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A gentle and hydrating BHA toner

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[First Impressions] Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner Key Ingredients: Watermelon Extract, Cactus water, PHA, Willow bark, HA and Tea Tree Extract The consistency reminds me of snail mucin. It is slightly bouncy and there is that satisfying stretch and pull texture. However, once it comes into contact with your skin, it does not feel sticky or tacky at all. It almost absorbs immediately with a semi matte finish. Overall, feels light weight and comfortable This the first BHA/PHA type of toner that did leave my skin feeling dehydrated and tight by the end of the day. This formula does not contain salicylic acid so, I think that is why my skin did not feel dehydrated. I really like how it feels very gentle on the skin. This is a well balanced toner to prep your skin because it adds a little bit of hydration and moisture back into your skin. The first thing I noticed was how plumped and soft my skin looked with just one layer I haven’t noticed any difference in my pore size but, I do have the most stubborn pores on my nose. However, my skin does look soft, less textured and slightly smoother. The only downside is the signature Glow Recipe’s watermelon scent which I am not a fan off. It does linger for about 60 seconds before it goes away Overall, this toner seems quite promising and I have high hopes since it is working well so far. Even if it doesn’t do anything for my pores, I do like it for added hydration or when I want a gentle exfoliation
May 29
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teresaa.rAll your photos look so soft and comfortable, and I am attracted to read all your reviews! looking forward to your next post!
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Plump and Juicy Beauty Routine
My skin is the most important thing to me on my face. When my skin is looking right and tight I feel beautiful and confident. My beauty routine can be used day or night and is great for dry skin. I love a plump, juicy, and firm look to the skin and I’ve found this system keeps me looking snatched! It’s important to do this routine in order for the best results. 1. I start with cleansing the skin using the Kate Somerville Eradikate daily foaming cleanser after I’ve dampened my face with warm water. I love this cleanser because of its acne treating ingredients like 3% sulfur. I find it gives me a really deep clean and removes both my makeup and whatever dirt I have. I like to massage it into my skin for about 30 seconds and then rinse with warm water. 2. After I pat my face dry with a clean towel I then tone the skin with the Glow Recipe Watermelon glow toner. This toner has a lovely smell and feel, it has PHA and BHA to tighten pores and plump the skin. I simply apply it on the palms of my hands and pat it gently on to the face and neck. 3. This product is new for me but I’m absolutely obsessed with it. The Kate Somerville DermalQuench liquid lift serum is kinda a game changer for me. It comes in a spray bottle which you must shake well and then you spray it all over the face and neck, it tingles on the skin and foams, you must immediately massage it into the skin after application. This serum honestly firms, lifts, hydrates, and tightens the skin. It’s an oxygen facial and a hyaluronic serum all in one and I’ve seen immediate results with it. 4. The lashes mustn’t be neglected! I then use the Grande Lash lash enhancing serum on the base of my lashes. I’ve seen very fast results with this product, my lashes are growing in thicker, longer, and darker after using the serum day and night. 5. Once those serums have soaked in I then apply IS Clinical’s Youth eye complex to the entirety of the outside area of the eye. This product was gifted to me and I’ve been using it for 2 months now. It gives nice hydration and luminosity to the eye area and is Gentile. I apply half a pump to my ring fingers and pat the product in all around the eye. 6. The moisturizing step is the most important! I have a serious addiction the the Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream. I’ve never tried a moisturizer that made my skin look so good. This moisturizer activates dormant stem cells in the skin and deeply hydrates. It has a Devine creamy texture that literally melts into the skin. I dispense 2 pumps onto my finger tips and begin massaging it all over my face and neck. I do a little lymphatic drainage by massaging from the center of the face towards the outer part of the face, then down the neck to reduce fluid build up in the face and decrease puffing especially I the morning. The best part Is this moisturizer perfectly primes my skin for makeup application as well. 7. This last step isn’t necessary unless I’m feeling like I need an extra jolt of moisture and glow. If I need it I will use the Augustinus Bader The Face Oil on top of the Rich Cream. This gorgeous oil plumps my skin and adds the most healthy luminous glow.
