This post will be reviewing the Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum.
I’ve been largely impressed by the Beauty of Joseon brand so much that I’ve used quite a few of their bestsellers. They don’t exactly have a wide range, so it’s pretty easy to run through their portfolio. So far, I’ve tried their;
While I wasn’t the biggest fan of their sunscreen, the two other products and the Glow Serum, which I’m currently using have impressed me. I’ve found out that I typically like to reach out for these serums in the Spring to offload the heavy layering during the winter. They’re not too shabby for my dry dehydrated skin, so I always reach out for them.
Plus, based on what my analytics is saying, many people are actively searching for reviews for this brand. So, I have no choice but to deliver primarily since they’re easy to quickly run through.
First Impressions of the Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum
According to the brand;
A honey-like serum enriched with Hanbang (traditional Korean herbal medicine) ingredients for brighter skin
Short and simple!
When it comes to Kbeauty serums, I’m particular about their ingredients. I always look for calming and/or brightening ingredients to support my prescription strength actives. I also actively choose products to reinforce my skin barrier and generally keep my skin hydrated.
Let’s see what the Glow Serum has to offer;
- 60% Propolis Extract
- 2% Niacinamide
- Turmeric Root Extract
- Cocoa Seed Extract
- Centella Asiatica Extract
- Vitamin E
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Tamanu Oil
The star ingredients are clearly Propolis and Niacinamide, which honestly just works if you want that glow. Similar to Snail Mucin. Propolis, also known as bee glue and produced by honey bees, is one of those ingredients you want to reach out for when your skin is dry and dull.
I’ve also been using the Cosrx Full-Fit Propolis Synergy Toner, formulated with propolis, and I’ve also been impressed. Propolis-based products are guaranteed to hydrate and brighten your skin.
As always, Beauty of Joseon products are vegan, essential oil, fragrance and cruelty-free.
Packaging, Texture & Consistency
This is also packaged in a cute but tiny 30ml dropper bottle like the rest of their serums. The consistency is a lot more viscous than the Repair Serum. You honestly just need one full dropper for your entire face. Its honey-like texture is perfect for all skin types that need hydration as it sinks instantly into the skin on application. So you don’t need to worry about it being tacky or sitting on your skin.
Price & Availability
A lot of people always complain about the size of the serums. They think it is too small for the price. I always advise people to get it on sale if they feel that way. Better still, they can get it from the cheapest Asian retailer as long as they shop around for deals.
Review of the Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum
I use this serum as my third hydration step after my toner and essence and before my treatment step. I use it to hydrate, buffer and prep my skin for any treatments. On the days I skip treatments, I use it to restore my damaged skin barrier together with my occlusive. It’s a handy multi-functional product that pairs well with any active ingredient.
First of all, I love how thick and viscous it is. It means that I can use it as a stand-alone hydrator during the warmer months. If I feel like it is not sufficient for my skin at any given time, I can layer it with another lightweight essence like the Cosrx Snail Mucin Power Essence, which I currently do now.
Honestly, what’s not to love? Even after a few hours, I love how nourished and hydrated my skin is. The glow is definitely real. I’ve found that the glow you get from using this product consistently automatically brightens any dull skin in terms of brightening. Obviously, it won’t make that much significance to your hyperpigmentation, but it would definitely plump your skin up, especially when you need a pick-me-up.
The Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum is undoubtedly a lovely addition to your skincare routine. It does what it says it would and tries not to make any bogus claims. It’s a simple and straightforward formulation that works for all skin types. If you have been impressed with Beauty of Joseon products in the past, this is worth trying.