Goodbye Squeaky Cleanse, Hello Moisturizing Cleanse!

The Cleansing Step In K-beauty, cleansing is such a critical step of the routine – the rule of thumb is, if you’re going to spend 30 minutes applying products on your face, you should spend the same amount of time cleaning it off. You want to maximize your skincare on a clean canvas. In Korea, women/men…

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Korea’s Top Dermatology Clinic’s A to Z Skincare Routine

ID Dermatology Clinic has been on the Glow Recipe radar for some time as one of Korea’s top dermatology clinics and hospital in Korea. Beauty editors, bloggers and industry insiders alike raved about the next generation treatments available at this clinic, housed in a sleek glass monolith in the heart of Gangnam. Our co-founder Christine…

Makeup vs. Skincare – which is more important to you?

The balance between skincare and makeup is interesting to think about. Do you spend more time, money and effort on your skincare products, or what’s in your makeup bag? Which do you think is more important? It varies from individual to individual, and, as I found out after moving to Korea, country to country too.…

3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Jelly Pack

The J. One Jelly Pack is April’s Glow Gamechanger– a monthly product feature that highlights a treatment that’ll change your skincare game forever. For a limited time, shop the Jelly Pack at a game-changing price here. The J. One Jelly Pack has a definite girl next door vibe: beneath its shiny exterior lies one of the…

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The Best K-beauty Routine for Oily Skin

When I was young and naïve, I didn’t use moisturizer on my face. Can you even believe it? I know, I know, I can’t believe it myself. I have combination, oily, and acne prone skin, and for the longest time, I believed that the more I “dried” out my skin, the less oily it would be.…

How to Test and Incorporate New K-Beauty Products to Your Routine

It’s the New Year and you’ve made the resolution to take better care of your skin. No more going to bed without washing your face (tsk, tsk)! You’ve read the blogs, you’ve purchased your skincare kit, and you’re ready to start your glow-up skincare journey. You come in from a long day at school or…

Cheers to 2017! K-Beauty Hangover Cures

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebration and hope for new beginnings. Before the drinks and bubbly flow tonight, here are our easy hangover beauty tips so that you can start off the first day of the new year with your best face forward. Preventative Prickly Pear Cactus Before and after your night out,…

6 Ways to Step Up Your In-Shower Game

My daily shower is my time, a slice of the day that I guard jealously. It’s become a few minutes of the day where I can truly unwind in a deliciously toasty, steamed up bathroom. And lately, with a host of new beauty products, the shower has become.. the new spa. These little beauty tricks have helped…

5 K-Beauty Lessons That Changed My Skin

In a way, I’ve grown up with K-beauty. My mom is Korean, after all, and my earliest lessons, from how to apply eyeliner to DIY cucumber facials, were all passed down from her. I got my first professional facial with my mom — at a strip mall storefront in a Korean enclave of southern California,…