Woods_ copenhagen has built a cult following for their holistic approach to skincare, that less is more. I’ve been using their products for over a year and got excited to hear about their latest three products to be released. Like all of their products, they are 100% Vegan in recyclable packaging, safe for all skin types, and fragrance-free unless stated.

If you read my reviews, you know that I have sensitive skin and most of my adulthood has been a battle between acne and scars. The suffering is real. People judge you and like to give unsolicited advice which is the last thing you need when you have tried everything. This also means that I’m also not a stranger to Vitamin A. While today many people use Vitamin A to target fine lines, it has been used for years to fight blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmentation. I have gone on and off Vitamin A for years because of the side effects, especially the ones prescribed by the doctor. One thing that I have concluded, is it’s better to use it topically than orally, as many people, including myself, experienced depression as a side effect. Yes, my relationship with Vitamin A is love and hate.


Having trusted and had positive experiences with Woods_ copenhagen, I decided to give their latest product Vitamin A Treatment Cream a go. Many people can experience irritation with Vitamin A, even if I have used it before, I started with only using it once a day, you don’t need to go crazy with it. The best thing is that Winter is the perfect time to try it and see your response since you need to put on SPF and wear a hat if you plan on going outside. Wearing SPF has been a part of my routine for years because of Vitamin A. While it can prevent or even reverse hyperpigmentation, the exact opposite happens if you wear it in the sun. It is all about slow and steady if you want long-term results. My acne has been cleared, except for the occasional flareup, over the past three or four years, but my scars remain. The great thing about using the Treatment Cream is now I can focus on the scars and signs of premature aging at the same time. This time around my experience has been a positive one, with no negative side effects and the cream gives a soothing feel, which Vitamin A usually never does. I don’t want to say it’s a miracle treatment, because when you work on your skin, it’s a long-term process and part of the process is about accepting your skin with the genes you have and getting to the point where it just feels and looks healthier. But in terms of the other Vitamin A treatments out there, it’s a game changer. Before I wouldn’t have suggested any Vitamin A to people without serious skin ailments, but Woods_ copenhagen is just gentle enough to get results.


I got so excited when I found out that Woods Copenhagen was finally launching a Body Wash. Our household is full of all ages and all skin types, so I wanted something we could all use. Infused with fresh notes of natural lemon, iris, and rose, it does have a fresh smell, but nothing astringent. It’s rich in antioxidants, organic aloe vera, and natural Amaranthus caudatus seed extract to calm, protect, and regenerate the skin. Most importantly, it cleans while restoring not stripping.


I didn’t know about Niacinamide until I tried Woods Copenhagen Niacinamide Lifting Mist last year and become something of a convert. Compared to the mist, the lotion can capture that moisture when coming out of the shower. Niacinamide is anti-inflammatory and can reduce acne-causing oils. This is especially great if you get flare-ups on your body, especially those on your backside where we tend to sweat after exercise or even too much sitting on the bicycle. TMI, I know.


Woods_ copenhagen released this a while ago, but I just got around to getting one. I have heard about the “magic” of facial rollers for years, but I just assumed that they helped with circulation and boosting collagen. It wasn’t until a friend got some quotes on contouring his chin that I put two and two together. I’ve been using mine every night in bed after washing my face for about ten days now and working on my jawline. It’s crazy how noticeable it is when just working on one side before moving to the next. It does fill firmer, slightly lifted, but what I didn’t expect was that it felt like a massage. I usually wake up in pain with a slightly locked jaw because I grind my teeth (and I usually spit out my tooth guard at some point in the night), but for me, the roller almost put my jaw to sleep like a massage. I wasn’t expecting the side effect to be better sleep.