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Bought for the looks, stayed for the glow! 🍉

First off I must admit I bought this mask because of how pretty it was. But after giving it a few tries, using it as a sleeping mask and a wash-off mask, I fell in love! Now that I am almost done with this jar and is contemplating if I want to buy a new one, here is my experience using it as a wash-off mask. 
👀The Basics 👀
Packaging - Elegant and heavy glass jar. Very shelfie-worthy but surprisingly sturdy! I accidentally dropped it once (don’t try it) and it survived.
Expiration - I actually DMed them to clarify how long it is good for after opening and the official response is 18 months!
Smell - it smells like an in-between of watermelon candy and freshly squeezed watermelon juice
Ingredient callout -
🍉Watermelon Extract: Hydrates, delivers essential vitamins, and contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritation.
💦 Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates skin by holding up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture.
🌟AHA: A blend of lactic acid (derived from plants) and glycolic acid that gently exfoliates and hydrates to reveal smoother, brighter skin over time by removing dead surface skin cells.
🌱Peony Root: Brightens and soothes skin.
‼️This product is not fragrance-free, but it is last on its ingredient list which means it is very low in concentration

✨The Glow Experience ✨
♨Steaming (optional) - I recently got a facial steamer, might do a review on it after I use it for a few more times. I steamed my dry, clean face for about 6 minutes to increase blood circulation and relax my pores.
🤚Application - PAT, DON’T RUB. That is my main takeaway. Due to the unique gel-like texture, patting with my fingers is my preferred method of getting an even layer.
🍉Sensation - It feels immediately very cooling on the skin. Even though I has AHA in it, it does not tingle at all. 
⏱Check-ins: I am using this as a wash-off mask.
- Before - my face was feeling a bit dull and dry
- Freshly applied: the mask is very liquid at first but it quick sets in place into a gel-film-like texture. It will not slip off and I am able to move around freely
- 20 min: About 40% of the product has been absorbed
- 45 min: About 80% of the product has been absorbed and my face feels BABY SOFT
- Wash off - the wash off process can be tricky because it becomes very slippery when I first apply water to it. I take this chance to manage my face bit before using more water to thoroughly wash it off. Without applying any skincare after I pat dry my face, I notice the decrease in redness around my nose and cheeks and the restored GLOW to my face. I also notice the next day that I wake up with more supple and glow skin. 
🧐Verdict 🧐
I believe this mask is the perfect combination of function and aesthetics. The packaging, scent, and application makes it a very enjoyable experience and the results are noticeable but gentle. For me, it is worth the splurge. 

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  • Kelly K

    Wow your skin is beautiful!!! You look great!! Thanks for the helpful review. No I don't think that I have bought a product just because of its looks. I buy based on my needs at the time and based on price. I'm currently loving the Touch In Sol products as well as the Ok Beauty products! I have seen some really pretty pallete before and some other beauty stuff but I still didn't feel the need to buy it. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

  • Giorgi

    What an amazing and informative review! ❤️ Your skin looks flawless! I have tried Glowrecipe toner and I loved it ❤️ I have purchased products because of their packaging too and I never regret it. I think the eye catching packaging is very important when I purchase product.

  • lintu

    Great review! I love glow recipe products, they make skin glowing ✨ I have purchased Korean skincare brands Tonymoly and Elizavecca products mostly for their adorable packaging and I have ended up with loving them!

  • Bre Walker

    Nice pics! I would like to try this....it looks like it feels and smells good!

  • katherine wu

    The packaging is so aesthetic! I really love the packaging of Urban Decay products, I got their new Ultraviolet palette recently and I really love it and still use it sometimes!

  • Angie

    I would really want to try this! Your pictures were awesome and make me want to buy the watermelon glow sleeping mask! By the way, your skin looks amazing.

