This is a nice moisturizer for summer but still not quite enough for my dry skin. I'll go back to my DDML, it's cheaper and is my fav.
water, cyclopentasiloxane, butylene glycol, glycerin, birch bark extract, lady's thistle extract, green tea leaf extract, saccharomyces lysate extract, sucrose, aloe barbadensis leaf water, trehalose, hydroxyethyl urea, sorbitol, oleth-10, tromethamine, caffeine, hydrogenated lecithin, hydrolyzed extensin, sodium hyaluronate, tocopheryl acetate, palmitoyl olgiopeptide, caprylyl glycol, dimethicone, glyceryl polymethacrylate, peg-8, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolumer, magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate, carbomer, hexylene glycol, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, red 4 (CI 14700), yellow 5 (CI 19140) [ILN33654]
OMG! I got this for free a few days ago at the makeup counter in macys and let me tell you this made my skin BRIGHT RED! I wanted to like it because the little bottle and color was so cute and travel friendly but made me look like a tomato and my face felt very heated too!
This moisturiser is quite similar to DDMG, in texture & consistency.Packaged in a jar instead of pump bottle. It has no fragrance & feels refreshing Bcoz of Aloe vera. Very light, similar to Biotherm Aquasource, but Biotherm has those spring water stuff thingy.... Nothing great, just normal hydration, full of silicone & pricewise...its too costly.
The first thing you need to know is that this is NOT a moisturizer. It is more like a moisture "boost" that you can use under or on top of other stuff. I originally bought it as part of a package that was advertised as good for dry skin. The package contained All About Eyes (only product I kinda like), the Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser (which is quite drying) and the Moisture Surge gel (oh and a cute pink bag I actually love).
Just so you know I have very dry and sensitive skin. I have tried this product in several ways, I'll give you a breakdown:
1) As a moisturizer on its own: Forget about it! The gel just sank and my skin was dry and itchy 2 hours later.
2) Over moisturizer: It was actually ok. I put it on over a lightweight lotion and I felt it 'preserved' the moisture longer.
3) Under makeup: Makeup usually flakes my skin... this didn't really help the cause.
4) Over makeup: Surprisingly, it did help my skin be less flaky this time so I might keep using it whenever I wear makeup (once every blue moon).
5) As a midday pick me up: This is the best way for me actually. The gel feels very nice going on.. its very refreshing (probably the aloe it has). So right now its hot outside and I walk back on forth from school every day so I put this on when I get home and its quite relaxing to pat the gel on my hot/dehydrated face. Its enough because I use a good moisturizer in the morning and night but again, it would not be enough on its own.
Would I buy this again? Nope, nope, nope. But I need to use up this jar one way or another. It is very expensive so I won't be throwing this away (it hasn't caused irritation after all) but I am giving you all this info so that you are prepared in case you want to buy it. I am SO not a clinique lover after all the dissapointments I've had with it.
I love this product and buy it regularly. It is expensive though, so I either get it in the states ( the $ price is the £ price in the UK! ). I use it as a serum i.e. under my regular moisturiser both day and night. I tend to alternate between this and protect and perfect from Boots. I do have dry skin, but it's never allowed to dry out, due to me slapping loadsa stuff on. I even put Balm Balm over both these layers when it's really cold!
Got this for free.. wasn't impressed. I tried this on my neck and was pleased at first - I liked the gel texture because it felt light and it absorbed easily. I hate heavy moisturizers. But.. by the end of the day, the skin on my neck felt drier than ever, with little red blotches. I'm glad I didn't put this on my face!
Love, love, love this moisturizer! this is a great product....oil free and fragrance free....and feels like it just plumps up the skin......highly recommended .
This is a very versatile product. I use it on my face, throat, and chest, sometimes my arms. It feels wonderful on the skin, adding softness without an oily feeling. I usually use it as a night cream to put on over my regular moisturizer to keep my dry skin hydrated throughout the night, to add spreadibility to my tinted moisturizer, and an after sun treatment (contains aloe). A great product to have around for additional hydration purposes. Recommended.
My skin: oily t-zone, dry cheeks, acne prone
Packaging: I gave it a 1 because I absolutely hate that Clinique puts their products in giant unsanitary pots that you have to stick your fingers in
I really thought this would be the perfect lightweight moisturizer for me when I tried my sample but I had really weird results! My dry cheeks felt normal but my oily t-zone was starting to flake. Definitely not what I was expecting. Maybe it's great if you have normal skin but it did not work for me.
I dont know why it is called moisture surge. Maybe its because it is watery and sits on the skin like water. It does not moisturise at all. I got this as a GWP. Will NOT waste my money buying it.