You all know how much I’m obsessed with trying out new skincare products and trends. Well, one of the latest trends that has been very popular in 2018 is the Korean Beauty “Glass Skin” look. This is just a fancy name for clear, luminous, seemingly transparent skin… as if it were glass.
Glass skin is ideal in Korea… it’s what all of the women want and it’s slowly transitioning over to the states. Everyone’s routine is going to be different depending on their skin type but they’re all going to give you the dewiest skin of your life. And that’s the goal. I’m taking inspiration from Ellie Choi who shared her secret to achieving the “glass skin” completion while adding in some of my favorite products.
Oil Cleanser: Tata Harper Cleansing Oil— To cleanse without stripping, use an oil-based cleanser on dry skin first. Rinse with luke warm water, it breaks down reside better than cold.
Cleanser: Cetaphil’s Daily Cleanser — Works to remove excess oil, dirt and makeup without drying your skin. It’s been around for YEARS and there’s a reason why.
Exfoliate: Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling-Green Tea— Use 2x a week to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and impurities. They’re great for sensitive skin because it’s full of natural ingredients that help sooth irritation and prevent premature aging.
Toner: Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner — This is a major step that people tend to leave out of their routines. The idea is to thoroughly cleanse and clarify then use a toner as the first leave-on step that hydrates and treats. This toner is packed with aloe vera and oat kernel extract which gives your skin that bouncy feel. Let it sit for a few seconds and then repeat SIX more times. This is called the 7 Skin Method.
Essence: Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence— Hydrates to energize the appearance of dull, depleted skin with root extracts. Don’t confuse an essence for a toner. It helps add another layer of hydration to your skin. By activating your skin’s ability to retain moisture, essences create the perfect environment for the rest of your skin care ritual to work effectively.
Moisturize: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer— Glass skin can’t happen without some major moisture. This moisturizer is spiked with vitamin and amino acid rich watermelon extract, plumping hyaluronic acid and soothing botanicals. It instantly seals in hydration and preps your skin… and it smells incredible.
Extra Points: Use the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask to seal in moisture while you’re sleeping or use the Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask before your moisturizer as a quick fix for dry and irritated skin. It’ll make your skin petal-soft, smooth and de-puffed!
I know this sounds like a lot of steps to achieve at night, but your skin is worth it! Believe me. We’re in this together, people!! I don’t know about you, but I want to walk into all of my holiday parties with flawless glass skin. I’m working my ass off trying to get glass skin and I know you can too! Let me know if you’re going to give this routine a try in the comments below!