Skincare truth or trash: Busting the myths holding you back from finding your glow

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We all want skin that is healthy, radiant and flawless. Happy skin gives you the extra boost of confidence you need to crush your goals. This means that people are always looking for ways to improve their skin. Need proof? Search for #skincaretips on Instagram and you’ll be met with almost six million results. Some of these tidbits will, no doubt, be sound and safe. But others? Not so much.  

When it comes to skincare, there are plenty of myths out there as to what is necessary to unlock your glow. From your best-loved celebs’ skincare recommendations to cult favourites popping up on beauty blogs, there are hundreds of products, intimidating techniques and long, complicated routines many swear by for a plump, hydrated skin. Here we separate the truth from trash and reveal how the new Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator can help keep your skin happy, healthy, and hydrated.

Trash: You need layers (and layers!) of skincare products to seal in hydration

Truth: The Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator is currently, according to online data, the most-searched-for moisturiser in the world right now. And there’s a good reason for that. The new and improved formula has the same, addictive, lightweight, gel-cream texture you love but is even more powerful when it comes to delivering serious results.

Its combination of ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, activated aloe water, aloe bio-ferment and auto-replenishing technology work together to offer long-lasting, dewy hydration – from just one application!

Trash: You need a big and extensive skincare collection to target all your concerns

Truth: From the 10-step skincare routine to multi-masking, things can get extra when it comes to our pursuit of a gorgeous glow. This tends to reflect on our cluttered beauty shelves... and our bank statements – eek! The truth is that overloading our skin can actually have the opposite effect from what we are trying to achieve and leave us poorer in the process. Not a vibe.

But don’t worry because one jar can address a multitude of skin concerns. The Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator contains ingredients that will help to nourish dry skin, hydrate dehydrated skin and give your skin a radiance boost.

Trash: Skincare stops working once it’s been taken off

Truth: Sure, many skincare products only offer short-term benefits, especially in the moisturiser department. They are often made up using occlusive ingredients to form a barrier over the skin. This helps to keep it protected but offers little else as far as long-term results are concerned.

This fan-favourite, however, has been given an upgrade that can level-up your skincare game by boosting moisture by 174% and offering 100 hours of hydration. And that’s even after you wash your face!

Trash: Moisturiser doesn’t make a good base for makeup application

Truth Um...have you met the Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator? Despite its appearance, it isn’t just a moisturiser. This multitasker can address a wide range of skincare and beauty concerns. The oil-free gel-cream formula makes for the perfect primer, creating a smooth canvas for makeup application. It can also be used over your cosmetics as a natural, dewy highlighter.

Face feeling parched? Apply a thick coat to turn it into a hydrating five-minute mask. Other dry patches (we’re looking at you, knees, elbows and cuticles!) can also benefit from this new and improved, long-lasting formula. Talk about an all-rounder!

Looking for radiant skin? The new Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator can help you find it. Share your glow with the world in one easy step.

This post is sponsored by Clinique produced by BrandStudio24 for W24.

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