New Brand Alert - WOW YOU
I've recently been trying some products from the brand new, UK based skincare range WOW YOU. Their products are packed full of lovely natural ingredients and are free from unsavoury things such as parabens and SLS. They are also completely cruelty free. The range is made up of both face and body products with body scrubs, body creams, cleansers, moisturisers, masks, scrubs, lip butters, lip scrubs, and a serum.
The face products fall into three different categories depending on the skin concern you are looking to address. The sensitive collection is formulated with particularly soothing and calming ingredients such as oatmeal and aloe vera and is fragrance free. The botanicals collection is aimed at purifying and oil balancing with ingredients such as mineral mud and blueberry. The third collection is the tropicals and centres around vitamin C with ingredients such as pineapple and mango to exfoliate and brighten the skin.
I have really been enjoying trying out a few of the WOW YOU products. The Vit-Sea scrub is a Himalayan salt-based body scrub which contains vitamin C and pineapple to brighten and smooth. It smells completely delicious and is such a pleasure to use. The salt is satisfyingly scrubby and doesn't dissolve instantly like I find can happen with a sugar-based scrub. It also contains apricot kernel oil which leaves the skin feeling so soft and moisturised. Great if, like me, you're a bit rubbish at applying body lotion!
I think the Zen Cleanser might be my favourite of the products I have tried so far. It is from the sensitive collection so contains soothing ingredients such as cucumber and oatmeal. It is, of course, also fragrance free so just smells of refreshing cucumber which makes it particularly great for the mornings. It's a cream cleanser (as all of the WOW YOU cleansers are currently) and contains oils such as avocado and apricot kernel. It leaves the skin feeling really nourished but with no oily residue.
From the three masks in the WOW YOU range I chose Z'est La Vie which is an exfoliating peel mask. Ingredients include mango, pineapple and hibiscus which have natural enzymes and AHAs to brighten and exfoliate. Is also contains honey to lock in moisture. Like all of these products, the smell of this mask is gorgeous. It's a cooling gel texture and, in spite of it being a peel mask, I didn't feel any tingling at all. Afterwards my skin was a little pink but this soon calmed down leaving it feeling incredibly smooth and hydrated.
The final product that I have is the night moisturiser Woke Up Like This* (I really love the names). This contains shea butter, argan oil, rosehip oil and a mild form of retinol helping to plump and even the skin tone. I find that it sinks in really easily without making the skin so greasy that you stick to your pillow! It smells of honey and jasmine which makes it a really lovely bedtime treat.
I'm really excited by WOW YOU and can't wait to try more from them. My first impressions of the products are very positive and the company have a great ethos. Prices start at £7 for a lip butter and go up to £18 for the serum which also makes them really accessible. Their website is HERE and they are currently running an offer of 20% off your order and a free lip butter!
* Kindly gifted by the brand - all other items were purchased by me and all links are non-affiliate.
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