Skin Types
  • Dry Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Oily/Combination Skin
Concerns
  • Dehydration
  • Pores
  • Blackheads
  • Hyperpigmentation

Watermelon

Amino-rich watermelon extract intensely hydrates, soothes and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Cactus Water

Contains electrolytes and amino acids that hydrate and help retain moisture. This ingredient is what gives the product its springy, stretchy texture!

PHA

Polyhydroxy Acids help to resurface and smooth skin, while also removing buildup of dead skin cells. PHA’s larger molecular size allows it to sink into the skin more gradually, giving your skin more time to adjust and react, making it ideal for anyone, even sensitive skin types. It provides effective retexturing and smoothing results with minimal irritation. PHAs also have antioxidant benefits and humectant properties that help to hydrate the skin.

BHA

An oil-soluble ingredient that effectively penetrates the pore's outer surface and decongests clogged pores, making it one of the most effective ingredients in reducing the appearance of pores and blackheads. The formula includes 2 types of BHA: Willow Bark, a gentle, natural source of BHA, and sugarcane, birch, and royal azalea tree-derived Betaine Salicylate.

Hyaluronic Acid

A humectant that anchors moisture within the skin, deeply penetrating it to keep skin hydrated and plump. This holy grail hydrator retains 1000 times its weight in water to breathe new life to dry, rough skin.

Tea Tree Extract

Antimicrobial properties that help clean pores and soothe irritation.

Cucumber

Contains high percentage of water that helps to cool skin off, caffeic acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, brightening Vitamin C, and hydrating potassium.

Free Of:

Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Silicones, Phthalates, Drying Alcohol, Synthetic Dyes. Vegan. Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free.

We formulate using the minimum amount of fragrance, when needed, to create a sensorial, enjoyable skincare experience. Fragrance is always less than 0.5% of our formulations, and all fragrances are vegan and free of PCM compounds, acetone, and much more.

Full Ingredient List

Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Polyglutamate, Betaine Salicylate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Watermelon Fruit Ferment Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Fragrance/Parfum


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The Scent

Herbal with a fruity finish and a hint of cucumber

The Texture

Springy, bouncy liquid

Makes Skin Feel

Hydrated, smooth, and soothed

Makes Skin Look

Supple and glowy

To Use As A Toner:

Cleanse, and then move on to this first liquid treatment in your routine. Dispense into the palm of hands and gently pat into skin—don’t wipe away or rub. Follow with your serum, moisturizer, and SPF or overnight mask (depending on the time of day!) If you prefer to use a reusable cotton pad, you can dispense the product onto the cotton pad and gently pat into skin. Again, don’t wipe or rub to minimize friction. Avoid eye area. During the day, follow with sunscreen.

To Use As A Spot Treatment:

After cleansing, apply to areas of concern and pat into skin until fully absorbed.

Pro Tip:

Use Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner as a mini mask! After cleansing, soak your cotton pads with Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner and leave on your skin for 10 minutes. Follow with your usual skin-care routine.

Is BHA okay for daily use?

While BHA is a powerful ingredient, we balanced the formula with extremely hydrating, gentle ingredients such as Cactus Water, Watermelon Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid to make it a unique, pore-refining formula that’s also super hydrating, leaving the skin hydrated and plump.

Why do I need a toner? Aren’t they unnecessary?

Toners are essential for restoring your skin’s pH after cleansing and infusing your skin with its first leave-on hydration step, and can have other benefits that target skin concerns. Our Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner not only refines the appearance of pores, it also creates a hydrating, supple base for your skin to absorb the remaining steps of your skin-care routine.

Can I use this with Avocado Retinol Sleeping Mask/Pineapple Serum/Watermelon Mask?

Just like the rest of our products, the Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner utilizes powerful active ingredients in a super-gentle way. Glow Recipe Skincare is formulated and perfectly balanced to work together in the same routine. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend patch testing them together on the back of your hand before applying to your face.

Can I use the Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner with an acne treatment in the same routine?

We recommend avoiding the use of Benzoyl Peroxide in the same routine as our Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner, as it contains BHA.

Will the BHA in the formula make me purge?

Using BHA in your routine can possibly cause skin purging, especially if you’re new to the ingredient. This period is totally normal, and can last anywhere from less than a week to 4-6 weeks.

Can I Recycle It?

Yes! Our shelfie-worthy bottles are made with 20% recycled glass and are 100% recyclable. Just rinse them after use and place them in your recycling bin. You know the inner plastic lid that prevents your product from leaking? Make sure to recycle it too.

Our cardboard cartons are made with a blend of PEFC-certified recycled paper, free of acids and heavy metal, printed with soy ink, and are 100% recyclable.

See here for more information on our Recycling Send-Back Program with Terracycle.

Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 3172 reviews
$ 15
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2 Free Samples with Every Order

Hydrate skin and tighten pores at once with the ultra-gentle Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner for supple, smooth skin. An essential part of any good skin-care routine, toners help prep and plump skin to readily absorb the rest of your routine. Our innovative formula contains a balance of hydrating ingredients and pore-tightening actives to equally minimize the look of pores and hydrate skin, with gentle yet effective pore actives such as PHA and BHA

Inspired by the Korean Aqua Peel Facial which focuses on the duality of exfoliating and hydrating, this pore-tightening, exfoliating toner helps achieve instantly glowing, pillow-soft skin.

Results:
After 2 Weeks*
90% of subjects saw a significant reduction in the appearance of pore size

After 4 Weeks**
100% agreed their skin felt hydrated and replenished
96% agreed this toner helps keep their pores clean and clear
96% agreed this toner has made a difference in my skincare routine

*Based on a clinical survey of 30 women

**Based on a consumer survey 

average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 3172 reviews
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3172 Reviews
Reviewed by J S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Pleasantly Surprised

I saw this on TikTok and had to try it. Was a little surprised by the price but followed through with purchase obviously lol. I was surprised to see a difference the first time I used it. I did pair it with the dew drops at first but now I use this twice a day. It actually cleared up my active breakouts and has helped to keep future breakouts at bay or to a manageable portion. Have recommended and will continue to. This product made me a loyal customer of Glow Recipe.

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Reviewed by Dee
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Toner Is AWESOME

I love this Toner and I use it everyday! I like it that its not sticky.

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Reviewed by Henry
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Is This Real?

Never has my skin ever reacted well to BHA… until now. I was shocked to see that my skin has calmed down, acne reduced, without the burning, stinging, and flakiness that my skin usually gets. This paired with the Hyaluronic Clay Facial… still NO irritation! This stuff is MAGIC!

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Reviewed by Kassie
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Obsessed

My skin is quite sensitive, so most exfoliants are too much for me. This one, however, is so good! I can use it every day with no problem and it not only helps to keep my pores clear but it hydrates beautifully too!

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Reviewed by Sarah T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Gentle but effective

Perfect prep for the rest of your skincare routine. Aside from feeling amazing on its own, I feel like this toner really helps all of my other products sink into the skin better. I keep it in my skincare fridge because I love cool products in the summer. Its such a refreshing toner and after one week I feel a genuine difference in my skin. After cleansing with the blueberry bounce cleanser, I pat dry, mist with the watermelon mist, pat this toner in with my hands and continue with any treatments I need that day. All of the Glow Recipe products work so well together and my skin is super happy!

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