Ingredient Spotlight: Propolis

A decade or so ago, my parents came back from a business trip to Brazil. I was eager to see what souvenirs they brought back — Brazilian coffee? Christ the Redeemer figurines? At least some Havaianas? — and was surprised when they presented a handful of throat sprays with the word “propolis” written across the…

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K-beauty for Beginners

We’re so excited that Korean beauty products and trends continue to grow worldwide and that Glow Recipe has been a part of this global beauty dialogue. At the same time, there’s so much unfiltered information, we wanted to put this burning question – one our customers and readers email us about almost every day –…

Switch It Up: 5 Time-Saving Beauty Hacks from Anna Park

Our dear friend Anna Park of Style Under Pressure shares with us five beauty routine swaps to save time in your day! Whether mired in the midst of the madness that is the holiday season or just trying to get out the door on time every morning, we can all use an extra minute (or…

Fungus For The Face…. and Other Winter Skincare Obsessions

This time of year, your skin can feel a little dull and under the weather- probably because it’s due for a nourishment boost! The cure for your skincare woes lies with these incredible, superstar medicinal ingredients that have been cherished for centuries, bringing health and happiness to both the body and mind. These key ingredients that the…

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Ingredient Spotlight: Tremella Mushroom

When I showed a video of a blooming Tremella mushroom to my friend, her immediate response was, “what in the world is this extraterrestrial thing?!” Based Cambio’s article on the fungus and my friend’s reaction, the general consensus is that this fungus number one: looks weird, and number two: sounds terrifying. Despite its appearance and…

The Origins of Pepero Day (11.11) and a sweet skin treat!

Pepero Day is a South Korean holiday on November 11th (11/11), where friends, couples, and family give the gift of Pepero to their loved ones – it’s kind of like Valentine’s Day! You might be wondering what exactly is Pepero (빼빼로)? The standard Pepero is a stick-shaped biscuit dipped in chocolate. Besides the ubiquitous chocolate…

Skincare Advice Passed on from our Moms

When I was young, my dad used to take me to the zoo every Sunday afternoon because that was the time my mom went to the spa with her friends. As a kid, I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to hang out indoors for an entire afternoon when you could look at monkeys swinging…

#RubberMasking Deep Dive

We’ve been getting a lot of questions on what rubber masks are and how to use them. See below for a deep dive into one of the most buzzed about trends in beauty! What are rubber masks? Rubber masks are a celebrity facial staple that has been around for years in Korea. It’s often used at…

Ingredient Spotlight: Lotus

One of the things that I love about Korean skincare is trying out products with unique ingredients that aren’t commonly found in Western skincare.  Last time, we introduced you to the nutrient-packed natto gum. This time, we’re putting the spotlight on an ingredient that has the entire Glow Recipe team obsessed–the lotus! The Significance of…