This Serum Had A 25,000 Person Wait List & I Love It

Let's be honest. When a product goes viral or is extra popular, it's hard not to wonder, "Is this all hype?" But in the case of Peach & Lily's Glass Skin Serum — which had a waitlist of a cool 25,000 people — the answer is no, it's not all hype. In fact, it's totally worth a waitlist.

The Glass Skin Serum isn't exactly a new product. In fact, it launched back in 2018 because the idea of "glass skin" had really made its way to Western beauty. The concept, as Peach & Lily founder Alicia Yoon explains on the brand website, is to achieve skin so glowing, hydrated, and poreless that it looks like a pane of glass. It's a look commonly coveted in Korean beauty spaces, and the concept took off in the United States around 2017, in near-perfect timing to the launch of Peach & Lily's Glass Skin Serum. When the popular concept and new product collided in 2018, the serum amassed a 25,000 person waitlist on the brand's site.

Fast forward to 2021, though, and the Glass Skin serum is no longer that hard to get your hands on. Yoon's brand has expanded into Ulta stores and is still sold on its eponymous website. But just because the serum is now easier to acquire, it doesn't mean its popularity has decreased. In fact, according to the brand, a bottle is sold every few minutes around the world.

All of this sounds amazing, right? But 25,000 people? Multiple sell-outs? Is a product really that impressive, and the answer is a resounding yes because like its name suggests, it's an all-in-one serum that gives you glowing, bright skin all while working to reduce texture. Thanks to having dry, sensitive skin, finding serums with active ingredients that don't irritate my complexion is a challenge, but after just two weeks of using the Glass Skin Serum, I saw a marked reduction in my redness and increased hydration.

But how does it work? There are a few key ingredients that help impart that glass skin glow.

Of course, there's the peach extract (the brand is called Peach & Lily, after all). The fruit-based ingredient is filled with vitamins and minerals designed to help improve luminosity and help reverse the look of skin damage. In fact, studies have found that is particularly good at minimizing the appearance of UV damage and can help improve skin barrier function so that your complexion holds onto hydration more efficiently.

Next, there's madecassoside. You might be familiar with this ingredient as it's the most active part of popular ingredient centella asiatica (and if you saw SwearBy's glowing review of Laniege's Cica Sleeping Mask). The ingredient has been popular in traditional Chinese medicine as well as ayurvedic practices in India for centuries. It's often used for its anti-inflammatory properties, which in the Glass Skin serum, helps to soothe irritated skin.

Niacinamide, a favorite among beauty influencers on TikTok, also deserves a shoutout. This ingredient has grown in popularity as of late thanks to influencers like Hyram Yarbro singing its praises on social media. There are good reasons why. Niacinamide has been proven in studies to brighten the skin by reducing hyperpigmentation and redness and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you've been looking on the search for a new all-in-one serum, Peach & Lily's Glass Skin Serum is one I swear by.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Ulta

Peach & Lily's Glass Skin Refining Serum

Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Refining Serum has truly transformed my skin. My complexion is predominantly dry with rough patches or textures and quite a bit of redness. After using this serum for a few weeks, the redness was reduced, and my skin felt markedly more hydrated and able to retain moisture which allowed it to look more plump and healthy.