My Ultimate WISHFUL Skin Routine
Hey my loves! I cannot believe it has been two years since we launched WISHFUL, and we almost have a full skincare routine! I am so incredibly proud of these products; each one has made such a huge difference to my skin, whether it’s fighting dull skin with Yo Glow or evening my skin tone with Get Even Rose Oil.
We wanted to make it extra easy for you guys to know when and where to use WISHFUL products in your routine. Layering your skincare in the right order is important for ensuring your products can do all the hard work without any barriers. The second most important rule is that you’re consistent with your routine – no skipping and leaving makeup on overnight. And remember, miracles don’t happen overnight (unless you use our Get Even Rose Oil), so be gentle with your skin, use products consistently, and you will see your skin transform over time.
I want to make skincare as fun and easy for you guys as possible, so I’m sharing my routine and how you can incorporate WISHFUL skincare products in your routine. Of course, you don’t have to use all WISHFUL skincare products; you can easily slot them into your current routine using this guide.
My WISHFUL Skin Routine:
1. Double Cleanse with Clean Genie
Cleansing is so important, so I always start my evening skincare routine by removing my makeup with our Clean Genie Cleansing Butter to remove all traces of makeup, oil and dirt. I then follow with a water-based cleanser for my final step to really clean out those pores.
For mornings, I just like to use a soothing water-based cleanser to refresh my skin and remove the residue from my evening skincare routine.
2. Exfoliate with Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub
Truth be told, I Yo Glow most days! The combo of AHAs, BHAs, enzymes, and gentle cellulose leaves your skin feeling baby soft, which just creates the most flawless canvas for makeup application. As well as the immediate feeling of super smooth skin, it also helps to brighten your skin and improve skin tone over time. I like to do this in the mornings to prep my skin before makeup.
Tip: If you have sensitive skin, start using it one to two times a week.
I’m also obsessed with using our Yo Detox once a week to detox my skin and decollete. The formula boasts the same signature ingredients as Yo Glow (pineapple and papaya enzymes, and AHAs and BHAs), PLUS purifying charcoal to draw out impurities and refine pores! I literally love to use this detoxifying scrub everywhere – I do vajacials with it, my underarms, chest, even my elbows and knees! It gives immediate brightness but also helps to improve and even skin tone over time.
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3. Tone/ Essence
I love to use a hydrating toner or something gently exfoliating, like the Pixi Glow Tonic, $18, to prep my skin for the next steps, however I skip this step if I’ve just used Yo Glow. Finally, I add a surge of vitamins and antioxidants with an essence, like the Shani Darden Sake Toning Essence, $52.
4. Mask with Thirst Trap Cocoon Mask or Chin Lift Sculpting Sheet Mask
On the days when my skin feels dry or parched, I always reach for our Thirst Trap Cocoon Mask to instantly revive and quench my skin with a hit of hydration. On the days I have a shoot or want to get super glam, I often follow Thirst Trap with Chin Lift Sculpting Sheet Mask to snatch my jawline and make everything feel firmer and tighter.
5. Serum with Thirst Trap Juice HA3& Peptide Serum
This is a product I cannot go without! Our Thirst Trap Juice HA3 & Peptide Serum is packed with three types of hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate, peptides to tighten and tone, and niacinamide to brighten the skin. It is perfect for both your morning and evening routine, and it also plays nicely with other serums if you want to layer more than one. The rule is to apply the most lightweight serum first.
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6. Eye Cream
I often apply my eye creams as the last step because I only apply to my upper lids. However, I know most people use eye cream to target below the eye, in which case it’s best to do this after your serum and before your moisturizer. Because most moisturizers or face oils typically have occlusive ingredients (it creates a barrier on your skin to lock in moisture), if you apply eye cream after moisturizer, then the ingredients aren’t able to penetrate the barrier of the thicker cream.
Moisturizer is such an important step in your skincare routine. It’s the OG do-it-all product that helps to hydrate, nourish, soothe and protect your skin. There are four key types of moisturizer, and depending on your skin type, and when you’re moisturizing (morning or night), you may want to use a different formula.
Our WISHFUL collection has two powerful moisturizers to make sure we’ve got you covered, no matter your skin type:
Our Honey Whip Peptide Moisturizer is a lightweight, non-greasy formula that firms, lifts, repairs, and plumps the skin thanks to some of my fave natural extracts – Manuka honey and cica – and potent actives like peptides and collagen. It’s literally everything I want from a moisturizer, and you’re going to really love this if you tend to have oily, acne-prone or combo skin because it’s such a light, skin-soothing cream. It’s also non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested. I love to use this in the daytime before I apply my SPF (it makes the perfect base for makeup) or at night before I use our Get Even Rose Oil.
Our Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer is the most soothing, nourishing and hydrating balm ever! The texture feels so luxurious, and it leaves your skin glowing and SO luminous! It’s ideal if you have dry or normal skin as it really locks in moisture ad makes the skin feel so nourished. I use this as the final step at nighttime, after our Get Ever Rose Oil, to keep every last bit of moisture locked in!
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8. Facial Oil
Okay, this is possibly the most transformative skincare product I’ve ever used! Our Get Even Rose Oil is packed with 15 incredible oils that brighten and even skin tone while smoothing out texture and helping to tackle pigmentation and post-pimple marks.
If you’re using a traditional moisturizer like Honey Whip (or a gel or a cream), I recommend applying Get Even Rose Oil after; that way, it locks in all the moisture and creates the perfect final step. I like to use Get Even before our Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer as the texture of Honey Balm is so rich and creamy that it works perfectly at the end of this routine.
Sunscreen is, without a doubt, the most important step in your routine as it protects against skin cancer! Make sure you apply a sunscreen with factor 30 SPF or higher every single day to protect your skin against harmful UV rays. Check out some of our fave sunscreen formulas here.
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I’m also super excited because earlier this year we introduced some new WISHFUL goodies as part of the collection! You can now get our Thirst Trap Juice HA3 & Peptide Serum and Get Even Rose Oil in adorable 10ml versions (full size is 30ml), which is great if you want to try it first or need minis for travel (one day!) or if you’re on the go.
And, because you guys love it so much and you kept asking us for a bigger version, we also created our Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub in a 200ml size as well as the original 100ml and mini 40ml versions. So basically, you can keep this for longer and use it as much as you like without having to worry about it running out!
You can also check out our 7-Day Glow Up Kit, $25! In this super cute kit, you get 31 samples to last you 7 days! This travel-friendly set is the perfect way to try some of our fave products or travel light! Packed with our most-loved WISHFUL products for fresh, glowing skin, you get a serum and moisturizer for morning and night plus three Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub sachets to use throughout the week. Bonus: the sachets have been sequenced, so you can easily pull out what you need to use for that day!
Which of our WISHFUL products do you use in your routine? Let me know in the comments below and stay tuned on our WISHFUL Instagram page for loads of skincare tips and expert advice.