Skincare

[Review] Teca 1% Barrier Cream by ByWishtrend

This product is kindly provided by Wishtrend in exchange for my honest reviews and thoughts on it.

It’s been almost a month since I got this TECA 1% Barrier Cream, the  latest By Wishtrend’s product and I seriously cannot be any more excited, especially since it targets acne prone skin!

I’m so lucky that my skin is not acne prone, I just have some break-outs during my period but it’s normal since I eat like crazy and lots of junk food that aren’t healthy but also not good for my skin.

So why I accepted when Hae Na from Wishtrend asked me if I want to review this newest By Wishtrend product?

First of all  because I was curious but also because my mom, although she’s not, even more, a teenager – she’s 32 -, she has a serious problem of acne in her cheeks and forehead.

She’s been trying a lot of products that claim to deal with acne but none of them did what they claim or didn’t work as expected on her skin.

So I thought that was cool to use her as a guinea pig and that’s what I did…

Was she impressed?

Yes, she was.

Important Infos

Price: $27.50

Where To Buy: Here

Amount of Products: 30ml (1.05oz)

Duration Before Expiration: 36 months

Features: 1) Helps regenerate damaged skin due to collagen synthesis;
2) Prevents acne scars, lightens pigmentation;
3) Prescribed the same content of centella as ointments.

Recommended for: 1) For all skin types;
2) Consumers with problematic skin;
3) Consumers with damaged or weakened skin barriers from external stimulation. (acne extraction, laser treatments)

How to use: At the last step of your skin care routine, apply an adequate amount to problematic areas.

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, *Glyceryl Stearate SE, *Cetearyl Alcohol, *Dimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethyl Hexanediol, Cyclohexasiloxane, AsiaticosideMadecassic AcidAsiatic Acid, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA

Bolded are the good/star ingredients in the product whereas underlined are those flagged as 3 & above under ‘Safety index’ in by EWG. Safety index ranges from 1-9 and the lower the number means the less hazardous. Those with asterisk (*) are more likely to cause acne than those without.  (via Skincarisma)

 

So... what is TECA? 

TECA is a formula made by asiaticoside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid and is a skin conditioning compound which also contains an active ingredient for skin repair.  TECA cream contains 1% of this compound, which is the same percentage for other Centella ointments.

Compared to other healing cream/balms, By Wishtrend’s has a lot fewer ingredients, but they do have three derivatives of Centella Asiatica, a common herbal ingredient: asiaticoside that helps form collagen to strengthen your skin and speeds up wound healing.

Madecassic acid helps aid in the production of collagen and tissue while Asiatic acid is an anti-aging compound, that helps to plump your skin up, prevents wrinkles, fine lines and scar tissue.  

This also has allantoin, which moisturizes, exfoliates and softens skin, making it look smooth and refined while reducing and relieving irritation.

This product does contain dimethicone, so if you are sensitive to that ingredient, please take note of that.  Dimethicone is a silicone and makes for the smooth, silky texture, but since this is supposed to be a healing product, make sure your skin is 100% clean. Dimethicone forms a barrier and will not only create a protective film on your skin, it will trap everything that is underneath it, including dirt, oil, and impurities.

Cetearyl alcohol is a ‘good alcohol’ as it is a fatty, non-drying alcohol that is not irritating and can provide skincare benefits as an emollient.

The Packaging

This cream balm comes in a blue-green holographic plastic tube with a pointed tip, for precision point application for spot treatments and there was a silver foil at the tip prior to opening.

The texture

The texture is quite soft and looks like Vaseline, so I would say this is more on par with an ointment, not a cream.  It has a heavier texture than it looks, but it spreads easily on my skin, absorbing quickly without leaving a greasy or sticky residue.

It is also scentless as well, which is a nice plus for an ointment.

Does it does what it claims?

  • Helps regenerate damaged skin due to collagen synthesis.

It helps to heal acne and regenerate damaged skin. My mom only used it twice a day – at morning and at night so the results were very fast.

  •  Prevents acne scars, lightens pigmentation.

On this, I don’t feel it helps to lighten her pigmentation. It helps to heal and soothe, but not in reducing acne scarrings.

Pros

  • Helps in preventing flaky pimples. Other spots treatment can be very drying since it’s to dry out pimples to heal it faster. Upon using this, my make up wouldn’t get stuck and flake off on the pimples.
  • Hygienic packaging.
  • No smell.

Cons

  • Contains silicon which may clog pores, so be careful. Some of the ingredients that this product has are just a big no-no for me.

Do I recommend it?

My mom just loved it so yes, definitely! It helped her to heal acne and regenerate her skin.

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