Our Best K-Beauty Posts of 2017

2017 was kind of a banner year for Glow Recipe. We hosted three NYC pop-up shops (in Soho, inside the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship, and at Henri Bendel), created our first-ever collab with the Seoul-based skincare brand Whamisa, introduced K-beauty kits to the masses via an exclusive partnership with Target, and oh yeah, launched our very own two-piece skincare collection that restores glow in a major way. (Maybe you’ve heard of them: The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which racked up a 5000-person waitlist in its first day and was named one of Sephora’s bestselling products of the year and the so-hydrating-you’ll-swear-it’s-a-serum Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser.) In between all that, we still managed to serve up some pretty genius K-beauty tips, tricks, and trends to help you get the most out of your products—and the skin of your dreams. In case you missed them, here are our top blog posts of the year. Enjoy!

The Best K-Beauty Products of 2017

Every year, countless beauty products hit the scene, but that doesn’t mean they all deliver. We rounded up a list of the 17 standouts from 2017 that truly work (and all currently being hoarded by the Glow Recipe team)—from whipped oils to insta-exfoliators and a serum that’s like a facial in a bottle.

I Tried the Korean ‘7-Skin Method’ and it Rescued My Dehydrated Skin

If you haven’t tried the viral skin hack that delivers instant glow, consider this your formal invitation. All you need is a hydrating toner and two minutes to make it happen—promise.

Exactly How to Get Glass Skin in 5 Easy Steps

The most coveted K-beauty term of the year is precisely what it sounds like—skin so clear, so poreless, so luminous that it looks like a piece of glass. But don’t let that scare you: It’s totally within reach with a few strategic products and our easy tutorial.

The Best K-Beauty Routine for Oily Skin

A heads-up for ladies with oily skin: It’s all about balancing things out (not stripping) with lightweight hydration in the form of a quick-absorbing toner and non-greasy moisturizer. Check out the rest of our tips to keep breakouts at bay, K-beauty style.

Skipping This Step Is One of the Best Things I’ve Ever Done for My Skin

So you want to get better skin in 2018…great! But before you do anything, we suggest steering clear of this simple slip-up that can actually do more harm than good.

The New Cleansing Equation that Will Change Your Skin: 1+1

This non-negotiable K-beauty move allows everything else you put on top to work a million times better. Here’s how to do it like a pro.

Take it From a Peeling Junkie: Make P:rem’s ‘Peel Me’ Line is a Big Deal

What makes these exfoliating products so effective? An infusion of PHA, the latest (and gentlest) ingredient that reduces discoloration, brightens, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and improves acne without over drying. Plus, they give serious glow. Here’s how to add them all to your skincare routine.

How Make P:rem’s Safe Relief Cream Helped Me Love My Skin Again

Even if you’re not plagued with sensitive skin, you’re still going to want to know how this ultra-soothing formula can help cool, calm, and protect to ensure that no matter how harsh the conditions are, you’ll never look less than radiant.

Your Ultimate Guide to Sunscreen

By now, you know you should be using SPF every day. But how to choose the right one with no regret? Simple: Use this playbook, full of helpful advice from our co-founder Christine about every sunscreen-related decision.

Trendspotting: K-Beauty’s Top Trends for 2017

From a single-use exfoliating pad you can use on the go to a selfie-worthy rubber mask that adds serious face gloss, take a look back at the most exciting innovations that kicked off the year.

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