“My standard when I go to bed at night is that if I’m not getting into bed looking like a glazed donut, then I’m not doing the right thing,” said Bieber.
And just like that…✨Glazed donut skin✨ entered the chat. Thanks to Bieber, glazed skin exploded in popularity and is now considered one of 2022’s hottest skincare trends.
So what exactly is glazed donut skin?
Glazed donut skin is exactly what it sounds like. It involves moisturizing the skin before bed so that when you wake up, your face is glistening (but not greasy!) and glowing (but not tight or shiny!)
With glazed donut skin, the key is hydration and protection of your natural skin barrier. Ultra-hydrating ingredients like glycerin and squalane leave skin, soft, nourished, and glowy — just like a Krispy Kreme donut.
Glazed skin is the Hailey Bieber skincare routine
Hailey Bieber’s skin routine follows a tried-and-true formula: she double cleanses, applies a serum to damp skin, and follows with an hydrating moisturizer. For extra glaze and luminosity, she’ll apply a face oil.
“Find yourself a moisturizer that helps you look like a glazed donut at the end of the day,” said Bieber.
We’re a big fan of only cleansing once to avoid stripping the skin’s natural oils (#skinimalism for life). If you’re a heavy makeup wearer or have certain skin concerns, double cleansing like Bieber might work well for you.
One way to achieve luminous skin is to prioritize serums with antioxidants, which can boost cell turnover and collagen production to help skin glow from the inside out. For example, the Covey Next Up Vitamin C Serum can be used daily and includes THD Ascorbate, which is simultaneously gentler and more powerful than L-Ascorbic Acid (aka the formulation found in most other Vitamin C serums).
Remember: with serums, consistency and quality of ingredients is key.
Of course, skincare isn’t the only way to get glazed skin. Strategically placed liquid highlighter can add dewyness and a donut-y glaze to the high points of the face, collarbones, or cheeks.
Lightweight, breathable makeup can also add to the look, especially formulas that contain glazed donut standards like glycerin or hyaluronic acid. For example, you can opt for tinted serums like Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint or ILIA Beauty’s multitasking Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF.
Glazed skin-approved foundations even out pigmentation while providing light coverage. Ultimately though, your healthy skin remains the star of the show.
We anticipate the glazed donut skin trend is here to stay, especially since it builds on popular skincare principles like glass skin and slugging. Simply put, the glazed donut face reminds us that glowing, almost reflective skin is the moment.
You don’t have to buy endless oils, trendy serums, and heavy-duty moisturizers to hop on Hailey Bieber’s skincare bandwagon. Start by adding just one product like the whippy, light Covey Last But Not Least Moisturizer to your routine.
Ingredients like plumping sodium hyaluronate, hydrating glycerin (which replaces lost moisture), and antioxidants like squalane help give the skin the glazed donut glow — without layering on product after product.
Ready to get glazed? Learn more about the Covey routine here.