Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream, Review
You got me at "Soufflé"
Deliciousness has arrived! Not sure what took me so long, but I am finally indulging my appetite for some of the most coveted Glow Recipe skincare products. And in today's post we are going to kick things off with the brand's [newish] Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream.
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
About the Product
Glow Recipe is a female-owned, K-Beauty inspired brand that is cruelty-free 🐇 vegan 🍃 and clean ✔️
Most (if not all) of their products are based on fruits' natural skincare superpowers. They are also free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, parabens, sulfates, silicones and many other well-known nasties.
Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream (39 USD; 50ml/ 1.7 fl.oz; Made in USA) - is described as a lightweight moisturizer that is supposed to calm, hydrate and heal sensitized skin.
Packaging: there’s no denying that Glow Recipe have some of the cutest and most memorable designs. But what’s even better is that the brand is committed to a 100% recyclable packaging with an aim to become completely carbon neutral by 2022.
Most of the Glow Recipe products come in glass jars/bottles with plastic caps and lids (occasionally spatulas). Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream looks quite adorable and fun. The jar has a nice weight to it, which might not be ideal for travels and, yet it is so aesthetically pleasant (especially if you want to display it in your bathroom). I think it is one of those rare cases, where I would not mind repurposing the container once I run out of the moisturizer (could it be a cute pot for a baby succulent?).
The only complaint I have is that I wish Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream came with a spatula. The mouth of the jar is so tiny; it will be hard to scoop out the product once you use up the top layer.
Formula: some of the key ingredients here are Banana (helps with water depletion and healing), Magnesium (calms irritated skin and improves its natural barriers), Cica (heals dry and sensitized skin) and antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory superhero Turmeric (as well as Jojoba, Marshmallow, Coconut, Basil, Aloe and Chia).
Scent: Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream is a scented product, however, the “fragrance” is listed at the very end of the ingredients list (less than 0.5%) and it is of a natural origin (made with edible components). The scent is quite noticeable and it is on subtle, sweet side (the closest thing that comes to mind is either a banana marshmallow or Tonymoly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk). It does go away right after the product is applied, which is something I do not mind. But if you don’t like the smell of banana as a fruit itself, chances are you’re not going to like this one either.
Texture: is borderline gel-ish and quite lightweight; it reminds me of creme brûlée in a sense that it is whipped, smooth, silky and creamy. I feel like it almost melts into a slightly more watery consistency when it gets in contact with the skin.
Application: although Glow Recipe suggest that you can use this moisturizer twice a day, to me it is still more of a morning moisturizer. I find it to be a touch too light and not nourishing enough to be used at night; whereas it works perfectly underneath makeup/sunscreen or on its own as part of the AM routine.
As I have mentioned, having a spatula would be so convenient. I currently use one I have from a different brand and pea/dime-sized amount is more than you need. Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream glides on like a dream, feeling instantly hydrating and soothing. It leaves your skin with a soft "kwang" (aka dewy glow) and usually gets absorbed in seconds.