I’m pretty excited to give you my review of the Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub. Before purchasing, I did have my eyes on this product for some time. However, due to the price tag (which I will get to later) I didn’t buy it. Also some retailers were out of stock and you had to get on a waiting list. Anyways, finally I have it! Let’s look at the product in more detail below.
Ingredients – Water/Aqua/Eau, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bromelain, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Papain, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Glycerin, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract/Saccharum Officinarum/Extrait de Canne à Sucre, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Phellodendron Amurense (Cork Tree) Bark Extract, Mannitol, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Tea Plant) Leaf Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Edulis (Passionfruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Magnolia Officinalis (Magnolia) Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethyl Hexylglycerin, Gluconolactone, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Propanediol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum.
Texture – The scrub is very light in texture. At first you may even mistake it for a light moisturiser or cleanser. It is white creamy in colour and somewhat a little runny. Applying to the face is effortless and it massages nicely into the skin.
Smell – I like how the product smells. It has this mild zesty smell to it. Not too fruity, but more like an expensive perfume. It’s not overpowering to the point where it puts you off, but it does linger on even after you wash it off. I have read reviews where some users have found the smell a little strong. However for me, this wasn’t an issue.
Grit – I found the grit to be quite unique. Normally with most face scrubs, you can see the crystals or small chunks. But with the Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub it seems there isn’t anything there. It appears like a normal cleanser – Very lightweight. However, when you apply and massage on to your face, white, dry particles start to form and you feel it straight away rubbing on your skin. The best way to describe the grit is like a sandy texture but in a nice way.
I purchased my scrub from Boots. It comes both in 40ml and 100ml. I purchased the 100ml, and at the time of writing this review it retailed at £34. Other retailers such as Feel Unique also sell it for the same price – £34.
How to Apply
Make sure your skin is clean. Apply onto your face and neck and gently massage in circular motions. Leave on for a couple of minutes, then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Brightens Complexion – I have to say I was really impressed with how the Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub brightened my complexion. However, it is important to note that I didn’t get this result instantly after just a first wash. I had to use the product twice a week for about 3 weeks to really notice a difference. I think one of the factors which contributed to this was the pineapple enzyme. Pineapple is known to be rich in vitamin C and E. It supports collagen production, helps get rid of dull lacklustre skin and brightens complexion. Moreover, I felt my skin achieved a more ‘natural’ glow, opposed to the skin looking tanned or ‘fake’. I have to say, regarding brightening my complexion, this is one of the best scrubs I have come across. So I give full marks here.
Evens Skin Tone – I saw positive results when it came to evening out my skin tone and giving it a more uniform look. I have dark areas around my mouth and using this product really helped. It didn’t completely get rid of it. But it certainly made a visible difference for me to notice.
Super Clean – The product really cleaned my skin thoroughly. After rinsing my face my skin felt smooth and some of the roughness was removed. Also it cleaned my pores well and I noticed some of the blackheads were no longer there. This was after using the product for some time. It’s one of the reasons I keep using the product.
Tightness – The scrub made my skin feel tight which I thought was awesome. Those with large pores may really benefit from this product. In my case, I would finish off with a moisturiser which gives that matte finish. I also found it controlled the oily areas of my skin really well. Skin wasn’t greasy and I didn’t get that unwanted shine.
Over Exfoliating: Looking at several websites that sell the product. Some recommend using it 1 to 2 times a week, while others have mentioned it can be used daily! This for me was a big issue. For example, the scrub is pretty heavy duty, as it contains both AHA and BHA – Alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids. These include citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid to name but a few. In my view this is far too much and I wouldn’t recommend using it on a daily basis. Also, for those with sensitive skin, you definitely don’t want to be exfoliating at that consistent level. Instead, I would recommend using this scrub a couple of times a week. You will see the difference.
Ingredients – When the product first was released, it instantly sold out. Interestingly enough, Huda Beauty, the company that owns the product didn’t disclose the full list of ingredients. Normally with such a thing I would be sceptical as transparency is something I value. Especially, when it comes to things I’m putting on my skin. Nevertheless, later on they provided the ingredient list.
Upon closer inspection I do have a few reservations. For example rose flower. This ingredient can cause skin irritation over time. Especially those who have sensitive skin may experience this worse and even get breakouts. It contains several types of alcohol which could dry out the skin. Also some users may not want to use alcohol products in their skincare. Furthermore, it contains fragrance/perfume. Me personally, I’m trying to stay away from this as it tends to irritate my skin.
Price Tag – You guessed it. I wasn’t too happy with how much the Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub costs. I appreciate it is marketed towards the high-end range. However, not everybody can spend £34 on a face scrub. Also, you only get 100ml, which means it will run out much sooner for those who use it more frequently. But interestingly enough, when it first released, the product sold out. This suggests people were willing to pay this amount. However, the question begs, did they all repurchase? I doubt all of them did.
There are some things I really like about the product. For example, it does brighten my skin, evens out the skin tone and cleans well. One thing I would say though is that the product is marketed as a face scrub. In reality it is more of a peel. The reason this is important to note is because some may use it too often when they shouldn’t and in the long term it can damage the skin. Therefore it is even more important to wear sun screen. Read the post on why you should wear sunscreen every day.
The main downside for me was the price tag and some of the ingredients. Namely alcohol and perfume. Also it has too many exfoliants and will not suit those with sensitive skin.
Would I buy the product again? Tough question. If the price was less I might be tempted. However, with the current price, most likely I will not. Overall, I liked the product more than I disliked it. If that makes sense!