Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask
Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask is one of the better-formulated sheet masks we’ve seen, with just one misstep that keeps it out of our top rankings.
Everything with this mask is watermelon-themed, right down to the packaging: it comes in a plastic pouch shaped like a watermelon wedge. As claimed, the mask is made from a sheer pink, gelatinous material instead of cloth or fiber. It’s saturated with a skin care solution, but not overly so, so it’s not messy getting it out of its container like many other sheet masks are.
The mask comes in two pieces: one you apply to the top of your face, and one that goes onto the bottom. It adheres well to skin with no slipping and immediately feels refreshing.
You’re supposed to wear this sheet mask for about 10 minutes before removing it, then let the remaining serum absorb into skin. It sinks in quickly, making skin feel hydrated without any sticky residue.
A note on a silly claim Glow Recipe makes with this mask: no, you can’t wear it out and about with no one knowing it’s on. Though it’s translucent, the high shine of the jelly mask and the fact that it won’t match up perfectly to everyone’s facial contours means it’s more than apparent you’re wearing it!
That aside, there are some great ingredients included here, among them the antioxidant-rich watermelon extracts advertised by Glow Recipe. There’s also hydrating centella asiatica (tiger grass), moisturizing soybean sterols, plumping hyaluronic acid, and some skin-soothing ingredients, too. It’s one of the stronger ingredient lineups we’ve seen from a sheet mask.
The only real drawback is the inclusion of a small amount of fragrance. It results in a faint watermelon scent that some may find nice, but fragrance of any kind can trigger skin irritation.
That aside, this is still a product worth consideration. While it won’t replace the best serum in your routine, if you’re into sheet masks as a supplementary product, it’s a good option.
- Mask isn’t overly saturated and is easy to use.
- Includes antioxidant-rich watermelon extract.
- Contains moisturizing and soothing ingredients.
- Contains fragrance, which can irritate skin.
- Not truly invisible as claimed.
This one-of-a-kind sheet mask gets its jelly texture from a blend of watermelon extract and natto gum. That’s right, it’s a sheet mask made out of watermelons that gives you all the benefits of the amino-acid rich fruit directly into the skin. Free of synthetic dyes, the Jelly Sheet Mask is also packed with majorly hydrating hyaluronic acid and ultra-soothing centella asiatica to fix your skin’s biggest issues as it soothes and moisturizes. Use it morning, noon, or night to instantly reveal a soft, smooth, glowing complexion. The watermelon base gives the jelly a naturally translucent pink hue that’s almost invisible on the skin, meaning you can mask anywhere, anytime without anyone knowing what you’re up to. It’ll be our little secret.
Glow Recipe got its start as a website, created by co-founders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang. Lee and Chang leveraged a combined 20 years in the beauty business in both the U.S. and Korea (they worked for L’Oreal in both countries), to get Korean-based beauty brands to sell their products on an American-based platform. The goal: to create a one-stop-shopping destination for American consumers curious about the trends and products of the Korean beauty industry (K-Beauty).
In time, as the site’s popularity grew, Lee and Chang decided to branch out and create their own line of products under the Glow Recipe name. To that end, the brand focuses on a small but curated group of trend-driven skin care products, with bright, eye-catching packaging and fruity fragrances.
Though most Glow Recipe products are in clear packaging (which doesn’t protect delicate ingredients from light exposure), and some products come in jars that don’t protect them from light or air, the formulary concepts are all intriguing.
Each product contains a good complement of antioxidants, plus moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredients. A few even include alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids, too. Though the products contain fragrance, it’s not overwhelming; however, because even small amounts of fragrance still have the potential to irritate skin, their ratings were held back.
To learn more about Glow Recipe, visit www.glowrecipe.com.
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