Overall: 😎 😎 😎 /😎 😎
Skin Type: Dry
‘Baby soft and bright skin in the AM, effortlessly’ Glow Recipe
Price: $70 AUD (approx.)
Would I Repurchase? 👎🏻
What the mask claims
‘The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a luxuriously bouncy, breathable sleeping mask that smoothes and perfects skin, overnight.’ Glow Recipe
I first saw this product on Instagram, when I was browsing the pages and immediate I was caught on to the ‘5000 people on the waiting list’. Do not ask me why I have a weakness towards things which are in high demand or sold out, it becomes some sort of immediate urgency. (‘The sold-out product influence consumer choices’) I set out to look for the mask and managed to purchase it from Cult Beauty.
I slapped on the mask as the last step of my routine. Note: my skin is extremely dry! The product comes in a glass jar, well packaged with a spatula provided. Immediately I could smell the fresh watermelon scent, I’m not usually someone to like scents but this one is definitely an exception. I took two scoops of product and placed it in my hand. After massaging it into my skin, I did not feel that the mask did much more than provide a little more moisture to my overall routine. The mask absorbed quickly and my skin had somewhat a mattified texture. I was sceptical as to whether I would see the ‘glow’ as promised the following morning. The very next morning, I saw nothing different. I feel like the product just wasn’t hydrating enough for me and more suited towards a more oily skin type.
On the box there are two recommended methods of using the mask:
I have tried both methods of using the mask but unfortunately, the effect has been quite similar.
The best bits
I love the scent, so if you love the scent of fresh watermelon you will definitely enjoy the scent!
I think the jelly texture of the sleeping mask will allow it to work well with oily skin types. Because of this very texture, it makes it very much sleep-friendly aka. it doesn’t smear all over your sheets.
The sleeping mask is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
The worst bits
The price ❗ I think for the product and the effects that it delivers, the price is definitely quite steep, making me less inclined to repurchase. It really hasn’t done enough for me to be on the urge to join the waiting list to repurchase the sleeping mask.
Would I repurchase?
In short, the answer is no. There are so many alternatives better priced in place of this product on the market. I enjoy the scent but wish the moisture or ‘glow’ was sustained when applied to my dry skin. I will unlikely finish the product just because my dry skin needs something slightly more heavy duty.