Our quest for happy, healthy skin is always on, and our latest discovery is exactly what our skin needs to make that dream a reality. You’ve no doubt heard us rave about cult K-beauty brand Glow Recipe, but have you heard about Sweet Chef, their super cute, superfood sister brand? Launching only last year, Sweet Chef has quickly become the perfect brand for beauty enthusiasts to explore innovative and nutrient-rich K-beauty formulas without breaking the bank.
With sheet masks for $3.50 and serum samplers from $5, Sweet Chef offers great quality skincare that is accessible too. Their latest drip got us particularly excited! Meet the newest superfood babies to join the Sweet Chef lineup: The Superfood + Vitamins Beauty Oil, $24, a fast-absorbing dry oil that we are literally obsessed with, and the Sugarcane + Vitamin E Lip Sleeping Mask, $15, a rich, hydrating, and gently exfoliating lip mask.
We put both products to the test and fell in love with the unique and effective formulas, which launched online today! Here’s the full scoop.
What it is: A super lightweight dry oil packed with vitamins and fatty acids that melts into the skin to give a gorgeous glow that doesn’t look or feel oily.
What’s in it: The oil is made with non-comedogenic jojoba oil (one of our fave oils for acne-prone and oily skin) and apple seed oil, which is packed with fatty acids that deeply hydrates the skin. A blend of beetroot and vitamin A, kale and vitamin B, and ginger and vitamin C help soften, soothe, and revive the skin. Finally, carrot root extract, which is packed with antioxidants and vitamin A, helps rejuvenate and protect the skin. It also contains other star oils, like cottonseed oil, coffee seed extract, sesame seed oil, and lavender oil. We recommend it for all skin types.
What we thought: What’s really unique about this oil is the super lightweight texture; it’s unlike any other facial oil we’ve tried it and we love it. The oil glides onto skin and sinks in quickly, leaving your skin with a super healthy glow that looks like you just left the spa. Because it’s so lightweight, it works amazingly under makeup and layers really well with other products. It also looks stunning by itself (not at all greasy), so on the days when you just want to look fresh, this makes a beautiful base paired with a slick of mascara and a bushy brow. If you’re afraid of face oils, this is a must-try.
What it is: An antioxidant-rich, vegan lip mask that gently exfoliates lips overnight with sugarcane, a natural AHA that smooths lips while hydrating deeply.
What’s in it: Hydrating and antioxidant-rich vitamin E helps to heal, soothe, and protect the lips while plant-derived squalane hydrates deeply. The formula is also free from petrolatum and uses a rice bran base to lock in moisture.
What we thought: If you’re wondering if this is just another lip balm, then we have good news for you – it’s not. Unlike many lip sleeping masks we’ve tried, this one really stays on all night: The rich texture envelops lips in a thick (but not annoyingly sticky) layer of goodness that will make you want to keep smacking your lips together. The formula works its magic overnight and helps smooth lips and leaves them feeling plump – not deflated like they can look when you wake up a little dehydrated.
We also couldn’t help applying this through the day as well because we love the glossy finish it has – so it basically doubles as a nourishing lip gloss. We recommend using the mini spatula to scoop the formula as it’s not soft to touch.
Have you tried Sweet Chef before? Let us know in the comments.