  • Julianne

    Glow Recipe has some of the best packaging in skin care! Everything looks so nice when displayed on your vanity. The first product I purchased because I got sucked into the packaging was glow recipes pineapple serum. I do prefer unscented products but I will use the whole bottle and definitely will keep it once I'm done with it. And great review. I've been curious about their watermelon line

  • Drea Rahming

    I found your review very helpful as I am in the market foe a more budget friendly version it has me on the fence due to the consistency of it buy judging for from the photos included if I were to purchase it I would use it as a sleep mask

  • Stephanie Grant

    Great review. I bought a face cream one time and thought that it was going to be great because of the packaging, but I was very wrong the next day my skin was very red and broke out and I never used it again, so I am very careful about what I use on my skin because I don't want to go through that again. Thanks again for sharing....

  • Charley

    Great review. I have only decided to buy eye shadow by the looks. I usually do a bit of research before I buy a skin care product. I can't just buy skin care products. My skin is sensitive and if it doesn't like an ingredient I breakout with an allergic reaction. But I do choose my eye shadow by how it looks.

  • Stefany Scaggs

    Love your post and great informative tips.

  • Stefany Scaggs

    I don't know if I want to try a gel consistsncey mask but it does sound very tempting. The smell and you have beautiful skin and you use it that alone makes me want to try it. It has an anti inflamatary agent then that's what I need!! I'm sensitive to sun.y face gets really red really fast. But my face stays red anyway from roseca and sometimes active acne. Do you think this would help my skin?

  • Serena

    Kachina I’m into this. Love the look of the product and the smell sounds yummy. Great tips for using (pat don’t rub) and now I understand how/why you used it as a both a wash off and sleeping mask since the longer it’s on the more it absorbs/penetrates skin. Your skin looks so beautiful and soft... so have you decided if you’re going to buy it again?

  • Ja-Nee

    I actually purchased this product The Watermelon Glow mask because of the packaging. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. I gave it to my niece to try out and she loved it.

  • April Monty

    I think we've all done this at one time or anotger,me it's palettes,I got several different ocean themed palettes from NYx,omg they're adorable just had to!

  • Amanda Alfreds

    Umm... yea!! Every Jeffree Star eyeshadow pallettes I own! Well, I bought the first one because of the packaging and the way it looked, but I continued buying them because the pigmentation was amazing, the versatility of the shadows, the formulas are just awesome! And yes, I still use them often. So, I don't regret it one bit! And I've also had my eye on the GlamLite pallettes because if the packaging as well 😍

  • Jocelyn

    I would love to try this out it seems lite and fresh for the skin.

  • Chibi

    I don't think I've ever bought a product just for the package aesthetics but if I was going to, I would want to purchase The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask as it would be a cute product to display as well as functional in my skincare routine!

  • Nikki

    Not gonna lie. At first I was putt off because I thought it looked slimy. I figured it would feel sticky. But then after reading your review, I realized that it just looks that way because it takes a while to absorb. I like how you broke down the role of each ingredient. That is very appreciated to help people make an informed decision. I also appreciate the honesty such as it is a littlw difficult to wash off. However, since it delivers such wonderful results, it appears to be worth it. I am going to research this product and price to see if it is something I want to try. That is crazy how the formula even helps redness. Thanks for the killer info!

  • Laura

    That is a nice jar. I like when containers can be reused. I am a sucker for a pretty jar. This one looks perfect to hold cotton balls or qtips.

  • Naf

    Great review and I like the up close pictures. Thank you for sharing. I purchased an eyeshadow palettes but BH Cosmetics because of its packaging and I really liked the shades and their pigmentation. I still do use it from time to time.

  • Rose Guttillo

    I need to try this mask. I love the ingredients this mask offers. I like the idea of applying the amount of the mask to your face versus pre packaged. Good review. Your skin looks glowing too.

  • Christine Czaiczynski

    Great review and your skin looks good so I would like to try this product and see what it could do for my skin.

  • Tia kitchens

    This looks absolutely fantastic! I definitely want to give it a try. I have heard good things about the watermelon glow sleeping mask. I actually have never bought a product just for the actual packaging. I have to like or want to try the product in order for me to purchase. Bomb packaging is just a bonus ♥️

  • Tamara Poole

    Great demonstration and explanation!

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