Shortlisting Our Fave Glow Recipe Products Of All-Time
Glow Recipe is one of those brands that just does skincare right. Their formulas feel incredible on the skin, always smell amazing – especially if you love fruity treats – and most importantly, give great results with no irritation. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re never too light nor heavy on the skin – if we may cite Goldilocks, they’re *just* right.
Over the years, we’ve religiously tried their newest offerings (for work, ofc), noting every skin sensation we’ve felt, and we have to say that they’re the products we most consistently restock. And we cannot tell you how many friends and colleagues we’ve recommended their products to, only to have glowing reviews and heaps of thank you messages in response. In order of the most holy grail status, here’s every glass jar we scraped and left upside down to get the last drops.
What it is: A hydrating do-it-all toner.
Why we love it: Glow Recipe used watermelon extracts, cactus water, and hyaluronic acid to cook up this soothing masterpiece, which we refer to as a tall glass of H20 for our skin. The addition of PHAs and BHAs gently exfoliates and clarifies your pores without stripping your skin. We’re obsessed with how its silky texture glides on and leaves our skin looking plump and glowing. Skip the cotton pad, shake a couple of drops into your palms, and enjoy as the formula sinks in, instantly refreshing your complexion.
What it is: A glow-giving serum.
Why we love it: Calling all glow-getters to the floor. This highlighting serum makes you look like a perky, glistening dumpling, whether you use it above or under makeup. Infused with niacinamide and watermelon extract, it delivers essential vitamins and amino acids that brighten your skin over time. It’s even enriched with hyaluronic acid, which plumps your skin for a Jell-O effect. Trust us, you’ll feel SO good when you use it and you’ll be sure to notice brighter skin in just weeks.
3. Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream, $39
What it is: A moisturizing skin-soufflé.
Why we love it: This lightweight cream is infused with real bananas, which are rich in magnesium and potassium to give your skin all the goodness it needs. The anti-inflammatory Centella Asiatica (cica) and turmeric balance and brighten uneven texture and tone. Whether you have dry, combination, balanced, or oily skin, you’ll love a scoop of this banana soufflé every day, which is gentle yet so nourishing, and never feels heavy.
What it is: A plum-infused plumping cream.
Why we love it: Oily skin besties, you’re going to like this. The Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, $39, contains ice willowherb to balance oil while plum brings its brightening A-game. Thanks to multi-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid and polyglutamic acid, it’s also insanely hydrating but never feels greasy on the skin. BTW, a little goes a long way with this light-as-air, whipped formula, so it’s a great skin-happy investment.
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What it is: A plumping do-good serum.
Why we love it: This serum features not one but FIVE weights of hyaluronic acid (HA), which deeply penetrate to give your skin a lil’ bounce. Alongside HA, antioxidant-rich plum extracts also brighten and nourish your complexion. It’s super lightweight, so you can incorporate it into any routine – we love it in our AM skincare routine or layering it with other more intense serums, like retinol, at night.
What it is: A hydrating moisturizer/ serum.
Why we love it: She’s a summer-time staple in our books. The combo of hydrating watermelon extracts, hyaluronic acid, and brightening antioxidants instantly nourishes your skin, absorbing quickly without a sticky residue. The oil-free formula works well as a calming serum (under your moisturizer), especially if you’re looking for a hefty dose of hydration if you have dryer skin.
What it is: A skin-strengthening smoothie.
Why we love it: If your skin’s not feeling its best, this serum has your back. Richly nourishing avocado and soothing allantoin join hands with powerhouse ceramides that strengthen your epidermis to give your skin a hydrating hug that reduces redness or irritation. It slots nicely into any routine, but we love to layer it with our retinol serum to ensure our skin barrier stays healthy and strong.
What it is: A nourishing pore-nixer.
Why we love it: Of all the health and beauty clarifying serums out there, this one feels the most nourishing. It contains a Clarity Acid Complex (salicylic acid and mandelic acid) to effortlessly detox your pores and smooth uneven texture. And that’s not all… Soothing strawberry extracts and hydrating hyaluronic acid work overtime to balance these potent acids, so your skin never feels dry or irritated. If you’re new to using AHAs or BHAs, we recommend to add this to your evening routine every other night while you get started.
9. Glow Lip Pop Lip Balm, $22
What it is: A lip scrub-to-balm.
Why we love it: The Glow Recipe Glow Lip Pop Lip Balm, $22, is a #MakeupMeetsSkincare goodie that soothes, exfoliates, and tints your lips all at once. Watermelon, blueberry extracts, and coconut oil hydrate the lips while coconut flower sugar (which melts upon application) and flower-derived AHAs gently exfoliate and smooth the lips for an even, soft finish. It even has a clever tint that looks a lil’ different on everyone – you gotta try it to see it!
Know what else they have on offer? An SPF that sold out in seconds… And we tried it. Read our full review here.
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