Are you a little tired of the scandi-premium-minimalist aesthetic all over your skincare products? Then look no further than Glow Hub, the UK-based, Gen Z-oriented brand that’s come to revolutionize your skincare routine with a pop (or plenty) of color. Although it’s only a few years old, Glow Hub has an identity of its own. The formulas are designed and produced in the UK without any ingredients of animal origin (vegans, listen up!), and using a combination of tried and tested-and-tested actives and soothing, glow-boosting botanicals. Even the packaging is unique! Designed in pastel colors, each package contains all the information you need to know exactly what you’re buying, and how to integrate it into your skincare routine. Ready to explore? Then let’s look into the best Glow Hub products you can try right now:
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Glow Hub: The Brand in Review
|Country of Origin||UK|
|Our Best Selling Product||Glow Hub The Scar Slayer Facial Serum|
|Author’s Favorite||Glow Hub Nourish & Hydrate Cleansing Balm|
|3 Reasons To Buy||– All-vegan formulas
– Extremely affordable serums packed full of active ingredients
– Innovative formats, like serum mists and mask sticks!
Top 8 Glow Hub Products
From cleansers to serums through everything in between, here are eight Glow Hub products we think are 100% worth trying:
Glow Hub The Scar Slayer Facial Serum
The answer to post-inflammatory pigmentation
What it is: an anti-pigmentation serum that fights off dark spots and small scars left behind after breakouts. The formula combines vitamin C and tranexamic acid, two star ingredients. While vitamin C provides a powerful antioxidant action and boosts skin radiance, tranexamic acid works to depigment dark spots and brighten the skin. Probiotics round out the formula, in order to strengthen the skin.
Why we like it: if you have post-inflammatory pigmentation, you know that you need to keep an eye on every single pimple and scratch, just to make sure it won’t leave behind a tidy little dark spot. One of the best ways to do this is to include a brightening and depigmenting product in your skincare routine: something that will help you prevent and correct dark spots all in one fell swoop. This affordable serum is a great option for that!
Glow Hub Purify & Brighten Pore Rescue Toning Pads
The in-depth exfoliator
What it is: a jar of exfoliating pads, ideal for buffing away dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and preventing breakouts. In addition to salicylic acid, the formula surrounding these pads also features antioxidant bluberry extract and black tea extract. Together, these ingredients provide a balancing, perfecting, and brightening effect, ideal for acne-prone skin.
Why we like it: toning pads are very popular right now, and we think these are a super interesting option. Whether you have acne-prone skin, or just happen to breakout from time to time (looking at you, period acne), these toning pads can help help you maintain a clear complexion. The brand recommends that you use them every 2-3 days, so one jar should last you quite a long time!
Glow Hub Zit Zap Wand Stick
The quick-and-easy spot treatment
What it is: a precision spot treatment that helps dry out blemishes. Designed with a rollerball applicator, this spot treatment should be applied directly onto pimples to speed up their life cycle. The formula inside the wand contains a combination of exfoliating papaya extract, pore-cleansing salicylic acid, and anti-acne tea tree oil.
Why we like it: if you’re the type of person who has occasional pimples, but not necessarily widespread breakouts, a spot treatment is the product for you. You can apply active ingredients directly to your pimple, without having to expose the rest of your skin to ingredients that may be a little much. We especially like this spot treatment for its portability: with its wand shape and rollerball applicator, you can take it with you anywhere and “zap” those pimples whenever you spot them. What’s not to love?
Glow Hub Calm & Soothe Face Mask Stick
The calming face mask you can use anywhere
What it is: a face mask that helps soothe sensitive, red, and irritated skin. The formula is based on Kaolin clay, a fine, white, powdery type of clay that is extremely gentle on the skin. Other ingredients present in the formula are antioxidant-rich hemp seed oil, soothing jojoba, and calming aloe vera. Due to its stick format, this mask can be applied directly to the skin, without using your hands.
Why we like it: can you imagine anything more practical than a stick mask? We sure can’t. In this case, this hands-free form of application combines perfectly with the calming benefits of this mascara. Say your skin is feeling particularly uncomfortable or irritated: you can apply this mask without even touching it. Apply a thin layer to damp skin and let it dry for about 15 minutes. Then, remove very, very gently. You’ll notice the difference!
Glow Hub Nourish & Hydrate Cleansing Balm
The most fragrant cleansing balm
What it is: a cleansing balm that removes impurities, SPF, and even makeup. The rich formula combines nourishing shea butter with peach and coconut oils; in addition to hydrating the skin, these last two ingredients also lend the formula a super pleasant fragrance. Also included in the formula is hyaluronic acid, a skincare essential that helps hydrate the skin.
Why we like it: here at Care to Beauty we love a cleansing balm. Accordingly, we are always looking for new options that are both affordable and effective (because, you may have noticed, some cleansing balms can be real expensive). With its oil and butter-rich formula, this cleansing balm has no trouble melting away your sunscreen and makeup; massage it gently into dry skin, remove with water or a damp cloth, and you’ll be ready to kickstart the rest of your skincare routine!
Glow Hub The Barrier Builder Facial Serum
The deeply repairing serum
What it is: a calming and strengthening serum that helps repair the skin barrier. Specially formulated for sensitized or damaged skin, this serum combines the repairing properties of ceramides with the naturally moisturizing benefits of amino acids and the prebiotic action of inulin. The result is a repairing blend of ingredients that can also be used to soothe occasional bouts of redness and irritation.
Why we like it: nowadays, with so many active ingredients at our disposal, it’s relatively easy to go overboard and damage your skin barrier. If you’re in that situation and your skin can’t tolerate anything anymore, then you might consider using a product like this Barrier Builder. It will help you restore your skin to its former healthy self. You can use it morning and evening, all the while keeping the rest of your skincare to a healthy minimum.
Glow Hub Pore Polish Facial Exfoliator
The gentle face scrub
What it is: an exfoliant that combines a physical and a chemical action to remove dead skin cells and provide and in-depth skin cleanse. The physical action, which works mainly on the surface of the skin, is provided by the walnut shell powder and bamboo stem extract; meanwhile, salicylic acid provides the in-depth exfoliation, unclogging pores and helping prevent breakouts.
Why we like it: face scrubs have fallen a little out of favor in recent years. However, from time to time, we find one that revives that feeling of giving our skin a nice, gentle polish. With its creamy texture and tiny, tiny particles, this scrub is extremely gentle on the skin, creating a result that’s closer to silky soft rather than, you know, squeaky clean (your skin should never be so clean that it squeaks!)
Glow Hub Nourish & Hydrate Serum Mist
The 2-in-1 serum you can use anytime
What it is: a multipurpose moisturizing spray that can be used as a serum, or as a refreshing face mist throughout the day. In addition to plumping hyaluronic acid, the formula contains antioxidant peach extract and nourishing coconut water. The combination gives this product a pleasant fragrance, and gives the skin an immediate boost of hydration, creating a fresh and dewy finish.
Why we like it: here at Care to Beauty we are fans of face mists (you never know when you’ll need to rescue your dry skin from an air conditioner, or to freshen up after a long commute). In addition to being highly refreshing and fragrant, this face mist can also be used as a serum, during your morning or evening skincare routine. If you are looking for 2-in-1 products to bring along on a trip, for example, this is a great option.
So, how do you feel now that we’ve taken a little tour through some of the best Glow Hub products? Were you more intrigued by the serums, the stick-mascaras, or the mist-serums? Whatever you choose, you’ll be in good hands. Explore our full selection of Glow Hub products in the shop, and get your glow on!
Beauty Writer & Editor