Since launching our Peach & Lily Collection last year, we’ve had a hard time keeping it in stock, especially our Glass Skin Refining Serum. It’s one of your favorite products, and so many of you have told us how you’ve been repurchasing the serum, even buying more than one so you’ll never be without your Glass Skin. So many of you have always asked, “My skin literally looks like glass. How does this work?!”
Let us break it down for you!
First of all, what is glass skin?
Glass skin is skin that's so incredibly healthy, it begins to look like a clear pane of glass: poreless, luminous, and translucent. Think super healthy baby skin before it's been through life — it has that glassy appearance. That's what we're talking about.
How do you get glass skin?
You can use makeup to mimic the look, but nothing beats your skin actually looking like glass without any makeup. Is that possible, you ask? We certainly believe so, but don’t just take it from us — according to the many reviews you’ve shared about the Glass Skin Refining Serum, you’ve found it to be possible, too!
How exactly does the Glass Skin Refining Serum work?
To put it simply, our Glass Skin Refining Serum provides skin with everything it needs — hydration, nutrients, fatty acids, soothing agents, and antioxidants, among others.
Let’s start with hydration. When skin is dehydrated, it lacks moisture from within, which can make skin vulnerable to irritation, dark spots, and dullness. To help fight and prevent dehydration, the Glass Skin Refining Serum contains a complex of hyaluronic acid, a powerful water-binding agent, that drenches skin with hydration, so you never need to worry about dehydrated skin.
Fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals help nourish skin, giving skin its vibrancy and bounce. They also help prevent visible signs of premature aging. In the Glass Skin Refining Serum, you’ll find peach extract, a super luxe ingredient, that is so rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that help nourish your skin, so your skin gets all the support it needs to thrive.
Then, there are peptides, which work hard to help firm skin. When skin loses its firmness, it starts to look loose and tired, which, in turn, can make pores also appear larger. Skin, overall, starts to look tired. Peptides, however, can help revive skin and minimize the visible appearance of pores.
Those are all ways the Glass Skin Refining Serum helps nourish and hydrate skin. We didn’t just stop there, though, because we believe it’s also important to provide skin with protective and healing elements because skin takes a lot just from being out in the world every day.
When skin is irritated, sensitized, or stressed out, it’s probably not going to look clear or luminous or anything like glass skin. Instead, skin will probably be red and inflamed, in need of something soothing and healing — which is why we included madecassoside. One of the four main components of centella asiatica, a superstar ingredient also known as “cica,” madecassoside has potent wound-healing properties; according to legend, tigers would roll around in this herb to help heal their wounds.
Skin can be irritated or stressed through various factors, and a big one is free radical damage. Free radicals are unhealthy cells that are missing an electron, and these free radicals go around, trying to scavenge an electron from healthy cells, leaving a trail of damage in their wake. That’s where antioxidants come in — antioxidants help stop free radical damage by neutralizing these unhealthy cells and giving them an electron. Mountain yam extract provides a heaping serving of antioxidants to skin.
Finally, we added niacinamide to help brighten up pesky dark spots and even out skin tone to help give you the clear luminosity of glass skin!
The Glass Skin Refining Serum covers all the bases of what skin needs to be at its very best — and that’s the secret to why you’ve all been finding it so effective!
For a more in-depth look into the star ingredients that make our Glass Skin Refining Serum, check out this blog post we posted over the holidays, as well as these deep dives into peach extract and centella asiatica extract!
Cheers to your best skin yet! May glass skin be yours.