Archive for October 2014

Recipe to Get Skincare to Absorb Better

Did you know that the surface layers of skin, also called the stratum corneum, is anywhere between 9~11 layers? Cosmetic brands aren’t allowed to speak about penetration beyond these surface layers, so if you are seeing claims like ‘reproduces collagen’, an action that takes place in the dermis beyond the stratum corneum, note that this is actually against…

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Does Your Skin Give Away Whether You’re Right or Left-handed?

While we’ll be uploading our interview with Dr. Ro of Koracle Dermatology shortly, we wanted to give you a teaser of one of the many insights we gained from our talk. Koracle Dermatology (called Oracle Dermatology in Korea) boasts a network of over 70 dermatology clinics – the largest number of dermatology clinics in Korea and branches in…

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Probiotics….for the skin?

It’s well known that probiotics are good for the body – these live microorganisms found in yogurt and other fermented foods boost the ‘friendly bacteria’ in your gut. In modern day, stress, work, travelling, taking antibiotics all take a toll on the body’s bacteria balance, so probiotics are a must keep the body healthy and reduce…

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4 Time Saving Beauty Tips

It’s hard enough to get out the door in the morning without struggling with your daily beauty routine. We’ve summarized a list of our favorite time saving beauty tips – a combination of ways to cut down time consuming beauty routines but also little daily hacks that ultimately will save you time in the long…

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Taking an Enzyme Bath (or How to Cure Jet Lag)

Korean bathhouses or jimjilbang have been around in New York and LA for sometime now. These communal bathhouses offer a variety of dipping pools, saunas, steam rooms, ice rooms, massage therapies and even cafes, with enough activities to take up a full day of blissed-out relaxation. Lately Korean jimjilbangs have taken it to the next…

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4 Ways to Enjoy Misugaru

While we love our products, Glow Recipe is also about beauty from the inside out, and one of the team’s daily habits is to start the day with a healthy Misugaru shake. We’ve been seeing Misugaru mentions more often on cooking blogs & news articles lately and wanted to give you our lowdown. WHAT IS MISUGARU: Misugaru…

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How to shop the Glow Recipe E-Popup Store

We’ve excited to introduce the opening of the Glow Recipe E-Popup Store! Our E-Popup Store features the latest and greatest products from Korea. One product that has been hand-picked by the Glow Recipe team is featured for a limited time, every few days. Sign up for the Glow Recipe email list  to be notified of new…

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Honey, I got you Covered

Every trip back to Korea doesn’t just mean suitcases filled with the latest beauty products. It’s also non-stop indulgence in comfort foods such as bulgogi, bibimbap and then the not-so-familiar latest food trends. This summer, our favorite “new find” in the midst of heat-struck, humid Seoul was Softree Honey Chip Ice Cream. The ice cream itself, made…

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Why do the Double Cleanse?

Using a cleanser at the end of a long day to remove dirt, debris, makeup, and sebum is a part of most modern skincare routines. Throughout Asia, cleansing is widely considered the most important part of skincare, which has resulted in the development of highly specialized products and methodologies. The double cleanse method is commonplace in Korea and Japan,…

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