So you may have used a clay mask before, but you’ve never seen a clay-based treatment like this. Here’s all the deets on what’s inside, how to use, and why we love our newest skincare concoction, the Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial!
Why add hyaluronic acid to a clay mask?
K-beauty’s approach of incorporating typically harsh actives into a much more gentle formula was key in Watermelon Facial’s development. Our goal was to take clay (an effective but drying ingredient) and dual exfoliants (sometimes harsh for sensitive skin) and make it for all skin types so everyone can enjoy a pore-refining, non-drying treatment.
We infused our clay with HA to counteract the sometimes drying effects of clay on the skin. This proprietary blend helps the facial provide a nourishing, hydrating experience in addition to the pore refining.
How are Watermelon Enzymes different from Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes?
Watermelon Enzymes are uniquely fermented for rejuvenating, brightening, and exfoliating benefits.
Papaya Enzymes help to dissolve and remove dead skin cells, improving skin tone and texture. Papain is also known to heal and reduce inflammation.
Pineapple Enzymes contain cysteine proteases and are considered particularly helpful for wound healing and evening the skin.
Is there fragrance in the formula?
Our Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Facial has a similar classic watermelon scent as our Watermelon Pink Juice and Sleeping Mask, and is 100% naturally-derived and 100% free of essential oils! There is less than 0.5% of natural fragrance included in the entire formula, and we extensively test each ingredient to assure they’re safe for all skin types to use, including those with sensitive skin!
Is the fragrance natural?
Yes! We love this sweet, fresh watermelon scent that’s 100 % naturally-derived and 100 % free of essential oils.
Is this product oil-free?
Our Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial contains moringa seed oil, which is hydrating and soothing for the skin!
Where does the color come from?
The natural, beautiful pink hue is created from Moringa, Melia Azadirachta, Eclipta Prostrata, and Blueberry Seed Powder.
HOW TO USE
How do I use/apply it?
On cleansed, moist skin, apply a generous amount all over the face. Rinse with lukewarm water after 5 minutes, and follow with the rest of your skincare routine. For sensitive skin types, leave on for 2 minutes and gradually increase the amount of time up to 5 minutes. You may feel a tingling sensation when applied. This formula can be used daily.
How often can I use this mask?
Our Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial can be used as a daily wash-off treatment up to once a day, leaving on for 5 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend working your way up to daily use by starting with 2-3 times a week and leaving on for 2 minutes.
Is this clay mask good for dry skin types?
Our Watermelon Facial is dermatologist-approved for sensitive skin, and contains our proprietary HA-infused clay, a soft, fluffy clay that absorbs less water from the skin than typical clays, making it ideal for all skin types! Combined with watermelon extract and other skin-beneficial ingredients, the formula provides long-term hydration that is essential for dry skin. Additionally, our mask’s whipped texture will not dry down or harden on the skin as is typical with other clay masks. This gently exfoliating facial instantly minimizes the look of pores, exfoliates, and nourishes all skin types, even sensitive and dry skin!
Can you use it day and night?
It can be used once a day for up to 5 minutes. For people with sensitive skin, we recommend using it for 2 minutes and gradually increase usage time. You can use it any time of day, on cleansed skin.
At which step of the skincare routine should I use it?
Watermelon Facial should be used on cleansed, damp skin. So, feel free to use the mask anytime of day after you cleanse and before the rest of your skincare routine.
Can I use this together with the Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner?
Yes! We encourage you to use these products together in the same routine for an extra pore-clarifying, hydrating routine.
Can I use this together with Glow Recipe products?
Our entire line was formulated for use together, and we encourage you to mix and match our products depending on how your skin feels that day!
Can I use this if I’m pregnant?
While our Watermelon Glow Facial is a gentle formula like the others in our line, we always recommend checking with your doctor when pregnant or breastfeeding to allay any concerns.
Can I use this if I have very sensitive/irritated skin?
Our Watermelon Facial formula has been dermatologist-tested as safe for sensitive skin. If you have very sensitive skin, we recommend patch testing first, and working your way up to the full usage. Start with using the mask for just 2 minutes at a time while working your way up to the full 5 minutes. You may feel a slight tingling sensation, which is totally normal!
Can I use this if I have rosacea or eczema?
