Recipe for Winter Skincare: Treating Blemishes with Tea Tree

Does Tea Tree really Treat Acne & Troubled Skin? Since I was a teenager going through the all-too-common phase of angsty teenage blemishes, I’ve commonly heard that Tea Tree extract was the solution. So I’ve just assumed – like many of you, I’m sure – that tea tree was for treating breakouts and never questioned its…

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Product Review: Whamisa’s Organic Hydro-Gel Mask

While we have many a product obsession at Glow Recipe, the team definitely tries to find every excuse possible to ‘test’ the Whamisa Hydro-gel Sheet Masks. “Oh, a new version with tomato and fruit extracts? I think I should try this out…(for the 10th time)” Long before sheet masks became a staple in Korean skincare regimes,…

24 hours with a Mist

We are thrilled to introduce our intern Elle, who has a bi-cultural background (Korea and U.S.) and loves skincare, just like the founders of Glow Recipe. Thanks to her discerning eye, Elle has been a critical member of the team, especially when it comes to product testing – here’s her journey with one of our…

Taking an Enzyme Bath (or How to Cure Jet Lag)

Korean bathhouses or jimjilbang have been around in New York and LA for sometime now. These communal bathhouses offer a variety of dipping pools, saunas, steam rooms, ice rooms, massage therapies and even cafes, with enough activities to take up a full day of blissed-out relaxation. Lately Korean jimjilbangs have taken it to the next…