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Sunday 14 June 2020

Huda Beauty new skincare brand Wishful - worth the hype?

Huda Beauty new skincare brand Wishful - worth the hype?

I know that Huda can be quite a controversial character at times and I have to be honest, most blogger drama just goes right over my head so I couldn't really tell you what dramas she has been involved in. That said, I really like her makeup line so when she released some skincare products, I was quite surprised but also intrigued. I received a few samples of the Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub with some Cult Beauty orders and was very pleasantly surprised by it because it reminded me of an enzyme peel by Radical that I used to use. I was so impressed by the results of the few samples that I went on to purchase the full size - well actually the 40ml as I really like that she sells two sizes.I then purchased the Chin Lift Sculpting Mask and Thirst Trap Mask. Some I will be repurchasing and others, I won't, so let's get on with the review.

Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub: This is not just a physical scrub, nor is it just a chemical/enzyme exfoliant - it's both! It contains lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, bromelain (from pineapples), papaya and a host of other exfoliating ingredients as well as glycerin, sweet almond oil and other hydrating ingredients so it doesn't leave the skin feeling stripped. After cleansing the skin, I apply a generous amount and massage it in, paying extra attention to any areas of congestion. As it is massaged into the skin, small balls of dead skin form, which I personally find very satisfying. Keep massaging all over the face and neck and then rinse thoroughly. You might think that skin would feel stripped but it doesn't nor is it red - it just feels soft and smooth. With continued, regular use (once or twice weekly), pigmentation is said to fade but I have only been using it for around a month so it's a bit early to say that. Available in 40ml and 100ml sizes, starting at £18.

Chin Lift Sculpting Mask: I definitely didn't expect this to be one of her product releases because, let's face it, it's a gimmicky product! There are many reasons why people have double chins - excess weight, excess fluid, bad posture, genes etc, therefore a mask will not counteract all of that permanently. That being said, for a quick fix, this mask does seem to tighten the jaw area. It's made of an elasticated fabric - similar to that used in athletic tape so it really does give the tightening effect. Each end has a loop to put around the ear and you do feel a tightening effect. The ingredients in the fabric include Niacinamide (one of my favourite ingredients), peptides and adenosine - firming ingredients, which help the mask to temporarily tighten and lift the skin. At £8, it's a product that I would probably only buy again before a special occasion if I wanted to go all out in my prep!

Thirst Trap Mask: Generally, I avoid sheet masks these days because they're wasteful but my friend Leanne raves highly about these and buys them in bulk, so I had to buy one!  This mask is absolutely saturated in serum, which contains a combination of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. This combination quenches the skin's thirst but also soothes and calms the skin. It's the ideal mask to use if you've gone a bit hard on acids or retinol or if your skin is just looking and feeling a bit dehydrated. It would also  be the perfect to plump your skin before getting ready for a night out (whenever that happens again!) because it leaves the skin looking dewy and youthful . I can definitely see myself repurchasing this mask as a treat every now and then but I'm trying to avoid sheet masks, in general. £8.

She has recently released her Clean Genie Cleansing Butter and I'm sure she has more products in the pipeline!

Is this a brand that you're interested in? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Wishful is available from Cult Beauty, Boots and Feel Unique.

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