Yes, you heard that right, jello skin! Hot on the heels of the glass skin and slugging trends coming out of Korea, jello skin is the latest K-Beauty trend to amass more than 14 million TikTok views. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed the boat on this one. Like so many “new” approaches to beauty, this latest craze is rooted in a tried and true approach to skin care. Most likely you are already well on your way to jello skin, and yes, jello skin is good. Let’s learn more!
What is jello skin?
Jello skin is quite literally skin that, when pinched, goes right back into place like jello. The three keys to achieving jello skin are hydration, elasticity, and suppleness. Sounds simple, right? In reality, achieving that jello skin bounce can be unrealistic depending on factors out of your control like age and genetics, but this trend does remind us of some important habits in every healthy skincare routine.
Unlike some past beauty trends that sought perfection with a poreless look or a perfect glow, jello skin is more about healthy skin that is retaining moisture and elasticity. And healthy is definitely the goal here! Another benefit of this trend is that it emphasizes holistic skincare behaviors to motivate you to take care of your skin from the outside and the inside.
How do I get jello skin?
Maintaining a healthy skin barrier is the key to protecting all of that natural collagen and elastin that gives skin a youthful, jello-like bounce. So the steps to maintaining a healthy skin barrier sound a lot like the advice being offered on achieving jello skin.
Hydrate Always and Forever - Hydration is critical for keeping your skin barrier healthy. Try one of our treatment products, such as our Moisture Replenishing Serum, Skin Restoring Serum, or Revitalizing Jelly Night Treatment to level up the moisture content of your skin. Hydrating on the inside is just as important, so keep up with drinking water throughout the day.
Gentle Cleansing - Wash your face twice a day and use lukewarm water with a gentle cleanser like our Purifying Cleanser or our Micellar Water. Follow closely after cleansing with a moisturizing toner to lock in hydration. Avoiding harsh cleansers will help your skin stay supple and bouncy.
Establish a consistent and gentle exfoliation routine – Using AHAs like lactic acid once or twice a week will remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, rejuvenating the skin and helping your skin care treatments work better. Our Gentle Exfoliator is designed to be kind to your skin while still giving you that smooth, clear skin feeling.
Always wear sunscreen - Damaging UV rays will zap collagen and elastin, and accelerate skin aging. Protect your jello bounce with a broad-spectrum SPF like our Matte Finish Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 that also contains hydrating and repairing naturals like Peach Flower, Lemon Balm, and Euphrasia.
Change Up Your Diet - Add anti-inflammatory and collagen-rich foods to your diet like turmeric and leafy greens. Round out your skin-friendly diet with foods known to help increase moisture in skin, such as celery, cucumbers, walnuts, and green juice. Essential fatty acids, found in avocados, salmon and flax seeds, are also beneficial for skin health.
Following these basic skincare tenants will leave you with skin that is healthy and glowing for the long term, even if it doesn’t always bounce like jello!
About the author, Naomi Furgiuele
Naomi is the founder of Nuria and a self-professed nerd with a love for all things science and skin care. She’s had a hand in product development for some of the biggest global beauty brands in the business, gets some of her best ideas while out on a run, and loves her exfoliator almost as much as her awesome family.