to test out is their Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water – which is currently offered on their website for USD$22 and free shipping.

To be honest, I didn’t expect to like the product as much as I did, but I do and so I’m really excited to be introducing it here. Essentially, this product is described as a “hydrating and nonirritating exfoliant that can be used daily.” I have been using it at night in replacement of my toner and have tried it on its own as well as as part of my full routine.

Read on for my full review and, remember that you can get this exclusively on Wishtrend.

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