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You’ve seen the many-hued packaging of this K-beauty inspired skincare label everywhere on the internet. You’ve heard everyone from skincare experts to skincare rookies speak with extravagant enthusiasm about their natural, fruit-powered products. You’ve probably even tried getting your hands on their top-selling Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer that once sold out in under two hours.
And here’s the news we’ve all been waiting for: Glow Recipe, one of the hottest skincare brands in recent years, is FINALLY hitting the shores of Singapore!
We don’t know about you, but come 20 August we’re most definitely dropping these in our cart asap before we miss out on any of these nine wonder products.
About Glow Recipe, the delicious fruit-powered brand
Although Glow Recipe’s probably a label that needs no introduction with its most well-known product, the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask (read more about its 5,000-person waiting list down below!), being an instant hit in the brand’s debut line that launched back in 2017, here’s a quick run down anyway!
Designed with the utmost comfort of users and their best interests in mind, this business-reality TV show winner boasts a comprehensive line of easy-to-use hybrid formulas backed by innovative ingredients and unexpected sensorial textures that promises to bring out your best natural glow from within with each use.
With products formulated with the highest quality of natural ingredients, Glow Recipe virtually checks them all on the clean-beauty scale – being cruelty-free and having eco-conscious ingredients that do not include parabens, sulphates, and phthalates. Not to mention their 100% recyclable, no-waste packaging despite their aesthetically-pleasing appearance that’s totally made for Instagram.
The six-year-old brand that carries an extensive range of beauty products from a brightening serum to an overnight retinol eye mask first launched its original superfruit-themed line inspired by beauty industry veteran founders, Christine Chang’s and Sarah Lee’s, childhood when their Korean grandmas would rub the cooling rinds of watermelon on their backs during hot summer afternoons to rid of the much-dreaded heat rash.
Now, the K-beauty brand will be hitting stores in Singapore next Thursday and we can’t guarantee they’ll be staying on shelves for long! Be it during your pre-bedtime self-care moment or over a glass of wine with your girlfriends, the K-beauty inspired brand is committed to making your everyday skincare routine a joy!
Glow Recipe products that’ll be available in Singapore
Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
It’s only befitting we start with the cult-favourite that’s garnered worldwide attention from skincare devotees to beauty passersby alike. The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask 80ml (S$69) is said to be the prima donna behind the successes of this brand, with its high concentration of hydrating ingredients, gently exfoliating acids and of course, amino-rich watermelon extract that gives this luxurious mask its heavenly scent.
When launched back in 2017, as one of the only two products from the newly-founded Glow Recipe skincare line, this radiance-boosting mask sold out on the very same day itself, leaving over 5,000 on a patient wait for a second release.
The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask that both hydrates and exfoliates while you’re asleep has sold out more than a grand total of seven times as well and we can see why. Chock-full of antioxidants that help repair and defend skin against damage-causing free radical, this intensely hydrating mask containing a good percentage of hyaluronic acid helps fight off fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots while buffing away dead skin with its AHA formulation.
With a pillow-proof formula that allows this product to be used as intended as an overnight mask, pat a dime-sized amount (in place of your moisturiser) into skin and let it do all the work for you while you’re asleep. Do remember to wash it off in the morning! Wake up to bouncier, more deeply hydrated skin that’s sure to take years off your appearance.
Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
If that’s not enough for you, there’s another wonder product that promises results so good it went out of stock two hours into its initial pre-sale – crazy, we know. Made out of 90% watermelon extract, the Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer 60ml (S$60) is a gel-emulsion that also contains holy grail hydrator hyaluronic acid, with the added benefits of jasmine and peony extracts that help soothe, brighten and moisturise (oil-free!).
Slather on some of this lightweight and delicious-smelling moisturiser that could pretty much double up as an illuminating primer with its silky texture or for drier skins, use as a serum before your daily moisturiser.
Watermelon Glow Ultra Fine Mist
Joining the watermelon glow family is the Watermelon Glow Ultra Fine Mist 75ml (S$43) formulated with watermelon seed oil, ACV (apple cider vinegar), rice germ oil, and hibiscus extracts that work to smooth skin and balance oil production throughout the day.
This state-of-the-art product provides an ultra-fine spritz that penetrates deep into pores providing an intense hydration to rejuvenate dull and dry skin instantly! Use as a toner or on-the-go mist, or even as a make-up refresher to achieve the natural dewy “glass skin” look.
We love how this mist also comes in a handy bottle that’d make the perfect addition to any vanity or makeup pouch whilst adding a touch of fun to our everyday skincare routine.
