Worth the Hype? I Reviewed the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

Alexandra Wilson Dec, 12, 2018

Glow Recipe just released their latest beauty sensation that has the internet buzzing once again. Last year the Korean beauty brand dropped their Watermelon Glow Sleeping Face Mask that immediately sold out and had a 5,000 person waitlist. So when I heard about their newest release, the Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask, I had to see what the hype was about and put it to the test.

While the watermelon mask was more about max hydration, the avocado mask provides a lil’ extra TLC to nourish skin for a deep moisture and firmness. Whipped to perfection packed with four forms of avocado — avocado extracts, avocado fruit, avocado oil, and avocado butter — to reduce inflammation, lock in moisture and nourish skin. It also has manuka honey to hydrate, heal and protect skin from environmental stressors. Made with PHAs, or polyhydroxy acids, that gently exfoliates without irritation to buff away dead skin cells. With a pinch of Kaolin, it helps balance pores and absorbs excess oil.

So it sounds like magic in a bottle, but does it work?

I have combination skin that is very sensitive so I try to keep my skincare regimen simple to avoid irritation or breakouts. During these winter months, my skin has definitely felt drier than normal so this mask came right on time and gave my skin exactly what it needed. 

The hype is real.

I used it as a sleeping mask and scooped out a small amount of the creamy pastel green mask and patted it on my face. The thick consistency allowed me to use a small amount without slathering a lot on my face. It has a light fresh scent that is whimsical and refreshing, but not overwhelming. Surprisingly, it instantly soaked into my skin and left little to no residue. When I woke up I immediately noticed how hydrated my skin felt. Just after one use, my skin was softer, smoother and moisturized. I was very impressed with this mask and would highly recommend it, especially if you’re experiencing dry dull skin this season.

Whether you choose to use it as a sleeping mask or a normal 10 minute rinse off mask – it’s worth the hype and will be sure to harness your glow.