I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want smooth, glowing skin that looks like a perfectly glazed donut — and Peach and Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum is here to make that happen. As someone who has naturally dull, textured skin (read “pimples and large pores”), I’m always on the lookout for products to help my complexion look brighter and smoother.
However, I also have extremely sensitive skin, which makes it all the more difficult to find the right product(s). Luckily, this serum from K-beauty brand Peach and Lily does the trick for delivering glass-like skin, but without the usual redness and irritation that I’m usually prone to. (If you are not yet familiar: glass skin is a term first used in South Korea to describe skin so luminous it could be modeled from glass.)
I first discovered the Glass Skin Refining Serum on—you guessed it—TikTok; I’ve been intrigued by the near-perfect reviews from creators like @roxettearisa, @rudiberryand @dr.zionko. Admittedly, I didn’t have exceptionally high hopes or exorbitant expectations for this serum, as I’m pretty skeptical of skincare products whose claims seem a little too good to be true – and skin’s glass is one of them. But I’ll be the first to admit that I was wrong to underestimate the power of this serum.
Before we dive any further, it’s worth shouting about the serum’s innovative formula, which includes an array of powerful skincare ingredients – think hyaluronic acid for on-the-spot plumping, niacinamide for brightening and smooth, with peptides that boost collagen over time, and vitamin-rich peach extract. The result? A gentle yet effective formula that hydrates, illuminates and calms even the most sensitive skin.
After a double cleansing of my face, I went in with two pumps of serum to form a light layer on my face. And instead of leaving a sticky, greasy, or tacky residue, it melted into my skin in seconds, leaving me with a subtle hint of dewyness. Despite the serum’s water-based formula, its texture felt more like a lightweight gel. Finally, to complete my routine, I applied some of my favorite SPF moisturizers to lock in hydration, which only improved the luminosity of my skin.
Although I went makeup free, I wanted to test how the serum would layer under foundation, bronzer, blush and highlighter, although you could probably skip the latter unless you’re looking for a extra touch of sparkle. After applying my makeup, I was pleasantly surprised that there was no pilling of the products.
Plus, since the serum is gentle enough to use twice a day, I incorporated it into my nightly skincare routine as well. I loved how visibly plumped and soft my skin was before I climbed into bed – and best of all, there was no residue left on my pillowcase. As a bonus, the serum is fragrance-free, which, unsurprisingly here, is fantastic for my sensitive skin. Plus, it’s safe for all skin types. With results like this, it’s not hard to see why he’s become an out-of-control favorite.
(PS: The product on the right is a Quick shop product—you don’t have to leave Charm to make a purchase.)