August 29,

If you’ve been keeping up with skincare trends over the past several years (unless you’re just too loyal to your Advanced Night Repair to notice), then you know that South Korea has been the epicenter of all things amazing when it comes to new beauty happenings. The country has opened our eyes to innovations like cushion compacts and ampoules, and it even revolutionized our lazy-girl regimens with its 12-step skincare routine.

What Is Glass Skin?

In the pursuit of even-more flawless skin, a new trend has emerged: “glass skin” or, more simply put, clear skin that’s so luminous, it’s seemingly transparent. It started when one Korean makeup artist (based in Los Angeles) shared her skincare routine on social media, and her practically poreless, clear-as-glass skin got everyone’s hearts racing.

How To Get Glass Skin

Achieving glass skin isn’t as intensive as the aforementioned 12-steps regimen, but it does require more effort than a swipe with a makeup remover wipe. The key to glass skin products is moisture, moisture, and more moisture for dewy, luminous and radiant skin. Here’s our guide to achieving glass skin:

Step 1: Double Cleanse

We’ve sung the praises of this squeaky-clean skincare trend before, and to achieve glass skin, it’s non-negotiable. Start with our best oil-based cleanser, Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm, to dissolve makeup and remove grime from the day caused by external factors like pollution. For your second cleanse, choose a foamier cleanser. The best foam cleanser for you will be one that suits your skin type and any skin concerns you might have, like oiliness or dryness and dehydration. This extra wash further purifies your skin, leaving it in its freshest, most naturally-radiant state.

Step 2: Tone and Strengthen

Any skincare aficionado knows no skincare regime is complete without a fortifying treatment lotion, also known as a watery lotion or an essence. These watery lotions feature essential nutrients to intensely hydrate and nourish skin, making it glow with vitality - a key element of glass skin. After cleansing, we recommend gently patting Micro Essence Treatment Lotion into the skin.

Step 3: Repair and Moisturise

Now that skin is cleansed and fortified, it’s time to hydrate with your favourite serum and moisturisers. Our #1 serum, Advanced Night Repair, is a given here as it targets all key signs of ageing with its award-winning formula featuring a supercharged dose Hyaluronic Acid. Also referred to as “nature’s moisture magnet”, Hyaluronic Acid attracts moisture to skin and then massages in a healthy amount of actual moisturiser on top. Lock in the hydrating benefits of your serum with a moisturising cream such as Revitalizing Supreme+ Youth Power Creme Moisturiser which features Moringa Tree extract to boost skin’s natural ability to generate collagen. This serum and moisturiser combination pair perfectly to create what we call the “Collagen Couple” and help skin achieve a bouncy, youthful radiance. Don’t forget a nourishing eye crème – such as Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex or Advanced Night Repair Concentrate Matrix – which both help to repair the visible impacts of lack of sleep, UV, pollution and even blue light such as including puffiness, dark circles lines and wrinkles.

Step 4: Treat

Every other day in your glass skin routine, take the time to slough off dry, dulling surface cells to make skin look brighter and smoother. Choose a targeted treatment from our Perfectionist Pro range, such as our Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment, for a professionally-inspired skincare moment at home.

Step 5: Highlight

Lastly, you can take the glassy skin effect to the next level for daytime by using a trusty skincare product for a glass skin makeup-like effect. In fact, many makeup artists love Advanced Night Repair for this exact purpose. Use it as a highlighter, right on the tops of cheekbones on top of your makeup for a super-natural, glowy finish.