April 19, 2019,

Culinary legends of the south, famous and infamous, pride themselves on using virtually all of the animal to make a hearty meal.

We are from the south, Bryan-College Station, Texas in particular, so we would know.

Home of the Texas A&M Aggies.

That is why with the pig, as an example, there are BBQ ribs, pork chops, bacon, chitterlings, neck bones, pig’s feet, pork rinds and more to savor at various times of the day.

Fruit was a simpler thing.

You just eat it. As is.

Especially watermelon.

We love our sweet watermelon in the south on hot, sultry, humid sunny days.

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Seeds? We just spat them out. On the ground mostly. It is natural after all.

Watermelon contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene, and betaine. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.

Lycopene is an exceptional source of Vitamin C.

So when we hear that two bright girls are making tons of cash off of making beauty masks from watermelon, that gave us a pause.

Never in our wildest dreams did we think that someone could get rich from this innovative idea.

A company has and they are raking in melons. Excuse us, we meant millions. Of dollars.

Why didn’t we think of that?

Glow Recipe, a beauty products company inspired by the South Korean beauty trend known as K-beauty, has accelerated from a 2015 Shark Tank success to a spot on the 2018 CNBC Upstart 100 list.

Entrepreneurs and Co-Founders Christine Chang and Sarah Lee began Glow Recipe after 20 years combined working at L’Oreal.

Okay, that answers the question of where they received their foundation for brilliant beauty ideas.

Achieving a spot on the investment television series Shark Tank is a phenomenal accomplishment in itself. You would think that the ultimate dream for every entrepreneurial contestant is to receive an offer from one of the Sharks, accept it, and cry tears of joy.

Not Glow Recipe.

The female founders won a $425,000 investment from Robert Herjavec on the show, but after a few conversations they decided not to accept the investment and appreciatively parted ways.

These two always seem to know something that others don’t.

Glow Recipe’s watermelon face mask was one of the best-selling products for the retail cosmetics chain Sephora, which is owned by luxury giant LVMH. Glow Recipe also has successful partnerships with Target and QVC.

Imagine this. The mask has sold out seven consecutive times and attracted up to 5,000-person waitlists.

So much of life is about not what you say, but how you say it and when it comes to Sephora describing their prize facial mask they express, “This luxuriously bouncy, breathable sleeping mask refreshingly hydrates, smooths, and perfects skin overnight with a revolutionary pillow-proof, transfer-proof formula.”

Bouncy? We’ve never heard a skin care product described as bouncy before, but hey, woman seem to be jumping for joy and placing themselves on waiting lists to secure it, so we guess, bouncy it is.

We want more. Love their poetic style.

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They continue, “The oil-free, lightweight, glow-boosting hybrid is formulated with ultra-soothing watermelon extract, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and gentle AHAs that work while you sleep to tone and clarify roughened, dull complexions. AHAs smooth the surface of the skin by banishing dead, rough surface cells, clearing the path for ultra-effective, lasting hydration, while hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin for an incredibly nourished complexion. Skin is baby-soft and bright in the morning, effortlessly.”

Time for some praise for their partners. When a team is making you that much money from just one product, that our friends, is a partnership from heaven. Sephora smiles, “Glow Recipe features the best of Korean beauty, founded by beauty industry experts Sarah Lee and Christine Chang.

Over the years, Sarah and Christine met with thousands of customers, and again and again in these conversations, found women whose skincare needs were not met and whose lives simply didn’t mesh with complicated, fussy routines.

They tasked themselves with creating hybrid skincare that would simplify these needs while bringing to life everything they love about Korean skincare: innovation, excitement, and sensoriality. Glow Recipe skincare pairs the best Korean technologies with the results-forward backbone of Western beauty. The needs and know-how of two vastly different beauty cultures are at work in these products, creating a Korean-inspired routine that’s perfectly distilled.”


Another important note is that Glow Recipe skincare is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. This product is formulated without synthetic dyes and mineral oils.

Sarah and Christine seemed to have thought of everything and the company is still in her baby stages.

So Sephora is owned by LVMH.

Who is LVMH?

LVMH is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate headquartered in Paris.

The company was formed in 1987 under the merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton with Moët Hennessy, a company formed after the 1971 merger between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and Hennessy, the cognac manufacturer.

Christine and Sarah are in very good and lucrative company.

We would like to learn more about them. Feel their magic as it were. Time to visit their home.

At glowrecipe.com they are, well, glowing with happiness. What are they all about? “Our goal was to create a lovingly curated destination site that makes natural, harsh-free beauty products and the latest skincare trends from Korea accessible to beauty-forward women around the world.

We have almost 20 + years of experience working in the global beauty industry, splitting our time between New York City, Seoul, Hong Kong and Paris, among others. Over the years, we have worked with thousands of women across the globe to understand and learn from their beauty rituals.

Additionally, we ourselves are skincare fanatics, having tested tens of thousands of products over the years. Our promise is that we will bring you only the best and most innovative products, and the most up-to-date skincare trends, tips and tricks that we absolutely love ourselves.”

A credible recommendation from brilliant minds is always best.

That is extremely impressive.

Do you have any Glow Recipe products in your beauty portfolio? You probably should.

Making the most of what you have is not just a southern thing. It appears to be a global movement as well.

We have Christine and Sarah who are perfect and beautiful proof of that.

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