When a new K-Beauty trend hits the scene, it doesn’t take much for us to jump on board. But when we heard about skin glazing—a lazy girl’s dream—we practically sprinted. This process involves layering fewer than five products onto your face, leaving you with “glass-like” dewy, glowing skin, and means your need for makeup will practically become obsolete. (Praise be.) Here’s how to do it.
Double Cleansing: Dermalogica Double Cleanse Duo
As with every K-Beauty routine, you must always begin your regimen by double cleansing. Make it easy and thorough with this nifty two-step process. First, massage the precleanse balm onto skin to dissolve oil-based makeup and sunscreens. Once rinsed, follow up with the cleansing gel that will wash away impurities without stripping or drying.
Double Cleansing: Clinique Take The Day Off
If you’re more a low-maintenance kind of gal, there’s no need to run out and buy two different cleansers. Instead, get one that is gentle and hydrating, like this cleansing balm from Clinique, and just go through the process twice. It transforms from a solid balm to a silky oil to deeply remove all makeup, sunscreen and debris from your day.
Hydrating Face Mist: Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus
Immediately after cleansing, and while your skin is still slightly damp, it’s time to spritz it up. Find an ultra-hydrating spray with ingredients like aloe, cucumber and rosewater to ensure an extra moisturizing layer. Feel free to go heavy-handed so your skin can really soak up the nutrients.
Herbivore Botanicals ($32)
Hydrating Face Mist: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
If rose isn’t your thing, this herbal mix from Caudalie features peppermint and citrus oils for a refreshing spritz. And made as a dry-oil-meets-serum, it will absorb into skin to instantly de-puff, smooth and add radiance.
Nourishing Facial Oil: Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula
While your skin is absorbing the face mist, mix a face oil with your favorite moisturizer, using the heat from your palms to help combine them. Layering this on top of your facial mist helps to lock in the moisture and create that glowing-from-the-inside look.
Drunk Elephant ($72)
Nourishing Facial Oil: Sunday Riley U.F.O.
If the thought of a face oil causes your acne-prone skin to shudder, fear not. This formula from Sunday Riley is made with 1.5 percent salicylic acid to help clear pores of bacteria to keep skin looking flawless, while milk thistle and cucumber seed oil add hydration without looking greasy.
Sunday Riley ($80)
Moisturizing Balm: Amarte Aqua Veil Hydrator
Once your oil and lotion are thoroughly combined, gently press it into your skin to help it absorb. Don’t be afraid to mimic a facial by running your fingers in upward motions and tapping softly around eyes and lips to help target more delicate, fine lines. Dedicating extra time to really massaging in the product boosts circulation and aids absorption. For normal to oily skin, stick to a lightweight formula with soothing extracts of elderberry and cucumber to calm irritation and reduce redness, without adding shine.
Moisturizing Balm: Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Daily Hydrator
For those who suffer from dry skin or flakiness due to cold weather, a heavier option will do the trick nicely. This formula from Kiehl’s is made with rosa gallica botanical extract, which helps minimize inflammation, and mannose, a barrier-protecting sugar component that shields skin from outside pollutants and helps promote recovery.
Finishing Mist: Mac Lightful Softening Lotion Spray
The final step is technically optional, but couldn’t we all use an extra dose of dewiness? Once you’re all lathered up in your layers, spritz more of the hydrating facial spray on top to really lock it all in. This lotion-spray hybrid conditions skin to leave it luminous and bright. You’ll be left with petal soft skin and a rosy glow (no makeup necessary).
Finishing Mist: Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Or, for an option that works well for the end of the day, this product is filled with chamomile and lavender for a calming scent that will help lull you to sleep. (And you'll wake up with a facial-fresh glow.)
Mario Badescu ($7)