Beauty Trend Alert: Is Skin Cream the new Skin of Glass?


Glass Skin suffered its fair share of beauty mania in 2019 – and it’s easy to see why. The super shiny finish that strutted across many catwalks and shone in the subdued spotlight of many photoshoots, is a look that screams healthy skin. It’s that post-facial glow a hundred times. It’s the complete antithesis of dry, dull skin through winter, so why wouldn’t we have jumped on the bandwagon?

The appearance of glass skin is the product of the Korean style skin care regimes that have been obsessing us a bit lately. For many, the look of glass skin comes down to layers of lotions, potions, essences, and serums, all of which have a sheer, glossy finish.

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However, according to trend forecasters, it looks like the “glass skin effect” is about to undergo a bit of moderation. As many know, getting a glass skin finish often comes at the cost of a pretty wet and sticky face, which isn’t great if you intend to walk down the street on a windy day with strands of hair stuck to your serum. The next phases of the glass skin in its trend evolution is the cream skin. Speaking to Stylecaster, Soko Glam co-founder Charlotte Cho explained that skin cream is both a product innovation and a skin finish. Regarding the product, Charlotte explained it as “a fusion of a toner and a moisturizer that’s not as heavy as the name suggests, but milky in texture.” OK, that’s what we’re here for, and now the look?

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The finish this product gives is a subtle dew that we can probably mimic with light moisturizers and touches of serum here and there. Take a look at the red carpets of 2019 and you will notice that this is actually one of the must-have looks of skin-conscious celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who want to counter the intensity of the spotlight while maintaining a little dew. Cream skin is a cut below glass skin on the glow scale. You want to be able to see a touch of glow on the top of your cheeks, the center of your forehead, the tip of your nose, and your chin, but it should come via a serum or moisturizer, not a super reflective highlighter. Understood? Keep an eye out for this trend, it’s going to be a big deal.

Shop: The best balms to pat on your cheeks for an extra boost

Crème De La Mer Lip Balm € 59

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You can use this lip balm as a conditioner before applying your lipstick, or on its own. A luxurious lip balm with a hint of mint. You can even personalize your lip balm with an engraving.

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Carmex Moisture Plus Berry Lip Balm 4,49 €

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This inexpensive lip balm is berry scented and is soft and simple.

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Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner 25 €

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A glamorous, rose-scented, nude-tinted conditioner, to wear alone or over your lipstick.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Repairing Lip Balm € 20

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Elizabeth Arden is renowned for her excellent skin care, and this eight-hour lip balm heals dry, chapped lips with intensive moisturizer and conditioner to strengthen the lip’s moisture barrier.

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Kiehl's # 1 Lip Balm 10 €

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This lip balm is now 40 years old and has an army of fans of its protective lip qualities. It contains cottonseed oil to soften and octinoxate to protect against UV rays. Ideal for dry and chapped lips during the winter months.

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Clarins Hydra-essential Moisturizing Lip Balm 21.50 €

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SPF 15 will protect your lips from the effects of aging UV rays, while blue lotus wax will keep lips hydrated.

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Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm 40 €

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With shea butter, eucalyptus oil and hyaluronic spheres, this lip balm will gently tingle your lips and help them feel softer, smoother and fuller.

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Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm £ 3.99

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A tasty lip balm infused with pink grapefruit seed oil and beeswax, with vitamins C and E to protect and revitalize your lips. Like all Burt’s products, it is 100% natural.

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