Honest review of the Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

A few years back, I reviewed the PTR FirmX peeling gel, and today I’m back with a similar category product; the Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme scrub.

This chemical exfoliator was created by the beauty mogul Huda Beauty. All of her products are cruelty-free, and this scrub is also vegan! This enzyme scrub has 4 stars on the Sephora website and costs 51$ for 100ml. You can also purchase it directly from her website at hudabeauty.com.

This product targets uneven textured skin, dullness, dark circles, and large pores. It works well for all skin types.

Wishful - Yo Glow AHA & BHA Facial Enzyme Scrub 3.38 oz/ 100 mL Clean at Sephora
Wishful - Yo Glow AHA & BHA Facial Enzyme Scrub 3.38 oz/ 100 mL Clean at Sephora

How to use the wishful Yo glow enzyme scrub?

I would start by cleaning my skin with a cleanser, then dry my face completely. This product works better on dry skin and when applied with dry hands. You can apply a semi generous amount and then massage your skin in a circular motion. Once you have removed all the dead skin from your face, you can rinse it off with lukewarm water.

How often should you use Wishful Yo Glow enzyme scrub?

Depending on your skin type, you can use it more or less. As someone who has sensitive skin, I use it twice a week. I wouldn’t recommend using it more than 3 times a week given one of the ingredients is alcohol and can be drying to your skin over time.

Ingredients in the Wishful Yo Glow enzyme scrub?

We love a brand that uses clean ingredients. This scrub has 4 main components; papaya and pineapple fruit extract, BHA and AHA, and cellulose.

The papaya and pineapple fruit extract are helping to gently exfoliate your skin, reduce dark spots and soothe your skin, leaving you with a radiant glow!

The BHA (Beta hydroxy acid) is oil-soluble. It goes deeper into your pores to remove all excess sebum. Whereas the AHA (Alpha hydroxy acid) is water-soluble. It helps to peel your dead skin so that you can generate new skin in its place.

Lastly, cellulose is the component that makes the face scrub so gentle.

However, if your skin doesn’t react well to products with a fragrance, maybe you can try to find a better alternative. The fifth biggest ingredient in the scrub is alcohol, which can be very damaging to your skin barrier. Considering the exfoliator will be on your face for a few minutes only it’s not the end of the world, but it’s all up to you and your limits.

Dupes of the Wishful Yo Glow enzyme scrub

Alpyn Beauty Creamy Bubbling Cleanser

Creamy Bubbling Cleanser with Fruit Enzymes & AHA’s from Alpyn Beauty
This brand is considered high-end, but it’s about 6$ less than the Wishful yo glow.

The ingredients are a bit better in this product. It’s hydrating and has a similar smell, but it all comes from oils and extracts instead of a fragrance or perfume.

Bliss Jelly Glow Peel - Non-abrasive exfoliate

Jelly Glow Gentle Exfoliator Peel

Bliss is a drugstore product known to offer good quality products for a small price. This peel is 12$, almost 40$ less than the wishful yo glow.

This is a chemical exfoliant with a physical component, and looking at the ingredients, they are pretty similar. As a bonus, all the bad ingredients are at the bottom of the list, which means their concentration is minimal.

Let me know in the comments section below what other product you would like me to review as I love trying new products and finding gems in the skincare industry!

Until next time,



Sofyah Ov is the founder of Sofyahscorner. Through her travels, she emphasizes the art of living comfortably while adventuring, showing readers how to strike a harmonious balance between world exploration and the soft life. Having lived in 3 different continents, the writer, passionate traveler, and lifestyle enthusiast would love to teach you how you can have it all!

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1 Comment

  1. April 22, 2022 / 9:28 am

    Sounds like a good product to try. The packaging is lovely too. Thank you for sharing.

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