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Cream Skin Is the Next Korean Skincare Trend After Glass Skin

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The era of the matte, no-shine skin is long gone, and we are no stranger to the ultra glowy glass skin and honey skin brought about by K-beauty skincare trends.

Korean Cream Skin K-Beauty Trend Skincare

Laneige ambassador Kim Yoo Jung /Credit: Laneige 

It is possible to achieve glass skin with skincare and skin treatments, but it takes an awful lot of time and effort (think the 10-step Korean skincare routine) and for that, we are happy to hop on to the next Korean skincare movement that will be taking the front row seat this year — cream skin.

 

What is cream skin?

Korean Cream Skin K-Beauty Trend Skincare

Laneige ambassador Kim Yoo Jung /Credit: Laneige 

Cream skin, unlike its predecessor the glass skin, requires less time and effort. Instead of it being just a look, it is a call to get men and women to go back to the basics of skincare routine and focus on hydrating and softening the skin. There is no longer any need to apply layers of serums and oils for skin that shines. Cream skin is basically, skin that looks soft, healthy, and nourished.

 

How to achieve cream skin?

We advocate a healthy lifestyle, combined with a good skincare routine with the right products to achieve supple and healthy skin, à la cream skin. According to Soko Glam founder Charlotte Cho, there is no need to have a multi-step skincare routine, and one can achieve cream skin with products that have lighter and milkier consistencies to achieve a dewy complexion without that blinding shine. 

Korean Cream Skin K-Beauty Trend Skincare

Credit: Sephora

One such product, or in fact, the product that started the cream skin trend is Laneige Cream Skin Toner and Moisturiser. It is a 2-in-1 hybrid that preps and softens like a toner and moisturises like a cream for maximum hydration benefits in one simple step. Laneige's Cream Skin Toner and Moisturiser is lightweight but at the same time, deeply hydrating, and there is no need to layer on other products after application. 

Korean Cream Skin K-Beauty Trend Skincare

Credit: Soko Glam

Other than Laneige Cream Skin Toner and Moisturiser, you can also try COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream, a unique two-in-one toner cream that transforms from a bouncy cream to a liquid on contact and delivers ingredients like seawater, hyaluronic acid, sea buckthorn (a source of vitamin C) and niacinamide into skin to boost moisture levels, brighten and fade acne scars and protect against free radicals.