Glow Recipe is one of the sweetest skin care brands, ever - and we’re not just talking about their lineup of hydrating, anti-aging, complexion brightening products formulated with your favorite fruits. The K-beauty brand shows kindness to your skin and soul by making you feel empowered, courtesy of face masks, toners, and moisturizers that make skin care fun through “unexpected sensorial textures, colorful packaging, and innovative ingredients.” Actual words from Glow Recipe, and 100% accurate. Unsurprisingly, all the beauty influencers also love Glow Recipe… as the colors look great in shelfies, cult ingredients like Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid are present, and Glow Recipe skin care delivers the glowing skin and Instagram filter-worthy complexion that all the influencers live by. What’s not to love? Glow Recipe has some of the most ‘Gram-able skin care products ever, and you can achieve your most healthy, relaxed, and hydrated skin with our favorite influencer-approved products below!
As one of the most popular Glow Recipe products that once had a waiting list of 5,000 people, you could say that Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is the product that started it all. And by “it,” we mean the brand’s highly popular line of watermelon skin care that’s developed a cult following on social media and beyond. We’ll get to more of those later, but you need to try this sleeping mask right now. It’s formulated with Watermelon Extract to hydrate, deliver essential vitamins, and fight wrinkles and free radical damage - working its magic while you sleep for a refined and radiant complexion. The moisture magic continues with Hyaluronic Acid, quenching the most thirsty skin with 1,000 times its own weight in water, as Pumpkin Extract and AHA’s work together to exfoliate and repair. No more dead skin cells or damage from environmental stress… just you and your most glowing skin from this cult favorite by Glow Recipe.
Two things that nearly every beauty influencer loves? Avocado and Retinol. And you’ll get both of these trendy ingredients with one of the most recent additions to the Glow Recipe lineup. Avocado Melt is a lightweight, ultra-hydrating overnight mask for a morning glow up - formulated with antioxidant-rich Avocado to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, protect against environmental aggressors, and soothe and nourish the skin. The presence of encapsulated Retinol only enhances the anti-aging process, helping you achieve firmer and fresher skin without irritation, while PHA provides gentle exfoliation and Matcha further nourishes the skin. If it sounds like the dream anti-aging cream… that’s because it is! Tons of your favorite influencers also like to glow with avocado, and the Glow Recipe launch party for these products in 2019 was attended by beauty gurus like Desi Perkins, Patrick Starr, AnnaLynne McCord and more.
Did the BHA in the name of this toner just excite all of our exfoliation enthusiasts? It should, as this pore-minimizing, texture-improving, and hydrating product is everything. Designed to prep and prime the skin for the rest of your beauty routine, the Watermelon Glow toner is equal parts hydrating and tightening. Watermelon extract, Cactus Water, and Hyaluronic Acid help with the hydration and soothing aspect - helping to moisturize the skin, smooth out fine lines, and fade the appearance of dark spots. Now let’s get to the exfoliation part - this toner contains Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA’s) to remove dead cells and smooth out the skin, plus BHA’s like Willow Bark to unclog pores while hydrating. You won’t just notice visibly smaller pores and a more refined complexion, your skin will be free of all the impurities that dull your natural radiance… letting your glowing skin shine through with this hero ingredient.
Let’s talk about Plum Pump, one of the best fall serums we’ve ever tried. Since launching in September 2020, this product has become adored by not only influencers, but also beauty editors at top publications like Popsugar and Allure. “We used a blend of three different plums that have unique benefits,” said Glow Recipe co-founder Christine Chang. “Kakadu plum has the highest concentration of Vitamin C (100x more than an orange), so it’s both brightening and a powerful fighter against fine lines and wrinkles.” Along with the skin brightening, defending, and wrinkle-fighting power of plum, this serum also provides a moisture surge with five weights of Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate multiple layers of the skin, plumping up fine lines and helping you feel radiant and refreshed.
