What’s the Difference Between Mochi Skin vs. Glass Skin?

Mochi Skin vs. Glass Skin: What’s the Difference?

By Ysabel Vitangcol on July 31, 2020

Glass Skin has been a K-beauty trend for years now, but it gained global popularity in late 2017, when an LA makeup artist Ellie Choi went viral because of her “glass skin” beauty regimen. Since then, vloggers have clamored to perfect the look, beauty brands have marketed products specifically developed to achieve it, and there are now countless beauty treatments (like the Belo Glass Skin Facial) that can help, too. The beauty world declared “glass skin” as the new standard, making way for an era of minimal makeup and maximum dew.

But now, it’s 2020, and another country known for setting global beauty trends—Japan—has been making waves with a movement set to challenge the glass skin standard. Mochi skin, as it’s been known, is the latest skincare trend: it calls for matte, bouncy, and plump skin, just like its ice-creamy Japanese namesake. Is it achievable? Let’s find out. 

“Also known as ‘Mochi Hada’ or ‘rice-cake skin’, the super soft, poreless look is inspired by the traditional Japanese dessert,” according to a report by Elle. Unlike glass skin, which espouses a dewy, glowy finish, mochi skin requires you to look just like a mochi ball. That means a powdery-matte, plump, but still totally poreless. Not gonna lie, but that description reminds us a lot of Crash Landing on You’s Son Ye-Jin:

So how can you get mochi skin? Let us count the ways. First off, plump and bouncy cheeks are achieved by a high concentration of collagen (and that’s why kids have such squishable cheeks). You can achieve this by amping up your collagen intake with products from The Belo Shop:

These easy-to-pair drinks supply the skin with an abundance of strength, elasticity, and resilience. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, they also replenish essential nutrients inside our bodies, and give a healthy, youthful glow. You can add the Powder Drink to your coffee or juice, and the Melon Smoothie goes well with your morning breakfast plate!

Looking for something more immediate? Dermal fillers will give you fuller cheeks in an instant. “The most popular dermal fillers that we use is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of our body,” explained the late Dr. March Babaran in our April 2019 article, Why Full Cheeks Make You Look Younger.  “In the past, we used to inject fillers [that are] silicone-based or foil. But now, there are different types of hyaluronic acid depending on the needs. For example, the type of hyaluronic acid we use for lip injections is softer compared to the type of hyaluronic acid that we would use for the temple or cheeks.”

After your consultation with a Belo MD (either virtual or IRL), they’ll let you know which type of dermal filler will suit your cheeks best. The treatment only takes 30 minutes, and the mochi-licious results will be immediate!

Finally, mochi skin isn’t mochi skin if it isn’t matte. Nix the oil control film and go for a more lasting solution with the ZO Oil Control Pads! Soaked in a special solution of salicylic, mandelic, glycolic acid, and more, these cotton pads effectively regulate oil production and treat and prevent acne. They’ll definitely bring you one step closer to that much-coveted matteness that mochi skin calls for.

If you’re on a quest to look like a Japanese dessert, you don’t need a plane ticket: all you need is Belo. Call 8819-BELO to learn more about our dermal fillers, and visit The Belo Shop for your collagen and oil-control needs. Mochi skin will be well within your reach soon!

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