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You’ve seen it on TikTok - Learn more about ‘Skin Flooding’

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 9 Feb, 2023

TikTok's Latest Beauty Trend: Skin Flooding

You may be thinking “Not another TikTok Beauty Trend” but have no fear…this one ACTUALLY works and skin therapists are loving it. 

So let’s get into it…what is it, what products do I need and most importantly what are the benefits!?

What Is Skin Flooding? 

Skin Flooding is the latest trend, designed to target dry skin without clogging your pores, and the end results…glowy, dewy and hydrated skin. 

Despite the trend originating from TikTok, it is a process skin therapists and dermatologists have been using for a while, as overall it’s just a deep hydration treatment.

How Do I Do It?

It’s not as complicated as you might think, it’s just a simple routine however the application and order is slightly different.

Step 1: Cleanse - this is a typical stage one of any skincare regime. It’s always key to start with a clean face. 

Step 2: Apply a Hyaluronic Acid and/or a Niacinamide based serum on to damp skin. 

Step 3: Now it’s time for a hydrating toner or face mist, such as the Skinstitut Multi-Active Mist

Step 4: Get that moisturiser on and watch your skin become plump and hydrated.

Step 5: Okay, almost there now… just finish off with another spritz of your chosen mist or toner before applying the key ingredient (SPF of course!) 

Voila, dewy, glowing and plump skin!

Our Product Recommendations


Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml

This best-selling cleanser will thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing your skin’s natural moisture balance. It’s designed to soothe, cleanse and calm your skin. 


ASAP Gentle Cleansing Gel 200ml 

This non-irritating formula will gently and thoroughly cleanse skin and remove make-up and any excess oils. The Aloe Vera infused in the formula helps to calm and soothe, whilst the antioxidant White Tea is there to protect against free radicals. 


Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser 185ml 

This is another must-have cleanser, which combines Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for a super effective and calming cleanse. It always helps to prepare the skin for exfoliating acids and other active ingredients. 



Dermalogica Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist 150ml

This hydrating mist combines skin-plumping Hyaluronic Acid with a blend of Ceramides to help smooth fine lines for the ultimate healthy, hydrated skin look. 


Skinstitut Multi-Active Mist 100ml

Hydrate, brighten and replenish with this soothing water-based mist infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins C and B3. Your skin will look radiant, with a smooth texture. 


Mesoestetic Hydratonic Mist 125ml 

This Mesoestetic mist is super hydrating and toning, whilst being gentle on your skin. It’s enriched with panthenol and rose water, which is formulated to soothe and calm skin.



SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier 30ml 

This multi-benefiting serum contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, Proxylane and purple rice extract, which is designed to support your skin’s natural H.A. reservoir in the uppermost layers.


La Roche Posay Niacinamide 10 Serum 30ml

If you suffer from delicate skin, this niacinamide serum is for you. Specifically designed for sensitive skin and dark spots, to help even skin tones and hydrate. 


Medik8 Clarity Peptides 30ml

This serum combines three potent actives: 10% niacinamide, crystalide peptide and zinc PCA, which together help to sooth and calm redness, whilst controlling blotchy skin and blemishes. Overall, your skin will be left feeling clearer and healthier.