'Crystal Skin' The Latest Skincare Trend In Korea

May 06, 2021
01:00 P.M.
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K beauty trends have taken over skincare all over the world for the best. At first, everyone was obsessed with glass skin, but now there's a new 'crystal skin' beauty trend that's taking its spot.


Korean beauty has so much influence when it comes to skincare trends these days. It is almost impossible to find a skincare enthusiast who doesn't swear by sheet masks and essence for glowing skin.

For months several people strived to achieve glass skin as per the K beauty standards. Now there is a new skincare standard from the Koreans, and we have gathered some information for you to explore.

What Is Crystal Skin?


Many people may have heard of glass skin which refers to skin that is so clear that it looks as reflective as glass. Crystal skin is an elevation of glass skin which is skin that glows so brilliantly it looks transparent.

"Crystal skin is the 'post-facial glow' that you can create at home with the right tools and ingredient understanding,"

Says Tiff Salmon


Scientia Beauty founder Tiff Salmon explains that crystal skin looks and feels like you've just had a facial. She stresses that having the right skincare tools, products and routine will help you achieve the look from home easily.

How To Get Crystal Skin


There are a few ways to get crystal skin, but four elements focus on guaranteed results. Skincare enthusiasts advise that one perfects their product combination, facial massages, toning, and simplicity.

"My main advice to get glossy, hydrated crystal skin at home is to nail down your routine and then stick to it, consistency is key,"

Says Tiff Salmon


Combining a blend of products that nourish and replenish the skin is the first step towards getting crystal skin. AHA's, retinol, barrier building ceramides, hydrating masks, and balancing oils create a well-rounded routine.

Facial massages are essential for the plumpness of crystal skin and a healthy glow, so you shouldn't skip them. Lastly, keeping it simple and focusing on the quality of products instead of quantity will set you up for success.

Recommended Products


K beauty experts are pedantic about their product lists, and you should be too if you want their transparent skin. Most K beauty products take a preventative approach that protects and nourishes the skin barrier.

Items that one should consider adding to their product list include essentials like cleansers and extras like sheet masks. You should lookout for an oil-based cleanser to break down makeup and product on your skin.


Then you should buy a water-based cleanser to remove impurities and an exfoliator to promote skin cell turnover. Additionally, you should add a toner, an essence, and a serum to tackle specific skin concerns.

Finally, you can wrap up your product list with masks, eye cream, moisturizer, and an SPF moisturizer. Do not forget to buy facial massage rollers and gua sha tools for your plumping facial massages too!

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