What are Treatment Essences Exactly? And Which One is Right for Me?

We consistently get asked about the differences between toners, treatment toners, essence toners, treatment essences, true essences, and whether or not all of these products are required for building a comprehensive K-beauty routine. (To simplify this, think of treatment toners, essence toners, and treatment essences as one and the same.) For this blog, we’re tackling…

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Get Festival Beauty Ready

It’s that time of year — when spring break collides with festival season, all the way from South by Southwest in March to Coachella in April to Bonnaroo in the summer. And while festivalgoers have their uniform pretty much down — cut-offs, fringe, boots and all manner of gypsy-bohemian accouterments, not to mention no shortage…

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…

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…

The Glow Standard: Product Curation

It’s no secret that we’re extremely selective when it comes to the brands, partners, and products that we curate. This selectivity comes from a place of passion for skincare, but also from the knowledge that our customer base is extremely discerning. How Do We Curate? As the only US hub for Korean beauty founded by…

Glow Kitchen: Tremella Soup

We often write Ingredient Spotlight posts to highlight unique, natural ingredients in our products and how they benefit your skin. In many cases, those same ingredients are as nutritious for your body as they are for your skin. This first installment features a traditional Chinese soup with the Tremella mushroom, also known as the snow…

How-To: DIY Cotton Pad Mask

We’ve made it to day 4 of our #MondaytoFridayMasking challenge! Have you been keeping up with us? Today, we show you a quick way to to make some do-it-yourself masks with products that are already in your skincare collection. It’s 3pm in the Glow Recipe offices and our skin would appreciate a little midday pick-me-up.…

Sheet Masking for Beginners

It is day 1 of our #MondaytoFridayMasking challenge and we’re starting off with sheet mask first-timers! Follow along this week as we blog about our masking adventures. To me, sheet masking is a routine that is as normal as washing my face or taking a shower. Whenever my skin needs some extra hydration, I pull…