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Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol SleepinG Eye Mask

It’s been a while since I last talked about Glow Recipe so thought this is the perfect time to pick up this subject again.

Glow Recipe is a brand that I was interested in since before it was even easily available on our side of the pond. On one hand, I loved the Shark Tank pitch of the founders. I appreciated just how well it was prepared and that the founders clearly knew their stuff, but if they hadn’t then it would have been a problem given their educational background… It did stand out so I remembered it. Also, at that time the few influencers/youtubers I actually trusted to some extent were raving about the brand. It felt like they could not stop talking about the Glow Recipe products so I was obviously curious.

My experience with the brand was not that amazing though. While I cannot say the Glow Recipe products are not good, they are not that amazing either. Recently, I received a product from another range from Glow Recipe – the avocado range – though a Cult Beauty Goody Bag from earlier this summer and I though I should give it a try. So far, I mostly focused on the watermelon range which is the most extensive one and the most raved about. Here are my thought on the Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask Review

The Glow recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask comes in an eye cream standard size jar – 15ml. Personally, I am fond of jars as they are easier to clean out and keep track on how much product you use. However, I do not find jars to be all that hygienic. You can always use a scooper, but does anyone actually remember to do that? I tried my best… For eye creams in particular, I have to admit that I prefer tubes, but I won’t hold this small detail against the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask.

The jar is made of glass, like pretty much the packaging for any other Glow Recipe product. It has an unusual shape – think about what you would see if someone peeled an avocado that was not ripe and left it on your countertop! At least thats how I imagine a peeling gone wrong would look like.

But enough the packaging. Let’s talk about the actual product now.

To my complete surprise and amazement even, dare I say, the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask does not seem to have a scent. If there is one, then it is pretty faint. Unlike the Watermelon Sleep Mask or even Pink Juice Moisturiser, the product does not smell like it belongs in a candy shop rather than on your skin. I was pleasantly surprised indeed. While I am not usually bothered by scented skincare, sometimes I even enjoy it, lately brands have gone the wrong direction when it comes to this particular feature. I cannot even begin to explain just how weird some of the latest beauty product I tried smelled like. It was not the case when it comes to the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask.

Texture wise, the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask is like a thick cream with some mask like qualities to it, but it feels nice on the skin and it absorbs. Despite it being a so called eye mask, the product absorbs into the skin and does not feel like an extra layer on top of the skin, if that makes any sense. It feels pretty much like other eye creams, but once again, a bit thicker in texture. Personally, I was not at all bothered and got used used to this feature quickly. It felt different at first, but the difference was not super noticeable.

Effectiveness wise, well, the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask thicken the skin underneath my eyes, I guess you could say. There was no tightening of the skin as felt with some other super expensive anti-ageing eye creams present, but my super thin skin felt stronger and more capable to handle the cold or other external factors. What I am getting at is that the mask did do something, something good. The skin also felt smoother and more even. There was no difference present on the fine lines I have in my inner eye corner area.

Personally, I liked Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask and I do recommend it. This is actually a product that I can see myself repurchasing. Wow, I actually said that! How many times do I actually say this or have said it in the past? Probably not that often as I cannot recall when it was the last time. However, the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask is not a product I would use in my late 30s let alone 40s. While I do feel like the product helped, I feel like it is more of a preventive product or a precursor to more advanced eye care; something to help you postpone the inevitable rather than a miracle worker. Hope tis made some sense and you got what I am getting at.

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Where can you purchase the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Eye Mask from?

Cult Beauty




Have you tried the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Mask before? Do you have a favourite Glow Recipe product?

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  1. thefiftyedit

    I bought the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops after Glamzilla raved about it. I don’t know. I thought it was okay. I do like it, but I certainly did not have the same OMG reaction. I find it too tacky to be used under or with makeup, so I usually use it on a fresh face when I don’t wear makeup.

    1. Nana

      Interesting! Thank you for sharing. Personally, for niacinamide I got for either the Ordinary or Revoxx. Both are like a fiver and they are pretty great and definitely much more affordable. They do what they claim to do 🙂 I was interested in the Glow Recipe one, but yeah…thank you for sharing. Now I will know to avoid 🙂

  2. Nicolette

    Thank you for your review. I’ve been curious about the avocado mask but haven’t tried it yet.

    However, I’ve used the Watermelon Glow mask and toner off and on for years, and I do think my skin looks more even and smoother. Now I might have to try the avocado mask as well.

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