Glow Recipe Avocado Melt vs. Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask Review

Whenever I post about these lovely Glow Recipe masks on Instagram (which is often!), I get questions about which is better: Avocado Melt or Watermelon Glow? They’re both amazing at what they do but have different use cases.

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Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

This is for someone who wants to wake up feeling moistured. You might have acne and find that the clarifying clay and antibacterial honey helps calm down breakouts. This is a thick mask that leans occlusive, making it a winner for those with drier skin. However, the main active here is PHA, which is a gentler version of AHAs - It probably won’t do a lot for your glow.

Read my full review here.

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

On the other hand, the Watermelon mask is for someone who is looking for that dewy, Glossier-no-makeup radiance. I originally got this because I have some hyperpigmentation and wanted to increase turnover of my dead skin cells with AHAs. Glycolic acid and lactic acid, two of the most popular and effective AHAs, feature high on the ingredient list here. This is a thin gel mask that I can layer with serums, but it’s not a very moisturizing mask.


They’re both priced at $45 and make it to my holy grails list. However, you should align your expectations with what each mask was designed to do. I’ve had a few conversations with Instagram followers where they were disappointed that Watermelon Glow wasn’t more moisturizing than a serum, or Avocado Melt didn’t give their skin dewiness.

There’s probably some feedback here for how Glow Recipe is marketing their products under the sleeping mask” category, which people have become accustomed to associating with bouncy hydrating masks. Nevertheless, these are legitimately two of my favorite products ever out of the hundred+ I have tried, so I won’t stop telling their story!

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