THE TRUTH ABOUT SKIN FLOODING: NEW CRAZE OR WORTH THE HYPE?
Published October 30, 2023
Social media is awash these days with a new skincare buzzword - skin flooding. As you scroll through your feed, you may have come across this term more frequently than you'd like to admit. But what exactly is it? Is it just another marketing gimmick, or is it something that's worth being incorporated into your routine? We are here to set the record straight, and you might be surprised to know that it holds exciting potential for your skin. Read on to find out everything you need to know about skin flooding.
WHAT IS SKIN FLOODING?
To put it simply, skin flooding is a technique where you layer skincare products in a precise order for maximum hydration, which, in turn, helps to revitalize and rejuvenate dry or dull-looking skin.
HOW DO YOU SKIN FLOOD?
The four-step moisturizing routine requires a cleanser, two serums, and a moisturizer.
STEP 1: CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Prepare your skin with our 3-in-1 micellar water that cleanses, removes make-up, and hydrates all types of skin. Enriched with soothing and hydrating active ingredients (trehalose + rhamnose) for younger-looking skin, it leaves the face perfectly clean, and prepares the skin to receive daily skincare products. Adapted to all skin types, this cleansing micellar water has a fragrance-free liquid texture. LEARN MORE ABOUT MICELLAR SOLUTION
STEP 2: APPLY A HYDRATING ESSENCE OR SERUM WITH HYALURONIC ACID
NCEF-ESSENCEA multi-correcting anti-aging and hydrating lotion with a water texture designed to improve the quality of your skin, as well as hydrate and prepare it for the skincare products in the beauty routine. Thanks to its powerful formula, this moisturizing concentrate provides swift yet long-lasting hydration in just 30 minutes. LEARN MORE ABOUT NCEF-ESSENCE
An intensive anti-aging and plumping serum combining the power of five hyaluronic acids (low molecular weight + medium molecular weight + high molecular weight + encapsulated + cross-linked) for instantly hydrated and plumped skin. It provides 24 hours of hydration, and visible results are seen by women after 7 days.* LEARN MORE ABOUT HYDRA-HYAL SERUM
STEP 3: APPLY A SERUM WITH NIACINAMIDE
An anti-aging serum that targets the major signs of skin aging for firmer skin and a radiant complexion. Its concentrated nutri-restorative formula nourishes devitalized skin thanks to three super nutrients (ceramides + omegas + vitamins like B3, also known as niacinamide) that act in unison to restore suppleness and vitality to the skin. Formulated for all skin types, this revitalizing serum has a silky texture with a velvety finish for a unique sensorial experience with no oily effect. LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOBAL-REPAIR INTENSIVE
STEP 4: MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN
HYDRA-HYAL CREAMThis anti-aging face cream combines the power of five hyaluronic acids (low molecular weight + medium molecular weight + high molecular weight + encapsulated + cross-linked) for hydrated and plumped skin while preventing signs of skin aging. 97% of women saw instantly smoothed, revitalized, and more luminous skin.** LEARN MORE ABOUT HYDRA-HYAL CREAM
Designed for dry to very dry skin, our anti-wrinkle face cream is clinically proven to restore suppleness and vitality to the skin by targeting 10 signs of aging: density, firmness, elasticity, radiance, wrinkles, face contours, volume, tone, evenness, and nourishment. Its cocktail of active ingredients (hyaluronic acid + peptides + NCEF, a unique cell booster) are inspired by aesthetic medicine techniques and provide mature skin with intense nutrition and comfort. LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOBAL-REPAIR BALM
IS SKIN FLOODING BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR SKIN?
Another crucial aspect to consider when it comes to skin flooding is how it is beneficial for your skin. Firstly, skin flooding is an excellent way to cleanse and refresh your skin. Secondly, skin flooding helps to hydrate your skin and helps to support your skin’s natural moisture barrier, especially if you have dry or irritated skin. Lastly, it has a plumping effect, which gives skin a more youthful-look.
IS SKIN FLOODING A GOOD IDEA FOR MY SKIN TYPE?
While skin flooding has a lot of benefits, it's important to note that it might not be suitable for everyone. If you have oily skin or are prone to breakouts, it's best to approach skin flooding with caution. You want to make sure that you're not triggering your skin to produce more oil or aggravating acne. In such cases, you might want to skip the skin flooding altogether or only incorporate it into your routine once or twice a week.
Skin flooding is a skincare technique that can undoubtedly work wonders for your skin. With just a few steps, you can refresh, hydrate, enhance, and plump your skin. However, as with all skincare techniques, it's important to understand your skin's needs and limitations before delving into new trends. If you do decide to incorporate skin flooding into your routine, make sure to use products that your skin loves for optimal results. As always, listen to your skin and adjust your routine accordingly. Remember, happy skin is the best skin!
*Hydration study moisture map – 20 subjects – after 1 application of HYDRA-HYAL SERUM.
**Self-assessment – 32 volunteers – after 1 application of HYDRA-HYAL CREAM