Glass skin: how to get a glowing complexion, according to a K-Beauty expert


Glass skin? The K-beauty world has always had a flair for unique terms to describe their coveted skin tones. First there was to choke, which translates to “wet” or “wet” and denotes a juicy, dew-saturated glow. Then, kkul-gwang, a nickname for a hyper-bright (kkul means honey) finish on the face. And these days there is the skin of glass. “It’s when your skin is so healthy, even, and plumped with moisture that it’s almost translucent, like a shard of glass,” says Christine Chang, co-founder of Korean beauty brand Glow Recipe. In 2017, the term gained popularity on the internet after the glassy-faced selfie of Los Angeles-based makeup artist Ellie Choi went viral on Instagram. Since then, skin care freaks have not shied away from competing for techniques and products that give the skin the glow of supernaturally luminous glass. But as you can imagine, given the average Korean woman’s unremitting dedication to her beauty regimen, it’s not easy.

ID.AZ Dermastic Essential Toner

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MAKEP: REM CICAPRO Highly Concentrated Revitalizing Cream

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After a double cleanse – a non-negotiable step in the K-beauty sphere – Chang suggests using the 7 Skin method, which consists of successively applying seven layers of a gentle moisturizing toner, such as Dermastic Essential Toner from ID.AZ , on the face. Next, she recommends massaging a deeply nourishing moisturizer, like Make P: rem’s Cicapro cream (its star ingredient, cica, is an herb that tigers will roll in the wild to heal their wounds), onto the face for hydration. soothing. You can monitor your skin’s hydration level throughout the day using Wayskin’s Skin Analyzer, a donut-shaped device that measures hydration levels and pairs with mobile devices via Bluetooth. to display the data.

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Glow Recipe Watermelon + Glow AHA Night Mask

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Smooth skin texture and clarity are essential for a glassy complexion, so regular exfoliation is also essential, Chang says. She recommends doing this with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which “peel” dead skin cells and refine pores without irritation, as opposed to the more aggressive physical exfoliators you’ll find in facial scrubs. Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask not only contains AHAs, but also deposits amino acid rich watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid into the skin to replenish it overnight. And while a crisp nude canvas is the heart of the trend, strobe with a light-reflecting and hydration-boosting serum – a technique used by famous Korean makeup artists Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yun – like their Pineapple-C Bright Serum can take the glass skin effect to the next level. What to take away? When it comes to looking lit from the inside out, there isn’t too much humidity.


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