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…

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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…

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Recipe for Morning Skincare

It’s fairly well known that Korean women tend to use a lot of skincare steps. In fact, in a recent Beauty Usage and Attitudes Study, Korean women averaged 6~7 skincare steps vs. 3~4 for Japanese women and approximately 2 for US women. While women in Asia place importance on layering skincare because it’s believed that certain…

How to turn a single sheet mask into a luxurious treat

We just received our top-selling Whamisa Sea Kelp masks back in stock. As delighted as our customers must be, I was literally jumping up and down with joy as I was personally waiting to use these again as well! When I find the time to decompress after a long week and want to fully enjoy the…

The Glow In Ginseng

What is the buzz about Ginseng? Unique in its fleshy figure, Ginseng is valued for its almost “humanly” shape that is characteristic to the incredible body vitalizing effects it harbors. Prized for centuries as a medicinal favorite to restore health and circulation, this plant is most commonly found in Siberia, Northern China, and Korea. Ginseng is still…

Cushion Compact 101: What it is, Usage, Tips & Tricks

With the very recent launch of Lancome’s Miracle Cushion Compact in the US, joining the ranks of Amore Pacific’s Color Control Cushion Compact and Laneige BB Cushion, it’s official. The global cushion compact wars have started – and we expect customers everywhere to be the happy beneficiary of an increasing range of choices. Here’s a summary…

Did You Know Pollution Can Actually Damage the Skin?

Pollution to us means car exhaust, smog, dirt, grime and pollen. And these elements clogging and dirtying the skin. City smog: Photo Source Unfortunately, pollution is also a constant in our lives, wherever we live. But did you know that pollution can go beyond surface grime to actually damage the skin? While it’s commonly known that UVA…