Sunday, 29 April 2018

Why You Need To Try These New Water Based Moisturisers

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As you'll already know if you read Ellis Tuesday quite frequently, I've got dry and dehydrated skin both on my face and on my body. As a result of this, I'm always on the lookout for new products to help give my skin that much needed boost of moisture and extra hydration.

There have recently been two brand new releases, both of which I just had to try and after over a month of putting them to the test, here's why you need to try out these two new water based moisturisers;


GLAMGLOW WATERBURST Hydrated Glow Moisturiser* (£39)

First up we have GLAMGLOW's WATERBURST. Up until recently I'd only ever tried a little sample size of one of their face masks so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from this moisturiser but I am so glad that I gave it a try.

The buzz word when it comes to hydration at the moment is hyaluronic acid and this moisturiser boasts triple hyaluronic complex. It's inspired by K-Beauty and actually uses mineral rich water from the volcanic Jeju Island in Korea.

This is incredibly soothing and comfortable on the skin and doesn't leave a film or greasy residue behind once applied. It soaks in nicely and feels like it's working almost immediately as you can feel your skin getting that bit more plumper. As silly as it is, I actually get excited about applying this moisturiser, something that can't always be said about the skincare products that I use. It might have something to do with the colour of it but it I really do look forward to slathering this stuff on my face.

Like the other water based moisturiser in today's blog post, this promises 72 hours of hydration, although I'm not sure how often I would really put that to the test. As someone who can often get a little bit lazy when it comes to their skin and body care routines, I make it a priority to moisturise at least once a day so I don't know when I'd go almost 3 days without applying some sort of moisturiser but I suppose it's a nice added bonus if you were to forget your moisturiser on a weekend away or something like that.

You'll find GLAMGLOW WATERBURST at Boots, DebenhamsFeel Unique, Look Fantastic and Sephora.

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Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (£36)

I was already a big fan of the Clinique Moisture Surge range when I saw that they were adding to it with this 72-Hour Auto-Replensing Hydrator. I've tried the original Moisture Surge (review here) as well as the Supercharged Concentrate (review here) and some other bits from the range (review here) and been thoroughly impressed by the results but I had switched to a slightly heavier cream style moisturiser in the recent colder Winter months.

Much like the original, this doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy at all and works well to prime the face for makeup. If you've got sensitive skin I would certainly steer you towards the Moisture Surge range as it doesn't irritate or aggrevate my skin, even when I take it close to the under eye area. A little goes a long way with this product. I don't think I've ever finished a full tub of Moisture Surge despite using it on and off for years now. It's also fragrance free, which is always a plus when it comes to a skincare product like this.

The 72-Hour Clinique Moisture Surge comes in several different sizes, which I certainly appreciate and is currently available at Selfridges, Boots, Debenhams and Clinique's own site.

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For some reason my skin seems to drink up gel and water based moisturisers and products in the warmer months but craves something more intensive in the Winter. Now that we're finally starting to see brighter days, lighter nights and warmer temperatures, I'm more than happy to pack away my thick creams and moisturisers until it starts getting cold again. I'm going to try and put the fact that that could be sooner than we'd like, here in the UK, to the back of my mind for now.

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What is your skin type? Have you tried anything from the Clinique Moisture Surge range before? If so, what did you think? Should I try more from the GLAMGLOW range? And what do you think about water based moisturisers such as these two?


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