What we love about 2020 is its movement towards minimalist skincare.

Sure, there are still those folks out there who like to use a 12-step beauty regime, yet more and more of us are limiting ourselves to 2-3 effective products only.

Self-care embedded into beauty is the ritual of skincare complete with candles and feel-good vibes. And then the way we have begun to ignore multiple products that do little for the skin with highly effective products that are not just versatile but are double-duty in every way. This is where the new K-Beauty trend of cream skin begins its journey.

[Featured and Hero Image Credit: Laneige]

Image Credit: Laneige

While layering on oils to create ‘glass skin’ was in effect a few years ago, this new trend is about taking it a bit further and creating a creamy, dewy complexion that is more hydrating than ever. The mirror-like shine that was coveted a while ago has paved the path for a more nourished, soft, and smooth look, which can only come from using lotion-like, shine-free, and non-greasy hydrating products.

The idea that this look requires minimal products brings us additional joy. It requires a serum-moisturiser or a toner-serum hybrid that does the job without letting you pile on too much. Hybrids in skincare is a coveted trend if a product has enough power in terms of consistency, texture, and ingredients to give your skin more nourishment while taking care of specific skincare issues. It’d be a boon for working women who want nothing more than saving another 10-minutes of their day. The result? A dewy, silky, and well-moisturised face. Read on for our favourite products that can help you get cream skin.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.

Laneige Cream Skin Refiner, THB 950

The one product that started it all, the Laneige cream skin refiner is an effective two-in-one product that is not toner or a moisturiser; it’s a lotion that seals in moisture and gives you a satiny, cream-like complexion in minutes.

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Shiseido White Lucent Overnight Cream And Mask, THB 3600

This spectacular multi-purpose night cream is perfect for those suffering from hyperpigmentation. It moisturises, hydrates, and gives your skin a dewy feel by morning.

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Farsáli Skintune Blur, THB 2490

Farsali was always known for its multi-layered products that are not just effective but effortless. The skin tune blur is a unique product that provides the hydration of a moisturiser while giving your skin a serum-like effect. The filter-like fine-tune effect gives you moisturised, soft and velvety skin.


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Innisfree Jeju Pomegranate Revitalizing Emulsion, THB 740

A one-of-a-kind serum emulsion combo, this lightweight product made with freshly-squeezed Jeju pomegranate and pomegranate seed oil nourishes your skin and gives you a glowing effect. It’s a slightly milky type lotion that balances the skin’s moisture levels too.

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Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.