Glass skin is used to describe the appearance of skin, whereas cream skin is a product type—specifically, Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer. "When you look up the hashtags, you can see right away that #GlassSkin describes skin that looks poreless, luminous, and translucent," says Alicia Yoon, a licensed esthetician and the founder of Peach & Lily. "When you look up the hashtag #CreamSkin, you can see that it is all about the actual product type, not a skin look.
I then follow it with a moisturizer on Yoon’s recommendation. “While this product type does moisturize, it doesn’t seal everything in as effectively as a moisturizer,” she says. “So when used alone, I’ve noticed skin can get fairly dry. ” I’ve been swapping between Eighteen B’s Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer, which gives my skin barrier support and protection with vegan silk in the daytime, and Laneige Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask, which feels more like a moisturizer than a mask (in a good way).
It's also used to refer to toners or essences," explains Yoon. "For example, I grew up hearing my mom fondly talking about how applying 'skin' is so great for skin, since essences and hydrating toners replenish moisture.
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