“Christine (Chang) and I have been friends for half our lives. We met each other in Korea where we were working with the L’Oréal group,” says Sarah Lee, recalling a time long before the launch of their Korean skincare brand, Glow Recipe.
The two remained good friends even years later living in New York, where Sarah worked for L’Oréal Paris and Christine with Kiehl’s. Soon enough, an ‘aha’ moment would be the start of a brand that has now just entered its second Asian market in Malaysia.
“One day we were hanging out at my apartment, drinking wine and sheet masking. Then we realised we were the only two Koreans at our company, we’re bilingual, we’ve worked in Korea, and we understand the global consumer,” Sarah shares.
Glow Recipe was founded then in 2014, first as a brand curating Korean beauty products and now, with its own skincare formulations the girls are excited to share with Malaysia.