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Boosters: The Beauty Heroes We Never Knew We’d Love

The multiple-step routine is a given according to the beauty world, but ultimately what you use also comes down to efficacy. What good is layering on your skincare when it doesn’t have the chance to absorb and do its work?

This is where the shortcuts come in — to use skincare boosters as a pre-game to your regime. The way they work lie in their name: boost, or enhance the overall effectiveness of the skincare that you put on after it.

Use them right by boosting after your toner or mix it with your moisturiser to allow for deeper penetration of ingredients. Boosters are great to target specific concerns and they include: dullness, lines and ageing, as well as acnegenic skin, depending on their ingredients (clearly labelled). Here, #TeamCLEO tested some that were good to glow.

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1: Vitamin C, Up!

Do you see what we C? Vitamin C is like the holy grail for skin — beauty buffs consume it, and even go to the lengths to inject it for glowy skin. Good news is that these topical boosters = bye needles. In our pollution-plagued world (hello, haze…), dose up on this vitamin that acts as an antioxidant against aggressors. #TeamCLEO’s fave is the Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder, just mix with any of your water-based serums and glow on.

Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C, RM130

Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder, RM150

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