7 Skincare Products That Will Give You Idol-Worthy Glass Skin

Did you know thousands of beauty trends are born in Korea? There are BB creams, BB cushions, cloudless skin, no-makeup makeup, honey skin and many, many more, but have you heard about glass skin? If you haven’t, let me introduce you to every skincare lover’s latest obsession: obtaining soft, flawless, poreless, and intensely hydrated skin with an all-over sheen, as if there were a layer of glass over your skin.

Have you noticed how idols’ skin glows even when they’re not wearing makeup? That’s exactly what this trend aims to achieve: a natural, healthy glow. It’s a long-term commitment though; in order to get glass skin you need to be consistent with your skincare routine and keep it clean, toxins free, and super hydrated all the time, as this trend relies more on skincare than makeup to be accomplished. Wondering how to get started? We rounded up a few products that are basically glass skin in a bottle.

CosRX Poreless Power Liquid


Maintaining your skin and keeping it blackhead- and pimples-free is a must in order to accomplish glass skin, as your pores need to be unclogged for your skin’s surface to look smooth and poreless. This poreless power liquid mixes a blend of BHAs and willow bark water to not only gently exfoliate your pores, but also shrink them and help soothe any skin inflammation while preventing excess sebum production. After applying just one layer of this miracle liquid, you’ll see and feel how your skin’s hydration levels rises.

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

Peach & Lily

Well… it’s there in the name. One of Peach & Lily’s latest launches is truly what glass skin dreams are made of. Well-hydrated skin is requirement number one when trying to achieve glass skin, and this glass skin refining serum surely delivers, thanks to its peach, niacinamide, East Asian mountain yam, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and madecassoside combo, which helps not only hydrate but also calm, brighten, and smooth out your skin while getting rid of redness and inflammation.

Blithe Gold Apricot Pressed Serum

Glow Recipe

Once you’ve cleansed your skin and applied your serums, toners, ampoules, and more, it’s time to seal it all in with a moisturizer. This gold apricot pressed serum gives you an immediate glow effect that’s not sticky and helps brighten your skin. The fun part is seeing how it actually melts into your skin! Its texture is like nothing you’ve seen before. The apricot extract contained in it improves skin’s clarity and boosts radiance in matter of seconds, turning your skin into a hydrated, dewy, poreless, and translucent piece of glass.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask

Glow Recipe

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen this mask already, but have you smelled it? You’ll fall in love with it immediately once you do so. Besides its delightful aroma, this mask will deliver glass skin overnight… literally. Formulated with watermelon extract (antioxidants), hyaluronic acid (hydration), and AHA (exfoliation), this watermelon glow sleeping mask is meant to deeply hydrate your skin while you’re sleeping. Its oil-free, super lightweight formula will keep hydration locked in while AHAs will make sure all roughness and dullness disappears.

Son & Park Beauty Water


This multi-tasking toner and cleansing water is considered a holy grail by skincare lovers, and here’s why: it gets rid of dead skin cells, makeup residue, sweat, and toxins all while reducing dullness, uneven texture and/or skin tone, and dryness. It can be used as a gentle toner for morning time, a soft exfoliant, or a skin prep for makeup. Lavender water, rosewater, and orange fruit extract hydrate the skin, while willow bark and papaya extract sweep away dead skin cells, revealing a brighter skin tone and smoother texture which will lead to glass-like skin.

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence


This one’s another cult favorite, and with good reasons. Essences are the soul of Korean skincare routines because of their intense hydration, and they’re a must if you’re trying to achieve dewy skin. One of Missha’s best-sellers, this treatment essence is formulated with 90 percent fermented yeast, which helps repair skin damage and evens out skin tone while other active ingredients absorb rapidly into the skin to help boost the product’s soothing, moisturizing, brightening, and anti-aging properties, which will lead to plumper skin that will glow all day long.

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb


You know how babies’ cheeks always look bouncy and plump? Well, there’s a way to accomplish that even if you’re not a one-year-old anymore: an antioxidant-rich moisturizer that will improve your skin’s elasticity and minimize the appearance of pores, which will result in smooth, bright skin. This gel cream formulated with herbs such as lady’s mantle supplies instant moisture to the skin while forming a protective layer that wraps the skin in comfort and a brightness mantle.

Caromalis is a K-pop and K-beauty obsessed vlogger and writer. You can find her interviewing some of yours (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-Beauty trends, testing idols’ skincare routines or doing #masKaraoke. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter!

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