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TEDDY_QUINLIVAN
This hurt my skin😡 Glow Recipe PHA+BHA toner😔
SKIN TYPE: Eczema, sensitive & acne-prone. Highly allergic to dust and pollen😔 I have a lot of clogged pores and comedones, unexplained bumps etc. but this toner helped the clogged pores and bumps🥵 GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner This product is a high-end toner that claims to deliver supple, hydrated skin through non-irritating acids (PHA/BHA) as an exfoliant for congested skin/clogged pores. While the glowy look and visible decrease in clogged pores/bumps was achieved it certainly had its cons when I use this product. I’ve used this product for ~2 months and I’m not entirely certain if it’s due to the fragrance or if it’s just not the right product for me but this product really purged tf out of my skin before giving me the dewy, glass skin look. I use the toner after I double-cleanse, using 1-3 drops patting into the skin all over the face until dry, finishing the skincare routine with Avène - Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream , Avène - Skin Recovery Cream & sometimes Bio-Oil - Dry Skin Gel orAvène - Hydrance AQUA-GEL orLA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm  I found that a day after each use, my skin begins to dry up and either in angry red patches like a usual eczema flare up, except it’s not really itchy just red and raw kind of pain. This would continue for a few days to a week, sometimes resorting to using my prescribed corticosteroid ointment to get rid of the adverse reaction Although my skin did get angry and irritated like an absolute bitch, I found that my skin did visibly clear up from previous clogged pores and bumps, smoothing the skin and looked quite glowing. I don’t get really pimples anymore after incorporating this product into my routine and when they do occur they’re gone in a day I haven’t seen anyone with a similar reaction to this product hopefully it’s just a minor allergy reaction to ingredients or my bad in over-exfoliating as I found that using smaller amount of toner (1-2 drops) as spot treatments worked as effectively without the irritation Honestly the productGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner did work for me just not in the way I expected it would nor recommend anyone to try if you know you would react badly to it. The price ($54AUD) could be justified that you won’t be using much at a time so it’ll last hella long and it does deliver what it claims to do which is exfoliate and decongest the skin. I didn’t find it particularly hydrating and has a tacky gel consistency that absorbed quickly into the skin but it did decrease my clogged pores and comedones🥰. After finishing this bottle I would not repurchase since there’s probably new products that wouldn’t cause such a reaction by the time I’m finished and probably cheaper if not better alternatives available.
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worth $34 or is it just the brand name?
worth $34 or is it just the brand name?
💗 GLOW RECIPE PHA + BHA PORE TIGHT TONER 💗 the new glow recipe toner has been getting maaaajor hype all over the community. like drunk elephant, i was a bit hesitant splurging big bucks on this toner because i felt like i was only paying for the name. THANK YOU LORD that that didn’t end up being the case. the unique formulation of cactus water, watermelon, & 6% of PHA + BHA make this toner the perfect “facial in a bottle.” 🧖🏻‍♀️ pore appearance greatly reduced within a week & the texture of this particular product makes it even more functional. here’s the key highlights that sold me on this toner: a little goes a long way, saving you product & money! recyclable packaging & active ingredients make it sustainable and efficient! it doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or tacky & gives you a nice glowy feeling afterwards, especially the AM after 🦋 glow recipe reports that it’s gentle enough to use both AM and PM. i’ve always just used it every night prior to applying squalane oil & have had the best and perkiest skin ever since 👽
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JUICY WATERMELON TONER🍉✨
JUICY WATERMELON TONER🍉✨
GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner I have combination acne prone skin with dull & pore prominent t-zone🙃 It’s a problem area for me and it needs extra care. This toner has liquid formula & very easy to use. I use it at night with cotton squares during pm routine 🌙 It has a light fragrance, refreshing but sweet scent. It’s quite low on ingredient list but I recommend swatching first if you have sensitivity to fragrance🦋 After using it for over a week now, I can see a difference in how visible my pores are. It looks lighter & feels less congested✨ I’m very happy with the result! #CherieCreator
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pastelpink_bunny
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The glow recipe obsession continues!
The glow recipe obsession continues!
Since adding this toner into my skincare routine my skin has been feeling and looking incredible. I’ve been really enjoying the texture of this product it’s like a liquid jelly and not sticky at all. It still has the signature watermelon scent that the watermelon range from Glow Recipe has and I love it! I’ve never tried a toner with PHA+BHA before and I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be gentle enough on the or night strip the skin of my natural oils. However I was pleasantly surprised to find this toner was quite gentle on my skin and didn’t strip my skin of its natural oils. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner
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bye large pores 👋
bye large pores 👋
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Impulse Buy!!
Impulse Buy!!
I have been really loving a certain toner (I plan on reviewing this week) and now I’m addicted to Toners! I saw this one pop up on Sephora and immediately knew I had to try it! I want my pores to be smaller and my skin to be clearer so I gravite towards an obsession with BHA or better known as salicylic acid. The toner I mentioned briefly has BHA too and OMG!! I have been using this beauty from Farmacy for just a few days in the morning to prep my face for the day and it helps it glow without the debris in the way. Deep sweep is a great name since my skin truly looks cleaner after use. I cannot find a smell with this product and I love that it’s not super drying nor irritating. I do find it a touch drying, but honestly nothing concerning since BHA will do that no matter the product. Because of my impulses, I think I’m going to need to pick up the Farmacy Daily Greens moisturizer to have the matching set. Does anyone else have a beauty obsession like this too!?
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Ok so I’ve tried many AHA/BHA
Ok so I’ve tried many AHA/BHA toners and none have caught my attention until Glow Recipe launches theirs. I have a lot of texture issues and always am on the hunt for good AHA/BHA products that work! Scent is beautiful, not overpowering. Though I do prefer my toners to be scent free. It doesn’t really Bother me since I do only use this about 3x a week for treatment. Consistency is thicker than usual toners which I’m surprisingly okay with. I tend to stay away from thick toners because it can get sticky however this is almost like a toner x serum and moisturizer as it treats so it’s something I’m okay with! It leaves my skin very dewy and hydrated. I love to pat this on. Remember to pat and never rub. I love layering this with other treatments. I only use this at night. Overall I would give it 5 stars because it has minimizes my pores so much. I’ve started seeing a difference on the second week I’ve been using it. A great product!
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