Glow Recipe is a K-Beauty brand that is run by two women, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee. Their goal is to curate K-Beauty products that are natural and gentle for the skin, as well as create their own products. I’m sure you’ve seen their trendy packaging all over social media, I know I have!
They have come out with a few new products lately, but I have never tried any before. I tested out two of their classic products, the Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer and Sleeping Mask.
I purchased the travel sizes from Sephora during the holidays. They came in this cute pink, translucent bag with the Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask, and a card that had details about each product. I absolutely love the packaging of these products! They are fun, colorful, and the glass containers are very unique.
The key ingredient in these products is watermelon extract. I had never even thought about watermelon as a skincare ingredient, but it makes so much sense now. It’s full of vitamins A, B, and C. There are also plenty of amino acids in watermelon; the fruit is about 92% water, so all that hydration can really benefit your skin. Is putting watermelon on your skin actually worth it? Let’s find out and jump into the review!
This moisturizer looks cute but it means business. The key ingredients in here are watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, peony extract, licorice root extract, jasmine wax, and sweet potato extract. This product is really jam packed with vitamins, nutrition, and hydration. The texture is somewhat watery. It smells like, you guessed it, watermelon! The scent is definitely strong because there is some added fragrance, but I found it delightful. If you don’t like fragrance, you might not like this product.
I found this moisturizer to be extremely hydrating! The moment I applied it to my skin it absorbed right in. It felt like my skin drank a glass or water. I think this moisturizer could work for all skin types. Since it’s winter, I often add in an oil with this to really lock in that moisture. I think this product is on the pricier side, especially since you only receive a small amount. I don’t know if this is the only moisturizer I could ever use again, but I did enjoy it and would absolutely use it if I had it in stock. I purchased this trial size at Sephora, but you can find full sizes there and on the Glow Recipe website.
The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is basically Pink Juice’s older sister. You’ll find similar ingredients in here, plus seaweed extract, pumpkin extract, pomegranate extract, and banana extract. Most importantly, there is glycolic and lactic acid in this sleeping mask. These AHAs are what really sets this sleeping mask apart. What percentage of AHA is in the product is not listed, but it is very gentle on the skin.
The product smells the same as Pink Juice, but the consistency is much thicker and more like jelly. When I applied this mask I did notice extra moisturization however, it’s important to be careful with how much you apply. The first couple of times I applied way too much and the product started to pill off. Once I used the correct amount I really enjoyed it. The results are clear the next morning with this product. My skin became much smoother and my complexion was more even. On really cold nights, I did feel like this product needed an oil to lock in the moisture. Otherwise, this product was very nice.
This wasn’t the best sleeping mask I’ve ever tried, but it was a pleasant experience. It’s similarly pricey for the amount you get, but worth a try. You can also find it at Sephora or on Glow Recipe’s website.
Overall I think Glow Recipe is an innovative, fun natural brand, and I would love to try more from them. Have you guys tried either of these products? What was your experience like?