Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask & Pink Juice Moisturizer | An Honest Review

There has been serious hype surrounding these products, and to be honest, rightly so. The mask was first on the scene, followed up by the moisturizer. The mask is a sleeping mask,
meant to be applied at night before bed, as the last step in your skincare routine (after washing and moisturizing,) then washed off thoroughly in the morning. OR, if you have sensitive skin like in my case, apply it more like a traditional mask, for 10 minutes, washing residue off immediately.

I have tested the waters, leaving it on for 20-30 minutes, with no repercussions to speak of, but I recommend if you have sensitive skin (AS WITH EVERYTHING) to do a patch test, or to keep it on the recommended 10 minutes.

The consistency is a jelly formula, as Sephora describe it, a gelatinous, gel-like texture that does require mixing prior to use. It is formulated with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which increases your skin's sensitivity to sun, so use precaution with sun exposure after using. AHAs work to clear dead skin cells as well as binding moisture to the skin for prolonged length. The mask is described as a facial-in-a-jar, and they are correct. Your skin feels immediately softer and more supple, lasting all night and into the next morning, even with just the 10 minute- sensitive skin application.

The moisturizer- ehh- nothing really to write home about. I do like applying it after the mask, and it does leave a light, moisturized, SUPER SOFT skin feel, but will I replace it when it's done? Probably not. It is lightweight, and after reading more on it, would consider it more of a serum to be applied under your daily moisturizer rather than a full on moisturizer. I would definitely say if you have dry skin to use this as a serum, I believe this could be of assistance.

Glow Recipe recommends using the moisturizer in the morning, the mask at night. The moisturizer is also a gel-like texture, and sold me with the words "soothing and cooling." I am a sucker for anything that promises soothing and cooling as I suffer from rosacea, but this didn't exactly offer what I thought.


-Sephora offers the mask HERE for $45 for the full 2.7oz size, and HERE for a 1oz mini size for $22.

-Sephora offers the moisturizer HERE for $39 for the full size 2oz.

-BEST OFFER: Sephora offers a mini set of both HERE for $45, with a 2.03oz moisturizer and 1oz mask. The moisturizer is the full size in this kit, and valued at $39, you're paying $6 for the mini mask as opposed to the $22 price tag above.
Overall Thoughts

-THE SMELL: I should have started the post with this, because it's the best part of these products. The watermelon smell is amazing, fresh, and makes you crave watermelon jolly ranchers upon sniffing.

-THE PACKAGING: Gorgeous, stunning, brilliant. The packaging receives an A from me- the clean, simple label, the blush pink color of the product, and the mis-shapen glass jars all add to the charm of the product.

-EASE OF USE: very easy to use, proceed with patch test or shortened mask time with sensitive skin. Pump on the moisturizer is an excellent addition, allowing only the required amount to be disbursed.

-This would make an EXCELLENT gift- the presentation is outstanding, and the smell is pure bliss.

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts?


  1. So I have wanted to test this brand and still havent. I'm currently using a watermelon mask from bliss that has wow'd me way more than I thought it would. I think I might try this mask the next time and see how it compares!

  2. I haven't try this. Since having a baby I haven't been take care of my skin like I did before. I so need to start take care of it again.

  3. I worry about sleeping in a mask because I tend to toss and turn so much I'm certain it would end up smeared all over my pillowcases and sheets. I like your suggestion to wear it for 10 minutes before washing. I think that would work out a lot better for me.

  4. I haven't tried these, but the pink color and watermelon scent have me sold. I'm definitely going to be picking up the mask and maybe the moisturizer because I like that type of texture.

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