Beauty

Glow Recipe’s First-Ever SPF Is Finally Here

It doesn’t take a beauty editor (or multiple) to figure out that sunscreens aren’t a one-bottle-fits-all situation. There are a variety of factors that come into play when it comes to the perfect sunscreen for you, and no one knows that better than Glow Recipe‘s Glow Gang community, which listed “irritation, chalkiness, greasiness, breaking out, difficulty with application, and unpleasant scent” as some of the major pain points they associated with their sunscreen journeys.

With the launch of the K-beauty-inspired brand’s first-ever sunscreen, Glow Recipe is bringing to its devoted following of skin-care devotees a sunscreen that hopefully checks off all of everyone’s boxes. May we introduce the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF 50, a light-as-air, easily blendable, nongreasy, and glow-boosting hybrid SPF that suits all skin tones — all of which we Allure editors can attest to. (Stay tuned for our reviews.)

There she is!

If you weren’t already privy, chemical-physical sunscreens are a growing category of SPFs that incorporate the pros of both formulations to create that sun-protection sweet spot many of us crave. “Hybrid formulations tend to combine the cosmetic elegance of chemical actives and the broad-spectrum coverage of mineral actives,” Wilmington, North Carolina-based, board-certified dermatologist Muneeb Shah, M.D., previously explained to Allure. “Additionally, there are formulation benefits of mixing chemical and mineral actives due to the instability of certain chemical filters when exposed to light.”

Glow Recipe’s foray into this innovative category of sunscreens combines three chemical filters (homosalate, octisalate, and octocrylene) with a familiar mineral filter by the name of non-nano zinc oxide — providing broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that sits both on top of the skin and deeper beyond the surface.