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July 22, 2019

The Review: Missha Glow Skin Balm

Missha’s on a roll. First the Artemisia Essence, and now the Missha Glow Skin Balm, which will give you the dewy, glowy skin of your dreams.


Do you want your skin to look like a shiny peeled egg? (YES)


Do you want your skin to look like you’ve slept for 9+ hours and you drink a gallon of water a day? (DUH)


Do you want your makeup to look like you’ve been blessed by Nam Vo herself? (OF COURSE)


I’m just going to get right to it because I’m in love, and I want the whole world to know it. The Missha Glow Skin Balm is one of the best things I’ve put on my face in 2019. EASILY. I don’t know what you’re doing in your life or what you are going through, but trust me when I tell you that getting this cream will increase your happiness by at least 78%.


missha glow skin balm


After a few years of lackluster (to me) releases, Missha has decided to get their sh—t together and bring the girls what we really want — glowy, dewy skin that looks like Nam Vo touched us with her #dewydumpling hands herself. That’s basically what the Missha Glow Skin Balm is: a shortcut to the glowy skin of your dreams.


The Missha Glow Skin Balm is a 4-in-1 morning balm. It’s a moisturizer + morning mask + makeup primer + glow balm all rolled into one. You know those mornings when you know you haven’t gotten enough sleep and you have a big presentation/project to do and there is not enough coffee in the world to get you through the day? You’re going to want to use this cream to make you look like you’re the supermodel you know you are inside. Thanks to a hefty dose of rose damask extract (53% to be exact, it’s also the first ingredient so MOOD), it has a subtle yet beautiful rose scent AND gives you a plump, rosy glow.


missha glow skin balm


The formula promises up to 30 hours of hydration and can deliver just that, with ingredients like squalane oil, shea butter, niacinamide, macadamia nut oil, orange peel oil, jojoba seed oil … the list goes on. I know, if you have oily skin, you may be looking at me like I’m crazy, because why would I want all of these oily ass ingredients on my oily ass skin, but trust. This balm somehow balances my skin, making it look perfectly dewy, not oily. It’s a miracle.

I’ve been using it in the AM, both with and without makeup. Do you all remember the J.One Jelly Pack that worked by “gripping” your makeup to your skin? It was wonderful, but also the texture was a bit tricky to work with since it was so sticky. This balm somehow also grips your makeup and sunscreen in the same way, but without the stickiness at all! And on the days I don’t wear makeup, this balm really perks up my skin and makes me look luminous and luscious, dewy and plump. Actually, if you’re not a big makeup wearer and want to look put together, just trust me and get this balm. To use, apply in the AM after your essence and serums, but before your sunscreen and makeup. It’s basically a moisturizer, but with like a gazillion more benefits.


We already know matte skin is OUT, so get with the winning team and get this balm in your life ASAP.


Are you on #teamdewyskin? How do you get your glow on?



Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.




Well, dang. I bought this little beauty about a month ago and tucked it away for autumn, but now I gotta break it out and get with the program. Thank you, sheryll!


I totally agree with sheryll. This balm is AMAZING. I'm not very picky about my face creams because I kinda feel like as long as they don't pill and act as an occlusive to my "real" skin treatments, I'm good. But this ... THIS. From the packaging to the scent to, most importantly, that perfectly flawless base that acts like a makeup gripper without feeling icky-silicone-y ... JUST LOVE, OK???