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REVIEW: BY WISHTREND VITAMIN A-MAZING BAKUCHIOL NIGHT CREAM

"By Wishtrend ​Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream, formulated with two ingredients effective for well-aging (retinal & bakuchiol), this cream is the perfect overnight moisturizer to improve wrinkles, and prevent other signs of aging. This moisturizing cream improves skin texture, elasticity as well."

thebasicblue By Wishtrend ​Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream

​​​INGREDIENTS

Aqua(Water), Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Betaine, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Bakuchiol, Trehalose, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Glucose, Fructooligosaccharides, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinal, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Ceramide NP, Tocopherol, Collagen, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dextran PLEASE NOTE: Ingredients are subject to change at manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to date list of ingredients, please refer to the product packaging.

SCIENCE BEHIND THE INGREDIENTS

Glycerin andGlycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate hydrates and moisturises the skin. Betaine naturally occurs in the body and often derived from sugar beet, a humectant that attracts moisture to the skin, keeping and maintaining its hydration. Has anti-aging, anti-irritant and moisturising properties which helps smooth-en appearances of wrinkles, reduce sensitivity with calming effect on the skin. ​Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, ideal ingredient for dry skin due to its nourishing fatty acids, easily absorbed to the skin, makes it soft to touch. Niacinamide ​helps rejuvenate your skin, enhances skin clarity and luminosity, thanks to its soothing property. It also stimulates collagen synthesis and production of ceramide (components of your skin outer protective barrier), reduces rate of sebum secretion and redness from acne and eczema, improves skin texture and the appearance of hyper pigmented spots. ​Bakuchiol a powerful plant-based ingredient that offers anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-acne properties. Bakuchiol deeply penetrates through the skin to targets hyperpigmentation and stubborn dark spots. Similar to retinol, bakuchiol communicates with the skin's cells to regenerate, in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. On top of that, it is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin as it doesn't cause dryness or irritation, soothes and promotes faster wound healing process from inside out. ​​Laminaria Japonica Extract, extracted from a type of kelp offers hydration and soothing properties to the skin. ​Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, extracted from false flower, has potent antioxidant and calming properties. ​ Adenosine has anti-inflammatory property, cell-signaling role to improve wound healing process, barrier protection and repair, improve collagen production while improve skin elasticity and firmness. Glucose hydrate the skin as well as limit water loss by improving and protecting skin barrier ​Retinal (form of vitamin A), an exfoliant that helps with turn-over rate of skin cells and an effective treatment to skin aging, wrinkles and reduce acne-inflammation. Beta-Glucan help replenishing our skin's natural oils, supports skin's hydration level, increases production of collagen and works like a topical antihistamine to reduce itchiness and irritation​. Centella Asiatica Extract provides soothing, repairing, regenerating and calming effects for our skin. Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, ​an antioxidant that enhance hydration for the skin, improve dark spots appearance by target tyrosinase (an enzyme, overproduction of cause dark spots). ​Ceramide NP protect and repair the skin's moisture barrier and keeping it hydrate all the times. Tocopherol (pure vitamin E) is known for its antioxidant properties, promotes skin's softening and moisturizing, regulates skin's elasticity, boost moisture and hydration for skin, protect water loss through skin's protective barrier. Collagen penetrates through the skin for strengthening, hydration and improves skin elasticity. From mid 20s, the collagen that responses for youthful look, healing factor in our skin decreases gradually through the years. This resulting in wrinkles, fine lines and dull-looking skin, so it's important to introduce collagen to our skin to help with firming and skin elasticity. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, a peptide that ​help soothe, strengthen skin barrier, balance, improve skin textures and enhances skin elasticity.

thebasicblue By Wishtrend ​Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream

​PACKAGING ​By Wishtrend ​Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream comes in an airless pump container to prolong Vitamin A shelf's life, has clear purple lid. You'll get 30ml of product. RRP: ~$49 - 64 nzd, varies between retail stores

thebasicblue By Wishtrend ​Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream

​​​​MY THOUGHTS ON PRODUCT PERFORMANCE

By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream, a vitamin A night cream for well-aging beginners, formulated with 2 ingredients effectively for well-aging (Retinal and Bakuchiol) provides nourishment and repairs your skin while sleeping. Apply 1 pump of product onto clean fingers and smooth over skin after serum step during your night routine. Be careful not to exceed 2 pumps, little goes a long way with this product due to its thick and creamy smooth texture. For sensitive skin or new to vitamin A product, build up your skin's tolerance slowly by start using once a week for first few weeks then increase to twice a week for a certain period, continue with 3 times a week and so on. This night cream has no fragrance, there is a very subtle scent that I could detect while using. My skin feels super soft and plump in the morning. Has natural yellow, super creamy and smooth but absorbs really well to the skin. When using its best to apply on damp skin for best effect. The natural yellow stain could easily wash off in the morning though I didn't experience the skin staining myself. I started off using once a week for 2 weeks, paired with niacinamide serum to minimize skin redness or irritation. I'm currently using twice a week at night for 3 weeks now. What I noticed are: my acne scars are fading, skin overall complexion definitely brighter, textured areas smooth-en and even in color. When it comes to that time of the month, I have some new acne spots along my jawline and cheeks, this cream shows great effect in controlling my current acne but only have some effect on preventing new blemishes. I have dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin. I haven't had any skin reactions while using the cream. I couldn't test out the effects on reducing wrinkles or fine lines as I don't have any, guess I'm preventing at this stage. My testing period for this product was 1 and a half month, definitely nourish and repair the skin while sleeping, my skin is glowing in the morning after washing. Currently I'm using this cream 4 times a week during the night. *Patch test is recommended for first time user

thebasicblue By Wishtrend ​Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream

PROS Skin feels moisturized, soft and pluming in the next morning. Anti-aging, Anti-inflammation properties. Suitable for all skin types, especially mature, textured and acne-prone skin. Overall complexion improves, skin textures smooth-en Does not contain fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil, artificial coloring, parabens. CAUTION Sensitive skin and retinoid beginners start slowly hen build up skin tolerance before increase frequency of use. ​CONS Those with nut allergy should avoid, contains almond oil.

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