This K-Beauty Skincare Secret is Still The Way to Weather a Heat Wave

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Since the K-beauty boom, jelly skin care has been steadily moving into the market stateside. But leave it to a heat wave and a slew of warm weather beauty woes (see: maskne caused by face coverings and oily T-zones spurred by too much sun) to give us a whole new appreciation for dewy, featherweight formulas fit for the skin to drink up.

To supercharge your regimen from the start, wash off the day with 107's Chaga Jelly cleanser, a pH-balanced face wash that's all business when it comes to removing makeup, dirt, and oil, yet leaves the face feeling soft and supple. For treatment in one fell swoop, all you need is couple of minutes with Dior's Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask, which is a gentle, water-rich exfoliator that decidedly reenergizes skin, or Ultra H20's Water-Jelly Modeling Mask, which plumps and brightens while doubling as a dark spot treatment.

To nourish your skin all day, turn to Base Butter's cult-favorite Radiate Face Jelly or prep your pre-makeup visage with the J.One Jelly Pack, an impressive pigment-gripping primer. Is it under-eye circles that ail you? Depuff in cooling fashion with Freck's So Jelly Cactus Eye Jelly. No matter your skin woes, your thirsty complexion will thank you for a boost from these jelly skin-care favorites.

Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum

Virtually a 'glass skin' skin hack in a bottle, Peach & Lily's beloved juicy jelly serum sets its sights on helping you achieve dewy, crystal-clear skin with a special cocktail of tried-and-true favorites like niacinamide, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, plus more unique ingredients like peach extract and East Asian mountain yam.

Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask

Since debuting in 2017, Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask has gained a passionate and loyal following among skin-care devotees. The gel-textured overnight treatment is a hydrator and exfoliator in one thanks to watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and gentle AHAs, promising smoother, more hydrated skin when you wake up.

107 Chaga Jelly Low pH Cleanser

A low-pH cleanser favored by Sarah Oh, founder of skin-care and K-beauty blog, Oh My Gloss, 107's Chaga jelly assures skin won't be thrown off its natural balance with a gentle 4.0-5.0 pH, while skin-loving ingredients like chaga mushroom extract, and botanical-powered extracts such as chamomile flower and green tea leaf, work their magic.

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

For a quick hit of jelly goodness, it doesn't get better than a pump of COSRX's Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, which contains 96% snail mucin, as well as sodium hyaluronate (the form of hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in skin) and arginine, which helps restore damage and fight against free radicals.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

This milky-gel cleanser is both soothing and effective at removing makeup and the day's dirt and grime, leaving skin soft and supple thanks to pH-balancing rose water and healing comfrey root extract.

Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

Herbivore Botanicals' just-released pink jelly face wash is infused with moisturizing rose water, coconut water, and tremella mushroom to leave skin softer and more hydrated post-cleanse.

Payot Gelee Glow

Parisian favorite Payot's reenergizing, sweet-smelling moisturizer boasts a thick yet lightweight gel texture that feels luxurious as it glides onto the skin. Antioxidant-rich berry extracts, like pomegranate, goji, and aca, and a dose of Vitamin C, work to keep your complexion glowing.

Peach Slices Snail Rescue Intensive Wash-Off Mask

Made with 95% snail mucin, you can trust that Peach Slices's Snail Rescue wash-off mask is pure jelly goodness to the touch. Its high concentration of the slime helps hydrate, exfoliate, and fade away dark spots, while other ingredients, like cica and licorice, impart soothing properties.

Dior Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask

Jump start a healthy glow in minutes with Dior's Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly mask, which glides on like silk with its water-rich gel texture and offers a light peel effect citrus fruit extracts.

Let Me Skin Ultra H2O Water-Jelly Modeling Mask

Once you pop Let Me Skin Ultra H2O Water-Jelly Modeling Mask's capsule, the fun continues: The jelly alternative to a sheet mask, this freshly-mixed elixir supplies brighter, plumper skin with aloe vera, green tea, and licorice root extract.

Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Essence

This supercharged gel-to-liquid essence melts right into skin with a flood of white jelly mushroom extract that locks moisture in to dewy effect.

J.One Jelly Pack

J.One's Jelly Pack was a K-beauty game-changer, and it remains one of the most coveted multi-taskers (it functions as a serum, mask, and makeup primer) with its gripping technology and glow-inducing combination of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and flower waters.

So Jelly Cactus Eye Jelly With Plant Collagen

Freck's eye jelly combines five different plant-based collagen extracts with brightening prickly pear seed oil and hydrating cactus flower to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.

Base Butter Radiate Face Jelly

Base Butter's Radiate Face Jelly has gained a loyal following for its lightweight gel texture and next-level glow effects thanks to moisture-locking aloe vera and plumping primrose.

Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Dewy Glow Jelly Cream

With antioxidant-rich cherry blossom serving as its hero ingredient, Innisfree's jelly cream leaves skin radiant and bouncy to the touch.

Naturopathica Oat and Calendula Soothing Jelly Mist

Put a little extra pep in your complexion throughout the dayand keep your skin's microbiome in checkwith this probiotic jelly mist laced with calming calendula and water-retaining hyaluronic acid.

First Aid Beauty Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask

Brightening vitamin C and soothing ginger and turmeric are suspended in this golden, bubbly jelly mask to revitalize a dull complexion and leave it feeling softer and bouncier.

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