Product Spotlight: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Product Spotlight: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

Product Spotlight: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

There’s a reason Glow Recipe’s Dew Drops are all over TikTok. Full of brightening ingredients like niacinamide, the lightweight emulsion promises to flood skin with a fresh, glass-like dewiness. Here’s why it deserves a place in your routine…
By Orin Carlin

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Delivering a plump, glossy sheen, Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops have a devoted following. The multi-use emulsion floods skin with moisture, creating a bouncy canvas that’s ready for make-up – think glowy, but without any tell-tale glitter. 

Lightweight and quick to absorb, the highlighting serum is full of certified glow-givers for maximum radiance. It also works to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, and boost brightness over time thanks to the inclusion of hard-working niacinamide. 

Equally hyped are their tinted, bronzy successor, the Hue Drops. But the original version is the gold standard if you’re looking for subtle, instant radiance.


Like the rest of Glow Recipe’s range, this clever formula harnesses the power of fruit. With watermelon at its core, it contains vitamins A and C, as well as the phytonutrient lycopene, which target fine lines and wrinkles.

The hero ingredient – niacinamide – is a saviour for dull complexions. The antioxidant works to even tone and support the skin barrier, while simultaneously adding extra bounce and luminosity.

Feather-light, the Dew Drops feel refreshing on sun-soaked skin with a fluid, gel-like texture that is suitable for all skin types – including those who are oily or acne-prone. The formula absorbs quickly and seamlessly for a healthy, plumped effect – plus, the ingredient list includes the moisture-retentive powerhouse, hyaluronic acid.



The beauty of the Dew Drops lies in their versatility. You can apply a pump at the serum stage for a shot of moisture. According to make-up artist and SL contributor Adeola Gboyega, they also work as a fresh, comfortable base. “They serve as a fantastic make-up primer. Since I love a glowy look, I use the drops under my foundation for a radiant, dewy finish that lasts all day,” she says. “Compared to other glow serums that can leave a sticky residue behind, the Dew Drops absorb quickly to deliver a smooth, non-greasy finish.” 

Their texture is non-disruptive, meaning Dew Drops work well mixed with your favourite foundation for a more sheer finish or even as the final step, gently pressed over the top of make-up. Adeola recommends applying them over the high points of the face, including the cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow, and even over lipstick for a subtle, glossy sheen.


“It gives you such a natural glow and hydrates your face and I use this every day!”

“I am in love with this product and the packaging. I got it for Christmas last year and I get so many compliments about how glowy my skin is. I love the scent, and it hasn’t broken me out once.”

“I love using this product under my regular moisturiser. It keeps my skin dewy and hydrated all day. It also helped with dark spots and my rosacea.”

“Amazing! It feels wonderful on my skin and is so soft and smooth. I love the silk, rich-like texture.”

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