In episode twenty four of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts sits down with Christine Chang, co founder of Glow Recipe.
Christine Chang, and her Glow Recipe co founder Sarah Lee, are responsible for introducing K Beauty to the Western world.
The now New York based duo met while working for L’Oréal Korea, during which time they underwent the strangest intern initiation process I have ever heard. From there, in Christine’s words, the pair were bound together for life. Both women eventually moved to L’Oréal’s New York headquarters, and while working on separate projects, realised that multinationals were looking to Korea for their beauty innovations.
Over sheet masks and wine, the idea for Glow Recipe was born. In 2014 they launched the first iteration of their website with 8 K Beauty brands and, in 2017, launched their first product- the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which underwent 1620 formula changes, 49 packagaing updates and 8 trips to and from Korea to perfect.
In this conversation, Christine explains how an appearance on Shark Tank crashed the Glow Recipe website, how her wish to translate Korean literature into English reinforced her love for the beauty industry, and just how long it takes to fade tan lines from an Australian summer.
You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/interview-glow-recipe-christine-chang
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