Review: [Jolse] Wish Formula SPECIAL Kit Review

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***These products were given to us to test by Jolse.com, but all reviews hold our honest experience and opinions about each product. If you are to try these products remember that YMMV.

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Back in December Jolse held a contest to recruit 30 reviewers to be sent a special kit including varying Wish Formula products to test and review. The package itself contained The Bat Eye Mask, I’m Pro Ampoule Pad-C, C200 Bubble Peeling Pad and an assortment of samples. Now that a month has gone by, and we’ve split the products between the two of us, we’re finally able to give our final thoughts on each product.

The Bat Eye Mask with Centella Honey Fermented Essence:

Claims:

“Viamin C, Adenosine, Centella Asiatica, honey and many fermented active ingredients to help anti-wrinkles, brighten and clear, radiant skin to bat eye zone.”

  • Wrinkle Improvement to fine and deep wrinkles
  • Nutrition
  • Brightening

Ingredients:

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Water, Dipropylene glycol, Glycerin, Blackkstrap Powder, Buttylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon), Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract,  Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Lead/Root Extract, Saccharomces/Honey Ferment Filtrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Beta-Glucan, Lactobacullus/Olive Leaf Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Peppermint Leaf Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Clover Flower Ferment Extract, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Allantoin, Adenosine, hydroxyethylcellulose, Chlorphensin.

Read the CosDNA report here.

The one thing I found odd, is that for a product that ‘honey’and ‘centella’ in the name, the ingredients themselves are pretty low on the list. That being said, there don’t seem to be any irritants, and the ingredients themselves mainly target moisturizing or are an anti-inflammatory to help with ‘puffy’ eyes.

How to Use:

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Directions from Wish Formula:

  1. Sweep the face with toner after cleansing.
  2. Position the sheet mask onto the nose and eye area followed by adjusting eye and nose parts to fit.
  3. Relax for 20-30 mins and discard the sheet mask.
  4. Gently dab the essence residue on the face.

How I used it:

  1. After cleansing, toning, actives, etc I apply the bat eye mask to the ‘bat eye zone’.
  2. After 30 minutes removed from skin.
  3. Tapped essence to absorb into my skin.

Final Thoughts:

This isn’t the first time I’ve used these masks, if you check our instagram I’ve raved about them before. Being young, I don’t have too many lines around my eyes just yet, but sometimes my under eyes get a bit dull from lack of sleep or if I’m battling a sickness (like I was in the picture above). I think it’s times like this that giving your under eyes an extra dose of moisture never hurts. I don’t believe the results are extreme, I don’t have puffy eyes, and the brightening isn’t significant but everything looks a bit lighter and plump the next day. I also thing it’s a nice mask to have right before doing eye make up. Adding that kick of moisture before applying make up will keep products from creasing into lines and product always clings better for long-wear use.

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I’m Pro Ampoule Pad:

Claims:

“Groundbreaking Pad & Concentrated Ampoule technology with Patent, it is a Home Spa Product which gives maximized absorption and transmission into the skin.”

  • Brightening
  • Antioxidation
  • Boost skin vitality

Ingredients:

Water, Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, 1-2 Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Pinus Radiata Bark Extract, PEG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Coceth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Santalum Album (sandalwood) Oil, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Aralia Elata Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Arachis Hypogaea (peanut) Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Wine Extract, Tocoppherol, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment

Read the CosDNA report here.

This pad is supposed to contain 10% Vitamin C, so for those sensitive to actives or those trying them for the very first time, make sure to only use these pads sparingly. Also worth noting is the inclusion of Arachis Hypogaea Oil aka Peanut Oil. For those with peanut allergies beware and those who are acne prone since this is a potential acne trigger.

How to use:

How Wish Formula says to use it:

  1. Balance out the skin by using toner after cleansing.
  2. Place the ampoule pad band between the fingers and apply all over the face.
  3. Tap the ampoule pad onto the skin to absorb better.
  4. 1 min later, massage the remaining ampoule into the skin.

How I used it:

  1. Double cleanse and tone skin with ph-adjusting toner.
  2. Before using BHA or AHA use this pad as a Vitamin C serum.
  3. After applying pad all over face and patting in, wait 20 minutes before moving on with any other actives and the rest of your routine.

Final Thoughts:

I don’t currently use a vitamin c serum, so I liked the idea of this pad. At first it seemed like a good way to ease my way into using one in my routine, but I ended up being pretty disappointed in this. The pad itself was soft and non-irritating to use and it was fully soaked in serum with some still left in the pouch. This ended up actually being too much serum for one use, but I suppose you could use the rest on your neck and chest. Once applied, this took quite awhile to sink in and it dried very sticky. I did notice my skin was slightly brighter the next morning, but I think this caused me to break out. I probably wouldn’t purchase this in the future, as I think this pad is a bit pricey for something that is one time use. If I were to ever want to see long term results, I would have to buy a box of these and a bottle of vitamin c serum is more worth the price.

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C200 Bubble Peeling Pad:

Claims:

  • Remove dead skin cells and dirt as well as excessive sebum
  • Treats acne scars and blemishes
  • Whitens dull skin
  • leaves glowing skin
  • Helps prevents aging
  • moisturizes and firms skin
  • Keeps skin healthy from bacteria

There are a lot of claims up there… It comes from the fact that the first side of the pad has AHA, a chemical exfoliator that helps shed skin and remove dirt and impurities from clogged pores. The second side of the pad is a soft foaming pad with vitamin C. Vitamin C is filled with anti-oxidants that help prevent aging, while also brightening skintone, and firming the skin.

Ingredients:

Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamide DEA, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactobacillus/ Clover Flower Ferment Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, Apium Graveolens Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit Extract, Brassica Rapa Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract, Broccoli Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, DMDM Hydantoin

Read the CosDNA report here.

There are two ingredients on this list that had a rating of 7 out of 9 in the “safety” column of the CosDNA report, I put them in bold. Cocamide DEA has been labeled as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” as well as being on Calfornia’s Proposition 65 list as a chemical that is known to cause cancer. DMDM Hydantoin got it’s high score from the formaldehyde it releases that is used to work as a preservative.

How To Use:

Directions from Jolse:

  1. Create rich bubble with the pad by squeezing it, proceed to next step with clean, damp face.
  2. Rub entire face with fiber side around 2-3 minutes except the eye and lip areas.
  3. After exfoliation, flip over the band part. Use the soft side of the pad to pat Vitamin contents into the skin and rinse off.

How I used it:

  1. After cleansing steps, squeeze pad to form bubbles. Using the fiber (rough) side of the pad I gently exfoliated for 2-3 minutes avoid sensitive area such as eyes and lips.
  2. Flipping the pad over to the soft side, I pat entire face before rinsing.

Final Thoughts:

While using the product, I was worried about over-exfoliation. 2-3 minutes sounds like a long time to be rubbing at your face with a rough cushion, but I did as the directions asked and pressed forward. During the process, I did feel that some part of my face got a bit agitated, like spots with acne or white heads. Right after finishing the final step, my skin was SO SOFT. I mean I was a feather, I was a cloud, I was SO SO SOFT. The feeling of soft, tight, and clean skin almost made me forget my worries about this product as I went off to sleep. The next day, however, I did feel the signs of exfoliation, nothing too grand than feeling a bit sensitive but it was enough for me to feel like this product was too harsh for me. Not only that, but the knowledge that some dangerous chemicals hide within the ingredients list makes me a little worried. I loved have a soft face, but I know there are other products out there that will do the same thing. Also, a pack of four is $24.98 on Jolse which is a lot considering you can only use each pad once.

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Samples (First Impressions):

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Purifying Toner:

The toner itself is clear, thicker than water but not as thick as an essence or gel. It felt somewhat ‘tightening’ but not drying and I noticed my makeup didn’t become too greasy or slick during the day while wearing it. That being said I didn’t notice anything extraordinary about it.

Reparative K Cream:

This was definitely a heavier cream, which makes sense because it’s supposed to help repair your moisture barrier. I have oily skin, so I used this one as a night cream. I woke up the next morning with my skin looking smooth and still hydrated. I do think it is a little heavy for me though, so I would recommend this one for drier skin types.

Fermented AC-X Spot:

As the packaging implies, this is meant problem areas on the skin. Though I have combination skin, I didn’t find the cream to be too oily and it absorbed nicely. I did see a bit of redness go down the next morning, but the one thing I have to note is that this cream smells AWFUL. Under the slightly sweet smell of the cream is a scent that reminds me of manure, and it doesn’t go away after the cream is absorbed into the skin.

Fermented Calming Serum:

I used this in replacement of my regular calming serum (I currently use the Dr. G Red Blemish Soothing Ampoule) and I felt it worked okay. I do prefer my current ampoule as I feel it helps more with inflammation, but this one did calm some of my redness.

Fermented Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion:

This one was a nice daytime moisturizer, as it was lightweight and absorbed easily. I also felt this kept my face hydrated all day and wouldn’t mind trying this one again.

Pore Tightening Serum:

This serum is clear, very thin, and kind of smells like alcohol. Upon application it gives a slight blurring effect and seems to reduce the look of pores a little bit. It didn’t do anything significant in terms of oil control, but I can see this being a nice alternative to primer.

Hydra Base pH 5.5 Toner:

I used this toner as a pH balancing toner before my actives. It’s consistency was a little thicker than water and it was clear. I actually liked this sample as it left my face feeling clean, hydrated, and ready for the rest of my routine.

Ceramide Lotion:

I used this one during my morning and night routine. As someone with oily skin I felt this was hydrating enough for both routines. It definitely had a lotion consistency and wasn’t too heavy for under makeup. This layered nicely over other products and left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

Aloe Gel:

Looks like every other aloe gel out there, but has a slightly thicker consistency then say the Nature Republic aloe vera gel.

Fermented Oil-Free Dr Mild Sun Block:

This sunscreen had a thicker consistency and had that classic sun block smell. It was easy to massage into my skin, but it did leave me with a slight white cast. The finish was smooth and non-sticky, but overall this didn’t seem like anything special.

Where to Buy:

You can find all the full-size items at Jolse:

  • The Bat Eye Mask for $4.48 here
  • I’m Pro Ampoule Pad for $4.48 here
  • C200 Bubble Peeling Pad for $8.98 here

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