Thanks to buzzed-about, bizarre ingredients like snail slime and trendy practices like the seven skin method, we’re all about adding the latest and greatest Korean beauty to our everyday rituals. The freshest trend to boost your fall routine was made for those of us with extra dry, cold weather skin — oh, and it’s perfect for selfies.
The glass skin method is all about layering lightweight, ultra-hydrating products to moisturize so much that it’s immediately reflected in a supple, radiant face. “In Korea, a common skin goal is to be as dewy, bright, and plump with hydration as possible,” says Soko Glam founder Charlotte Cho. “That’s why the phrase ‘glass skin’ is commonly used to describe flawless, glowing skin in Korea.”
So how do you achieve this camera-ready finish? The order that you apply is essential. Start with products that have thin, watery formulas and work your way up to thicker options. “The key is to layer products in a common Korean 10-step skincare routine,” Cho explains. That said, after double-cleansing (using an oil-based cleanser followed by a foaming, PH-balancing option), layer a toner, sheet mask, essence and serum, and finally, seal it in with a moisturizer — in that order.
After you’ve put your skin through hydration boot camp, you’ll be left with noticeably brilliant skin. To be clear: You won’t look oily or greasy; instead, your complexion will appear soft-to-the-touch, plump, and truly radiant from the inside-out. Snap a selfie with the #glassskin to add your photo to the trending hashtag and show off your impeccable complexion.