#WooshApproved: The Best Products Of 2023
As 2023 comes to an end, we figured it was a great time to think back to all the incredible things that filled our year with joy. And it seems that, as well as the final season of ‘Succession’ (seriously, how good?), 2023 was all about self-care, eco-conscious skincare... and snacks!
Here’s our round-up of all the best products we discovered over the past 12 months. PSA: you need these in your life.
Shaving sucks. And don’t even get us started on the pain of having your bikini waxed. Torture. This is why we recommend you put Nood The Flasher 2.0 at the top of your most-wanted list. If your social media habits are anything like ours, you’ve probably encountered this baby on your feed more than once in the past few months. And let us tell you, it deserves all the hype it’s been getting. Quick, pain-free and way more cost-effective than countless trips to an aesthetician, it uses PrecisionPulse™ IPL flashes to target unwanted hair and permanently remove it in around eight weeks. Magic? Not quite. But it sure feels like it.
Way back at the start of 2023 we made it our mission to pay more attention to the skin on our bodies. Because facial skincare has always been a given, but bodycare? Not so much. Thankfully, we soon discovered there are tons of fabulous products specifically formulated for this often neglected area of the skin. And Saltair Santal Bloom Body Wash became an instant favorite. Free from nasties and packed with vegan, cruelty-free ingredients like monoi oil and cupuaçu butter (look it up, it’s good stuff) this serum-like body cleanser is super refreshing, ultra hydrating and intensely nourishing. It also smells freakin’ awesome. And, yes, that’s kind of important to us.
As much as we love dangly, look-at-me earrings that almost walk into a room before we do, nothing beats classic, understated studs. And when they offer something a little more personal than hearts and flowers, even better. Our founder, Andrea has recently been spotted at Woosh HQ wearing a cute R and T in each of her ears to symbolize the names of her boys – how cute? The rest of us wanted in immediately so you’ll currently finding us 'adding to cart' at Zaana Jewelry where you can choose any letter you like, as singles or pairs.
Hand sanitizers might not be such a thing any more, but we still get icked out by gas station pumps and grubby shopping carts. This is why we’re suckers for a cute sanitizer that doesn’t strip all the life from our hands – but still takes care of business. Cue Touchland Hand Sanitizer Power Mist which not only comes in a whole bunch of fabulous fragrances (we’re all about Beach Coco since you asked) but contains enough alcohol to kill 99.99 percent of most common germs. It’s also chock full of aloe vera to hydrate the skin and lemon peel oil for a side of extra nourishment.
The quest for gorgeous skin is very real, but oftentimes, skin just does not want to play ball. Do you hear us? Of course you do, nobody has perfect skin, after all. The sea of skincare products to sift through, however, is also no joke. Which is why whenever we take a punt on a product and hit the skincare jackpot, we like to sing about it. And this was how we felt when we discovered SkinBetter Science AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads. Don’t get us wrong, with ingredients like retinoid and exfoliating acids these pads pack a very real punch, but use them with care and attention, and your skin will look brighter and smoother in just a matter of weeks. That’s skincare we can totally get on board with.
It's not glamorous, it doesn’t make your lashes look instantly longer and it doesn’t smell gorgeous, but that doesn’t mean this Goplus treadmill doesn’t deserve a place on our best of 2023 list. Complete with Bluetooth speaker, phone holder and a desk for your laptop it’s the ideal way to work out while getting work done. Just call us the veritable masters of multi-tasking.
We love warm, sunkissed skin, but there’s no denying the fact that the sun is skin’s mortal enemy. Did you know that UV radiation ages you up more than anything else? More than alcohol, smoking, a poor diet, pollution, the works. Thank the beauty gods, therefore, for products that allow you to fake a gorgeous glow without all the collagen-crushing effects of baking your bod in the sun. Our big hitter for 2023 has, without a shadow of a doubt, been BIA Golden Hour Bronzing Créme which offers a flawless, subtly shimmering glow that moisturizes your skin all day, then washes off at the end of it. The best of both worlds? All over that.
We don’t like having favorites in the Woosh family, but this year has been all about The Smokeshow. For one thing, Fold Out Eyes is the cutest refillable compact you have ever seen. Plus it contains two beautifully blendable smokey eye colors and the exact concealer your skin needs for smoothing your skin and hiding dark circles. And if all that wasn’t enough, this bundle also includes our award-winning Corner Brush Eye Stamper which takes all the hard work out of applying eyeshadow. Because, let’s admit it, it’s not as easy as it looks.
Just when we thought our scented candle obsession couldn’t get any more real, Chiachia Candle Warmer Lamp came into our lives. What is this candle sorcery we hear you ask? Well, instead of lighting your candle and dealing with uneven burning, this stylish lamp warms and melts your candle via the magic of a simple lightbulb. The brighter you set the light, the faster the candle will melt and the more delicious fragrance will fill your room. Thomas Edison, we thank you.
Hands up if you loathe washing your hair every day, yet hate the white residue dry shampoo leaves behind. Hmm, if only there was another solution to refreshed hair... Actually, there is. Say hello to m'Chel Haircare Day After Brush which delivers oil-reducing, deodorizing powder directly onto your scalp and claims to absorb oil up to 50 percent more efficiently than regular sprays. Admittedly, we’ve not put it to such vigorous testing, but we can 100 percent confirm that it works better than anything we’ve ever used in the past.
We’re way too big on snacks than we care to admit, but while Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are great in small doses they do our hips no good. But popcorn? Popcorn is everything. Tasty, crunchy, low in fat and slim in calories, there is nothing to not love about popcorn. We really stepped it up this year by becoming addicted to Tamalitoz Palomitaz Bite Me Blood Orange Popcorn. Each and every bag is crammed with orangey, tangy, crunchy deliciousness, sprinkled with chili lime and sea salt for a punch of flavor in every mouthful. Oh. My.
Question: how do you dry your face after cleansing? If the answer is with the same old towel everyone else in your house uses, you might want to think about that for a hot minute. How many hands, faces and bodies has that single towel dealt with over the last few days? How much bacteria, fungus and build-up could be lurking on it from repeated use? Don’t want to go there? Then treat yourself to Clean Skin Club Bamboo Face Towels. These individual towels are soft, totally eco-friendly and made from 100 percent bamboo fibers making them a must for healthier, cleaner skin.