How to Master K-Beauty's Latest Glass Skin Trend

So shiny!

Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

Get ready to meet the skincare trend that's about to be everywhere. Glass skin is the latest in K-Beauty magic and it's set to take your love of dewy, radiant skin to the next level. Keep reading to get the low down on what exactly is glass skin and how to master it.


What it is: A highly popular (and well-known) trend in Korea that leaves skin so clear and clean that it appears like glass. Think: no pores, totally luminous, reflective, dewy, and shiny.

How to get it: Glass skin is all about hydration, hydration, hydration. It's primarily achieved via skin clearing, plumping, and moisturizing products. Although the youthful, plump and shiny (healthy shiny not oily shiny!) look is possible with products, it's important to note that it may take consistent use of them to get the full desired effect. Diligently applying your hydro-boosting formulas in the forms of ampoules, essences, serums, and the like can help craft the healthy glass-like effect. Of course, if you're really feeling impatient, you can try a face gloss to fake the glass instantly!

What to use:

Yuri Pibu Artichoke Power Essence, $38 at Glow Recipe

This has been the product everyone and their mom has been turning to for the glass skin effect. With incredibly high concentrations of moisture-retaining artichoke, it's ideal for keeping skin hydrated while tightening oversized pores. Plus, it's name translates to "glass skin," so you know it has to be a must.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $45 at Sephora

Our personal pick for achieving that glowy dreamy skin comes in the form of the highly popular Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. The jelly-like formula sinks into skin and gets to working while you snooze thanks to hydro-boosting watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid. But that's not all. Effective yet gentle AHAs clarify and exfoliate skin as well, ensuring you get a facial treatment—without doing a thing!

Glow Studio Hydrated Glow K-Beauty Routine Kit, $13.99 at Target

Glow Studio Hydrated Glow K-Beauty Routine Kit
Courtesy Target

Of course, if you want someone to do all the product hunting for you, Target's K-Beauty hub, Glow Studio, grouped together everything you need to transform that dull, dry skin. You actually get four products in the kit, so you know you're taken care of across all fronts!

What products are you turning to to master the glass skin effect? Share below!

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Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller