Glass skin, the ultra-smooth, almost translucent look of the skin, is a Korean beauty trend that has taken the world by storm. We will guide you through the process of achieving this look, with a touch of insight from Emily Symonds Willmot, our in-house skincare fanatic and creative director.
Skin care brands, including ours, respect the Korean origin of 'glass skin', adding our unique twist by blending German engineered collagen-powered formulas. We also enrich our products with impactful ingredients like Golden Millet Oil for a distinct, effective skincare experience.
What is glass skin?
“Glass skin" is a term that has been widely embraced by the Korean beauty scene, representing an ideal skin state that is incredibly smooth, even-toned, and luminous - akin to the clarity and shine of glass.
This concept is about achieving a complexion that is ultra-clear, deeply hydrated, and possesses a dewy, almost translucent quality, creating an impression of flawlessness and refinement akin to glass.
What is the secret to glass skin?
Attaining glass skin involves a dedicated skincare regimen that emphasises deep hydration, meticulous cleansing, regular exfoliation, and comprehensive nourishment.
Key products in this beauty routine typically include hydrating toners, essences, serums packed with active ingredients, and moisturisers that bolster a healthy skin barrier. The aim is not solely to attain clear and unblemished skin but to nurture skin that glows with inner health, appearing youthful and radiant.
Is glass skin possible for everyone?
While chasing the dream of 'glass skin' with its perfect glow, remember that everyone's skin is different. Genetics and skin type play big roles. A good skincare routine can really help improve your skin's look and feel, but achieving the exact 'glass skin' look might not be possible for everyone.
Still, every step you take towards better hydration is great for your skin. So, even if 'glass skin' seems out of reach, you're still doing something wonderful for your skin's health and radiance.
How Do You Achieve Glass Skin?
Here’s our helpful step by step of how to achieve glass skin in no time at all.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
Start with a double cleanse to ensure all makeup and impurities are removed. Use an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser for thorough cleansing.
Step 2: Exfoliate Gently
Exfoliation is key but do it gently. Opt for a mild exfoliant to slough away dead skin cells without irritating the skin.
Step 3: Tone and Hydrate
Apply a hydrating toner. This step is crucial for balancing your skin’s pH levels and preparing it for further hydration.
Step 4: Essence is Essential
What is ‘essence’ in skincare?
Essences in skincare are hydrating and soothing substances with a more liquidy texture, lighter and less concentrated than serums. They are applied after cleansing and toning but before serums, delivering hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and natural plant extracts deep into the skin.
Step 5: Serum and Ampoules
Use a serum or ampoule with active ingredients that target your specific skin concerns, such as dullness or uneven skin tone.
Step 6: Moisturise Well
Choose a moisturiser that locks in all the hydration without being too heavy. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
Step 7: Sun Protection
Never skip sunscreen during the day. UV rays can damage your skin, hindering your journey to glass skin.
How do you get Korean glass skin products?
Glass Skin Products: Achieve that Radiant, Glassy Effect
- Start Fresh: Carol Joy London Cleansing Cream
- Balance & Boost: Apply Carol Joy London Boosting Toner
- Deep Hydration: Use the Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask
- Serum Magic: Apply Forever More Serum for that extra glow
- Lock in Moisture: Finish with Day Care Moisturiser
- The Glassy Touch: Generously mist with Pure Collagen Spray for that ultimate glass skin effect
Live in the skin you have - let it be radiant with Carol Joy London
Who is Carol Joy?
Carol Joy London, founded by Carol Hatton, stands out in the skincare world for its global approach. Carol Hatton travelled extensively, handpicking the finest ingredients from various countries to create a skincare line that addresses a wide range of skin concerns.
This global curation includes the renowned German collagen, known for its superior quality. These carefully selected ingredients work synergistically in Carol Joy London's products to help users achieve their desired skin goals, including the sought-after 'glass skin' – a symbol of radiant, youthful, and translucent skin.
"Korean skincare has been a major source of inspiration for me for years," says Carol Hatton. "The emphasis on achieving a naturally radiant and healthy complexion aligns perfectly with my vision for Carol Joy London. By integrating these principles with the finest global ingredients, including German collagen, I aim to offer a skincare experience that encapsulates the best of world beauty practices.""After all these years of Carol developing the most luxurious and impactful products, we want to share the secret with more people. That's why we've come on board." - Emily, Creative Director at Carol Joy London.