Recently, I made a trip to Sephora when I stumbled upon the K-beauty aisle. I’d heard of Glow Recipe in the past, but I’d never made an effort to learn anything about them. On an impulse, I picked up the Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer and tested it. I loved the sheen it left on my skin and the smell was so lovely that I bought it on the spot. Only afterward did I learn that it has over 500 positive reviews and a little bit of a cult following. But anyway, let’s get into the review!

What the Website Says

The Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer is made of an oil-free formula that includes watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and peony and jasmine extracts. The watermelon has antioxidants that repair damaged skin and ward off against fine lines and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid, in turn, keeps the skin hydrated and ensures that the skin stays bouncy and tight. It can be used both in the morning and in the evening after toner to plump the kin and keep it refreshed.

It can be purchased from Sephora or the Glow Recipe website in the 25ml size for $21 or 60ml size for $39.

My First Impressions

Packaging – Obviously what got me was the packaging. It was so pretty and elegant that I couldn’t help myself. It comes in a wavy glass jar with a pink plastic pump and a pink plastic cap. All of it is pretty sturdy and durable, not cheap at all.

Smell – It also has a really soft watermelon scent. It’s not overly sweet, and it smells like actual watermelon not just that sickly sugary Jolly-Rancher-style fake watermelon. It fades gently with time, so even if you don’t happen to like it, you won’t have to smell it for very long.

Feel – The formula is more like a gel than a cream, so it glides on really beautifully. It’s a little watery, so you do have to work it into the skin properly if you plan on putting makeup on right after.

Look – What I love most about it is how it gives you this natural dewy look. It’s honestly almost as good as putting on highlighter, especially if you’re like me and you’re not really into super heavy makeup. It’s great for just slapping on and getting out the door.

Would I Recommend It?

Yes! With one small contingency: if you really want it. It’s an expensive product and, as someone who loves a good bargain, I know that there are plenty of K-beauty options that cost significantly less. While I love what Glow Recipe has to offer, I wouldn’t tell you to throw out your current moisturizer for this one unless you’ve had issues with it and are looking for something different.

All that aside, I’m always on the hunt for a good moisturizer and this one has done nothing but impress me so far. I’ll continue using it and keep you all updated about what it does to my skin.

How do you feel about Glow Recipe? Would you try this moisturizer? Let me know in the comments!

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