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Glow Recipe Niacinamide: Dewy, lovely, worth it? | Cherie
Glow Recipe Niacinamide: Dewy, lovely, worth it? | Cherie
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Glow Recipe Niacinamide: Dewy, lovely, worth it?

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attentionDefiicitbeauty
I LOVE Niacinamide, and am not unfamiliar with Glow Recipes products. I have been quite the fan of their Watermelon line (sleeping mask is a fav), especially during the summertime. Throughout the cold season I’ve been loving their Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream. I am actively using their Plum Plump Serum as well. However, their products are $$. I received some as gifts on my birthday, but bit the bullet to purchase Plum Plump and the Banana Soufflé after sampling them and falling in love. Overall, though, I don’t feel that I’ve wasted my money, despite their price range. For me, it was worth it. So what about their newest product? GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Well, as with all their products, it’s a bit pricey, retailing for 34 USD. It smells like fresh watermelon, just like the rest of their line, and the packaging is aesthetically pleasing being frosted glass, and fully recyclable. I also want to recognize the fresh ingredients they use, that their products are vegan, cruelty free, and sustainably sourced. But all that being said, for 34 USD, is it worth it? I’ve been using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
on and off for quite some time now. I give it 4 stars because it can be quite tacky on the skin, and doesn’t really leave me glowing per say; BUT, it’s a reliable, affordable, effective product. It does it’s job fading discoloration while brightening, and the added zinc helps control and heal breakouts. It retails for 5.90 USD at Sephora, so there’s a huge price difference between these two products, and the Ordinary’s is so accessible when you’re on a budget, which I love. So what are my final thoughts? I personally hadn’t planned on purchasing the Dew drops, as I couldn’t justify the price especially when I already had The Ordinary’s serum. Well, my sis purchased it for me for Christmas, so naturally I’ve been using it and had to review the Dew drops. I haven’t been using it long enough to see if it makes a difference in brightening my skin as the Ordinary does over time, but it definitely makes me glow. The formula is so silky, a gel-serum it spreads like a dream, and I love to mix it w/Plum Plump serum and then apply. It leaves me with such a dewy result that I have to admit...I love it. It’s never tacky when I’m done patting it in, and it layers perfectly with the rest of my products. The drops aren’t eplacement for highlighter or makeup, and adding it over makeup on high points of the face made it feel tacky. So don’t expect that. But as a base when you’re prepping your skin for makeup, Its lovely. My skin looks lit within whenever I use it. Is it necessary? No, it’s definitely a luxury product IMO. If you can drop the $$ on it, then treat yourself! But if you’re looking for results on a budget, this product is just not necessary when a tried and true like The Ordinary WILL get the job done. 💕
Jan. 10
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Carla_Health_Beauty_ChatYour skin looks so healthy and glowy. I've heard that The Ordinary provides a similar product for cheaper but the plum plum sounds like a worthwhile investment.
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attentionDefiicitbeautyThank you! I’m really enjoying the Dew Drops and Plum Plump, my only qualms with Plum Plump is that as I’m low on the serum, the pump isn’t picking it up like it used to. I think the design of that portion of the packaging bothers me, but other than that I love both!
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Don’t forget to SAVE + SHARE if you like it or found it helpful! Thank you 🤍 ⁣ GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops it’s a hydrating highlighting serum formulated without mica, glitters or pearls. it helps brighten and makes the skin effortlessly glow. ⁣ what I like about it…⁣ 👏🏻 smells SO GOOD with fruity watermelon scent⁣ 👏🏻 very lightweight 👏🏻 makes my skin beautifully dewy and plump 👏🏻 a makeup - skincare hybrid! I apply this serum at the last step of my skincare routine in the morning specially when I don’t want to wear anything on my face, it makes my skin so bright and glowy. I’m still that ‘no makeup’ makeup girl in 2021 but this still works when you mix it with makeup 🥺 AND you can use it in many different ways — as a serum for niacinamide treatment, primer to prep your skin for makeup or even highlighter to put on your cheekbones and high points of your face 💕 ⁣ this serum is in gel formulation with the cutest pink packaging! it absorbs nicely on the skin and not sticky at all. i’m so impressed with the product I sometimes mix it with my bb cream or foundation to achieve that natural glow but I admit that it’s not that long lasting enough. I didn’t take a selfie wearing the serum but when I can, I will post it and show you guys of how this looks so good with makeup. It makes my skin so nice and extra healthy!!! I really really like this dew drops.. I hope they do something about the longevity on the makeup side because I will really use this as my new highlighter 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 #glowrecipe #prgifted
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