The Wishful Skin Bright Gift Set was one of my many Black Friday purchases that I’ve just gotten round to trying.
I got it from Cult Beauty, but I don’t think they stock it anymore.
The RRP is £43, but I paid £30. £10 per mini seems reasonable.
As usual, I didn’t really need any of these products but Instagram made me do it.
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The brand: what is Wishful Skin?
Wishful Skin is part of Huda Beauty, owned by Huda Kattan.
I didn’t know this when I made the purchase and I don’t own any other Huda Beauty products.
The brand considers itself to have a “clean and minimalist” philosophy, with a focus on results. It’s cruelty free.
First impressions & packaging
This is a very photogenic and insta-friendly brand.
I’m a sucker for cute packaging!
The packaging is very sleek and minimalist, with a finish that’s satisfying to touch. The pastel colours are so pretty and the three products look adorable together.
Honey Balm Jelly Moisturiser
I confess: reading that this was a balm and opening it for the first time, I thought this was a cleanser. I was confused when I tried to wash it off.
I also thought that honey would be the focus ingredient, since it’s part of the product name. Wrong again.
The main ingredients are:
- Niacinamide – to even out skin texture, balance oil production, strengthen the skin barrier, treat hyperpigmentation and slow skin ageing
- Honey – to lock in moisture and soothe
- Turmeric Root Extract – to soothe, treat hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone for a healthy glow
- Lavender Oil – to soothe and calm
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The inclusion of lavender oil means there’s a very potent lavender scent.
I generally hate the smell of lavender and it gives me a headache, so this was hard to get used to.
Although most people do find lavender to be a calming and relaxing scent, I don’t think it’s necessary for a moisturiser to be so scented. It’s a skincare product to treat the skin, not calm the senses.
The texture is lovely – it truly is a balm, though it’s very thin and you only need a small amount. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all.
Looking into the tub, you can see the lavender pearls shimmering, but the shimmer doesn’t transfer to the skin. You get a lovely, healthy glow.
After getting past the struggle of the scent, the Wishful Skin Honey Balm Jelly Moisturiser is actually a great product.
I find it to be more soothing than aloe products, and the fact that you need so little means it will last a really long time.
At £43 for 50ml, the price is very steep for a moisturiser. I haven’t seen the mini available for purchase on its own, which is unfortunate. I would definitely repurchase the mini.
I’m not sure I’d purchase the full size immediately, but I’d definitely consider it in the future. Despite the steep price tag, knowing it will last several months with twice daily use, I do think it’s pretty good value.
If you have the money to spend, then it’s worth the treat. Go for it.
Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub
This is the main product you see all over Instagram, and I don’t think I’ve seen a negative review of it.
The ingredients list is hefty, but the main ones are:
- Papaya Fruit Extract – to smooth the skin and increase radiance
- Pineapple Fruit Extract – to gently exfoliate, soothe & target dark spots
- Cellulose – to soothe and even out skin texture
- AHAs & BHAs – to gently exfoliate, target dark spots and remove dead skin cells (inclusive of lactic, glycolic, citric, malic, salicylic and tartaric acids)
It’s recommended that you use this scrub 1-2 times a week if you have sensitive skin. If you don’t have sensitive skin, it’s suitable for daily use.
I was thrilled to notice that this scrub is unscented.
As my skin is quite dry but not overly sensitive, I’m using this 2-3 times a week currently. I’d like to increase that eventually.
When rubbing this in, the dirt and dead skin cells pill with the product. It’s so satisfying.
The only downside so far is I find myself using quite a lot of product as it’s very thin, meaning it will run out quite quickly.
I love how my skin feels after using this – really soft and smooth without feeling stripped or dry.
I’m definitely keen to try this for longer to see if there’s any improvement in my hyperpigmentation.
At £34 for 100ml, this is a more reasonable price than the moisturiser and if I see long-term results, I would consider purchasing the full size.
You can also get the 40ml mini for £18.
Get Even Rose Oil
This mini is the cutest, most diddy thing I’ve ever seen.
I love a facial oil to lock everything in at the end of my evening routine, so I was very excited for this.
The main ingredients are:
- Damascus Rose Oil – to soothe, aid complexion and lock in moisture
- Carrot Seed Oil – to moisturise and tighten skinand even skin texture
- Rosehip Oil – reparative, to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines
- Baobab Seed Oil – rich in vitamins and fatty acids to reduce redness and irritation and plump the skin
The Get Even Rose Oil is a straight up no from me.
I can’t pinpoint what it is, but the scent is so potent and gross.
I wanted to give it a fair shot, like the moisturiser, but I couldn’t.
The scent is so strong that I can’t even use this oil on my feet without it making me gag.
I’m baffled that the full 30ml size is a whopping £55 and the mini is £22.
Save your pennies.
Is Wishful Skin worth it?
To an extent, I feel like you’re paying for Huda’s name behind the brand.
I don’t think the trio of minis is worth it at £43. If you can find it discounted, then yes it’s worth a try.
Overall, I would only recommend these products if you have the spare cash. They are pleasant (minus the rose oil), but they’re in no way essentials.
I really wish there was less scent! I don’t have an issue with scented skincare, so when I say it’s potent.. It’s potent.
The price tag of the moisturiser is definitely intimidating, but there’s no doubt it will last a long, long time. This is my favourite Wishful product and I would recommend it to anyone seeking hydrated, soothed skin that doesn’t have an issue with strongly scented skincare.
I would recommend the enzyme scrub second, mostly for anyone that doesn’t have very sensitive skin. If you like to exfoliate regularly, this is a balanced and effective product.
Skip on the godforsaken oil.
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