Mochi skin is the latest ideal in a lot of Asian countries right now, including Korea, Japan, and Singapore.
Much like ‘glass skin’, Mochi skin is based on the premise of skin being soft, plump, and free of lines and dryness – just like the popular Japanese rice cake snack, Mochi. Yep you guessed it, this is what the latest Asian skin craze is based on!
Rice cakes aside, Mochi skin is proving popular around the globe, with more and more people wanting the goal of supple, hydrated, and elasticated skin. Where glass skin is all about that dewy glow, Mochi skin is perfect for those that like it matte!
Mochi Skin Routine
Morning: After splashing your face with water, apply a refreshing cleanser to your face. For those with acne-prone skin, use a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Nighttime: Start with a double cleanse, and then use a gentle cleansing lotion to melt away make-up and debris on your skin before drying.
The key to Mochi skin is hydration, so you want to use a toner that hydrates. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner (£17.50) is perfect for this job!
Look for a serum that contains smoothing peptides, hyaluronic acid, and growth factors on their ingredients list to achieve a firm yet bouncy texture to your skin. The Inkey List's Collagen Booster Firming Peptide Serum (£9.99) fits the bill.
Now it is time to lock in all that moisture. When it comes to moisturizer, keep it light! Look for one that contains ceramides, as these help skin to retain hydration and prevent it from environmental factors. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (£26) is a good one to use!
SPF is a no brainer and should be worn all year round! Make sure you finish your routine off with a good facial SPF!
A good homecare routine can really be enhanced by professional treatments. HydraFacials are a great choice, as well as some gentle laser treatment options to help improve the overall appearance of the skin. Lasers can target fine lines and reduce the appearance of pores and pigmentation. Head to your local beauty specialist and ask them for their advice on the best treatments for you.