What is the opinion of Reddit about the
DR.WU Intensive Renewal Serum?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


5th Feb 2017

CereVe in the tub gave me a lot of CC, so I discontinued using it. I know you said you patch tested, but that might be it?
Also introducing a BHA or AHA would helped with the CCs and pores. Not AB, but Paula’s Choice has products of both that have helped. I also read recently that Mandelic Acid has also helped people. Here is an acid that a YT AB guru raves about.

1 point


24th Aug 2015

One of the gentlest AHAs for rosacea sufferers is mandelic acid. A popular AB mandelic acid would be Dr. Wu’s Intensive Renewal Serum. It’s 18%, which may sound like a lot, but keep in mind that it’s much gentler than glycolic acid. Its molecules are quite a bit larger, meaning it won’t penetrate as deeply, so it won’t be as irritating. That said, you still want to start off slowly.

For a vitamin C serum, you may want to look to a gentler form instead of L-ascorbic acid if you’re worried about the irritation that it might bring. Or you could try OST 20, and if it doesn’t work out for you I’m sure someone would buy it off of you in a heartbeat.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is gentler and stable at a higher pH, meaning it won’t irritate the skin. It’s slower to work as it has to go through an additional step to convert to ascorbic acid, but it does convert, which is the important part. It works well on acneic skin, and it’s slightly hydrating. People like NuFountain C20 a lot.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is also gentle and also converts to ascorbic acid, but it’s a little bit harder to get a hold of. It’s a bit more potent than SAP, but without any irritation. CelSignal MAP Hydrating Serum looks promising. The lower percentage of vitamin C is fine with a MAP serum. It’s potent, but slower working than straight L-ascorbic acid, again because it has to convert first.

I hope that helps out. Feel free to ask any questions.