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British actress Emilia Clarke shares her skincare secrets and what she’s gifting this Mother’s Day

27 April 2021

UK actress Emilia Clarke, named one of Time's most 100 influential people in 2019, shares with us beauty tips for hydration and skin-prep, and what she's gifting this Mother's Day.

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever received from your mum?

Don’t over pluck your eyebrows! As a 90’s kid, all of the rave was to have pencil eyebrows, but when I discovered tweezers my mum said ‘put them down, you need to not go anywhere near them’, and I’m so glad I listened- bushy brows forever.

What beauty tip have you taught your mum?

I told her about the importance of double cleansing, which is something I’ve picked up on over the last year- first you use an oil-based makeup remover to dissolve your makeup, like Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, then a facial cleanser to remove everything else and get your skin really clean, I use All About Clean Mild Liquid Facial Soap for dry skin, but it comes in 3 skin-typed formulas so you can find the one that works best for you!

What is on your list to gift this Mother’s Day?

You can never go wrong with chocolate, flowers and skin care.  I’m going to order my mum the new Clinique Moisture Surge 100-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator– it’s an upgrade of my favourite moisturizer, and delivers deep hydration for plump, glowing skin. She taught me the importance of a supercharged moisturizer with good-for-skin, hydrating ingredients in my skin care routine so I know she’ll love it!

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What’s your favorite thing about the new Moisture Surge 100-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator?

It’s an amazing oil-free, light-weight gel cream that absorbs easily into the skin and keeps me glowing and hydrated even after I wash my face!

What are three different ways you use Moisture Surge 100-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator?

1. Using it as a 5 minute-mask (it makes me feel like I’m at the spa!). When I do this, I apply a generous dollop on my entire face, sit back and relax for 5-minutes, and then wipe off with a tissue. It keeps my skin hydrated for days on end!

2. I use it as a cuticle treatment to tidy up my nails by massaging each nail bed to soften and smooth any dry, rough cuticles- makes them look good as new!

3. Lastly, I use it as a dewy highlighter- you know I say this stuff really is glow in a bottle! You can actually make your features stand out by dabbing Moisture Surge along your cheekbones and brow bone- hydrating these parts of your face will create an alluring luminous effect.

What are three different ways you use Moisture Surge 100-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator?

Hydrated skin is happy skin! You have to make sure your skin is hydrated and well moisturized before you start applying any makeup so that it goes on smoothly and evenly and doesn’t cake on any dry skin. Moisture Surge 100-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator does the trick for me- it gets your skin so plump and smooth that you don’t even need a primer!

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