Glass Skin – the Korean beauty trend the Internet just can’t get enough of

From donkey milk facemasks to snail slime serums, Korean skincare is the one beauty topic that just keeps on giving.

But while many K Beauty trends are more fascinating than practical for those of us with western leaning makeup bags, the idea of ‘Glass Skin’ is something anyone can relate to.

This now viral term refers to clear, luminous, translucent looking skin that is both pore free and uber hydrated. In Korea, this look is coveted in the same way a ‘healthy glow’ is here.

Late last month, aspiring makeup artist Ellie Choi became somewhat of an Internet sensation when she took to social media to share her methods for achieving glass skin.

Racking up a whopping 30,000 likes in a matter of days, Choi’s Instagram post documents every product she applies to her flawless complexion, before acknowledging that true beauty starts with what you put into your body.

‘Removing all your makeup every night before bedtime is essential,’ she wrote alongside a picture of Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.

With her makeup gone, Ellie turns to Khiel’s Ultra Facial Cleanser or Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Cleanser to more thoroughly clean her face. She then applies Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion 3 to ‘remove any remaining dirt and oil’ and follows with ‘a decent amount of moisturiser’.

‘Every other day I like to exfoliate away dead skin,’ she continued. ‘My fave is Skinfood strawberry scrub.’

In addition to her nightly routine, Ellie applies at least one Innisfree sheet mask per week and makes a conscious effort to drink plenty of water and avoid greasy foods.