Archive for February 2016

The Baddies: Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

As I become more literate in the language of skincare, my evaluation of products has gone from “Oh, this feels nice,” “This package is pretty” and “Yes, this seems to work” to an obsessive evaluation of practically every ingredient and review out there. It’s no longer good enough to be a primer; now you have…

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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…

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Get Strobing With Your Skincare

There have been some seriously wacky beauty trends in the past couple decades. Orange faux tans? A bad look. Overplucked eyebrows? Many still rue the day. And don’t get me started on lining the lips with black liner. More recently, there’s been contouring — that Kim Kardashian mainstay of shading and highlighting to create more…

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Product Review: Primary Raw Soy Milk Bio Lumpoule

I’m excited to introduce our newest treatment from Primary Raw – the Soy Milk Bio Lumpoule.   The Glow Recipe team opens up every Monday morning with a product round table. We discuss the various products that we’re testing and also sort through our newest submissions and decide who will be testing what. I’m not ashamed to…

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From the Runway to Your Skin: NYFW Trends in K-Beauty

The whirlwind of New York Fashion Week is finally over! Besides hosting events and our exciting Unistella partnership, NYFW was the stage for the newest fashion looks. The latest and hottest trends from the runway can be found in the new mask innovations; many of the textiles and techniques reminded us of fashionable and fun…

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Skincare to Share (With Your Man)

It began about five years ago. My husband, whose definition of skincare had been to quickly wash his face with soap in the shower (the soap he used on his body, naturally), one day suddenly asked me if I had any moisturizers he could use. After picking up my jaw off the ground, I began…

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How-To: DIY Unistella Glass Nail Stickers

We had a blast partnering with Unistella for her New York Fashion Week debut at the Creatures of Comfort show, where the phenomenon of #glassnails was re-interpreted with a NYFW spin. Glow Recipe is also excited to exclusively introduce – for a limited time only – a NYFW edition of Unistella’s glass nails stickers in celebration of her debut at…

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Unistella x Glow Recipe at NYFW Sneak Preview

Last October, we had our first ever pop-up shop in the heart of New York City. The event was such a blast as we got to interact with customers and hold K-beauty master classes. One of the highlights was inviting Eunkyung Park, the creative director of Unistella nail salons, to NYC for her first stateside…

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