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A luxurious face mask, followed by a silky cream and a nourishing facial oil massage-–if this sounds like the pampering skincare experience you’d like to give your mother for Mother’s Day, look no further than Glowie Co! We’re going to break down our favorite products, just perfectly in time for Mother’s Day. (Did we mention our fast and free shipping over $35 for all US customers?)
If you’re a skincare newbie, you’ve probably been alarmed by people recommending the use of acids on your face—a fair concern, considering a non-skincare-enthusiast’s first thought associated with the word “acid” is likely something along the lines of harsh chemical, hydrochloric, and/or hazard.
Looking back on all of the essence products I have used over the past 4 years or so, I was surprised to see how few I have worked into my routine (relative to the amount of products I have used overall). Essence is a skincare category that I seem to favor, as most of the products I trial end up performing well. I end up keeping most of the essences I use in my routine long after the trial period (with the occasional fail from time to time)…until I use up every last drop haha!
Loyal readers of the Glowie Blog know how much we at Glowie Co value fine-tuning skincare routines to the different seasons (see our Summer and Colder Weather articles)! Each season brings about new conditions and sensitivities that can be tricky to navigate. For winter, it goes without saying that the coldest months of the year can wreak havoc on skin, leaving it flaky, dry, and dull.

Does Consistent Sheet Mask Use Equate To More Results?

Sheet masking can be a relaxing, de-stressing, and altogether wonderful treat. Brands tend to pack their sheet mask essence formulations with a high concentration of beneficial ingredients to boot...I’ve often seen them as a treat as well as a treatment!

Back in the summer of 2018, I had fallen madly in love with all things K-Beauty. I started with all of the classics, Tony Moly, Innisfree, Nature Republic, Missha, and Acwell. But one brand took me by surprise by taking a more simplistic and sensitive skin focused approach to one of their lines, and that was Etude House and their Soon Jung products.
We’re right in the thick of autumn and moving towards winter; the days are getting chillier, and you can practically smell the apple cider in the air. As we swap our short sleeves for knit sweaters and baseball caps for beanies, we need to adjust our skincare routines too! The colder weather and drier conditions of fall and winter are often harsh on our skin, so here are some tips and product recommendations for healthy skin this season.
Skincare can be an incredibly fulfilling interest, but can be incredibly costly as well. We’re dazzled by literal promises of beauty, with even marketing language of brands geared towards commodifying beauty. You can buy your beauty in bottles, jars, and tubs. And, of course, with a hefty price tag. It’s easy to get caught up in sparkly, whimsical descriptions and packaging, so much so that we’re willing to dish out an extra $170 for an ounce of face cream (we’re looking at you, La Mer!) because we believe the beautifying effects will justify the cost.
As I rapidly approach my mid-30s, I’ve noticed that my skin has started to change. My once acne-prone, oily as a cheap slice of pizza skin has transformed into “only break out during that time of the month” and “wow, you have dry patches now, cool”. I’d like to say the changes have been welcome, but after dealing with oily skin my whole life, I’ve sort of been floundering to figure out my newfound skin type.
A small disclaimer: We want to point out that it’s a common practice for the skincare industry to demonize or acne-shame in an attempt to create and feed into insecurities to better promote anti-acne products. We believe that all skin is perfect as long as you feel comfortable in it, and wish you all the best in your skincare journey. If your skincare journey involves reducing acne and acne scarring, please read on for more information!
The essence step in a skincare routine can sometimes be hard to pin down. Is it a watery fluid focused on brightening and hydration, or something with more weight that brings nourishment and soothing to dry skin? Luckily, more and more brands are coming out with a variety of products they deem as “essence”, meaning more options for more skin types.
It’s peak summer heat—sweat galore, skin greasy, pores clogged—the last thing you want is a heavy moisturizer that packs richness where your skin needs none. And yet, moisturizers are still an important part of your skincare routine and should not be skipped even in the summer. Moisturizers help protect your skin barrier, and hydrating moisturizers in particular will allow your skin to produce a normal amount of oil and sebum.

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