I won’t lie, hearing the words aloe vera takes me back to childhood sunburns and memories of my mother slathering the jellylike plant all over my itchy and irritated skin. In our Cuban household, aloe was applicable any time of day for literally any skin issue. And trust me, if I would’ve known everything this ancient plant had to offer, I don’t think any complaints would’ve ever left my dehydrated lips.
Lately, I’ve been missing those hydrated, aloe-filled days more than ever. Growing up in a Latinx family, natural remedies were always our go-tos. Since we leaned on healing plants like aloe for intense and long-lasting hydration, my inclination for clean and admittedly nostalgic ingredients runs deep. Luckily for me, Clinique recently launched a new-and-improved formula for its already-beloved moisturizer. Enter the Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, a daily moisturizer packed with ingredients like aloe bio-ferment and activated aloe water. To shed some light on Clinique’s new hero product, we tapped dermatologist Lina Kennedy, MD, FAAD, to give us the scoop on just what makes the Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator a skincare must-have. Keep reading to understand why this supercharged product needs to be your new best friend.
MAIN BENEFITS: It delivers 100 hours of hydration, plumps skin from within, boosts moisture by +174% after one use, and provides a smooth base for makeup.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: Anyone searching for a lightweight gel-cream that provides heavyweight hydration.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Twice a day.
WORKS WELL WITH: Other hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
What Is the Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator?
Clinique’s new Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator is a lightweight cream-gel moisturizer that provides 100 hours of hydration. Yep, you read that right, 100 hours. The brand has updated its fan-favorite product with an exclusive aloe bio-ferment ingredient that penetrates the skin 10+ layers deep. And while the ingredient “aloe” may ring a bell, we know “aloe bio-ferment” might sound unfamiliar. Because we love understanding exactly what we’re putting on our skin—ahem, it’s the largest organ in our bodies—let’s break down what makes the MS 100H tick: hyaluronic acid, aloe bio-ferment, and activated aloe water.
We all know and love hyaluronic acid’s moisture-binding properties, but when this beloved ingredient is combined with Clinique’s formula, our skin is set up for success. Cue aloe bio-ferment. Not only does this powerful ingredient help the skin hold moisture by breaking down larger molecules, but when coupled with activated aloe water—which retains positive and negative ionic charges that help the skin absorb moisture more easily—our skin is also left feeling refreshed, hydrated, and ready for any circumstance.
Benefits of Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator for Skin
Due to its lightweight formulation, Kennedy tells us that the Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator not only provides hydration and moisture, but it also locks it in, leaving our skin glowing from within for hours on end. That’s why, according to Kennedy, Clinique’s Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator is the perfect choice for pretty much anyone. From those with deeply dehydrated skin to those with combination or even oily skin (thanks to its oil-free texture), MS 100H is the moisturizing lifeline our skin craves.
How to Use Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Like most moisturizers, Kennedy says people should opt to use the Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator both morning and night on clean skin. Let’s say that one more time: clean skin. If you’re looking for an extra pick-me-up, use a thicker layer as a face mask for an instant five-minute plumping face mask session. Personally, I love using the Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator to lock in any serums I may be using. This allows my products to do their thing with an extra layer of hydrating love right on top. I finish with a bit of sunscreen (because, duh), and my skin is prepped and ready for whatever my day has in store. From walking around in a drying mask all day to wearing a full face of makeup for a Zoom panel, Clinique’s Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator has got me (and you) covered.