While not clinically tested for rosacea or eczema, the Watermelon Facial is dermatologist tested and approved for sensitive skin. PHAs are the ideal exfoliant for those with rosacea, eczema, and sensitive skin, due to the larger molecule size making it absorb more gradually. Remember to patch test, and if under the care of a doctor, please check with them first!
Is it suitable for acne prone, oily skin?
It is! The HA-infused clay and BHA help decongest and refine the look of pores, without drying skin, while PHA and Watermelon Enzymes smooth any dead skin to avoid cell buildup. Gentle exfoliation + lightweight hydration are ideal for keeping acne at bay. The Watermelon Glow Clay Facial is a great option for those with acne-prone skin, thanks to the BHAs, PHAs and hyaluronic acid infused clay.
Is it safe for eye area?
Like any facial treatment, we recommend avoiding the eye area when applying.
What is the proper way to store my Facial?
Keep in a cool, dry place and out of direct light.
Is the hydration long-lasting?
Yes! In a clinical study of 33 subjects, immediately after application, subjects had a 133% improvement in hydration! After 4 weeks, subjects had a 95% improvement in hydration.
What is the difference between hyaluronic clay and a formula with normal clay and normal hyaluronic acid?
Our Watermelon Facial is made of clay infused with hyaluronic acid, which is different from just the combination of clay and free HA. Hyaluronic Clay is more potent than free hyaluronic acid because free HA will dehydrate on the skin quicker. Because we have both Hyaluronic Clay and free hyaluronic acid, it is the best of both worlds! When the actual clay is infused with hyaluronic acid, it creates a hydrating, soothing experience that won’t dry out your skin!
Isn’t physical exfoliation damaging to the skin?
Our mask contains ultra-fine, micronized blueberry seed powder to gently exfoliate skin, remove dry flakes and smooth texture. It is gentle enough to provide exfoliation without irritation!
What makes this different from Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask?
Our Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask primarily helps to gently resurface and smooth the skin, while hydrating and plumping, as an overnight treatment. Our Watermelon Facial is a 5-minute wash-off clay mask that will help to decongest the pores while leaving the skin texturally smooth and hydrated. Both masks can be used in a nightly routine if desired.
Texturally, our Watermelon Sleeping Mask is an oil-free bouncy gel formula you can wear all night, while our Watermelon Clay Facial is a whipped, pillowy cream that you wash off after 5 minutes.
Where was the formula made?
This formula is made in the USA.
Is it non-comedogenic/non-acnegenic?
While not certified non-comedogenic/non-acnegenic, Watermelon Facial has effective ingredients to help acne prone skin types, including gently exfoliating BHAs, PHAs and Watermelon Enzymes. In a clinical study of 33 subjects, after 2 weeks, 94% of subjects had a significant reduction in the appearance of pore size! Additionally, in a consumer study of 33 subjects, after 4 weeks 94% agreed this facial unclogs and reduces the appearance of pores.
Can I leave it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect?
Yes, you can! This won’t affect the efficacy of your mask.
What is the recyclability of the packaging?
The entire packaging is recyclable: the glass jar, plastic cap, plastic inner lid, plastic spatula, and carton. In an effort to reduce as much waste as possible, Glow Recipe will be phasing out spatulas in future productions of this formula and our other masks.
Like our other products, the packaging is 100% recyclable. We also offer a send-back program for your empties through Terracycle!
Is it easy to wash off?
Yes! The whipped, soft hyaluronic clay does not dry down or “cake” onto skin and actually helps to hydrate. Because of this, it easily washes off.
Would it help remove dry flakes?
Yes! The gentle blueberry seed powder provides physical exfoliation to help smooth any dry flakes.
Moisture Level Test:
- In a clinical study of 33 subjects, Immediately after application, 100% of subjects had a significant improvement in hydration.
- After 4 weeks, subjects had a 95% improvement in hydration.
- In a clinical study of 33 subjects, after 2 weeks, 94% of subjects had a significant reduction in the appearance of pore size.
HOW TO SHOP
Where will this be available to shop?
Here’s where else you can shop it:
6/3 – Cult Beauty
6/4 – Sephora Inside JCPenney
6/24 – Online at Sephora Malaysia, Sephora Singapore, and Sephora Hong Kong
7/17 – Mecca
September – Douglas Cosmetics