Health & Beauty

9 Products For At-Home Skin Flooding

April 4, 2024

There’s been a lot of talk about skin flooding lately, and for those who are still a bit foggy on what it’s all about, flooding is when you layer certain skincare products in order to achieve beautiful, healthy skin. It’s all about “flooding” and reinvigorating the skin with hydration for much longer-lasting results. There are different orders of products and ways people use them, but the main ones are cleansers, serums, and moisturizers. Here are a few skin flooding products from each category that are taking the skincare industry by storm—use one of each to flood your skin with goodness. —Jennifer Cox


Estee Lauder’s Soft CleanMoisture Rich Foaming Cleanser ($40) is a luxurious cream that foams into a moisture-rich lather to clean, calm, and soften skin. Gentle yet effective, it helps preserve the skin’s moisture barrier thanks to soothing extracts of passionflower and edelweiss.

Carrot & Stick’s Gentle Hydrating Cleanser ($50) is an oil-free cleanser that is formulated with natural plant extracts and hydrators including hyaluronic acid, which won’t strip oils in your skin. Coconut-based surfactants work into a luxurious lather, and antioxidant-packed ingredients help protect against environmental stressors that can cause the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Brilliant Face Brightener Illuminating Primer from Thrive Causmetics ($48) is a high-performance primer that creates an instantly luminous canvas thanks to light-reflecting smart pigments. It is also formulated with advanced natural ingredients to brighten skin and reduce dullness over time. 


The Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum from Eminence ($55) combines cica with succulent strawberry and rhubarb to deeply hydrate for visibly smoother, softer skin. Suitable for all skin types, it’s especially helpful to those with a more dry or dehydrated complexion. What really sets it apart is its blend of multi-weight hyaluronic acid and marshmallow root, which deeply hydrates and preserves moisture in the skin.

The Diego Dalla Palma Skin Renewal Serum from Pink Avenue Skincare ($67) is part of a new generation of anti-age concentrates containing EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), which is naturally found in the skin. It promotes hydration to the deeper layers of the epidermis for firmer, more supple skin. It also stimulates cell renewal and collagen production, reducing the depth of wrinkles.

Alphascience’s HA Booster Serum ($152) is a rejuvenating serum that will deeply nourish your skin and help restore its youthful, supple texture. It offers an instant and ongoing radiant glow, and is especially made to cater to dry skin. It reduces the visible signs of aging while ensuring long-lasting moisture.


Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream ($125) is a best-selling, award-winning skin revival moisturizer that retexturises, smooths, firms, plumps, and primes the look of skin in one easy step. It’s clinically proven to help boost the skin barrier, reducing the look of wrinkles by 58% and making skin appear two times firmer.

Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Cream ($22, available at Shopper’s Drug Mart) has a unique lightweight formula that boasts long-lasting, intense moisturizing power. It goes on easily and absorbs quickly like a gel, but it deeply moisturizes up to 1,000 times its weight in water.

The Soak It Up 80 Hour Liquid Moisturizer from Thayers ($21, available at Amazon Canada) is a lightweight face moisturizer that penetrates five surface skin layers to hydrate skin for up to 80 hours. Despite its deep penetrating power, it has a lightweight formula that leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and nourished.


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