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…

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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…

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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…

Recipe for Winter Skincare: Treating Blemishes with Tea Tree

Does Tea Tree really Treat Acne & Troubled Skin? Since I was a teenager going through the all-too-common phase of angsty teenage blemishes, I’ve commonly heard that Tea Tree extract was the solution. So I’ve just assumed – like many of you, I’m sure – that tea tree was for treating breakouts and never questioned its…

Product Review: Whamisa’s Organic Hydro-Gel Mask

While we have many a product obsession at Glow Recipe, the team definitely tries to find every excuse possible to ‘test’ the Whamisa Hydro-gel Sheet Masks. “Oh, a new version with tomato and fruit extracts? I think I should try this out…(for the 10th time)” Long before sheet masks became a staple in Korean skincare regimes,…