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The K-pop idol glowy skin mystery...

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

IVE Wonyoung

Let's be honest, the first thing a lot of people notice when they see K-pop idols are their glowing skin. While glass skin has become all the craze in Western skincare, Korean skincare has it down to a science and is a lot further ahead. In this blog, we will discuss what "glass skin" means and the easiest ways to achieve it with three amazing skincare products that don't break the bank!

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So, what is "glass skin"? Glass skin is a term for skin that look's so hydrated, it glows! If someone has glass skin, it look's even, luminous, and translucent just like glass. I know this sounds very unrealistic but, your skin doesn't have to be perfectly clear and smooth for it to be described as this trendy term!


Achieving glass is not as simple as putting a bunch of Vaseline on your face! Finding proper skincare products that work with your skin type is key but, applying a bunch of different oily/heavy products on your skin can result in clogged pores. Here are a few ingredients that Choc Choc recommends you look out for if you want to achieve glass skin:

HONEY: Honey can be found in many different Korean skincare products! The texture is normally a slightly thick but silky gel texture that absorbs nicely into the skin leaving a luminous glow. Honey is deeply hydrating for the skin and can help keep it nice and firm! It's also commonly used for acne as well. Try this Canola Honey Glowful Cream from THEYEON!

SNAIL MUCIN: This is a very well-known ingredient in the Korean skincare world and has been used for DECADES! Snail mucin is a multi-functional ingredient that helps repair the skin, deeply hydrates, and most importantly, gives a DEWY GLOW! In any glass skin routine video, you will mostly likely always see at least one product with Snail Mucin. If you still haven't tried this viral Cosrx Snail Mucin Essence, you're missing out on a dewy glow!

JEJU OIL: Believe it or not, you can use oils on the skin even if your skin is oily! Naturally infused oil from Jeju Island containing Turmeric, Scion Root, Omija, and Gardenia hydrates and nourishes the skin while providing many anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. This is also the main ingredient of a VIRAL skincare product that we will show you next! This product guarantees glass skin and you may have seen it in many K-dramas and music videos...


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