This is the best moisturizer I have ever used! It feels so light, but it really does moisturize your skin. I had a very bad period of dry skin last year, and a disaster w/a facial scrub and this heavenly gel-cream saved my skin (olay complete was helping, but this was the healer).
I also have a touch of rosacea, and I feel this is helping it. I haven't had any break-outs of rosacea or pimples since I began to use this. It melts into your skin so fast and absorbs completely - PERFECT under makeup, or even on top of it. I can use MS and no makeup and my skin looks more even, no redness in my cheeks. You don't need to use very much, so I say the price is a good deal. I will repurchase this as long as they make it!!!
I wish this was cheaper! I received this as a GWP and I absolutely love it. It glides on quickly with good coverage and definitely gives me the moisture I need. Why can't they recommend this one for the 3-step program? Anyway, I definitely recommend this moisturizer for anyone who has flakes and dry skin often.
I love the pink color, which is so un Clinique; I am so used to the signature sea foam green color of their packaging. This is a very light moisturizer which is an excellent base for makeup. Even my sunscreen goes on with ease and keeps my skin well moisturized and with that wonderful matte feeling. If your skin tends towards some oiliness, this light, pink gel is just what you've been looking for. For the record, I got this in the GWP that Nordstrom's had recently. Great stuff!
This has been a favorite of mine for quite a while. I don't use it on a regular basis, but its a go-to product for certain needs.
I don't like to use this alone as a moisturiser, because I feel that it tends to leave me a little dry. But where it shines is as an extra boost under moisturiser. It adds a really smooth and soft feel to the face and the gel-creme texture is very soothing.
I sometimes use it to mix with lotions if they are too heavy, and i also use this with foundation if i want to sheer it out. I have even used it as a mask, and always bring it on the Airplane to layer with moisturiser because it feels sooo good on parched skin.
I wouldn't market this really as a moisturiser for dry skin. It might work as a moisturiser on oilier skin. I think it should be viewed as a gel-creme serum for adding moisture boost to your regular moisturising routine.
Lastly, while i think it is an adorable product as its pink gel texture is just too cute, the packaging is awful. I really hate the jar. I just don't know what to do about it. Its too expensive to have such crap packaging.
I received a small sample size jar of this when I bought a trial set (Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector, matching serum (both excellent products), and this gel). I have very oily skin, but I like to use moisturizer because otherwise my skin just gets slicked up with oil, but taut because it's dehydrated.
This is quite possibly one of the best moisturizers I've ever used for my oily skin. I use it during the day under my Neutrogena Ultrasheer sunblock. It makes my skin so smooth and plush, makes the sunblock sink in faster, my makeup is easier to blend, and I do believe it actually helps to make my skin less oily! It's really made a difference to the way my skin looks and feels during the day.
Sooooo close to perfect, but I'm subtracting a lippie for the price and the jar packaging. I just bought a sample size of DDM Gel off Ebay to see if I like it as much, as it's cheaper and comes with better packaging.
This cream rescued me this fall. I went to US in Sep thinking it would not be TOO dry as it was still warm - that was such a mistake! the light moisturizers i brought were insufficient and my skin was flaky, itchy and SO irritated :-( I ran to Sephora as soon as I could to buy a tub of this. Immediately my skin felt so much better *phew*
I like to put a thick layer on - it seels so cool and refreshing sinking in. but as the weather got cooler, it became insufficient so i applied Dermalogica's Barrier Repair over it but the area next to my mouth still felt tight and dry. Now i'm back in the tropics and i still feel the same! good news is that it doesn't make my combo skin TOO oily (unless it was too hot or humid in the daytime) but the skin around my mouth is still too taut. i guess like the other reviewers here i'll have to layer or mix it with my other moisturizers to ensure it doesn't dry out.
another thing is that i seem to have less blackheads on my nose now so moisture surge does not seem to block my pores too much. it might just be insufficient for full-on winter and the old formulation of moisture-on-call seems to have been a stronger formulation. i'm still SOO grateful to MS for saving my skin :-)
Of course, like everyone else, I hate the jar packaging but I also have a sample or GWP of this in a squeezable tube which is great (but, alas, almost empty!). It is a pinkish gel consistency. It is expensive and limited in its use, BUT....(onto the good stuff...)...
I've re-purchased this several times - as a combo skinned girl, this really helps me exactly where I need it especially in the cooler months and during summer peeling episodes (can't tell you how handy this has been!). I use it as an eye cream and a spot treatment or even an overall moisture mask on the cold nights.
Before or after applying make up, dab it on just where you need it. I often have allergy episodes which leave my nose red and peeling - and this stuff makes it "all better". This doesn't work as well with my BE powder foundation as it does with liquid foundation, but I'm not giving up my BE! haha!
Definitely ask for a sample to see if it works as great for you as it does for me!!!!
I love the feeling I get after putting this on - it's like I could actually feel the moisture sinking into my skin. Only thing is, I have to use it on top of my moisturiser, and not by itself - I tried using it by itself and it felt dry after like an hour. I have combination skin, but it's been a bit sensitive lately cos I put the wrong product on (skin peeling stuff, when my skin is too thin for that...) so anyway, I love it now, but am running out of moisuriser to put under it - will probably get another jar - we'll see.
UPDATE: When I was about three quaters through the jar, my skin started to react to it if i don't put a moisturiser under it. I continued to use it to get rid of it (bad idea) and then it stings a bit even if I put a moisturiser under it. It's too expensive to chuck out so i've kept it just in case i need to use it over my makeup some day (I don't usually use makeup). I haven't finished it and will not buy another.
I was using the dramatically different moisture gel and it just wasn't giving me enough moisture...I was applying 5 or more layers on! So, I got this and only have to apply a little bit. Good thing b/c it's pricey...$30 for the "small" size...I got it during bonus time though and I got a bunch of free stuff too. I have acne prone skin and it hasn't broken me out yet...
I love that this moisturizer leaves a velvety finish (first moisturizer I've found that does this), so I can apply my blush without my face being greasy. As for the moisturizing itself, it's now chilly in NYC, and I have to apply two coats, but still, my dry cheeks feel a bit taut by the late afternoon. I think I'll use this in the summer when I don't need tons of moisturizing (because of the humidity) and the velvety finish will keep me from being too shiny from all the sweating (again, because of the humidity).