Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask: Review

I’ve been a fan of Glow Recipe’s website for some time. I can get on there and find all kinds of new Korean skincare items I don’t really need but want. Glow Recipe has started their own skincare line. Yes please! Glow Recipe only made two products in their launch. I grabbed both. I’ll start with the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask.

I love watermelon and was excited to see someone make a product featuring watermelon. I’m not usually a sleeping mask fan. I’ve never understood the point. Why add something on top of your night cream? I figure you should just use a different night cream if you want whatever effect a sleeping mask is supposed to give. I couldn’t help myself with this one and it’s the first sleeping mask I’ve purchased.

You get an 80 ml heavyweight glass jar for $45. Details per Glow Recipe:

The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a luxuriously bouncy, breathable sleeping mask that smoothes and perfects skin, overnight.

This pillow-proof formula acts as a radiance-boosting hybrid hydrator, formulated with soothing, amino-acid rich Watermelon Extract, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and pore refining AHAs that work while you sleep to gently exfoliate and clarify.

Sephora was the only other retailer for the item besides Glow Recipe. Now this is carried on Cult Beauty for international skincare addicts. Details per Sephora:

A skin-smoothing, radiance-boosting sleeping mask with watermelon and hyaluronic acid for post-facial results, all in one jar. 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.

The mask has a thick gel like texture and light pink color. It smells like watermelon Jolly Ranchers. Don’t eat it-as much as you may want to. The mask has a slippery feel. It slides right off the spoon. It’s not greasy or oily at all. The sliding off must have something to do with the hyaluronic acid, glycerin as well as the simethicone. Simethicone is a silicone based polymer. Though this doesn’t feel like this has silicone in it at all. I love the ingredient list. Hyaluronic acid, watermelon, Alphahydroxy Acids aka AHA, multiple fruit extracts, pumpkin (I’m always a sucker for this one). There’s nothing to dislike in the ingredient list.

The mask is hydrating without being too heavy or greasy. It’s perfectly fine to layer over a night cream. Even during the hot and humid summer months here in Texas. It’s like a heavy duty gel cream you layer over your night cream to wake up to a perfectly moisturized glowing face. This didn’t break me out at all, and I experienced no adverse effects like stinging or burning. This mask does contain soothing ingredients like seaweed and Beta Glucan. It’s really hydrating without feeling heavy. I love it. It’s sold out everywhere online right now, but when it comes back into stock it’s worth checking out and grabbing a jar. The only issue you’ll have from using this is dewy, glowing skin in the morning.

This product has made me like sleeping masks. However, they are not all created equal. There are some that dry my face out by morning and aren’t worth it at all. This one is the only one I really like so far because it adds hydration without being heavy. It works well. The gel texture actually hydrates unlike others. I’ve always found other sleeping masks that the gel texture dries me out even when applied on top of my night cream, that’s why I never liked them. This one won’t do that too you. It’s easy to use-this mask takes one minute to apply. Then go to bed. Easy.

Active Ingredients

-Watermelon Extract: Soothes irritated skin, hydrates, and delivers essential vitamins.
-Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps skin.
-AHA: Gently exfoliates and hydrates to reveal smoother skin over time; exfoliates and removes dead surface skin cells to smooth texture and brighten the skin; and helps to refine and exfoliate with the pores to deeply clarify.
-Peony Root: Brightens and soothes.


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.

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