Intimidated by the Korean glass skin craze? Don’t be! Contrary to what you may believe, clear, translucent skin doesn’t require a miracle—just commitment and the right routine!
Lucky for you, an effective regimen doesn’t have to cost a fortune. As much as we love premium products, there are affordable options that work just as well. Below, see our step-by-step guide to 4 different “glass skin” routines—one for every budget!
STEP 1: Good Virtues Glowing & Goodness Extra Moisturising Facial Cleanser, P220
Free from harmful chemicals, this super mild cleanser contains organic black oil and L22 Botanical Lipid Complex to enhance the skin’s elasticity.
STEP 2: Hello Gorgeous Brightening Facial Toner, 280
Made for oily skin types, this toner uses papain, bearberry, and kalamansi extracts to minimize the appearance of pores and brighten the complexion..
STEP 3: Beaublends Espresso Coffee Scrub, P250
For energizing exfoliation, this antioxidant-rich coffee scrub whisks away dead skin cells and awakens the senses with a delicious aroma.
STEP 4: Rorec Aloe vera Soothing Gel, P299
An all-around skin fix, this 92% aloe vera gel moisturizes, firms, plumps, and soothes the face. Perfect for sensitive skin types!
STEP 5: Sooper Beaute Baby Skin Snail Serum + Tomato Extract, P180
Quickly repair damaged skin with this powerful elixir! It uses snail mucin, witch hazel, and lycopene-rich tomato extract to target everything from wrinkles to dark undereyes and acne.
STEP 6: Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet, P54
Formulated with chaenomeles sinuses fruit and portulaca oleracea. this miracle-working sheet mask detoxifies, nourishes, and conditions your skin. Instant glow!
STEP 1: Mizon Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser, P350
Want that luxurious, foamy feel? This soft, bubbly formula feels like velvet on the skin and contains snail mucin filtrate to hydrate and brighten at once.
STEP 2: Skinlush Pore Be Gone Toner, P375
Achieving glass skin means diminishing your pores into practically nothing—and that’s exactly what this toner does! Besides that, it brightens the skin with glutathione, arbutin, and tranexamic acid.
STEP 3: Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Black Head Cleansing Sugar Scrub, P425
Bid blackheads bye-bye with this sweet scrub. Made with white sugar and pink clay, it removes surface bacteria while absorbing deep-seated dirt.
STEP 4: Skin potions Pearl White Cream, P450
A combination of papaya extract, licorice extract, and Vitamin C, this brightening powerhouse evens out unwanted pigmentation for maximum luminosity.
STEP 5: Bioaqua Aqua Crystal Hyaluronic Acid, P499
For next-level hydration, this hyaluronic acid essence penetrates deep into the skin to lock in moisture.
STEP 6: Skin Revolution 24K Gold + Ginseng Powder Peel Off Mask, P350
Nothing spells luxury like a face mask made with gold! This 24K blend fights sun damage and stimulates cell renewal with ginseng extracts.
STEP 1: Shiseido Perfect Double Wash, P520
Get squeaky-clean skin without that tight feeling with this cult wash. It contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and silk essence to keep your complexion thoroughly hydrated—even after rinsing.
STEP 2: Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner, P925
More than just your typical toner, this 7-ingredient water provides instant anti-inflammatory relief. It also hydrates the skin very quickly with 91.3% of milk vetch root extract.
STEP 3: Mankind Apothecary Co. Face Scrub, P650
Packed with aloe vera extract, almond oil, and jojoba oil, this scrub sweeps away dead skin without stripping your face dry.
STEP 4: In Her Element Glow Job 5% Glycolic Gel Cream, P775
This clarifying cream hosts a bevy of natural acids and botanical oils: namely, glycol acid, AHA, shea butter, and jojoba oil. Together, these melt away debris and boost translucency for softer, brighter skin.
STEP 5: Bearberry Berry Bright Serum, 756
A blend of 8 berries and herbs, this hydrating serum boosts elasticity and protects the skin from external pollutants. No sagging, no irritation!
STEP 6: Malissa Kiss White Me Up Youth Booster, P863
For maximum skin repair, this mask fights the signs of aging while you sleep with a combo of collagen and elastin.
STEP 1: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Radiance, P1,090
Known as everyone’s favorite cleansing balm, this silky formula dissolves all traces of makeup and hydrates the skin with vitisin, moringa, and rosehip oil.
STEP 2: Son & Park Beauty Water, P1,400
A favorite among beauty vloggers, this multi-benefit toner purifies and conditions skin with willow bark, papaya, and rose damascene flower.
STEP 3: Neogen Rice-Peel & Activator Sake Facial Peel, P1,300
Feeling a little extra? Amp up your exfoliation with this 2-step peel. Its natural rice powder buffs away rough skin texture, while the sake activator removes pore-clogging impurities.
STEP 4: Make P:rem Safe Relief Cream, P1,500
Dryness and sensitivity often come hand-in-hand, but this soothing cream should fix that! It contains squalene, glycerin, and botanical nordic berry extract to calm all types of skin irritation and replenish moisture.
STEP 5: Dear Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum, P1,010
This top-rated serum provides hydration like no other. Made with centella asiatica, grapefruit, and aloe barbadensis, it delivers quick moisture and brings bounce back to dry skin.
STEP 6: GlamGlow SuperMud Bundle, P3,300
Featuring with ACNECIDIC-6 (a six-acid blend of AHA and BHA acids), this YouTube-famous mask does everything. It minimize pores, prevents hyper-pigmentation, controls oil, and clears budding breakouts.
Which regimen are you going to try?
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