Papa Recipe White Flower Clear Up 8% AHA Gel review

1:18 PM Moi Sanom 0 Comments


On my hunt for Asian acids I came across this little oddity called Papa Recipe while browsing Wishtrend. The packaging looked cute and the ingredients promising, so in the cart it went.
At the point it arrived I was all out of my beloved Mandelic acid cream and Johnny Clyde's skin was freaking out because of last years summer weather.
This product came just in time for the rescue!
Its a viscous transparent liquid that is thicker than water yet quite slippery.
It smells just like most fragrance free acids do.
Like chemicals and dust.
It spreads easily on the skin and sinks in very fast leaving no trace at all.


I have tried this both in combination with other acids and with the C20 Vitamin C serum and it plays well with all of them.
I saw a reduction of PIH and an evening out of the skin tone while using this.
Pores have not been reduced but I did not expect that to happen.
It is gentle yet effective. It doesn’t burn on the skin unless you have an open wound.
I noticed most of the improvement on Johnny Clyde's skin since he was having issues with spots when using this. For the first month of usage, his spots got reduce to about one every 3 days and his skin evened out noticeably. After he started using this in combination with the COSRX AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner  (hop over to see some impressive before and after photos) his skin improved again significantly. I believe that the COSRX toner actually boosted the Papa Recipe Gel while doing its own magic with the pores.
Johnny Clyde's skin started looking more flawless by the day and after 3 months of usage his skin looks better than ever before. He hasn’t had a spot in weeks and his PIH are slowly disappearing. This is a wonderful yet effective AHA serum that is not just cheap but also shows great results.
If you can’t find the Mandelic Acid cream by Pharmaceris this is the next best thing I have tried.
To me it worked just as well as Paulas Choice AHA gel but for a fraction of the price.
Definitely a must buy for acid aficionados!

PH: 3.5

Ingredients: Here


Rating: 1.Blegh  2. Pff  3. Meh  4. Oohh  5. Awwyeah 6. Wooha
The most hydrating acid I have tried yet. Great for people struggling with dryness during the waiting time. Cheap and very effective!



Purchased on Wishtrend

Here is a referral code " 021617712" for those of you who are interested and don’t have a Wishtrend account yet. It gives you a 5$ discount upon signing up. Yay for savings!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliated links and codes. That fact does not alter my review or opinion in any matter. For more information read my Disclaimer page.