As a grand lover of Huda Beauty makeup products, I felt obligated to try her skincare line as well, available under the Wishful brand. My first contact with the Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, which one might deem Wishful’s flagship, could not have been prevented — samples are ubiquitous in every retailer, whether you ask for one or not. In fact, it is very likely there’s a sample for you hiding in your order right now.
My less-than-positive experience with the scrub did not deter my resolution to try more from the brand. The Honey Whip Peptide Moisturizer was the one thing I was most excited to try, and I bought a mini version last November. I have been integrating it as part of my skincare routine since against familiar products, with days off in-between, and I’m now content with my experience so that I can share it with you.
Though it sits white in its tub, the Honey Whip is translucent upon application and quickly absorbed into the skin. It’s only a tad more consistent than the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel, as the formulation demands it. It is scented, although, and unlike the majority of Huda’s products, the fragrance is subtle, only reminiscent of beeswax. The tub lists manuka honey, cica, peptides and collagen as the ingredients to the moisturizer’s richness, but you should know it also contains niacinamide and glycerin as a plus. (Two pluses?)
All good things aside, let us have a look at its claims. As per Huda’s shop, the Honey Whip serves to “firm, lift, repair, AND plump the skin, as well as reduce redness and even out your complexion.” It also states the product to be non-comedogenic. The plentiful recipe, combined with the lightweight formula make the Honey Whip a great staple for both daytime and nighttime routines. It feels like a powerful treatment for your skin, with noticeable changes in texture right away.
I identified only one disadvantage to the Honey Whip — on my skin, a consistent use for three days enhances the production of sebum, so while it’s true I notice no comedones forming right away, it does offset the balance of my skin. It becomes greasy to the touch and I do think an everyday use would give way to pimples (and I do exfoliate). I know I said a similar thing about the Nivea Cellular Luminous 630® serum, in spite of the difference in alcohols, so I guess it’s just the nature of my skin in its struggle for balance.
I have found my favourite way to use this moisturizer it’s more as an evening treatment, a little moment of pampering. With this in mind, my mini tub is still going strong. It will take a while before I need to repurchase it. It’s definitely reaching holy grail status for me.
Made in the South Korea, the Honey Whip Peptide Moisturizer is currently available as a full-size of 50gr for €43 or as a mini of 20gr for €19.
- entire line is cruelty-free
- sits well underneath makeup
- rich recipe
- good value for the mini