The best morning routine before heading out the door? A blueberry muffin alongside a gentle face wash from this blueberry cleanser. “I love love love this cleanser! It was gentle while getting rid of my acne and thoroughly cleansing my pores,” one MIRA review says. “Family and friends started commenting on my visibly brighter and clearer skin just 1 week into use!” Known as a 3-in-1 makeup remover, cleanser, and clarifying mask, the blueberry extract protects against environmental stressors to prevent early aging, naturally hydrate, calm down inflammation and fade dark spots. Talk about a multitasking product. It gets a little help from our favorite hydration hero, Hyaluronic Acid, and a blend of Lactic and Glycolic acids to gently exfoliate and remove every last trace of dirt and makeup. Feel sweet while taking off your makeup at the end of the day with this influencer and MIRA approved blueberry cleanser!
“It’s a universal pink that is unique to all skin tones, so I love this product. I feel like this is their best watermelon product yet,” Korean beauty influencer Joan Kim says of the Watermelon Glow Lip Pop. Indeed, the lippie has been an influencer favorite since it was released in early 2020, and we definitely see why. Glow Recipe’s first makeup product is a scrub-to-balm formula that exfoliates, hydrates, and coats your lips in a sweet pink pop of color. Watermelon extract and seed oil work together to nourish and deliver essential vitamins to the skin, Coconut Flower Sugar gently exfoliates to remove dead cells while keeping lips moisturized, and Flower-derived AHA’s soften and hydrate for one sweet pout. You deserve a makeup and skin care hybrid that gives your lips a beautiful burst of color, without drying them out in the process, and Watermelon Glow will do just that while quickly becoming your new favorite lip balm, ever.
It’s natural to be stressed sometimes, but your skin doesn’t need to be. Channel your inner beauty influencer with the Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream - formulated with the potassium and magnesium rich fruit to help soothe, calm, and moisturize the skin. In addition to your favorite after-school snack, this cream also contains Centella Asiatica, a K-beauty favorite known to heal even the most dry sensitive skin types - along with antioxidant-rich Turmeric to reduce redness, even out complexion, and produce glowing skin. It’s not always easy to find a product that soothes and nourishes your sensitive side while also providing hydration and brightness, but Banana Soufflé is a treat for all skin types - including those who are acne-prone or prone to skin conditions like eczema or rosacea.
Glass skin is calling your name with this serum, which is adorably shaped like a pineapple and basically a hyperpigmentation hero. It features three potent forms of Vitamin C (including Pineapple Juice) to brighten and smooth the skin, fading dark spots and discoloration while creating a more even tone. Pineapple also contains natural AHAs and Bromelain to exfoliate and remove impurities, amplifying your skin’s brightness factor that MIRA reviews can’t stop talking about. And since no good serum would be complete without hydration, you’ll also get a moisture boost from Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E! All of these ingredients, including soothers like chamomile and aloe, come together to keep your skin moisturized and glassy… making Pineapple-C one of the best serums for glowing skin and a K-beauty must-have that you need in your collection.
You’ll definitely be on a watermelon sugar high after trying this sweet, influencer-approved moisturizer, and we’re not even talking about whatever Harry Styles was singing about this summer. Watermelon is the amino-rich ingredient that every skin type needs in their routine, hydrating and smoothing out your skin while protecting against environmental stressors that cause dark spots and wrinkles. If you’ve made it this far down the list, you already know the strength of Hyaluronic Acid... a powerhouse ingredient that floods your face with moisture. Watermelon Glow contains tons of it, and this ingredient works even better when combined with Jasmine and Peony extract to soothe sensitive skin while brightening and adding even more hydration. So. Much. Hydration. And then there’s the sweet watermelon scent, which will refresh the senses and wake you up while doing your morning skin care routine. Our MIRA community says Watermelon Glow is lightweight, brightening, hydrating and good for acne… and don’t even get us started on all the kind words from our favorite beauty influencers!
Taking off your makeup and SPF products at the end of the day can be a pain, especially when you’re a beauty influencer, but all you need is a little papaya to make it more fun. The Papaya Enzymes in this cleansing balm are rich in Oleic and Linoleic Acids and Vitamins A,C, and E... working to gently exfoliate the skin by dissolving dead cells, improving tone and texture while soothing and brightening. You know, all the things your complexion needs before heading to bed! A few other ingredients are here to help, too - including Blueberry extract for brightness and protection against free radical damage, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil to moisturize the skin while staying lightweight, and Apricot Kernel Oil to deeply nourish and soothe with Vitamin E. All skin types can benefit from this papaya cleansing balm, which helps to treat a variety of issues like dullness, dryness, and uneven texture.
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