You’re a pro at mixing and matching your wardrobe, and you’re always doing (at least) three things at once. Shouldn’t your skin care work as hard as you do? Being able to do a lot with a little is even more important while traveling, when space is tight and beauty emergencies are inevitable.
Our favourite multi-tasker? Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, a soothing, oil-free gel-cream that’s powered by a complex of aloe vera bio-ferment, hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E to provide deep, long-lasting hydration. But this bestselling, fan-favourite hydrator does more than just moisturise. Here are five ways to get the most from your jar of Moisture Surge™.
1. It doubles up as the perfect primer.
Hydrated skin is the key to seamless foundation application, and the weightless, quick-absorbing texture of Moisture Surge makes it ideal for skin prep. We are all for keeping things simple, so if you’re time-poor or travelling light, Moisture Surge™ easily doubles up as the perfect primer. It gives you an instant hydration boost for plump, dewy skin and leaves no residue so your makeup will glide on effortlessly. We love to team it with Even Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation for a cloud-skin finish, but on those days when you’d like lighter coverage or a dewy finish, apply Moisture Surge™ as your base and add a little coverage with Even Better™ Concealer for a fuss-free, fresh-faced look.
2. You can wear it over makeup as a dewy highlighter.
The magic of Moisture Surge™ goes beyond skincare – you can also use it over makeup as a dewy, glow-boosting highlighter. A little goes a long way – make your features stand out by dabbing it along your cheekbones and brow bones for a lit-from-withing effect. A top tip from our Consultants? Scribble our Chubby Stick™ Sculpting Highlight stick onto the back of your hand, then mix with Moisture Surge™ to create a hydrating highlighter with a hint of shimmer. Apply wherever your skin needs a little luminosity and prepare for lots of compliments.
3. It's the ideal post-sun skin soother.
While we are sure you’re diligent with SPF application, sometimes on holidays or during a heatwave, the sun can catch us by surprise. Moisture Surge™ to the rescue: it’s packed with cooling aloe vera bio-ferment (aloe vera is the OG sunburn soother) to soothe irritated skin with comforting hydration, while hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E add even more nourishment to help the damaged skin repair itself. Even if you’ve avoided sunburn – top marks for regular SPF application – Moisture Surge™ is also great for refreshing skin in soaring temperatures at home or away. Our favourite heatwave tip is to keep your jar in the fridge for an instant refresh.
4. It's great for an in-flight boost.
It’s no secret that air travel can really wreak havoc with your skin – the typical airplane cabin is kept at less than 20% humidity, half the recommended levels for your environment, meaning there’s less moisture in the air for your skin to drink up. The result is dry, parched skin on touchdown – not the ideal start to your trip. Instead, give your skin an in-flight glow up with Moisture Surge™ – the refreshing gel-cream texture feels so soothing and fresh on the skin, while the powerful hydrating complex of hyaluronic acid, aloe vera bio-ferment and vitamins C and E works its magic to replenish lost moisture with long-lasting hydration. If there’s one beauty essential you need in your cabin bag, it’s this.
5. You can use it as a five-minute, leave-on mask.
Here’s how easy it is to spa on the go (even in a middle seat): apply a slightly more generous amount of Clinique Moisture Surge™ to your entire face, then recline and relax. Waste not, want not: let your skin drink it all up and if there is any excess you can apply it to any other dry spots that need some attention. After 5-10 minutes, your radiance will be restored with deep, long-lasting hydration.
Bonus point: it now comes with SPF 25.
All that hydrating goodness, plus SPF 25 – it’s the ultimate one-and-done product. With a cloud-like cream texture, our NEW Moisture Surge™ SPF 25 Sheer Hydrator feels slightly different from the original gel-cream formula, however it still packs the same moisturising punch thanks to aloe vera bio-ferment, hyaluronic acid and pro-vitamin D. It feels weightless and nourishing on the skin, providing a sheer veil of UV protection with no white cast.
Love the sound of Moisture Surge™? Discover the full range here, covering everything from intense hydrators to overnight masks and refreshing facial mists. If you need some help choosing the right formula for you, book a virtual or in-store Skin School consultation with one of our skincare experts.