We Compared This $16 Dupe with Glow Recipe’s Beloved Overnight Mask

Not all watermelon overnight masks are created equal.

Luckily, PureWow creator Matthew Boyd recently tested two bestselling products—Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Overnight AHA Night Treatment and Ulta Watermelon Refresh Sleeping Mask—and documented his experience on the latest episode of What the Dupe.

In the episode (see above), Matthew explained that there’s one minor difference between the masks. The Glow Recipe has an AHA treatment, but the Ulta Beauty Collection one doesn’t.

According to Matthew, AHA treatments “work to resurface your skin overnight which leaves you with a brighter, firmer, more even tone complexion.” Instead of the AHA element, Ulta’s product is geared more toward hydration.  

Matthew tried the Glow Recipe first and noted that the fragrance isn’t too overpowering. “This is a very gentle resurfacing overnight mask, which I like,” he said. “It feels really liquid-y, but it really soaks in.”

Although the products are “very similar,” Matthew admitted that the Ulta Beauty product required additional layers. “I feel like I need to use more of the product to feel like I’m doing something beneficial to my skin,” he added. Keep scrolling for more details on each mask.

  • More expensive
  • More product (2.02 oz)
  • Requires less application
  • Less expensive
  • Less product (2 oz)
  • Requires more application


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...