I received the new Wishful Thirst Trap Juice HA + Peptide Serum and thought as it’s a new product, you may be interested in seeing the texture and some swatches.
This is an interesting serum with some good ingredients in there. Of course I have some positives and negatives when it comes to what’s in here, and also if it’s worth it for the price tag (£41).
I also swatch the product on the face so you can get a sense of the thinness of the product as well as its absorbability. I also show the packaging and how the pump works, as well as providing a dupe / other recommendations.
I hope you enjoy the watch!
I will say that the serum itself is, I feel (as with most of Huda’s skincare products) aimed at those who wear makeup perhaps daily. What I mean is the skincare products accomodate foundation or smoothening the skin out to ensure the makeup looks nice (and it’s less concerned about whether the products will irritate the skin or make things worse for sensitive skins, and is also less concerned about drying out the skin or truly hydrating it, as long as th eskin is prepped and primed for skincare).
Out of all the Huda Skincare products however, this seems to be one that actually adds some skincare into the product i.e. adds ingredients and actually provides a finish and a texture that should keep the skin happy, and actually you DON’T need to be an avid makeup wearer to use this product, you don’t even need to know what Huda beauty is for this product to seem nice.
It’s a nice cocktail of skincare ingredients loaded into one serum, it takes the headache out of mixing and matching products to provide a base for an early anti-ageing or a simple hydrating routine.
Am I saying that this is THE anti-ageing product or hydrating product? No. BUT I think for people who don’t know what K-beauty or J-beauty is and haven’t dabbled in it, I think this serum is a great product for those who strictly know or use Western skincare as it reminds me of something like the Purito serum and the Hada Labo Lotion in one.
However, It layers well under makeup (which I’m sure was a priority in the development) and makeup wearers who worry about pores and sebum due to foundation looking worse as hours pass, using a serum with Niacinamide for a prolonged period of time will help make the foundation look better, and 3 types of HA will help fill in those fine lines so that foundation, once again, looks better. The added Matrixyl will also in the longer run help improve the condition of the skin especially with fine lines which, once again, will make foundation sit better.
So yes I recommend this to those who can’t find K-beauty or J-beauty serums easily, and also who don’t want to mix and match their serums (i.e. like you need to do with the Ordinary). I think an anti-ageing routine would be applying retinol. then this on top, and then a moisturiser – done! a hydrating routine could be a hydrating toner, 2-3 layers of this with a moisturiser and done as well!
I also like that it’s a weighty bottle, it has a lovely colour and I like the dropper (actually easy to use, handy and travel-friendly).
As this contains Fragrance and Essential oils, I wont be using it in my routine (just a personal preference – they’re not dangerous!). But my sister loves fragrance and liked the smell of this, so she will absolutely be using this in her routine and I will be asking her how her makeup sits after using this.
Other Wishful Products I have Swatches / Reviewed:
I mentioned the Clean Genie was my favourite item from Wishful Skin – watch the video to see why!!
Skin Food Propolis Essence:
Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion:
Purito Centella Unscented Serum:
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner:
Niod MMHC Review: HERE
Klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drop:
Hyaluronic Acid Video:
I mention Hyaluronic acid and how different serums with different numbers of HA have different absorption rates into the skin.
Niod MMHC VS Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum:
I discuss differences in Multi-Molecular and Single Molecular HA products which relates to the Wishful’s 3 HA serum.
I mentioned the Skin Food Propolis Essence as the packaging is similar (the dropper to be specific).
Purito Serum (Review + Swatch):
In this video I Swatch + Review the Purito Serum. I mentioned it as a dupe for the Wishful Serum but they do differ both in ingredients and texture slightly.
I mentioned the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus which is a wonderful toner. I also swatch 2 other K-beauty toners to compare the textures (all very different!).
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.
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