This month our beauty editorial choice fell on skincare. Many times we lose ourselves among the thousands of new makeup products and, on the other hand, who can really blame us?
But there is one thing, without which no makeup can hold: a good skin. Without that, even the best makeup product in the world, sooner or later, will show “signs of failure”. One of the biggest causes of a dull skin with many imperfections? Bad hydration. Every skin is different but there are some products that are truly universal and that can be the “key to salvation” during the day of the woman who always needs quickness, practicality and, why not, some good old pampering.
You already know this product. Or at least you think you know it. That’s because now it has been renewed. We have been using it for quite some time now and the results have made us choose it among all the moisturizers just launched on the market. We are talking about Clinique’s new Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator.
First of all, it’s pink: just this fact makes the whole experience even more beautiful, but it certainly does not stop there. Why doesn’t it strike like a new product? Well, because Moisture Surge is one of the most iconic products of Clinique, one of those found in the bathrooms of all women in the world (or almost). But this time it was created with a different formula: a formula that, thanks to an auto-replenish technology, protects and moisturizes your skin for 72 hours.
The cream is presented in a gel texture, exactly like the previous one, instantly giving a feeling of freshness and hydration, thanks also to hyaluronic acid. But the two ingredients that we like the most are Aloe vera and caffeine. The aloe, the ingredient that our Moisture Surge is mostly made of, helps reducing dehydration and gives an instant glow. Caffeine instead stimulates the natural reserve of hydration of the skin: #WakeUpSkin!
How boring can a moisturizer be? A lot. Well, this is not boring at all. You will not even know where to start testing it. We tried it here in our editorial office and we fell in love with all its uses, noticing a real difference. And here we are to present you, then, our #WonderCream of the month.
#HappySkin72h: All the lazy girls of this world are cheering right now, but it’s not exactly as you think: the cream must be reapplied every day, but its protection acts non-stop for 72 hours, making your skin strong, especially against temperature changes. This means that, even after washing your face, Moisture Surge will stay with you, to protect you from the city, from bad weather and grayness. To be applied morning and evening.
To protect you from the city, from bad weather and grayness
#MaskTime: As a thick mask at night (or in some specific dry areas during the day) is perhaps one of our favorite uses of the cream. Apply a generous layer on the skin, before falling asleep, without forgetting the neck. The next morning, we noticed not only a smoother but definitely brighter (and obviously hydrated) skin.
#SOSCuticles: Yes, we tried it on cuticles, and it works great. Apply a very thin layer in the morning, before sitting in front of the computer, and then maybe another layer in the late afternoon, when you are about to leave the office. You will immediately notice a big difference, and the best thing is that it leaves no traces. It is the least greasy cream ever tried.
#FlySafe: Bon Voyage! One of the factors that mostly ruin our skin during traveling (whether they are holidays or work) is the hours spent in the plane. The air, the temperature changes and the pressure risk damaging our skin, which will be affected in the following days. With a trip to London a few days ago and one to Los Angeles coming up, we always keep it in our suitcase. As soon as we take our sit on the plane (without make-up), we apply a layer of Moisture Surge (and it doesn’t need to be super thick, because you don’t want to dirty your seat nor the people next to you as soon as you start napping): apply a generous layer, as you would do in the morning, and the moisturizer will cause the skin to create that protective layer that lets you get off the plane with an invigorated skin.
#PinkHair: No, it will not make your hair pink. But it will give your tips a healthier look, moisturizing them deeply, especially thanks to the action of the Aloe vera.
#SOSKnees: We talked about cuticles, but who among us does not suffer from dry skin on knees and elbows? What we particularly like about this cream is that it moisturizes a lot but at the same time it dries super quickly, allowing you to dress up one minute after applying it.
#BagDream: The 30ml format is perfect to be always carried with you. Not only as you travel but through the day, together with the lipstick to reapply or the mascara to accentuate, this cream has become our best friend to keep in our (big or small) bag.
#MakeUpRefresh: Our absolute favorite use: the one above makeup. To be used as a refresher for the skin but, above all, to refresh your makeup. We apply it lightly on the cheekbones or forehead, like a luminous veil, when we do not want the more “fake” effect of the highlighter. A tip? Apply it with a damp beauty blender. Its effect will amaze you!