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Some of My Favorite Things Are Up to 40 Percent Off at Glow Recipe’s Megasale

The toner and cream I’m buying more of. Photo: Rio Viera-Newton

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Glow Recipe is no longer selling non–Glow Recipe brands on its site. If you’re familiar with Glow, you know it has long been a good spot to discover new Korean beauty brands that the site has curated. While this will no longer be the case, there is some good news — the site has put all of its out-of-house stock on sale for up to 60 percent off until June 30. Skincare lovers: This insane slashing of prices is not to be missed. In case you need some guidance on what to pick up during this megasale, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite cruelty-free (and mostly vegan) K-beauty products on sale.

Blithe Inbetween Instant Glowing Cream

Okay, guys. This moisturizer is truly the most perfect pre-makeup prep cream I have ever used. Not only does it feel hydrating and revitalizing on your skin, it has an instant illuminating and brightening effect. Immediately, your skin will look radiant and glowing — like a light bulb. This cream contains squalene (one of my favorite enriching and moisturizing ingredients), niacinamide for brightening, and glycerin for locking in all your skin’s natural hydration. The way foundation or concealer glides over this cream is unreal. This is a must-have for nights out and events.

Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner

This product is described as an “Essence/Toner.” This basically means it’s an insanely hydrating and nourishing toner (as opposed to something like P50, which is more for purifying and exfoliating). If you’re still confused, just use this as an essence step to supplement hydration and put moisture into your skin. This product gives my skin the bounciest, healthiest, glasslike finish. Its vegan formula is infused with aloe extract, fermented dandelion, and argan oil — all of which calm, soothe, and deeply hydrate. This is the first product I use in the morning after cleansing, and it leaves my skin looking supple and glowy.

Briskin Real Fit Second Skin Mask AC Control

On days when your skin is dry, inflamed, and irritated, this will be your savior. This sheet mask incorporates the centella plant for calming pissed-off skin; everlasting flower, which is an anti-inflammatory; coconut water, which is rich in omegas and is a gentle source of vitamin C for brightening; and wonder hydration ingredient hyaluronic acid to ensure that your skin is supple and nourished. This product is intensely healing and revitalizing, the perfect sheet mask to have in your cabinet for bad-skin days or times of the month.

Make P:rem Radiance Me Cleansing Water Oil

This cocktail of oil and cleansing water from Make P:rem makes for one of the most unique makeup-removing products I’ve ever used. I wouldn’t try this as a stand-alone cleanser, but it works wonders as a first step in your double cleanse to remove any makeup from your skin. The oil-and-water combination — in tandem with skin-soothing birch-tree sap, sea buckthorn for nourishing, and sunflower-seed oil for improving texture — creates a super-gentle yet effective makeup-busting formula that requires little to no pulling when you’re taking off makeup. I put a few drops in my hands, rub it into my skin in a circular motion, and watch as all my makeup from the day melts away.

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My Favorite Things from Glow Recipe’s Megasale