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Glow Recipe

Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer

2.03 fl. oz. for $ 39.00
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Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer has great aesthetics and contains some pretty good ingredients, too… but doesn’t quite have what it takes to rank among the best moisturizers.

This light pink moisturizer comes in a faceted glass bottle with a pump dispenser. Because the glass is clear, you’ll have to store this moisturizer out of direct light, since light can break down some of the beneficial ingredients (namely antioxidants) that this formula contains.

Best for those with combination to oily skin, this gel-like moisturizer is remarkably lightweight. It absorbs quickly, leaving skin looking plumped and hydrated, with no sheen whatsoever, and no sticky or tacky feel.

Watermelon is the star ingredient here, and it’s a good one to feature as it’s rich with antioxidants. There are a few water-binding and moisturizing ingredients included, as well as plumping hyaluronic acid. Rounding out the formula are some skin-soothing ingredients, among them licorice extract.

It’s a pleasant way to moisturize, and it has a light watermelon scent, except that fragrance can trigger irritation in skin. Fragrance isn’t prominent among this moisturizer’s ingredients, but it’s best for skin care products to be fragrance free—and you can get the antioxidant benefits of watermelon without the scented part.

Still, this is a moisturizer with many positive aspects, making it one to consider.

Pros:
  • Lightweight, gel-like texture is good for those with combination to oily skin.
  • Contains two kinds of antioxidant-rich watermelon extract.
  • Includes water-binding, moisturizing, and skin-soothing ingredients.
Cons:
  • Needs to be stored away from direct light to preserve its beneficial ingredients.
  • Contains fragrance, which can trigger skin irritation.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Spiked with vitamin- and amino acid-rich watermelon extract, plumping hyaluronic acid, and soothing botanicals like peony and jasmine extracts, this cooling gel-emulsion absorbs instantly to seal in hydration and prep skin for the day ahead. Antioxidants guard against free radicals and repair damaged cells along the way. Used morning and night, it drenches skin in luscious, long-lasting moisture.

Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Glutamic Acid (Derived from fermented grains), Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate (Derived from Olive), Sorbitan Olivate (Derived from Olive), Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Xantham Gum, Apricot Kernel Amino Acids, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeuonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas (Sweet Potato) Root Extract, Fragrance.

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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