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Introducing the new Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask!

You already know why avocado is amazing for your skin, so when we were working on expanding the Glow Recipe product family, we knew we wanted it to be all about this creamy fruit. Without further ado, we’d like for you to meet the Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask!

Glow Recipe first launched two years ago with a sleeping mask of the watermelon variety, and we’re still obsessed with this category for a lot of reasons. Your skin is already working overnight to repair itself, so we love the idea of infusing a nighttime mask with potent, skin-loving ingredients to help you wake up to glowing skin. If you love the original Avocado Melt mask like we do, you’ll still be able to find it on our website, but we knew there was an opportunity to expand our avocado family, so we decided to add a potent encapsulated retinol formula to this already amazing line.

Encapsulated retinol is by far the star of the Avocado Melt show. Retinol does amazing things like increase skin-cell turnover to encourage the generation of new skin, which can lead to the decrease in appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne. Encapsulated retinol is different from free form retinol because of its coating, which has a time-release benefit, making it a great option for those prone to sensitivity.

The Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask works overnight to soothe and nourish the skin with pure avocado. We included both avocado extract and avocado oil, which are rich in both oleic and linoleic acids, two fatty acids that do an amazing job at moisturizing your skin. Avocado itself is rich in natural antioxidants that can help to protect the skin from environmental aggressors that cause damage and signs of aging.

Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask also contains PHA, or polyhydroxy acids, for gentle exfoliation. PHA is considered a second-generation AHA, meaning it works in the same way to exfoliate on the surface of the skin. However, its molecules are larger than AHA molecules, meaning it penetrates the skin more slowly for a gentler delivery. This makes it a great choice of exfoliant for those with sensitive skin.

We also learned that PHA and Retinol are a skin care dream team. Retinol works at the cellular level to increase skin cell turnover and generate fresh, new skin. PHA is a humectant, meaning its molecules draw in and retain moisture as it’s working. So just imagine these two actives, working deep within your skin to regenerate, hydrate and plump. Together, they do an amazing job of transforming the skin from the inside out.

Included in this formula is a calming blend of plant extracts to soothe the skin and to complement powerful active ingredients. Another innovation that our labs brought to us was finely milled chamomile powder, the flecks of which you can actually see in the new formula. Chamomile is just as calming when applied to your skin as it is when it’s steeped as a tea. You’ll also find matcha, which is amazingly rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and soothing ginger. These calming ingredients can also help to soothe red, inflamed acne. 

One of our favorite skincare ingredients of all time is hyaluronic acid, for its ability to hydrate the skin and help create an incredible glow. We love it so much that we included it in two different versions: free form and encapsulated. Just like encapsulated retinol, encapsulated hyaluronic acid has a time release benefit, so it’s released in bursts to keep your skin hydrated throughout the night. You’ll also feel the cooling sensation of its free form version as soon as you apply this mask to your skin.

We’re so excited to share our newest mask with you as we continue to grow our Glow Recipe family. Have any questions? Leave them in the comments below!


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