Sunday, March 6, 2022

Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen: Review

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Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen: Review
I am super picky when it comes to sunscreen, given that I have combination skin with varying needs depending on the time of the year. So imagine my excitement when I received the spanking new sunscreen from one of my favorite skincare brands, Glow Recipe! Formulated with a combination of chemical and physical sunscreens, the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen (C$45 for 50 ml) is boosted with hydrating watermelon extract and pore-minimizing niacinamide. So does this new sunscreen stand to the test? Read my review to find out......
Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen: Review
Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen
Housed in a super cute and sleek squeeze tube, the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen offers an SPF protection of 50. In addition to the watermelon extract and niacinamide, the formulation also contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing aloe extract. With a slightly runny consistency, the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen has a subtle watermelon scent, one that's much lighter as compared to that of the other Glow Recipe Watermelon products. The sunscreen feels instantly soothing and because the formulation contains menthone, it is also quite cooling on the skin, a sensation that sticks around for at least half an hour. I personally don't love the feeling but I'm sure some people may find it refreshing.
Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen: Review
Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen
The biggest issue I have with a lot of sunscreens is their texture and finish and as much as I hoped to love this sunscreen from Glow Recipe, it really didn't meet my expectations. I found the formulation difficult to apply as it pilled extremely easily. I had to very carefully pat it on and given how much sunscreen we have to apply to ensure sufficient protection, the process is pretty much impossible. I felt the formulation sat heavily on my skin, leaving behind a finish that's not just dewy but also greasy. The Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen is not the worst I've tried but it's far from the best. I really like the clean ingredients and the combination of physical and chemical sunscreens but the overall formulation simply doesn't stand up to the test. I can't see myself using this on a daily basis, especially not under makeup and definitely not on a hot and sweaty summer day.

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 8.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 8.5%, Zinc Oxide 12.1%

Other Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Olivate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Xanthan Gum, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polyester-8, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Lactic acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Coco-Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Copper Gluconate.

Availability:
Glow Recipe is available in stores and online at Sephora.
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