Some of the best curated skincare products with new and creative, cutting-edge, ingredients come from Korea – the global leader in skincare innovation. Today, watermelon-based products are the latest skincare trend in Korea.
What’s So Special About Watermelon?
Apart from being delicious – watermelon is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. With 92% water content, this super hydrating snack provides the body with high levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants, and amino acids, to name just a few. So, it was only a matter of time before someone started testing the benefits of watermelon as a topical ingredient for hydrating and nourishing the skin from the outside-in.
Enter Sarah Lee and Christine Chang of Glow Recipe, two Korean skincare powerhouses and industry veterans whose philosophy of using natural ingredients to deliver lasting hydration, builds a foundation for visibly healthier skin. Their research in the benefits of watermelon as a topical skin care treatment led to the development of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask – a super-hydrating, nourishing, mask that retailers and suppliers struggle to keep in stock due to the high demand. And no wonder – the results of the overnight sleeping mask are amazing!
According to Dr. Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital, watermelon is not only loaded with water, which is ultra-hydrating for the skin, it may help prevent free radical damage from UV light and environmental exposure, and could help brighten the skin, even out the complexion, and promote the production of collagen.
About Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
This is a fun, bouncy, gel-like formula dries to become a breathable sleeping mask that hydrates, smooths, and perfects skin overnight. Ideal for correcting uneven skin tone, dullness, and uneven texture, and controlling excess oil production.
It’s a skin-smoothing, radiance-boosting sleeping mask with watermelon and hyaluronic acid for post-facial results, all in one jar.
AHAs smooth the surface of the skin by eliminating dead, rough surface cells to allow for lasting hydration, while hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin for an incredibly nourished complexion.
If that’s not enough – the new revolutionary formula will not rub off on your pillow or PJ’s – it’s pillow-proof and transfer-proof!
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is ideal for all skin types, it is free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates, and all Glow Recipe skincare is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. This product is formulated without synthetic dyes and mineral oils.
Why It Works?
Key active ingredients in this hybrid formula work together to deliver smooth, bright, baby-soft skin in the morning.
Watermelon Extract: Hydrates the skin, soothes irritated skin, and delivers essential vitamins.
Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps skin.
AHA: Alpha Hydroxy Acid gently exfoliates and hydrates to reveal smoother skin over time; exfoliates and removes dead skin cells from the surface to smooth texture and brighten the skin; helps refine and exfoliate within the pores to deeply clarify.
Peony Root: Brightens and soothes.
How to Use
This delicious smelling product comes with a small spoon to scoop out the gel.
- Apply two scoops (or enough to create a generous layer on the skin) after cleansing the skin at night. Dry skin types may require a little more of the product.
- Gently pat (not rub) the mask into the skin until fully absorbed and allow to air dry.
- Leave on overnight and wash off with warm water in the morning.
- For those with sensitive or stressed and easily irritated skin, apply the mask to clean skin, creating a thick layer. Allow to remain on skin for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
This gel-like sleep mask may separate in the jar. If this happens, simply mix the formula vigorously with the provided spoon for one minute. Allow formula time to rest and fully re-incorporate and use as instructed.
Product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Make sure to use a sunscreen daily when using this product.
This mask is gentle enough for daily use for all skin types. However, if your skin is sensitive, start with only one or two applications a week then gradually increase after that.
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Caulerpa Lentillifera (Seaweed) Extract, Simethicone, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit, Silica, Propanediol, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas (Sweet Potato) Root Extract, Betaine, Beta Glucan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Fragrance.
What Others Say About Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Best thing for my skin in the winter
I have combo, sensitive skin with huge pores, some fine lines and I love this product! I always use it as a sleeping mask. The fragrance is light and pleasant, but doesn’t linger. Mask is a jelly consistency and is light on your skin. My skin soaks this stuff right up and loves it. The next morning my skin looks so refreshed. It was the best thing for my skin in the winter! It lasts forever, you only need the teeniest amount.
I’ve never had such immediate results from any other product before. Not only does it smell incredible (like a watermelon jolly rancher), I wake up with an even complexion every time. Could not recommend more.
Breakout has shrunk tremendously
I’ve never been the type of person to leave reviews, but I just have too. I’ve been using this product for almost a month and I use it on a daily basis. When I have breakouts I apply this at night, and the next morning I wake up and the breakout has shrunk tremendously or is almost gone. Not to mention, it’s made my face so much brighter and softer! I use this religiously and have found a little goes a long way. I love this product so much. Even with my oily skin, it doesn’t cause my skin to feel oily. It is PERFECT.
Doing wonders for my combo/acne skin
The product does not leave a greasy residue and my face or transfer onto the pillow. My face is plump and fresh after I wash it off in the morning. I have used many sleep masks and this by far is the best! I am slowly switching over to all Korean skincare products and it is doing wonders for my combo/acne skin! I would definitely recommend this to anyone with dry or even sensitive skin!
Makes my skin velvety soft and glowing the next morning
I love the chic packaging and delicious sweet smell. The texture is gel-like and I was surprised how light it was and how easily it glides on my face. The product absorbed readily without any stickiness. Little goes a long way, I only need 2-3 spoonsful (using the little spoon that came with it) of the product to cover my face and my neck. Sometimes I may add a little more if I feel my skin is on a dry side. I have been using this product only as a sleeping mask, applying it at the last step of my night routine. This mask makes my skin velvety soft and glowing the next morning. It quickly became my staple. One of the best masks I’ve ever used for sure. I love it and couldn’t recommend enough. I have a combination skin and it has not caused any problems.