Honey skin is the sister trend to the beloved and talked about phenomenon glass skin - the glowy, moisturized and dewy skin whose texture is reminiscent of mirror-shiny glass.
Moisturizing is in all Korean skin care A and O, it is the cornerstone of a healthy skin. Where some believe that glass skin is the obvious goal of all skin care and a kind of yardstick for what one's skin care routine should achieve, there are methods and routines that will give that little extra.
While honey skin also wants a radiance and hydration, its focus is also on nourishing products, natural ingredients to achieve a supple, plump, well-balanced and glowing skin. In other words, a great way to kickstart the skin care spring as we move towards brighter times!
What does honey skin have to do with honey? Inspired by the nourishing properties of honey, the trend strives for the healthy aspect. Through nutritious skin care with well-selected ingredients, you gradually build up the skin's barrier and add the ingredients that your skin needs, regardless of condition. The target image can then be compared to a honey-shiny, supple skin where, for example, you with combination skin (with a fatter T-zone) experience an even and balanced result.
All skin types can achieve honey skin, so let's take a look at how different products and ingredients take you there! In short, it can be achieved through products that gently exfoliate, moisturize, are rich in vitamins and of course through the classic k-beauty ingredient propolis.
Exfoliation - remove the old to give life to the new
Exfoliating away dead skin cells from the skin surface enables subsequent products to be more easily absorbed by the skin and can thus do what they are supposed to. With the flexible One Step Moistue Up Pad from COSRX, you get 70 pads that gently and effectively exfoliate with BHA acid while they moisturize the skin with hyaluronic acid and proply extract. Exfoliation without drying, simply! Use after your double cleansing, preferably in the evening, and then continue with your skin care routine. Suitable for all skin types, especially for you who are dry and dehydrated.
Moisturizing - for balanced and calm skin
As mentioned, moisturized skin is the cornerstone of Korean skin care and its trends. For those who feel dry or tight, a toner is often a good first step towards a more hydrated skin. With the big favorite (both with us and you!) Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs, your skin gets a real moisture boost that lasts a long time, and can be patted into the skin in several rounds - you will notice when your skin has become saturated! It is great for normal, dry and sensitive skin.
For those of you who need to soothe the skin or restore its pH balance, regardless of whether you are the most sensitive or pull in the oilier direction, Safe Me Relief Essence Toner from Make p: rem is a faithful friend. This completely vegan tone keeps the skin supple and plump all day, exactly what we want in a honey skin!
If you are looking for a shorter routine or want variety, or simply an essence in your routine, HYGGEE's Fresh One Step Facial Essence is recommended. This smart product is toner, essence and serum in one package and balances sebum production and protects the skin from oxidative stress. Fits a combination skin and you with enlarged pores!
Are you sensitive, get red and irritated easily or do you have acne-prone skin? Then Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream from COSRX may be for you. This silky moisturizer gives you deep hydration without clogging and the barrier-strengthening ingredient ceramides protects the skin from external stresses. In combination with anti-inflammatory and sebum-regulating propolis, the skin stays plump à la honey skin all day!
Vitamins and antioxidants - boosts and protects
By using vitamin- and antioxidant-rich products, you can tailor your routine to your own, unique needs. And as we know by now, nutritious ingredients are essential for honey skin. We take it in alphabetical order:
In Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid from By Wishtrend, we find a serum with 15% vitamin C and ferulic acid that maximizes the effect of vitamin C's antioxidants and antibacterial properties. Boost your collagen production, increase the firmness of the skin and repair a skin with hyperpigmentation. This works for all skin types but is especially recommended for those who have combination skin or oily and oily skin type.
Have you not used vitamin C before or do you know that you are a little sensitive to it? In Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, you have a vitamin C serum that suits the most sensitive skin type that wants to even out the skin tone and get all the strengthening properties that the vitamins bring with them.
Rice is a versatile ingredient that carries antioxidants such as ferulic acid and oryzanol which are emollient for the skin and protect against sun damage. These can be found in Rice Toner from I'm From which also contains Vitamin E which protects against free radicals. The toner soothes irritated skin, moisturizes and gives a nice glow.
In the news Plc Liposome Oil Ampoule from Dr. Ceuracle, you have a serum that contains, among other things, Vitamin K which increases blood circulation, which in turn leads to a smoother and smoother skin. If you take a drop under the eyes, it also counteracts dark circles by increasing blood circulation there! It consists of a water-based and oil-based base that you shake together in the bottle before applying to a skin that is uneven or irritated - or for you who want a deep moisturizing and long-lasting luster, quite simply!
Ganghwa Rice Granule Pack from Dr. Ceuracle is a versatile face mask. With vitamins A, B, C and E, you get a real nutritional boost that is emollient, skin smoothing and a step towards a glowing honey skin. If you want to vary your mask, you can also use it as an exfoliation or cleanser.
Propolis - naturally repairing and nourishes dull and tired skin
Finally we have arrived at the super ingredient propolis! It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and contains amino acids that have soothing, caring and anti-inflammatory properties in skin care. And speaking of honey, propolis is something that bees produce and use to hold the hive together and protect from viruses and bacteria.
Dr. Ceuracle are professionals at taking advantage of it in their products and, as you may know, have a whole range of propolis products! In the big favorite Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule 15 ml we find an ampoule, a highly concentrated serum, which with a few drops gives instant glow! It is repairing, moisturizing and radiant and is suitable for all skin types - especially the acne-prone one.
In the same series, we find the moisturizer Royal Vita Propolis 33 Cream and the eye cream Royal Vita Propolis 33 Capsule Eye Cream, respectively. Where the cream is moisturizing and gives the skin elasticity and revives tired skin, the eye cream is adapted for the thinner, more sensitive skin under the eyes and counteracts fine lines and dark circles. It contains collagen which strengthens the skin barrier in the long term and comes with the tool Golden Massager which gives the eyes an invigorating and pleasant massage.
Are you looking for a multifunctional night mask? Then the Full Fit Propolis Honey Overnight Mask from COSRX is the product for you! A light and cooling, refreshing night mask that suits you with oily and acne-prone skin and works well even during the summer if you have a little sunburn. Use it as a cleanser or moisturizer for variety!
Good luck and enjoy your honey skin!