5 Ways To Glowing Skin with an Ampoule

So we’ve done a deep dive on essences vs. serums and essences toners vs. toners. And we thought it was high time to give a little love to another recent skincare hotword – ampoules. Ampoules are very concentrated treatments that are used to target skin concerns such as fine lines, dullness and rough texture, and…

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A Deep Dive into Essences with Fashionista

Cheryl Wischhover is one of our favorite editors – her articles are always so well researched and spot on – and her recent article “Korean Skincare: The Differences between Serums, Essences & Ampoules” knocks it out of the park. (We were honored to be consulted for the article as well!) One of the most confusing keywords…

Decoding the Korean Skincare Routine, Part 2: Toners, Skin, Treatment Essences?

 Toners vs. Lotions vs. Skin vs. Softeners vs. Mists vs. Treatment Essences? The terms for toners are even more varied than the serum category. Let’s start with the key differences between toners in Asia and toners from Western markets, which boils down to the purpose.  Toner is a relatively new term in Asia – it’s…

Decoding the Korean Skincare Routine, Part 1: Essences, Serums, Ampoules?

One of the questions we most often get is ‘What on earth do all of these names mean? How do I properly use a [insert exotic name here]’?  So without further ado – our guide to decoding the Korean Skincare Routine, Part 1. After your cleanser and toner comes the treatment step of your routine…

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Winter Skincare Tips: Hydration, SPF & More

Just in time for Christmas, we’re introducing the second part of our winter skincare series. (Also check out how we recommend to treat blemishes and troubled skin in the winter time here) 1. Hydration is King No matter what your skin is like during the summer months, winter is a season where skin seems to get…

Nuts for nuts? Macadamia Oil in Skincare

Macadamia nuts. We’ve all eaten them, had them covered in chocolate and toffee, and baked into cookies with white chocolate and even sprinkled on lattes. After a recent series of highly unfortunate events in Korea – and where Macadamia nuts were a minor player – news outlets are reporting that sales of Macadamia nuts have…

Holiday Recipe: A Korean Twist on Pumpkin

We always love a good pumpkin or squash recipe for the holidays. We’re sharing an easy Glow Recipe team favorite below! Recipe for Kabocha Squash Gratin with Spicy Rice Cakes (dukbokki) 1. Thoroughly wash, then dry a Kabocha squash. Microwave it for 8 minutes 2. Saw off the top and hollow out the inside 3. Bring…

Recipe for Evening Skincare

Part 2 of our skincare routine series – our Evening Skincare Routine. The foundation of our evening skincare routine follows the below 6 steps with ‘add-ons’ depending on your skin type and skin needs. Similar to our morning skincare routine, each step serves a distinct purpose, and the main difference is the additional cleansing step in the…

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…