If you’re a K-beauty fanatic (and an avid Bloom reader), you’ve probably heard of glass skin by now. Embodied by crystal-clear, poreless skin with a glass-like sheen, this complexion trend has been spotted on K-pop idols and social media stars alike. The BeautyMNL team is pretty much obsessed with it—because who wouldn’t want a flawless, healthy-looking face?
Now, as with any South Korean skincare craze, achieving glass skin does take a lot of commitment. By that, we mean multi-step regimens involving layers of toner, essence, serum, mist, and more. We’re guessing not every girl will have the time (or the energy!) to keep this up. So here’s what we propose: cheat your way to glass skin with a special facial.
After careful research, we’ve found three that guarantee similar results to a full glass skin regimen. These facials shrink pores, refine tone and texture, and/or make your skin glow—in an hour or less. Check ‘em out below!
THE DEAL: Collagen Facial with Diamond Peel, P950
THE PLACE: Centro Estetico Rejuvenation Center in Quezon City
Looking to erase the signs of stress and fatigue from your face? Start with the basics: boost your collagen levels and do away with dead skin. This facial ticks both boxes. The collagen face mask leaves your skin smooth and supple, while the diamond peel removes dirt and dry patches. The result: a super clean look and semi-translucent glow. Now, in full transparency, this facial is not designed to minimize pore size. So to get the full glass skin effect, just follow it up with a blur cream or primer.
Exclusive BeautyMNL Price: 41% OFF at P950. Buy it here.
THE DEAL: Korean Nano BB Glow, P2,000
THE PLACE: Benibana Beauty Hub in San Juan
Think of this South Korean facial as a crash course to K-beauty. Not only does it cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the surface of your skin, it also uses a nano needling technique to improve it from within. During this step, superfine pins push nutrient-rich serums into the skin to revitalize each cell. The serums also lend the skin a sheer, glowing tint, so it looks like you’re wearing a light BB cream. To really cement that glassy look, the facial employs a collagen mask and light therapy treatment. This combination helps slow down premature aging, fade age spots, and diminish the appearance of texture (including visible pores).
Exclusive BeautyMNL Price: 43% OFF at P2,000. Buy it here.
THE DEAL: Triolift by Geneo, P3,735
THE PLACE: Skin & Body by MEDICard in Makati, Alabang, and Quezon City
If you’re dealing with dry, rough, and wrinkled skin, Triolift is your ticket to glassy perfection. This hardworking facial uses radiofrequency to gently polish the skin, then deeply hydrates it with your choice of serum infusion. A facial massage is then performed to stimulate collagen production, thus improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and patchiness. Whichever serum infusion you choose—we suggest the collagen option to minimize large pores—we guarantee that your glow won’t go unnoticed.
Exclusive BeautyMNL Price: 25% OFF at P3,735. Buy it here.
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