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Forget Dewy Skin - Glass Skin Is The Korean Beauty Trend We Are In Love With

South Korea has clearly cemented itself as a superior hub for everything skincare and beauty related, what with its innovative products and many trends that have taken the internet by storm (we compiled it here). But one trend we are always loving? Glass skin. Just like how a piece of glass is smooth, reflective and clear, glass skin refers to a hydrated, translucent and luminous complexion with just the right amount of sheen.

Not sure how to achieve the covetable glass skin look? Korean brand Yuri Pibu (which literally means ‘glass skin’ in Korean, by the way), promises to help with their waterless, high-efficacy skincare line. Check out the products below, which are all available on beauty e-commerce site Evening Island, as well as other products to buff, hydrate and smooth your skin.

#1: Porcelain Intensive HA+ Hydrating Serum, $198
Ideal for all skin types, this super serum is made with four different complexes to treat various concerns. Deep Moisture Complex is formulated with a dual-chained hyaluronic acid, which is a super moisture magnet that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, as well as four other hydrating ingredients. Anti-Ageing Complex contains nutrient-rich wakame (seaweed) extract, which prevents cell degeneration, repairs skin and reduces wrinkles and redness while Sensitive Complex calms and soothes. Lastly, the Anti-Acne Complex makes it suitable for those with acne-prone skin and even prevents breakouts. #2: Su:m37 Water-full Radiant Hydrating Glow Serum, $160
This serum not only hydrates skin but also helps to brighten your complexion. It consists of a trio of ingredients known as Aqua Light, which is made of precious truffle-derived yeast extract and Western medicinal herbs to suppress melanin production and fight pigmentation and Aqua Ferm, which reportedly activates the moisture proteins found in cells. Poria Light boosts radiance and firms skin up so it is better able to reflect light for a more luminous complexion. #3: Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream, $42
This reformulated moisturiser now contains twice the concentration of hibiscus extract and ceramides than before to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier that has been damaged by harmful environmental aggressors and provides long-lasting hydration. #4: Grante Foaming Cleanser, $29 and Cleansing Oil, $35
The first step to achieving glass skin is to double cleanse for a bright and clear complexion. This cleanser and cleansing oil contains a high amount of green tea extract that leaves skin ultra hydrated and polished. #5: Yuri Pibu Phyton Peeling Gel, $29
To truly clean your skin of all impurities, it’s important to exfoliate – this mild formula is suitable even for sensitive skin types by using gentle fruit enzymes to get rid of dead skin cells. #6: Bifida Repair Ampoule, $35 and Cream, $35
The last step is to repair your skin – this ampoule and cream contains beneficial bacteria that counteracts acne-causing bacteria, and also helps to rebuild the skin’s moisture barrier for a hydrated and reflective complexion.     #7: Origins Never A Dull Moment Skin-Brightening Face Polisher, $56
Formulated with finely ground apricot and mango seeds, as well as papaya extract, this quickly dissolves dull, dead skin cells to reveal a smoother and more radiant complexion. It also helps to unclog pores and remove remaining makeup. #8: Fresh Sugar Face Polish, $95
This contains nourishing brown sugar and real strawberry seeds to gently exfoliate and hydrate skin at the same time. It is also suitable for sensitive skin and does not cause any irritation. #9: Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Exfoliating Gel, $68
The star ingredient in this product? White ginseng and walnut shell powder, which buffs away dead skin particles to reveal a smoother and clearer complexion. It is also enriched with honey and herbal Korean medicine to absorb and remove impurities on the skin while regulating moisture levels to keep skin comfortable and hydrated after cleansing. #10: Clarins Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream, $58
This facial scrub is made with soothing primrose extracts that help maintain an ideal pH balance to ensure skin feels clean, comfortable and appears more youthful. #11: Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX, $60
Made with tillandsia extract, quinoa seed extract and olive oil, this hardworker gets absorbed quickly to deliver immediate hydration to skin. It also contains hydro ion mineral water to activate skin’s natural moisturising agents and repair damage caused by external aggressors. #12: Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum, $36
This cult Korean beauty product is formulated with Jeju fresh green tea and green tea seeds that are rich in amino acids and minerals to hydrate and treat skin. #13: Skin Inc Pure Serum Mist, $98
This is infused with hyaluronic acid, high quality humectants and mineral-rich Japanese hot spring onsen water to instantly hydrate and strengthen skin’s natural barrier. It also helps to soothe redness and irritation, perfect for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin. #14: SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier, $159
This powerful serum helps to amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels to boost skin firmness and smoothness. Main images: @seojin_ban’s Instagram