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…

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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…

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…

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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.…

Glow Recipe is in Fashionista.com

Photo: Nina Frazier Hansen/Fashionista  Glow Recipe is in Fashionista.com! An excerpt from the article: “Now imagine a Venn diagram with Korean beauty in one circle, and “safe, natural” products in the other. Glow Recipe, a newly launched K-beauty e-commerce site, sits squarely in the intersection of these two concepts….” Read more here: http://fashionista.com/2014/12/safe-natural-korean-beauty-products

Nuts for nuts? Macadamia Oil in Skincare

Macadamia nuts. We’ve all eaten them, had them covered in chocolate and toffee, and baked into cookies with white chocolate and even sprinkled on lattes. After a recent series of highly unfortunate events in Korea – and where Macadamia nuts were a minor player – news outlets are reporting that sales of Macadamia nuts have…