Move over glass skin, the K-beauty trend of the moment is mirror skin. And no one wears this trend better than our favourite K-pop beauties like Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation), Rose (Blackpink) and Dahyun (Twice). ICYDK: Dahyun is well-known for her tofu-like complexion, and has been said to only use sunscreen and no base makeup because her skin is so dewy and flawless.
While both glass skin and mirror skin beauty trends are about achieving a smooth and supple complexion, the key difference is that glass skin focuses on the clarity of the skin while mirror skin takes it up a notch, not only focusing on a smooth and clear complexion but also on that undeniable and enviable glow.
In short, mirror skin is as literal as it sounds, where skin is so well-hydrated, smooth and glowy that it is almost reflective, just like the reflection of a mirror.
And like its glass skin counterpart, mirror skin is also skincare-based, centring around a skincare regimen that includes toners, essences, serums, moisturisers, peels and masks to get your complexion radiant and plumped with moisture.
Besides hydrant-rich serums and moisturisers, the key is also in incorporating weekly exfoliation or gentle peels to slough off dead skin cells, eliminating skin roughness so that the skin surface is smooth. This allows the light to better reflect off the surface, which gives skin that instant glow.
At the same time, it’s also about infusing skin with moisture and locking it in. Look out for active ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid in your serums and moisturisers to keep skin clear, bright and well-hydrated.
12 beauty essentials to work that mirror skin trend
From moisturisers to facial oils and serums, these products will help you achieve smooth, glowing, mirror-worthy skin.