It could be written off as largely cosmetic, but increasingly appears more than skin-deep.
We only scratch Nature skin-deep, and her wealds will devour our black countries.
Beauty is only skin-deep, but the nerves lie very near to the skin.
Grace may be but skin-deep—very pleasant and attractive, and yet very heartless.
It is but the exterior sign of good conduct, but may be no more than skin-deep.
Tom had always had a sort of instinct that East's levity was only skin-deep, and this instinct was a true one.
Yet one ought to do him the justice to say that his vanity was only skin-deep.
It is only later in life that ces demoiselles begin to find that their neighbour's beauty is but skin-deep.
An address is only skin-deep, after all; besides, Streatham is pretty.
But their faith is as indelible as the pigment which colors the skin, even though it is skin-deep.