When I received the Wish Formula Fermented Oil.Free Dr. Mild Sunblock for testing I was surprised by a sachet of the Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad, too! I’ve been curious about this product since it launched, so it was nice to be able to test it before I could order it myself.
Wish Formula is one of these Korean brands I know for quite a while but apart from their Panda Eye Essence Patch, and recently their Wish Formula Fermented Oil-Free Dr. Mild Sunblock, I never tried many other products from this brand. They have a selection of skincare products and all appear very clean and dermatologically (?!) in a way. Also the Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad has a very scientific looking packaging, with a sachet shaped like a beaker from the lab. The Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad is peeling pad infused with vitamin C and fermented botanical extracts. The pad has a dual side, one rough for exfoliating, the other for softly brightening up your skin. C200 means the pad contains 200 mg of Vitamin C. There is a second peeling pad called C450 which is larger and designed for the body, whereas C200 is designed to use on your face.
The ingredients of the pads are listed below
and according to COSDNA
we see that there are some red labbeled ingredients listed aswell. But before you panick, let’s take a closer look. The first ingredient with is red labelled is Cocamide DEA
, also called Coconut Fatty Acid Diethanolamide. It is derived from Coconut oil as the name already says and it is used as surfactant and foam booster. If you check for this ingredient you will find that many well-known brands have products containing this inngredient. Even big brands like Lush/ L’Oreal/Boots…mostly it is used in shampoos oder body/face washes. There was a discussion that stated that Cocamide DEA is cancerous and depending on the concentration and the use it might be. Recent studies have shown though, that for rinse off products Cocamide DEA is safe to use and even if you leave it on the skin for a certain time
it still depends on the concentration. Since this peeling pad is a product you will rinse off after all you should not be worried too much about this ingredient. The second red labbeled ingredient is the preservative DMDM Hydrantoin
. Here again, the product is labbeled red because it can cause allergic reactions
when used in high concentrations, which should not be the case here. Other ingredients worth to mention are lactid acid and glycolic acid for exfoliation and whitening, ascorbic acid of course for whitening and as antioxidant. Lactobacillus and Ferment Filtrate extracts and some other plant based extracts and oil. There is also Hyaluronic Acid for moisturization.
Ingredients: Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coca midopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Lactid Acid, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassia Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Solanum Lycoperisum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) Root Extract, Brassica Oleacea Italica (Brokkoli) Extract, Arginine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, DMDM Hydantoin
Some words about ascorbic acid first:
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and thus can prevent our skin from aging too early. You have to know that a high concentration of Vitamin C doesn’t mean automatically that it is more effective concerning anti-aging. Normally, a high concentration of Vitamin C aims at a visible effect, because it tends to operate as a peeling by loosening dead and old cells. This is not a bad effect and stimulates the skin to regenerate itself, but keep in mind that it won’t affect the inner cell layers of your skin which have to be aimed if you really want an anti-aging effect.
Okay, apart from a bunch of promising exfoliating ingredients, how does the C200 Bubble Peeling Pad work? The pad comes packed in a sachet, upon opening it you will find a soaked pad inside. It feels quite heavy, because it is full of the peeling essence, and once you squeeze it a bit you will see that it foams up. The packaging states that one pad contains 15 ml of product. The pad has two sides: a rough, fiber side and a soft side. In order to use the peeling pad first cleanse you face and leave it damp. Then squeeze the pad a couple of times until it foams up. The rub the face with the fiber side for 2-3 minutes leaving out mouth and eye region. Depending on your skin do not be too forceful. Afterwards, flip the band of the pad to use the other soft side. Use it to pad the essence with the vitamin c into the skin. Afterwards rinse it off. The foam is super dense and soft and the product has a light lemon-y scent. The fiber side effeiciantly scrubs and peels the skin and if you have flaky skin it will help you to get rid of the flakes and make your skin feel smooth. I also discovered that my skin looks brighter directly after using it and has a nice glow. I love how so many asian products are efficient with helping your skin to look more healthy and dull!
I really like the C200 Bubble Peeling Pad and I want to grab more of these in future! Not for using them too often though, but once in a while it is great to have an efficient facial peeling. I love how easily the pad creates a dense foam, even after using it the pad contained enough essence and foam for more useages – BUT, please be careful! According to Wish Formula a pad can be used 3 times. But you should not use such a harsher exfoliator more than 1-2 times a week. Since the sachet is opened I would not recommend you to store it for longer time than 2-3 days though, because it is not really hygienic! The second point is that Vitamin C oxidizes and you do not want to use oxidzed voitamin c on your skin. What I did with my pad after one time use? I used it on my body the next day while showering…a great body peel! By the way, if you have sensitive skin you can only use the soft side instead of using both sides of the pad. And don’t forget to use a rich or repairing cream afterwards, despite your skintype. Ahhh, and by the way, the PH is around 4 for this peeling pad!
You buy the Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad here:
Official for ? (Korea only, through buying service)
for 11 130 Won (~12 US$) (shipping worldwide)
Did you try it already? What were your impressions?
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://wishformula.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.