Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask, Review
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Who doesn’t want to wake up to a smooth baby skin every morning? I certainly do, which is exactly why I have been testing this retinol-powered Glow Recipe face mask for several months now. Big question is - does it actually work? Let’s find out in today’s post.
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
About the Product
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask (49 USD; Made in USA) – is a moisturizing and firming night-time face mask that claims to nourish and calm your skin, all while controlling blemishes and improving uneven skin tone. This product is geared towards people with normal, dry skin types.
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Packaging: this Glow Recipe mask comes in a beautifully designed glass jar (+ a spatula). It feels quite weighty, hence won’t be something you can easily travel with. You do get 70 ml/ 2.37 fl.oz of product here, which is a generous amount compared to similar brands within the same price range or higher.
Formula, Texture: a perfectly whipped, smooth paste/cream texture. I love skincare products with this rich yet non-greasy consistency, as they melt into the skin without feeling heavy or sticky.
This is a water-based formula, which is rich in Glycerin (hydration), Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane and various plant-based extracts. Highlighted ingredients are: Encapsulated Retinol (has a slower release that happens gradually throughout the night), Avocado (rich source of Vitamins E, C) and PHA (aka Polyhydroxy Acid – a gentle exfoliating agent).
Use: any potent, exfoliating acids or retinol-rich skincare products should be only used overnight in my opinion, followed by a good sunscreen in the morning (to further protect potentially sensitized skin from the damaging UV rays).
Apply a dime-sized amount of Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask all over the face (avoid eye area) as a final step in your PM routine. Glow Recipe suggest that you can also use this product as a wash-off, “quick facial” 10-min mask, but I do prefer the first method as I personally get better results this way. Little goes a long way, so one jar will last you a very long time.
Wear it once a week, gradually increasing usage if you feel like it.