You can achieve glass skin - skin that's so healthy it looks luminous, poreless and translucent - whether you have acneic, oily, dry, mature, sensitive or combination skin. Glass skin is not about achieving an unrealistic ideal, but about achieving your healthiest skin.
Glass skin is not about surface level results. Healthy skin is about hydrating, balancing, and nourishing from the inside out - and that healthiness shines through.
We crafted the Glass Skin Discovery Kit with very specific elements for you to make it easy for everyone to achieve healthy skin from within.
First, let's discuss what we did NOT want to include:
What we consider applying to skin is as important as what we want to avoid. Harsh ingredients known to easily irritate or sensitize skin, common allergens, controversial ingredients that can cause an inflammatory reaction or deeper damage, and unnecessary filler ingredients comprised of ingredients our skin can't easily process or recognize are excluded. We don't want to take two steps forward with skin-beneficial ingredients and then take four steps back with skin-damaging ingredients. Over 1,500 ingredients are excluded including fragrance (even natural fragrance is excluded as some natural fragrances can have a volatile compound that can irritate skin), alcohol (for those with very sensitive skin, even well formulated products with alcohol can irritate skin), sulfates, PEGs, polysorbates, animal byproducts, dyes, parabens, MEA, DEA, TEA, and the list goes on. For those worried about essential oils, while natural essential oils can be greatly beneficial when properly diluted, for sensitive skin, it can be potentially irritating. So, we either don't include them or if we do they only comprise 0.05% of any formula so that even those with rosacea or eczema can use these formulas without worry. And the formulas are cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified), gluten-free, vegan, clean, non-toxic, and also placed in sustainable packaging.
Now, let's discuss what's IN the formulas:
When it comes to skin, there are a few foundational elements to give your skin 360 care. Skin fundamentally benefits from hydration, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, moisture, anti-inflammatories, and balance.
The four steps in the Glass Skin Discovery Kit provide this foundational care for your skin so that you see both instant visible results -- and much more transformative visible results over time.
Step one: Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser
Cleansing is important to get right. Our skin is not a smooth surface but filled with pores and ridges and cracks. And sebum does a great job in trapping impurities. So, being able to cleanse deeply down to pores is key, but often time, that can come at the expense of stripping your skin of its natural oils and damaging your skin's protective barrier. The Power Calm cleanser is a universal cleanser perfect for all skin types as it's sulfate-free (no harsh cleansing agents), low pH (respects your skin's chemical barrier), and infused with hydrating and calming ingredients. Meanwhile, powerful natural cleansing agents leave your skin sparkly clear while leaving skin feeling bouncy, hydrated, balanced and supple. Skin-enhancing ingredients include chamomile and calendula to kickstart your routine with a dose of powerful calming.
Step two: Wild Dew Treatment Essence
We can't underscore this step enough. Imagine a dry, brittle sponge. When you bend it, it cracks more easily. When you drop liquid onto it, it doesn't soak through that easily because the liquid has to first seep past all the dry layers. And it's shriveled and thin. Now, imagine a bouncy, wet sponge. When you squeeze it, it has elasticity and doesn't crack. It's plumped up with hydration and thicker and stronger. And when you pour liquid on it, the liquid soaks right in. This is a great analogy for skin. Hydrated skin -- which means skin that has lots of water content both on the surface layer and deeper within -- is bouncier, stronger, shows less lines and wrinkles, feels more resilient and absorbs other beneficial products better.
However, the key question is -- how do you get water content to your skin and deeper within your skin. We naturally have some water in our skin but a lot of it can evaporate out of skin in a process called trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). This is why when we have the heat blasting, our skin can feel tighter. While drinking enough water each day is healthy for us in general, it doesn't directly hydrate skin. One of the best ways to hydrate skin is using ingredients that are water-magnets. They go into skin and grab moisture and water content and bring water to your skin.
A powerful category of these water-magnet humectants is hyaluronic acid -- and using various sizes of them so they can lock moisture at various layers of skin is key.
The Wild Dew Essence includes big, medium and small-sized hyaluronic acid molecules to powerfully hydrate skin. It also helps brighten and firm while delivering antioxidants thanks to lotus, bamboo, niacinamide, adenosine and probiotics. It's also a pH 5.7, so on days you want this to double as your toner to help balance your skin's pH, this can be your two-in-one.
Think of this essence as your power-hydrator that gets your skin bouncy, dewy, plumped up and ready for your treatments.
Step three: Glass Skin Refining Serum
Now that your skin is cleansed and prepped with hydration to absorb your treatment, the Glass Skin Refining Serum is the next step. This is packed with hyaluronic acid for more hydration, 2% niacinamide for brightening, calming and balancing benefits, adenosine and peptides for firming benefits, madecassoside for calming benefits, peach extract for vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, and mountain yam extract for more antioxidants. This fast-absorbing, oil-free, gentle yet active serum is ideal for all skin types and is formulated to deliver your glass skin goals. You can consider this the star of the foundational glass skin routine as it does heavy-lifting for you for skin concerns ranging from lines, wrinkles, acne, pores, redness, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and dullness. This no-fuss serum delivers visible and powerful results without disrupting or being too aggressive on skin.
Step four: Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream
It's time to seal in all the beneficial ingredients with a layer of moisture. This offers a lightweight texture that doesn't pill with deep hydration. Beyond just the moisture, we wanted to provide skin with a protective sheer layer of antioxidants to help combat free radical damage from daily stressors like pollution, stress, toxins and even harsh makeup. Thanks to matcha, one of the world's richest sources of antioxidants, skin gets a big heaping of free-radical-damage-fighters and benefits from the incredibly calming effects of matcha. Skin is left smooth-sailing, beautifully hydrated with a healthy, non-shiny, non-greasy glow. We created this for all skin types to see both immediate and long-term benefits.
Consider these four steps a foundational glass skin routine -- you have your glass skin goals bases covered with an expertly and intentionally crafted routine with specific ingredients. From here, you can build the add-on parts of your routine like an exfoliator or mask or primer.
We hope this was helpful, Peaches. If you have any questions, please let us know below!
Cheers to radiance,
Peach & Lily Team