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Friday 12 March 2021

Brand Focus: Wishful

Brand Focus: Wishful

Another month, another Brand Focus post! This month, I've decided on Wishful, which is Huda Kattan's skincare line. She started slowly, with one product and has gradually added more. Huda spent years working on this range, (with labs, of course), due to struggling with her own skin for years.  I've tried all but one skincare product, but none of her tools as I think they're a bit gimmicky (feel free to correct me if you've tried them!), and I use a Foreo. Given that Huda's makeup products are quite pricey, I was pleasantly surprised by the price point of her skincare line and I like that she offers small sizes, so that you can buy, without spending too much money - something which more and more brands seem to be doing. Out of the seven actual skincare products, I have tested six, so let's get on with the post!

Clean Genie Cleansing Balm: Regular readers will know that I love a good cleansing balm, and this is a great one. It's applied to dry/made up skin and it melts from a soft balm, to an oil, when massaged in. After a thorough massage, it is emulsified by adding water, and then rinsed thoroughly. I like to use a cloth to ensure that I get every scrap of makeup off my face. It removes all eye makeup, without any tugging and is generally a dream to use, leaving skin thoroughly cleansed but not stripped or tight. It has a gentle scent - like baby powder, which personally doesn't bother me, but some people may not like it, so it's worth mentioning.

Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub: This is a physical, chemical and enzyme scrub! It contains salicylic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, glycolic acid and citric acid, as well as bromelain and papaya and these ingredients are balanced with sweet almond oil, glycerin and other hydrating ingredients. After cleansing the skin and letting it dry, apply a generous amount and massage it in, paying extra attention to areas of congestion. As it is massaged in, I find it so satisfying when little balls of dead skin form, which are then rinsed away, to reveal super soft and smooth skin, that doesn't feel at all stripped. I would suggest using once or twice a week.

Thirst Trap Juice Serum: I bought this because I love the Thirst Trap Mask, and assumed it was the same serum used in both. The serum contains hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1000 its weight in water, firming peptides, aloe vera, glycerin and a host of other thirst quenching ingredients. I have to say that I love the silky texture of this serum - it absorbs immediately and layers well with other products. My skin immediately feels plump, hydrated and comfortable. I bought the mini size, but will definitely buy the larger one at some point!

Gel Even Rose Oil: Regular readers will know that I love a good face oil, and with this one containing a blend of 15 nourishing oils, I should love it - but I don't! It absorbs well and makes my skin feel supple, thanks to the blend of rose, carrot, baobob seed oils, amongst others, but I just cannot stand the scent! I can usually get over bad scents, if a product works well, but with this one, I just can't. It smells like something that is gone off, mixed with maybe liquorice - I just don't like it! I'll finish this mini bottle, by mixing it with moisturisers, but I won't repurchase. It's a shame, because it does give good results, but I just can't get past the scent!

Thirst Trap Mask: I don't buy many sheet masks these days because they're pretty wasteful, but these are definitely an exception. They are saturated in serum and feel instantly soothing, cooling and hydrating on the skin. They are the perfect product to use on days when your skin is very dull and drab, because they leave it looking plump and juicy, but also if you've overdone the acids, and your skin needs a serious dose of hydration!

Chin Lift Sculpting Sheet Mask: Hands up who as gained an extra chin since lockdown began around a year ago! This mask won't get rid of that extra chin permanently, however, it will make it look tighter, temporarily. It's made from a elasticated fabric (which you can stretch a little before applying) with two loops, which you put behind your ears, and you can feel the lift, however it isn't uncomfortable It contains niacinamide, adenosine and peptides, which combine to lift and tighten the skin - even if only on a temporary basis. It'd be the perfect product to use before a night out - whenever that happens! (I know in the UK that June 21st is seen as Independence Day, but in Ireland, we have no idea when restrictions will be lifted, which I personally don't mind, because I feel safer in lockdown - lifting it too early will lead to another wave, especially as we don't know how long the vaccination will protect us for!). 

I haven't tried any of the skincare tools, because I don't feel that I need them and I am yet to try the Honey Balm Jelly Moisturiser. I have quite a few moisturisers at the moment, so I couldn't justify buying it just for this post, but I would love to hear your thoughts if you have tried it.

Overall, I'm pretty impressed by the brand. Is it my favourite ever? No, but would I repurchase the products? Some of them!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the brand and if you have tried any of the products?

Thanks for reading!

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