"Glass Skin” is a popular beauty term used to describe the coveted look of radiant, flawless-looking skin. "Glass Skin" refers to the look of luminosity, smooth, hydrated glowing skin that needs only minimal make-up to look naturally healthy and beautiful. Originating in Korea, this skincare routine when followed with close attention to choosing the right products, will give you the best chance at achieving a luminous, "Glass Skin" look.
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Here are the basic steps for the Glass Skin routine.
THE GIST: Start with hydrating skin care, followed by lightweight coverage and luminous makeup.
"GLASS SKIN" ROUTINE
STEP #1: Double Cleansing
STEPS: Cream cleanser, Micellar water cleanser, foaming cleanser
The aim is to remove every bit of oil, dirt, makeup, pollutants and grime from your skin, without stripping or irritating the skin. You want to use pure ingredients and products that hydrate as they clean.
- If you wear makeup, use a makeup wipe and gently wipe off as much makeup as you can. Wipes made with milky rice water are an effective, hydrating option.
- Then use your fingers to smooth the creamy cleanser into your skin, and wash it off and lightly pat your skin with a soft towel to dry.
- Use the Micellar Water to saturate a cotton pad and gently wipe it over your face and eyes to remove any remaining residue or makeup.
- Use the foaming cleanser to give your skin a final gentle scrub with your fingers, rinse and pat dry.
CREAM CLEANSERS ✯ Anew Ultimate Cream Cleanser
✯ belif Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser - formulated with amino acids and glycerin-based cleansing agents this lightweight formula gently removes makeup and impurities and hydrates while it cleanses. belif, is also sold at Sephora and is a favorite Korean skin care brand
MICELLAR WATER ✯ Anew Hydra Fusion Cleansing Micellar Water - Hydrating, no-rinse formula contains Micelles, tiny round cleansing molecules that attract dirt and oil like a magnet to lift impurities from skin, gently yet effectively cleaning while boosting skin’s hydration. 10.1 fl. oz.
TOOLS ✯ Anew Clean Cleansing Brush - battery operated vibrating cleansing brush, featuring ultra-soft bristles that clean 5X better than your hands alone. Soft enough for sensitive skin.
MAKE-UP WIPES ✯ Rice Water Bright Cleansing Facial Wipes by The Face Shop
#MICRONEEDLING ✯ Isa Knox Anew Clinical Collagen Booster Microneedling Polisher - combination of gentle exfoliators polishes away dull skin cells, diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of pores for a smoother, more youthful look.
STEP #2: SERUM
After cleansing your skin, it is time to soak your skin in a serum that will quickly absorb and start nourishing your skin.
Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum - antioxidant serum that uses Vitamin C to revive and illuminate tired skin, infusing the power of citrus to energize and brighten skin.
Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Serum - If you live in a city, where your skin may be exposed to traffic and industrial exhaust, restaurant smoke and other pollutants, then this Anti-Pollution Serum is what you need to soothe your skin and protect it from the madness.
Premium serums allow you to treat your skin at least a few times a week to extra love, as you explore new options.
Moving right along after #1, Gentle Cleansing and #2, Serum.
#3 LIGHT-WEIGHT MOISTURIZER
Layer a light-as-air moisturizer, such as belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, over serum to lock in hydration. This cushiony moisturizing cream will smooth and nourish skin to keep it hydrated for 26 hours.
Another good light-weight option is Dr.Belmeur Advanced Cica Hydro Cream, especially good for sensitive skin. Anew AHA Refining Cream is a soothing day cream rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are potent acids that can helps in the anti-aging effort and is suitable for all skin types. Anew Hydra Fusion Snow Cream is a whipped, creamy textured, super-hydrating and refreshing face cream with hyaluronic acid. It goes on light-as-snow yet delivers 72 hours of deep hydration through #hyaluronic acid and raspberry antioxidant.
#4 ADD PRIMER FOR A PRE-MAKEUP GLOW
Prep your glass skin makeup look with VDL Lumilayer Primer, made with a Lumilayer Prismatic Pearl pigment that visibly brightens, plumps and sculpts skin while blurring pores. This luxury formula helps enhance the wear of foundation while providing a long-lasting silky texture—making it the perfect start to a luminous look.
The VDL line of high-end skin primers are made with the latest Korean beauty technology for the most modern make-up looks.
#5 NATURAL-LOOKING COVERAGE
To achieve a flawless glass skin look, you, begin with a perfected, natural-looking complexion. Ink Lasting Cushion Foundation Slim Fit features a luxurious cushion design for buildable, even coverage—simply press the poof into the sponge compact to soak up the pigment, then apply to your face for an airy, longwearing finish. Formulated with niacinamide to visibly brighten your skin tone.
#6 A SKIN-ENHANCING CONCEALER
Dab a brightening concealer like Cashmere Complexion Longwear Concealer on your under-eye area and over any other blemishes or discolored spots. Formulated with antioxidant barley extract and vitamin E, this richly pigmented concealer nourishes skin while staying on for 24 hours of comfortable, breathable wear.
#7 A PEARLESCENT FINISH
Create the ultimate glow with a pearlescent formula like VDL Lumilayer Metal Cushion Primer, which doubles as a gorgeous highlighter. Apply it to each feature you want to illuminate, and you’ll get a youthful, lit-from-within radiance that makes for the perfect glass skin effect
#8 BLUSH UP A DEWY FLUSH
Complete your glass skin makeup look with a subtle flush. Moisture Cushion Blush glides on for a dewy, watercolor-like flush that will enhance your complexion to bring out its natural radiance.