3 Reasons Why Korean Girls Can’t Live Without Cleansing Water

Meet Jo, our intern in Seoul! Like many of us, Jo leads a busy life running around the city. Unlike many of us, her skin is—as many commenters on her K-beauty routine video pointed out—flawless and the very definition of #skingoals. And no, the video didn’t have any filters (pinky promise!). It was just Jo,…

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The Glow Recipe Team’s Black Friday Must-have Guide

We test a LOT of products at Glow offices. We’re lucky to have access to samples from some of the best K-beauty brands out there, and on any given day, a product meeting ends up with all of us around a table trying out products on our faces, arms, even legs once we run out…

Goodbye Squeaky Cleanse, Hello Moisturizing Cleanse!

The Cleansing Step In K-beauty, cleansing is such a critical step of the routine – the rule of thumb is, if you’re going to spend 30 minutes applying products on your face, you should spend the same amount of time cleaning it off. You want to maximize your skincare on a clean canvas. In Korea, women/men…

Everything You Need to Know About Winter-proofing Skin

I’ve had dry skin my whole life. If I don’t use the right cleanser, my skin feels tight. If the heater’s on, my skin feels like it’s being torn to papery dry shreds. And along with dryness, redness, flakiness and irritation always happens when the weather is colder or drier. So hydration, to put it mildly, has…

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Ready to Mask + CHILL?

Summer’s here, y’all!!! Pack up your sunscreen and get ready to mask + chill. Mask and chill was born when GR staffers co-opted the netflix and chill trend by adding a new element: maximizing self care with a sheet mask! We mask and chill all year long, but wanted to share our tips for summer masking with…

Sarah’s Bridal Beauty Diary

Hey guys! Yes, I got hitched! If you happen to follow me on Instagram (@sarah_glow), you may have noticed some fancier-than-usual posts (pictures courtesy of our wonderful wedding photographer @megcourtney1). To be honest, I am still getting accustomed to being open about my personal life as I’ve always been a fairly private person, and I’m still not entirely convinced anyone is all that interested in what…

Tester Panel Review: Blossom Jeju Soombi Cleansing Oil

As soon as the GR team found out that Blossom Jeju was coming out with a cleansing oil and foaming cleanser, we were nearly inconsolable with excitement. We’re all about the benefits of Camellia oil in our offices- each of us has a different way that we love to use the antioxidant powerhouse. Blossom Jeju’s new…

Find Your Cleansing Twin!

Cleansing is mandatory- but K-beauty finds a way to make everything infinitely more entertaining. We’ve even coined a word for this phenomenon: cleanser + entertainment. Cleansertainment! There’s nothing more satisfying than melting away the day’s makeup, swiping the skin with a cotton pad, and knowing that you’ve really, really gotten everything off your face. We…

Introducing… #ButSkinFirst

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to help people make sense of Korean beauty. From all the different steps and products names to the unique textures, the K-beauty world can be difficult to navigate. That’s where our new video series #ButSkinFirst comes in. There is this preconception that K-beauty is overwhelmingly complex, or…