Glow Recipe Products
Glow Recipe is a clean skincare line inspired by K-beauty that can best be described as fruity fun. Recipe Products, which began in New York in 2017, rose to prominence with their watermelon skincare and, later, their viral Glow Recipe toner. The recipe has added a fruity twist to skin-beneficial products like a watermelon sleeping mask, avocado eye cream, banana soufflé cream, and plum serum. One thing you should be aware of before purchasing Glow Recipe Products, especially if you need to use completely clean products for health reasons, is that Glow Recipe does use a small percentage of fragrance in the majority of their products.. I’ve known Glow Recipe since they first became famous after appearing on Shark Tank to pitch the idea of Glow Recipe.
Glow Recipe began as a small startup funded by the young founders, who were former colleagues back in Korea. They launched Glow Recipe as a K-beauty online store selling skincare products from Korea that were difficult to find in the US. Fast forward a few years, and Glow Recipe launched their first namesake product, the Watermelon Glow Sheet Mask (now discontinued), which caused a frenzy, selling out multiple times.
1. Natural Glow Recipe
I’d like to point out that Glow Recipe is not an organic or entirely natural skincare line. Articles on the internet claiming this are false. Certain products do contain synthetics, and many Glow Recipe products contain fragrance. Another thing that bothers me about Glow Recipe is that, despite being a Korean American brand, they do very little to elevate Asian American voices. In fact, there is little Asian representation on their social media platforms. It’s clear who their primary target demographic is. This disturbs me, especially at a time when violence against Asian Americans is at an all-time high due to the pandemic. Glow Recipe, a major global brand deeply rooted in Korean heritage and inspired by K-beauty, can and should do more to showcase Asian faces and elevate AAPI voices (if they won’t, who will?). I like how Cocokind, another Asian American-founded company, hires Asian Americans.
2. Glow Recipe Watermelon Range
The Glow Recipe watermelon range has easily formed the brand into the worldwide success it is today; in fact, all you have to do is open Instagram and see a plethora of their pretty-pink products splattered across your timeline to know just how big they’ve become. This epic range hydrates parched skin with a blend of vitamins, nutrients, and other feel-good ingredients, delivering a flood of moisture.
Aside from hyaluronic acid, the cleanser contains blueberries as well as five other berries (groundcherry, raspberry, bearberry, mulberry, and bilberry) to provide antioxidants that protect the skin. AHAs remove makeup from deep within the pores while sloughing away dead skin, creating the ideal canvas for the rest of the brand’s products.
3. Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum
This light, silky serum is an absolute must-have for your morning routine. I love how plump my skin looks after I apply it. It contains vegan collagen and vegan silk protein blend that is meant to help strengthen the skin. As a long-time user of hyaluronic acid, I can attest that it does exactly what it says on the bottle. With five molecular weights of next-generation hyaluronic acid meant to hydrate each skin layer. Look at the before-and-after photos on the Glow Recipe website if you don’t believe me. Before moisturizing, apply 1–2 pumps of serum to your face and neck and massage in until fully absorbed.
4. Watermelon Glow Sleep Mask
This is the product that popularized the phrase “inner glow.” When this mask debuted in 2017, it sold out more than seven times on the brand’s website and Sephora, and it’s easy to see why the Glow gang adores it so much. As someone with oily/combination skin, I used to think that glowing skin was impossible without drawing too much attention to my T-zone, but thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid, I’ve been proven wrong. I noticed a significant improvement in the texture of my skin after just one application of this mask. It is suitable for daily use and can be used as a sleeping mask or by applying a thick layer to cleansed skin and rinsing it off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.
5. Watermelon Glow Pink Body Cream
The Pink Body Cream and the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask were both inspired by the Korean tradition of rubbing watermelon rind on the skin to try to soothe heat rash and irritation. This silky cream promises to glide effortlessly onto the skin, leaving it glowing. It contains hibiscus AHA and hyaluronic acid in addition to the main ingredients watermelon extract and watermelon seed butter. Massage the cream into your skin until it is completely absorbed for the best results. Apply another layer for extra moisture to rougher, dehydrated areas of the skin.
6. Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream
If you enjoy bakery-style banana pudding as much as I do, you will be ecstatic. Hen you unplug the lid of this cream and smell the dessert. Despite its appearance. Tt’s more bouncy gel cream than buttery lotion. So it spreads into the thinnest of layers despite being packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like Centella Asiatica and turmeric. It miraculously achieves the same level of hydration as several serums, transforming my dehydrated skin from parched to plump and keeping it that way.
7. Glow Recipe Pineapple Glow Serum
Vitamin C serums are infamously difficult to formulate because the ingredient is difficult to stabilize, but this serum comes in three forms to maximize its stability and potency. It also contains AHAs to gently exfoliate while also containing hydrating and soothing ingredients to keep it from drying out. After a few weeks of consistent use, I noticed a brighter complexion, less hyperpigmentation, and smaller pores. It’s mild enough that it hasn’t aggravated my rosacea or caused any dry patches to appear.
8. Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
NiacinamideWatermelon Glow Dew Drops can be use as a serum or moisturizer. Before applying sunscreen or makeup, as a hydrating primer or a highlighter. As the name suggests, this pink-hued gel contains niacinamide. Which helps to reduce the appearance of stressed-out skin, such as redness and acne-related hyperpigmentation. As well as signs of aging, such as fine lines and uneven texture. We can’t forget about the antioxidant-rich watermelon, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and non-comedogenic (aka, non-pore-clogging) moringa seed oil. All of which work together to plump skin, boost barrier function, and protect against free radicals.
9. Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser
We love this cleanser because it promised to remove even the most stubborn makeup (yes, even mascara). The texture of this product is on the thicker side for a gel. Aside from hyaluronic acid, the cleanser contains the goodness of blueberries. As well as five other berries (groundcherry, raspberry, bearberry, mulberry, and bilberry) to provide antioxidants that protect the skin. AHAs help remove makeup from deep within the pores while sloughing away dead skin, creating the ideal canvas for the brand’s other products.
10. Glow Recipe Cleansers
Good skin begins with a good skincare routine, and thankfully. Glow Recipe has created two iconic staples to help us on our way to a glowing visage. Glow Recipe’s skin care experts have bottled up a selection of innovative ingredients. That wash away the likes of oils, dirt, and grime without disrupting the skin’s natural balance to create two fast-acting cleansers. With the Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm. You can easily remove stubborn makeup without scrubbing. The Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser will help your skin bounce back.