Skincare Routine Deep Dive: Christine Chang

One of the most frequent requests we get from our customers is to recommend a skincare routine. And what better way than to take a peek into how others care for their own skin? We’ll be doing Skincare Routine Deep Dive posts on Glow Recipe’s blog on an ongoing basis, interviewing some of our friends…

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Refinery29: The Missing Step in Your Skincare Routine

We’re loving Refinery29’s recent article: The Missing Step in your Skincare Regimen With a recent slew of articles on essences, ampoules and serums – how and when exactly does one use all of these treatments? We break it down for you below (3 of these products were also editor-tested and recommended by Refinery29’s Joyce Kong!) WHO:…

5 Ways To Glowing Skin with an Ampoule

So we’ve done a deep dive on essences vs. serums and essences toners vs. toners. And we thought it was high time to give a little love to another recent skincare hotword – ampoules. Ampoules are very concentrated treatments that are used to target skin concerns such as fine lines, dullness and rough texture, and…

A Deep Dive into Essences with Fashionista

Cheryl Wischhover is one of our favorite editors – her articles are always so well researched and spot on – and her recent article “Korean Skincare: The Differences between Serums, Essences & Ampoules” knocks it out of the park. (We were honored to be consulted for the article as well!) One of the most confusing keywords…

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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…

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…

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…