Okay, when it comes to aesthetic packaging, I think Glow Recipe definitely takes the cake.
In case you aren’t familiar with Glow Recipe, it’s a brand that utilizes K-Beauty trends and uses natural, fruit-powered ingredients that is designed to bring out your glow. The brand has been around since 2014 and you’ll recognize it by it’s bright packaging and fun bottles. Their products are also clean, cruelty-free and free of all that toxic stuff like parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
The brand recently released their newest innovation, the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops (C$45), which launched in December 2020. This serum is a makeup-skincare hybrid that gives you a dewy glow instantly and over time the more you use it. This lightweight gel formula can be worn under makeup or over top and will hydrate skin, as well as visibly brighten your face.
The ingredients include niacinamide, which contains Vitamin B3 and antioxidants to reduce hyper pigmentation and correct the look of dullness and minimize pores; watermelon to hydrate and brighten skin; as well as hyaluronic acid to moisturize and hydrate.
I love the idea of this product and for the most part have used it as a serum underneath their Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. I think in the summer time I will mix it in with my CC cream for days where I want a more dewy finish and a beautiful glow. Regardless of if you are using this with makeup or not, you’ll find that after regular use your skin will look less dull and more radiant.
Glow Recipe’s Watermelon line is one of their original ones and works to hydrate, soothe, and fight free radical damage. It also will combat fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
As mention, I like to use this with the Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer (C$50), which is a lightweight gel moisturizer that hydrates, brightens and boosts radiance and glow on the skin. Ideal for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin, this moisturizer will help combat dryness, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles.
The formula includes watermelon extract to quench skin with moisture and soothe irritation, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and antioxidants to protect skin against daily aggressors. For those who have oily or combination skin, Glow Recipe recommends using this as a moisturizer, whereas for those who have dry skin they can use it as a serum. Since the formula is a gel, it is very cooling and instantly absorbs into the skin.
Now that you’re moisturized and glowing, finish your skin off with their Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist (C$37). This ultra-fine mist (and I really mean it when I say “ultra-fine”) is formulated with 84 per cent watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and hibiscus to hydrate and fresh skin and enhance your makeup. The hibiscus also gently smooths the look of your skin’s texture and softens and hydrates it, leaving it prepped for your makeup. Finally, it also contains apple cider vinegar to balance oil production, and rice germ oil to protect your skin against free radicals.
I absolutely love this mist as the bottle really does nicely mist it on your skin. It’s such a nice little finisher to your skincare routine and I recommend carrying it around with you whenever you want a little refresh.
There are a few other products in their Watermelon line, including the iconic Sleeping Mask and PHA/+BHA Pore-Tight Toner. I also have the Glow Lip Pop (C$29, on sale for C$26.10), which is a lip balm with build-in exfoliant that hydrates, exfoliates, and gives lips a pop of colour.
This balm, which tastes like watermelon, includes watermelon extract, vitamin E, and coconut oil and watermelon seed oil to give you juicy and nourished lips. It also contains edible flower-derived AHA to naturally smooth lips, as well as coconut flower sugar to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin.
You guys know how much I love my Laneige Lip Sleeping mask for nighttime wear, but I have found that I have been applying this one before bed now too. I also like just applying it whenever I want some moisture and the added colour is a nice touch as well.
So far I have really been enjoying these Glow Recipe products and truthfully, more than anything, I just love the way they look on my countertop (I’m such a sucker for pink things and pretty packaging). I’ll be trying out a few other Glow Recipe products soon and after using these one on a regular basis, I can definitely see what all the hype is about.
Have you tried Glow Recipe?
Products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.
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