Once upon a time when I used to film the odd YouTube video - where unlike Instagram, the community is a little more on the ‘honest’ side, I’d get comments such as “Why is her skin so greasy looking?” or “has this girl heard of powder?”. Now we can safely say that dewy/glossy skin is the hottest beauty trend of the moment, but have you heard of glass skin?
A look pioneered by the Koreans(duh?!), glass skin is a tricky image to master, but once you find the right products, it can be achieved overnight. Here are my top tips for getting the glass look...
Night Treatment - Allies Of Skin, Bright Future Overnight Facial
This is the most crucial step. As we know, our skin regenerates in our sleep, so this is the time to use a product that will work hard while you don’t have to. I’ve been using Allies Of Skin Bright Future Overnight Facial for the past few months and I can safely say it’s the product that has had the most dramatic and noticeable affect on my skin by morning. It may be on the pricier side (£110), but it is totally worth it. A potent blend of AHA’s (to remove dead skin on the surface) and retinol (a powerful antioxidant that helps skin cell production), you will not be disappointed with the results; it leaves my skin gleaming.
Cleanse - This Works, Light Time Cleanse and Glow
I’m a sucker for a cleansing balm, and This Works Light Time Cleanse And Glow is the ultimate glow-getter for morning skin. Not too thick or buttery, this is the perfect texture for a quick cleanse that gives results. Emulsify the balm in water to activate Vitamin C, and massage onto skin for 1 minute. I truly adore this product - the scent, texture and brightening effect it leaves on the skin - it’s a hidden gem.
Exfoliate - La Prairie, 3 minute Peel
Now to bring out the big guns, La Prairie 3 Minute Peel. Your skin is prepped and cleansed, now for a peel. This weekly exfoliating treatment gives my skin more brightness than most professional facials I’ve had. A fast-acting formula is equally gentle as it is effective. Infused with AHA’s and BHA to remove dead skin and leave it positively ‘glass’ looking.
Hydrate - Augustinus Bader, The Rich Cream
Typically at this stage of my skincare routine, I’d go in with a serum, but the next product deserves direct with skin. The Rich Cream from Augustinus Bader. A product that’s reached cult status in the beauty community. Augustinus used his knowledge in stem cell science to create a cream that stimulates skin’s natural renewal process, not only does it produce long term effects, but it instantly leaves the skin with a sheer, dewy radiance.
Makeup - Becca Cosmetics, Shimmering Skin Perfector in Shade Pearl
If all that wasn’t enough, and you can’t resist delving into your makeup drawer - then Becca Cosmetics is your go-to brand for ‘glass skin’. What I love most about Becca highlighters is they have NO glitter! They just leave a glossy, radiant finish to the skin that lives up to their ‘lit from within’ tagline. Try out the Shimmering Skin Perfector in shade pearl, the pearlescent shade will melt into your skin leaving it looking radiant as opposed to made up!
See you later this month for more beauty tips.