Glass skin like other trends came from South Korean. This desired crystal clear, the transparent complexion is one of the most difficult things to maintain during wintertime when skin struggles with extra environmental stressors from central heating to very cold, windy weather.

What is glass skin?

Glass Skin refers to a smooth, hydrated complexion. It is smooth, even-toned and lustrous skin that reflects light like a piece of glass. It can be achieved by following an effective skincare routine. As this is The Korean trend, therefore, it involves layering a few formulas containing nourishing ingredients. Like the previous trends, “honey” and “dewy” skin, glass skin trend aims for an intensely moisturized skin which gives a very youthful, glowing skin. 

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Glass skin

What is the glass skin routine?

It is achieved by a consistent skincare routine consisting of a cleanser, exfoliator, toner, , essence, serum, and a hydrating moisturizer.

Intensive hydration is a core of a glass skin regimen, the light and watery textures will be perfect for the layering method. The top K-beauty products like toners, essences and sheet masks are here the products to look at.

As always, the golden rule is to apply the products from the thinner to the thickest texture. Also, please look into the below list as a guide which can be adjusted in steps and number of layers.

Step 1: Double cleanse

Start with a cleansing oil or micellar water for your first cleanse. An oil-based cleanser will remove makeup without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Then follow up with water-based foam and gel cleanser. Try: Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil & Urang Creamy Bubble Foam Cleanser

Urang Creamy Bubble Foam Cleanser
Urang Creamy Bubble Foam Cleanser

Step 2: Exfoliate

Glass skin is smooth skin. Remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter, more radiant-looking skin. Use a physical exfoliator (such as crushed walnut or gentle jojoba beads) or a chemical type (like glycolic or lactic acid), which will remove dead skin cells that dull skin and remove impurities to reduce the risk of clogged pores.

Step 3: Tone

K-beauty toners are formulated with refreshing and hydrating ingredients and are applied to rebalance the skin’s pH after cleansing. They are gentle for the skin and perfect for the 7-skin method.

Step 4: Add an essence

The key to Glass Skin is hydration. Essences, less-concentrated than serums, have super lightweight, watery textures. They contain humectants and radiance-boosting vitamins. they’re designed to bring moisture and hydration and address skin concerns like pigmentation and redness. Try one of our best sellers: COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Step 5: Treat with a serum or ampoule

Serums, ampoules contain concentrated ingredients which help nourish the skin, promote collagen to help keep a youthful look. On a daily basis switch to a hydrating serum with moisture-boosting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan, ceramides and vitamin E. For firm skin try vitamin C.

Kosmetic Immunity by JKosmmune Recovery Serum
Kosmetic Immunity by JKosmmune Recovery Serum

Step 6: Moisturize

The secret to glass skin is keeping it plumped and naturally glowing.

Hence, the final step is a lightweight moisturiser. It should contain nourishing botanical extracts, powerful humectants and antioxidants.

Step 7: Apply an eye cream

We recommend adding an eye cream or serum to nourish the fragile eye area that tends to be drier.

Step 8: SOS Treatments

There are products that are designed to be used over a certain period of time. They are targeting target skin emergencies. If you have skin imperfection go after COSRS Pimple Patches. You can also use a sheet mask that tackles specific skin concerns.

COSRX AC Collection Acne Patch
COSRX AC Collection Acne Patch

Glass skin

Glass skin is a trend of achieving clear, healthy and youthful-looking skin. It requires consistency and commitment to your skincare regimen. However, this is not the only condition to achieve glass skin. Sleep, diet and exercise also play a big role in your skin’s health. Healthier lifestyle and eating habits will help you in achieving the glass skin.

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