I Tried Glow Recipe and Here's What Happened...


I got a sample of Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask in a gift bag, and I have to admit, I was reluctant to try it. This brand’s use of color and fruity names come off as if it’s not clean or serious skin care. But, after following the brand on Instagram for some time, I decided to give this mask a try…and oh my god!

Before using this mask, I noticed the surface of my skin changing, with large and clogged pores. Also, even though I have been continuing a healthy skin regimen, I could tell I needed more “actives” like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and alpha hydroxy acid –– for clarity, resurfacing, and brightening. So, after reading the ingredients, I decided the mask was worth a try.

What’s Inside

Watermelon: Amino-rich watermelon extract intensely hydrates, soothes and fights free radical damage to ward off fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Hyaluronic Acid: Instantly quench thirsty skin with hyaluronic acid. This holy grail hydrator retains 1000 times its weight in water to breathe new life to dry, rough skin.

AHA: Gentle chemical exfoliators that buff away dead skin, smooth fine lines, soften texture, diminish dark spots, and clarify pores. In other words, they help your skin live its best life.

Pumpkin Extract: Rich in antioxidants that both repair skin and defend it against damage-causing free radicals.

Free Of: Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Dyes. Vegan. Cruelty-free.

What Happened

A couple hours before bed, I steamed my face with a hot washcloth to remove the day’s facial products (toner, serum, and moisturizer). While my face was still warm, and my pores open, I applied a healthy amount of the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask all over my face, neck, and decolletage –– taking care while applying it around my eyes.

And that’s it!

I went to sleep, as usual, and tried to stay off my face. However, with the way I sleep, that wouldn’t last long. Still, it didn’t matter. The mask is thin and breathable, and absorbs into the skin. When I woke up, The mask had peeled a bit, but that didn’t matter. I removed the mask with another hot washcloth, sprayed with toner, and then, added serum and moisturizer per usual.

My skin was already different, just after one use!

My pores were smaller and unclogged, making the surface of my skin feel and appear much smoother. Plus, my skin appeared alot brighter! Luckily, this mask is gentle enough to use every night, so I have added it to my nightly routine, and have seen my skin improve more and more, after each night. Next, I will try more of Glow Recipe’s products!

beautyElisabeth Ovesen