PRODUCTS I 🖤 AND BELIEVE IN : Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask 🍉🍉🍉
I love watermelon.
But I wouldn't think about putting it on my face any more than I would douse my skin in orange juice. As full of vitamins and hydration as watermelon is, it's just too sticky! And maybe that's the first thing about this gooey, magnificent pink treat that Glow Recipe got right: they somehow managed to get all the annoying things about watermelon out like stickiness and seeds and kept all the goodness! Most importantly, the silky, refreshing hydration you get from a slice of watermelon.
I also love Glow Recipe!
Founded by former colleagues of mine at Kiehl's & L'Oreal, Glow Recipe is an online purveyor of natural Korean skin care. They literally got their start on ABC's hit show Shark Tank. And while I've been known to hit pause and order products in the middle of an episode, I only learned about the Shark Tank appearance long after I discovered the amazing things Glow Recipe was doing to demystify Korean skin care. They get all the props for opening my eyes to K-beauty and introducing me to all kinds of innovative product forms, formulas, ingredients and brands. Yes, they demystified it all! Without Glow Recipe, I wouldn't know what the 7 Skin Method is (Odds are you don't know what it is either; read all about it here.); wouldn’t believe that a rubber mask contains no actual rubber; and certainly wouldn't have discovered my favorite overnight sleeping mask — the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask!
Dubbed a “game changer,” (indeed it is!) I was so blown away by the product that I wrote my first ever product review on sephora.com:
Morning After Wow
I've used at least a dozen sleeping masks over the last year or two and most of them are completely gone from my face in the morning — with little or no effect on my skin. This one is different. I get up to a soft, smooth, radiant and hydrated complexion. Without it, my complexion would be dull and slightly dehydrated. Best of all, there's still a layer of mask on my face (easily washes off) which tells me it didn't rub off on the pillow, didn't evaporate, and most importantly, is still working 8 hours after application. The texture is amazing, super luxurious and gooey good. The fresh watermelon aroma is delicious...perfect for summer!
I think the one thing I'd add to that now is the fact that it contains a decent level of both Alpha Hydroxy Acid + Lactic Acid — ingredients #9 and #10 in the ingredient list. That goes a long way toward smoothing out your skin texture. And the fact that the mask has the unusual ability to remain on your skin means that you're getting the exfoliation benefits of the acids throughout the night.
So if you want to take your complexion up a notch, the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a serious option and one I not only recommend but can't imagine my PM skincare regimen without! As of this writing, I'm on my fourth jar.