It’s official – the glass skin trend is here to stay! Here’s exactly how to get your ultimate glow...

Ready, set, glow!

06 Aug 2019
In partnership with OLEHENRIKSEN and Boots

We don’t know about you, but we can’t get enough of the glass skin trend. For those of you who missed the memo, glass skin is that hyper-hydrated, almost-reflective-looking skin that radiates with a glossy, plump, perfectly primed glow. In other words, it’s beauty at its very best. And luckily, it’s here to stay.

Originally from Korea (otherwise known as the skincare capital of the world), this glowing look is a luminous evolution to a simple highlighted finish, and unlike many other makeup trends, it concentrates on creating wet-look skin with an array of skincare products and techniques to help skin look healthy.

Here, we reveal exactly how to master the glass skin trend…

MASK MAGIC

Skincare is one of the best ways to give yourself some much-deserved TLC, all the while amping up your glow and making yourself feel fabulous. If you don’t have time for the full 10-step Korean regime, OLEHENRIKSEN PHAT Glow Facial is your NBF for an instant, all-round facial that delivers next-level glow and impressive skincare benefits in a matter of minutes.

It’s all thanks to the intelligent ingredients within the formula, that work together to target a multitude of concerns. Firstly, the mask uses polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), which work in a similar but superior way to other chemical exfoliators. Not only do they rid the skin surface of dead and dull cells, but PHAs have a larger molecular structure than some other acids, meaning that they don’t sink as deeply into the skin. The results? A fast glow that doesn’t require any downtime. No redness, no peeling, no dry areas – just pure radiance, and a reduction in the appearance of pores and fine lines, instantly.

UP THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

When it comes to glass skin, it’s all about amping up your ingredients to include a roster of results-driven, potent formulas that address a multitude of concerns.

One key ingredient to consider adding to your skincare regime is an oil. Let’s face it, oils are a great way to pack in the hydration, as well as lock moisture into the deeper layers of the skin and create a protective barrier to defend against environmental aggressors. OLEHENRIKSEN PHAT Glow Facial contains chia seed oil, as well as Nordic birch sap, that work together to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin.

And for those who are prone to breakouts or congestion, the best ingredient to incorporate into your routine for that glass finish is pink bentonite clay, which can also be found in OLEHENRIKSEN’s new, multitasking formula. The ingredient is known for its ability to draw out toxins and debris from deep within the pores to leave skin feeling – and looking – fresh AF.

MASSAGE MAGIC

Facial massage has been used backstage by the pros for years and is a red-carpet prerequisite for show-stopping skin. The technique helps to boost circulation and drains any puffiness for a fresh, contoured and brighter complexion.

The best bit is that it couldn’t be easier to do it yourself at home. Use your knuckles to gently trace the tense areas of the face, including the jaw line, brow bone and hollows of the cheeks, noticing how it feels and observing the tension melt away.

Facial massage boosts circulation to the skin, helping toxins and puffiness to drain away. Our tip? Combine the technique with a glow-boosting skincare product such as OLEHENRIKSEN PHAT Glow Facial for even more impressive results.

DITCH THE POWDER

Needless to say, when you’re trying to create wet-look skin, the last thing you need is a mattifying powder dulling everything down. Forgo any powder-based products when applying your makeup and instead opt for light, liquid formulas that enhance and encourage an all-over glow.

The same is true of highlighters. Ditch the powder highlighters – no matter how shimmery they are, they just won’t give you the glassy look. Instead, dab a non-sticky, neutral lip gloss to the key areas of the face, such as the brow bones and cheek bones, for a more natural accentuation.

DON’T FORGET LIPS

Lips are the ultimate window into your hydration levels and they’re the first to suffer if you’re becoming a little parched. So it’s all well and good pursuing the ultimate glowing skin, but if your lips are chapped and cracked, you’ll still look dehydrated.

Aside from drinking your two litres of water a day (yes, that’s still the best way to plump and hydrate the skin!), you’ll want to invest in a richly moisturising lip balm that envelops lips in a cocoon of comfort all day long.

OLEHENRIKSEN PHAT Glow Facial is now available at Boots. Discover this and more products from the range exclusively at Boots.