We're all fans of the glowing, radiant skin many Koreans are known for. This coveted complexion also referred to as glass skin has even sparked the interest in an extensive skincare routine — from seven to 12 steps. But did you know that you can reach your glow goals by using five products? Yes! The key is in keeping your skin hydrated. So, ahead, we're giving you non-negotiables to add to your routine to ensure you get glass skin, as nominated by our panel of beauty experts for the 2018 Clozette Beauty Awards.
A moisture booster
Hydrated skin is synonymous to glass skin. So make sure you have one that does the job or even works overtime. For fans of moisturisers that are lightweight and don't give the skin a smothered feeling, belif True Cream - Aqua Bomb, Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer are great picks. If you're on the dry side and wants something that's more on the creamy side, take the Dr. Wu Extra Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid and the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator for a spin.
A super anti-ager
Aside from looking moisturised, glass skin also appears smooth and without lines. So invest in an anti-ager that will deliver. If you're looking for something that's light but potent, try the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II and Re-Erth Multi-Targeted Elixir. If you want something that has a bit more body, try the Astalift In-Focus Cellactive Serum and the Clarins Double Serum. If you want something that's more on the cream side, get the Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Power Night Cream.
A hydration hero
Got more than 30 minutes to spare on your routine? Definitely add a hydrating mask to the mix to boost your skin's glow. The Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution, For Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturising Bio-Cellulose Mask, Senka Perfect Aqua Rich Extra Moist Mask, For Beloved Girl Extreme Moisture Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask, and innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask - Green Tea are great for the extra hydration you need.
An instant rejuvenator
By mid-day, our skin will tend to get dry. But we can't really go ahead and do our routine all over again. So we need a quick fix. For that, we need an instant rejuvenator in the form of a hydrating mist. Our picks? The Herbivore Rose Hydrating Face Mist; Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray; Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater; Pixi Glow Mist and The Body Shop Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist.
A sun protector
Don't waste all the effort you've made by letting the sun damage it. Make sure you keep your hydrated, glowing skin at its prime by protecting it from the sun — while barely feeling like you put sunscreen on. Our lightweight favourites include the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen FX SPF50 PA++++, FANCL Sunguard 50+ Protect UV, Biore UV Perfect Bright Face Milk SPF50+ PA++++, Creme Simon Daily Defense UV Protector SPF50 and Hera Sun Mate Daily SPF35/PA++++.
Love any of these products? Make sure you vote for them at this year's Clozette Beauty Awards!