First there was the plump dewy softness of chok chok skin, and now say hello to Korea’s latest skin aspirations: glass skin!
Glass skin is exactly what it sounds like– skin that’s as perfectly smooth and transparent as a pane of glass. You may know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever noticed how your skin looks after a really good facial or sheet mask: clear, even, glowing and luminous.
“Glass skin is this idea of transparent and translucent skin,” Alicia Yoon, founder of Korean beauty marketplace Peach & Lily, told Refinery29. “It’s a sign of youthfulness and it’s one of the most strived-for qualities in Korea. However, this combination of ultra-smooth texture and super translucency can be hard to achieve with products alone. It’s not something you get overnight – it’s consistent skincare that gives you that refined texture, the pinnacle of youthful skin.”
“Getting this fresh-faced texture comes two-fold: First, you’ll need an exfoliator to buff skin so it has that very smooth texture. Secondly, a hydrating serum to help give that glass-like appearance,” explains Yoon.
So while a sheet mask or even our favourite 7-skin toner method can give you a bit of an instant glassy boost, a consistent and disciplined skincare routine will have you glowing in the long term. Interested? Here are the products routine I swear by for my daily glow routine!
Personally I think there’s a bit of an inner glow going on , but it also looks like there’s a sheen of something that sits on your skin– kind of like a glazed doughnut, but in a good way. Whether it’s moisture from your skincare products or from some very well-placed illluminator/highlighter/strobing cream (I love the Moonshot Moonflash Cushion for this perfect non-shimmery highlighted sheen), achieving the glassy glow is just a few steps away!