Watermelon Glow Lip Pop
Last but not least, Glow Recipe’s got something for your lips as well. This juicy addition is a lip balm, lip scrub, and lip tint all in one!
Nourish your lips with coconut oil and jojoba esters in this long-lasting lip wear that softens and soothes lips by melting away dead skin cells effectively with its added AHAs in a single swipe.
Use as a lip prep before your favourite colours to keep your lipstick looking fresh and flawless all day long. Or for a quick pop of colour on busy mornings, you can even use the Watermelon Glow Lip Pop (S$45) on its own! Apply three times for a unique build-up to attain supply and plump lips immediately!
Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask
Next up, avocado! The powerful fruit that’s loaded with vitamins C and E contains antioxidants that help keep your skin taut while retaining its youthful glow. It’s no surprise that this star of a fruit has been paired with the principal performer of the beauty scene to introduce the Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask (S$64).
Often some angry red-flagesque signs when using retinol include redness, itchy, and dry skin due to the rate of cell turnover induced. But when it comes to the retinol eye mask from Glow Recipe, many have lauded it for its gentle formula that only brings along brighter under eyes and a reduction in fine lines.
With long-lasting actives that are gradually released throughout the night, you can rest assured knowing that your peepers are getting all the TLC they deserve.
Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask
For blemish-prone skin, the Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask (S$75) is a rich creamy mask suitable as a wash-off or leave on overnight mask for deep recovery.
With a potent combination of exfoliating PHA and encapsulated retinol, see the difference with every use as the antioxidant-rich avocado calms acne and inflamed skin while reducing hyperpigmentation. Pamper your skin with this soothing matcha, ginger, chamomile, and konjac mix to revitalise dull and damaged skin.
Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser
As one of the brand’s pioneering products, the Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser has come a long way. Available in two sizes, 30ml (S$16) and 160ml (S$62), this three-in-one cleanser combats blemishes by removing even the most stubborn of makeup, provides a deep cleanse and offers a hydrating mask for the skin with its myriad of active ingredients.
Just like the rest of the products from this label, this cleanser is thoughtfully formulated with gentle exfoliating AHAs with the addition of six antioxidant-packed berries (groundcherry, raspberry, bearberry, mulberry, bilberry, and the star ingredient, blueberry) to help protect the skin against environmental stresses.
Use as a daily cleanser for softer and more supply skin that stays moisturised or as a deep clarifying mask that can be conveniently layered on for an in-shower treatment. We’re definitely adding this to our carts.
Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream
We’d be honest with you, when we first laid eyes on this jar of moisturiser, it took a lot for us to stop sniffing away at the delicious blend of banana, chia seed, and cica. It doesn’t help that the Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream (S$60) resembles the actual dessert with its fluffy and lightweight texture!
Known as a healing fruit that calms an upset stomach, the banana is widely considered a DIY beauty staple for moisturising and nourishing with the high concentrate of magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants the fruit boasts. The vitamins A, B, and C present in this silicone-free product also help reduce inflammation greatly while brightening dull skin.
Pat onto dry clean skin in the AM and PM for an instant radiance. Bring out your inner glow with this deeply enriching cream that sits well under a day of makeup.
Pineapple-C Bright Serum
If you’re looking to achieve glowing and lustrous skin, you’d know that a brightening serum is a must-have. The Pineapple-C Bright Serum (S$75) from Glow Recipe would make a good option for those of us starting out on our journey for a bright and translucent complexion.
Formulated with 22% pure pineapple juice, the Pineapple-C Bright Serum harnesses the power of natural acids and vitamins from pineapple to restore dull and uneven skin tones. Containing three types of vitamin C (the natural vitamin C from pineapple, ascorbic acid, and 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid), this luxurious serum brightens dark spots and exfoliates to resurface a complexion that’s sure to be envied.
Apply one to two drops onto clean skin daily before moisturiser. If you’re one to forget your sunscreen at times, the Glow Recipe serum’s got you covered. This mixture offers protection from damaging free radicals like UV rays, doing more for your skin. But it’s probably still best to follow up with sunscreen anyway!
Glow Recipe will be in stores from 20 August 2020 onwards, available at Sephora ION. We’re so excited to finally get our hands on some of these. Get yours while there are still plenty to go around!
Try out Glow Recipe products with the Daily Vanity team
These Glow Recipe products may only be available next week but we’re sure you’d like to have a first look at them. Join Daily Vanity team members ‘Alyaa and Lynnett in a live-streaming session where they share their first impressions of some of the most popular products. Ask them questions about the products and their reviews first hand, request for swatches or trials, and simply have a good time hanging out with us!