If you love K-beauty, you know how everyone’s been talking about glass skin: clear, poreless and almost translucent. But the skin care routine needs a lot of products and commitment. Don’t worry: we found how 3 top beauty influencers got the best skincare regimen with affordable drugstore finds.
Glass Skincare Routine: The Basics
- Doublecleanse with a facial oil and foam based wash.
- Remove traces of cleanser and restore your skin PH with a toner
- Prep your skin to absorb serums and creams with an essence.
- Target specific skincare issues with a serum or ampoule.
- Moisturize and strengthen the skin barrier with creams and eye cream.
- Seal in moisture with a sleeping mask.
- Use a face mask at least once a week.
- Exfoliate dead skin cells once a week.
Best skincare regimen for Glass Skin: Combination or Oily Skin
Los Angeles makeup artist Ellie Choi’s glass skincare routine has over 20,000 likes, and is one of the biggest reasons why the topic trended in the United States.
She starts her routine with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing wipes, followed by Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser (don’t you love how she uses affordable beauty products? She also likes Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser – it’s more expensive, but works wonders on acne-prone skin.
Choi has combination oily skin, so she uses Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion 3 – one of the best exfoliating toners you can find! It’s very gentle but clears the pores and breaks down dead skin cells. Your skin feels smoother and clearer, and also less oily. She ends her daily routine with Cetaphil’s Moisturizing Cream and Wonjin Effects Water Bomb cream.
Every other day, Choi exfoliates with another Beauty Insider favorite: Skinfood’s Black Sugar Strawberry Wash Off Mask. This organic product helps exfoliates and smells so yummy. Twice a week she treats her skin to an Innisfree sheet mask.
Best skincare regimen for Glass Skin: Dry Skin / Organic Products
Alicia Tan shared her budget-friendly glass skincare routine. She uses Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil, followed by Caudalia Instant Foaming Cleanser and COSRX Good Morning Gel Cleanser.
For toner, she turns to the cult favorite Klairs Supple Preparation Toner. (A lot of beauty bloggers love using this for the Seven Skin Method, where you pat in seven thin layers of toner. Try that if you have dry skin!)
She uses COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Essence. Her go-to moisturizer is Clinique Moisture Surge Surge 72-hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator and Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream.
For masks, she likes Skin Food Rice Mask Wah Off and Mamonde Soothing Flower Essence Mask.
Best skincare regimen for Glass Skin: Drugstore Products
Chriselle Lim took an Internet challenge to use all drugstore skincare products for a week, and her translucent glass skin is proof that a good face care routine doesn’t have to be expensive or fussy.
She used Kleenex Eye Makeup Remover pads to get rid of her eyeliner and mascara, then wiped off the rest of her makeup with Ponds Cold Crème Cleanser. To clear her pores and gently exfoliate dead skin cells, she turned to Biore Charcoal Cleanser and Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner. Next, moisturizing and anti-aging: L’Oreal Revitalift Serum, Botanics Rosehip Face Oil, and Aveeno Night Crème. To control puffiness and calm redness, she used Cucumber sheet masks and Yes to Cucumbers Eye Gel. Every week she adds Laneige Water Sleeping Pack – a really amazing hydrating treatment that’s perfect for dull, stressed out skin.