Ever Cleanse with a Powder? (+ Giveaway!)

Goodbye drying-out powders. Goodbye harsh cleansers. Hello cleanse-‘n-glow powder cleansers. When it comes to glowing skin, there are 2 things we want: To keep the freshness and dewy glow that lasts all day To cleanse the skin after a long, stressful day, removing impurities and makeup Powder has been a beauty staple for all mankind, from…

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Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World

Valentine’s Day runs a gamut of emotions – anticipation for some, dread for others. So what does this emotion-charged day mean for people around the world? In Korea, Valentine’s Day is a day women give men chocolate, not the other way around. This tradition was influenced by a practice in Japan that’s been around since…

Decoding the Korean Skincare Routine, Part 2: Toners, Skin, Treatment Essences?

 Toners vs. Lotions vs. Skin vs. Softeners vs. Mists vs. Treatment Essences? The terms for toners are even more varied than the serum category. Let’s start with the key differences between toners in Asia and toners from Western markets, which boils down to the purpose.  Toner is a relatively new term in Asia – it’s…

Whamisa Organic Flowers Water Cream is in Refinery29

Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Water Cream is in Refinery29! One of our favorite hydrating & nourishing facial creams that we’ve ever curated, Refinery29 describes it as such: “There are moisturizing creams, and then there’s this. This is my special, unique little star. The texture is so light that when I dip my finger into it, I can’t…

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Decoding the Korean Skincare Routine, Part 1: Essences, Serums, Ampoules?

One of the questions we most often get is ‘What on earth do all of these names mean? How do I properly use a [insert exotic name here]’?  So without further ado – our guide to decoding the Korean Skincare Routine, Part 1. After your cleanser and toner comes the treatment step of your routine…

10 Skincare Resolutions for the New Year

Hey, let’s be honest.  While we might like to think we’re faithfully using a transcendental 30 step skincare regimen every night, the Glow Recipe team isn’t perfect either :). So after a long discussion with the team about our own skincare vices and after sifting through many email questions from our beloved customers, we’re drawing…

Winter Skincare Tips: Hydration, SPF & More

Just in time for Christmas, we’re introducing the second part of our winter skincare series. (Also check out how we recommend to treat blemishes and troubled skin in the winter time here) 1. Hydration is King No matter what your skin is like during the summer months, winter is a season where skin seems to get…

Self.com: “The Hottest Natural Beauty Products Come from Here”

We’re honored to be featured in Self.com. An excerpt from the article: “Much like BB Creams and Konjac Sponges, if there’s a new buzzword in beauty, you can guarantee it came from Korea. While their innovative products have us scrambling to find them before they sell out, often the products’ flaw is that they aren’t natural. Two former…

Product Review & Giveaway: Whamisa’s Organic Sea Kelp Mask

Sarah and I have been in the beauty industry for a combined 19 years. We’ve touched, tried and tested thousands of beauty products over the years and it takes a lot to surprise us. Whamisa’s Organic Sea Kelp Mask? Completely blew us away. We were fortunate to discover Whamisa during one of our beauty-hunting trips in Korea.…