To ring in the new year, chances are you’ve done plenty of tidying up over the past several months. But while your kitchen might be spotless and your wardrobe colour-coded, there’s likely still an overflow of serums, creams, masks, and more piling up in your bathroom.
When it comes to skincare, we have long been under the impression that more is more. The more active-packed serums you apply, the glowier your skin will be. However, excessive skincare efforts can backfire eventually, leaving behind a trail of destruction in the form of a compromised skin barrier, redness, irritation, and in some cases, acne.
Enter skinimalism, the perfect solution for our times (and bank balances).
What is skinimalism?
According to Pinterest’s 2021 Trend Predictions Report, skinimalism is about stripping back our beauty routines in favour of a more minimalist approach. That could mean reducing the number of products and active ingredients in our routines, or simply wearing less foundation and concealer to allow our skin to shine through.
With the constant barrage of information around buzzy ingredients and formulas, we’re tempted to try new products regularly. This overwhelms, overstimulates, and confuses the skin, so you may not reap the benefits of your skincare products at the end of the day.
After years of double cleansing and 10-step skincare routines, the pandemic has pretty much set us up perfectly for skinimalism. It’s all about taking a few steps back, harnessing the power of multitasking products, and ultimately committing to a more sustainable, more affordable beauty routine.
The easiest way to transition to a skinimalist regimen? Trade in all of your complicated serums for a soothing, hydrating formula that can help to strengthen your skin, such as the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum.
Reset your skin with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum
When it comes to getting dewy, hydrated skin, few ingredients deliver the way that hyaluronic acid does. Found in the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum, hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our own bodies and it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which is why it’s the one ingredient dermatologists recommend for dry, dehydrated, and even stressed skin.
What sets this serum apart from other hydrating serums on the market, however, is its moisture sensor complex. It is able to sense your skin’s hydration levels, so it can replenish and lock in moisture when your skin needs it the most. This not only helps your skin look more youthful and plump, but also helps it function at its best by repairing and rebuilding its barrier.
Antioxidant-rich capsules that strengthen your skin
If you get a closer look at the serum’s lightweight, gel-like texture, you’ll notice tiny white capsules floating in the formula. These capsules hold an abundance of antioxidants, keeping it fresh until the moment you pump it out from the bottle.
What antioxidants do is essentially protect your skin against free radicals, the molecules in the environment that damage your skin by clinging to your collagen and weakening elasticity. In turn, the antioxidants in this dermatologist-tested serum fortify your skin barrier and shield it against recurring dryness.
Together with hyaluronic acid, they rehydrate your skin and smooth out fine lines, so it energises and brightens the look of dull, tired skin in a flash. The serum has a light, refreshing scent too, which makes it a pleasant experience when you massage the serum on your skin every morning and night.
Plus, there are no added parabens and it’s non-comedogenic, which means you won’t be left with any irritation or clogged pores.
Complete your routine with three easy steps
Ready for the ultimate glow-up? To amp up your skin’s hydration by five times*, complete your routine with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion and Hydro Boost Water Gel!
A simple, three-step post-cleansing routine, these products are perfect for those of us who have a compromised skin barrier. In fact, a sallow and dry complexion is often the result of heightened stressed levels and staying up late every night to catch up on work, watch Korean dramas, or scroll through social media feeds.
*vs Water Gel alone per use.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion
While most hydrating skincare products can certainly boost moisture levels on the surface of your skin, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion is able to enhance your skin’s hydration levels from within. That’s all thanks to its unique prebiotic technology and blue hyaluronic acid pearls, which quench and restore your skin’s moisture barrier effectively.
The essence has a fresh, lightweight texture that absorbs into your skin fast, plumping it up for a glowy, healthy-looking complexion. On top of that, it has a pH level that sits between 5 and 6, which mimics our skin’s optimal pH levels. This rebalances the skin’s pH levels after cleansing and helps to lock in long-lasting hydration too.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion is free of oils, alcohol, and parabens, so it’s great for all skin types – even sensitive, oily, and acne-prone complexions.
Simply pour the essence in one hand and press your palms together to activate the hyaluronic acid pearls. Then, pat it gently on your skin, morning and night, right after your cleansing step and before using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum.
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel has quickly earned a reputation as the perfect moisturiser for those who don’t like moisturiser, and for a good reason. Its cooling gel texture effectively hydrates the skin without leaving a trace of greasy residue behind.
It’s also made in collaboration with scientific experts and approved by dermatologists worldwide, so you know you’re getting the very best for your skin.
Like the Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion, the lightweight moisturiser contains a US-patented prebiotic formula that instantly boosts your skin’s hydration levels. Over time, it even stimulates your skin to naturally produce 50% more hyaluronic acid, keeping it hydrated and more resilient for much longer.
To bolster its formula, the Water Gel also contains trehalose, which is a natural ingredient that helps to lock in all that hydration. The hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic gel formula is also alcohol-free and oil-free, so it’s great for all skin types. Not to mention, you can wear it alone or under makeup as a smooth, velvety primer – perfect for those who are ready to embrace the skinimalism trend.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum retails for S$24.90 at Lazada, Shopee, Watsons, and Guardian.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion retails for S$26.90 at Shopee, Watsons, and Guardian.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel retails for S$22.90 at Lazada, Shopee, Watsons, and Guardian.
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