Buzz Report: Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Sleeping Mask

Aug 7, 2017

Yes, that Watermelon sleeping mask, the same one that sold out four times on Sephora. I finally got my paws on this baby and I could not wait to try it. I am a big fan of the Glow Recipe website and have been ever since I saw this Korean Beauty e-commerce start up on Shark Tank. I have ordered countless k-beauty products and I have been delighted by all.

Naturally, when I saw that they came out with their own branded product I was excited. It was advertised as vegan and cruelty, phthalates s, GMO and paraben free. Winning right? I love love sleeping masks for their anti aging benefits and hydration, plus a watermelon scent. Sign me up!

I waited patiently for my sleeping mask to arrive and here it is in all it’s gorgeous pink, jelly glory.


Described as “This luxuriously bouncy, breathable sleeping mask refreshingly hydrates, smooths, and perfects skin overnight with a revolutionary pillow-proof, transfer-proof formula. The oil-free, lightweight, glow-boosting hybrid is formulated with ultra-soothing watermelon extract, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and gentle AHAs that work while you sleep to tone and clarify roughened, dull complexions. AHAs smooth the surface of the skin by banishing dead, rough surface cells, clearing the path for ultra-effective, lasting hydration, while hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin for an incredibly nourished complexion. Skin is baby-soft and bright in the morning, effortlessly. “

I couldn’t wait so I tried it the first night and I say this with sadness but I was so disappointed with it. Upon opening and trying for the first time, it seemed as if there was an oily layer on top, almost seemed as if it separated, not that I am scared of a good oil, it just seemed like it went bad almost. I tried to mix it back up but that did not work. Onwards and upwards in the name of beauty testing. I slathered it on and as it was drying, it balled up, which is my number one pet peeve with beauty products. I hate when product balls up. Okay, so I figured, maybe it didn’t play nice with my night cream, so I washed my face clean of all my serums and creams and tried again. Nope, still balled up. Fine. I kept it on to see if in the morning the results were so good that I could ignore the balling. The product did dry down nicely and did not transfer to my pillowcase.

Sadly, I woke up and nada. No results. No softening from the AHA or even much moisture. Very disappointing and especially for $45. I have had great results with other sleeping masks at much lower prices from brands such as Cosrx, and luxury brands like Suhlwahsoo and Amore Pacific , however, I would recommend skipping this one. The only good thing? It smelled nice.

Did you try this? Better results than I? I would love to hear.




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