At Glow Recipe, you can always expect a few things from our skincare products — think strategic pairings of fruit extracts and powerful actives, playful textures, and lots and lots of hydration. But why should all that good stuff be for the skin on your face only?
That’s where the Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream comes in. Our very first foray into body-care, it offers the same skin-nourishing ingredients you’ll find throughout the rest of our line, but for your body, in order to deeply moisturize and smooth skin texture.
The skin on your face and the skin on your body aren’t that different. “Your body goes through the same daily stressors as your face, so it is important to maintain the strength of the skin barrier and protect and nourish the skin,” says Marisa Garshick, MD, dermatologist in New York City. Even your daily habits, like sudsing up in the shower, could be affecting the state of your skin. “The simple act of cleansing can in fact weaken the skin barrier, leading to loss of moisture, which can leave the skin feeling dry,” she says.
That leads to dry, rough, ashy, and all-around uncomfortable skin on your neck, chest, arms, legs, wherever. But, says Garshick, “replenishing the skin by adding back moisture helps to keep the skin looking and feeling healthy.”
With our Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream, you can replenish your skin and restore moisture to keep it looking and feeling radiant. Despite all that moisture, the Allure Best of Beauty award-winning whipped lotion is still lightweight and non-sticky, so you can throw on your jeans or pajamas without waiting for it to sink in.
We began with watermelon for a reason. Its ability to calm and soothe skin inspired the whole line, in fact; in Korea, as Glow Recipe cofounders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang recount, their grandmothers used to rub watermelon rinds on their backs to cool skin and calm inflammation from heat rash.
With Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream, you can get those perks for yourself. Consider it a way to take care of all of you.
While the Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream feels luxurious and soft, there’s a lot more to it than that — like what’s inside. Like every single one of our formulas, we filled it with some of our favorite active ingredients. (Psst: You might recognize some of these from our Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which served as the inspiration for this — as well as the juicy watermelon scent.)
First up, there’s hyaluronic acid. You might already know and love hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water — and therefore is a major hydrator. In several molecular weights, the hyaluronic acid molecules are able to penetrate to the different layers of skin. It’s paired with glycerin here, too. “Both are good humectants to help draw in moisture and hydrate the skin,” says Garshick. “By plumping and providing hydration to the skin, may improve the appearance of stretch marks.”
Then, there are the hibiscus alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs. “The gentle but effective alpha hydroxy acids help eliminate dead skin cells, improving skin tone and texture, but are mild on the skin,” says Garshick. That means they’re able to smooth skin and nix bumps, but without the risk of irritation from your standard chemical exfoliant. (And they’re so gentle, in fact, that you can use the body cream with whatever kind of body exfoliant you currently have, like a body scrub.)
And, of course, we can’t skip the namesake watermelon. This body lotion has two forms: watermelon seed butter and watermelon extract. The watermelon seed butter (a combo of mango butter and watermelon seed oil) is the moisture-maker. “It’s rich in fatty acids to help moisturize and support skin barrier function, which is particularly important for those with dry or eczema-prone skin,” says Garshick. It also helps seal in the hydration delivered from the hyaluronic acid. Here, watermelon seed butter is paired with bacuri butter, which is derived from the fruit of the bacuri tree and works to deeply moisturize skin, minimize moisture loss, and improve skin barrier function.
Then, there’s watermelon extract, which is the hero of the Watermelon Glow collection for its high concentration of antioxidants and brightening vitamins. “The antioxidants can help fight against free radical damage and prevent signs of skin aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, crepey skin, and discoloration — which can be especially noticeable on the neck, chest, and hands,” says Garshick.
How to Use It
After you’ve toweled off, apply the Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream to dry skin wherever you need it. We recommend making a self-care moment of it; its whipped texture and fresh watermelon scent make for an elevated sensorial experience.
Feel free to apply once a day, immediately after showering, or twice a day if your skin needs the extra moisture. The lightweight texture allows it to absorb instantly, so you don’t have to wait before getting dressed. Then, get ready to see results!
Really — the body cream is clinically proven to improve moisture in skin as well as skin barrier function in just 24 hours. Clearly, it delivers results, and quickly, for immediate softening and smoothing.
We’re so thrilled that we can finally share this first-ever launch from us featuring one of our all-star ingredients, and can’t wait for you to try Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream for yourself. Got questions? Just leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!