I like this stuff because it is a lightweight gel that sinks into my skin and isn't greasy. My face still looks matte with this on - no shine. I have very little oily breakthrough. However, as soon as the Moisture Surge Intense came out I jumped ship. My skin is very dry in areas and despite the name, this was not quite moistuizing enough. Good for summer - not for winter.
Loooooove this stuff! One of my favorite summertime products!
It's a lovely refreshing gel that soothes my dry skin without making me greasy and cloggy in the summer - I usually wear Philosophy HiaJ but in the summer it's just too gross feeling when I'm sweaty and it's humid. :) This is much lighter, and feels like a dream going on. I have to reapply every 4 or 5 hours if I'm really really dry, but otherwise it leaves skin baby-soft under makeup. My skin is usually combo to dry but I bet this would feel great on oily skin that needs a little extra hydration, too.
AMAXING moisturizer for dry skin!!! It's not going to provide you moisture all day but at least for 5/6 hours it keeps my skin feeling soft and baby like!
The only problem is that iys in a jar so some of you germo-phobes would have to get a spatula! I'm fine using my fingers though :)
I got a free 30ml sample of this in a magazine and haven't stopped using it since. It is really light in texture, glides onto the skin and spreads really nicely. It is perfect for under foundation and would purchase it for this purpose.
However, the name suggests that this provides intense moisture for dry skin but I would say it is not the most moisturising of products and sometimes I have to apply a couple of layers. If I wanted an intense moisturiser for dry skin then this product wouldn't do.
Under normal circumstances, my skin would product excess oil during the day. More oil would be produced when my skin was getting drier.
This product is a bit pricey but it is a very good moisturizer for oily skin. It keeps your skin hydrated for a longer time. Hence, not as much oil would be produced. It helped when your skin became flaky during the winter.
Apart from that, you can also use it as a sleeping mask by putting a thicker layer of product on your face before bed. You would wake up with moisturized skin even you slept with air-con on.
I really wanted to like it! IT mositurized my skin well BUT I got an allergic reaction coz I got red dot all over my face after one use. I thought it was somthing else because I have never broekn out with a clinique product but a few days later I used it again and same thing. Sad to see all the good reviews about this as I wish it had worked for me.
It can be difficult to find an strong moisturzer for oily skin that isn't heavy and clogging to pores. I found this to be very good at giving my skin that extra boost when its dry and tight,and it absorbs very quickly. Has a nice light fresh fragrance also.
However I didn't feel it was a strong enough moisture booster to warrant the price. Its really just a bit better than an average moisturizer. It does make my skin feel comfortable and fresh and like I said it is hard finding good creams for oily skin so I will be buyng again.
To begin, I like this product and I think I am fairly likely to buy it again when I run out of it. That said, I still have some critique. I'll hit the negative first.
I think with the price point and size, it's expected that this will be a fairly intensive moisturizer. I didn't really find that to be so. I have dry skin that gets rough and uneven, and my first major complaint with this product was that when I use it without exfoliating first, it makes any dry skin left on my face angry. I can tell it's kind of balling up with the moisturizer as I apply it. I usually do exfoliate before moisturizing, but I dislike that it feels weird applying this before bed or on a dry day when I don't want to do a full 10-minute face-prepping process. It's a little annoying.
For the positive, I like the packaging. It's a nice, sleek container, and I'm a sucker for the aesthetic. The silver top and pink product just look nice. As far as quality goes, I think this is a good everyday moisturizer. It really makes my skin feel plumped up and firm - many moisturizers don't do that. Though it's not a super intensive moisturizer, this is a pretty redeeming quality in its place. It gives a nice, almost glowy finish for an hour or so after applying. It has a slightly sticky feel after application, but it is barely noticeable and I think that quality is what gives it such a nice plumping/firming ability.
Overall, I'm pleased with it. I will definitely use the tub up. I'd give it 3.5 stars if possible - I just wish it was less expensive.
This is pretty good, so far. I have been trying to find something to keep my Retin-A flakes from surfacing too much. Philosophy Miracle Worker Moisturizer seemed to be helping and keeping things under control, but the price...If i love love loved it i could possibly stick to it. I liked it enough to buy it a couple of times, but always wondered if there was something out there similar or better that wasn't as expensive. And Clinique Moisture Surge seems to be close to "it". I was looking for something with a similar texture to MW moisterizer, and this is pretty comparable - for almost half the cost! It has a lightweight, non greasy texture. Almost like a gel but more substantial once it sinks in. My face has a natural glow to it when I use this, dosen't make me greasy, break me out or cause my flakes to come back. Like most though, I wish it came in pump-form :(
I'm feeling so content with this moisturizer. It's my favourite Clinique product.
My skin care routine consisted of :
1. Face Wash - SIMPLE Kind To Skin fragrance fee gel face wash (it's x4 times cheaper than the Clinique Mild liquid face wash) and it's a great substitute to it. Works the same for me.
2. Toner - Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 or 2 (1 if I had no make up on before cleansing, and 2 if I had make up on earlier).
3. Moisturizer - Clinique Dramatically Different Gel (Although I am a skin type 2, I prefer gel-based products as it prevents break outs better and more suitable in humid countries)
4. Sun protection - Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 for around the side of my nose and eyes only.
And that's it. My skin was baby soft smooth and clear at most time with this set. However during night time, the Dramatically Different Gel was not hydrating enough for the period of night sleep and moist replenishment in an air-conditioning room. So since trying the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst (not Intense), it has became my night moisturizer instead. It's amazing and feels so clean on the skin. Contrary to others' preferences, I find that this moisturizer is enough to be used on its own without another moisturizer at night, because I find the idea of being too lotiony-moisturized on our face while we roll around in bed collecting dust is troublesome for my sensitive skin. So this moisturizer is so hydrating enough for the perfect balanced non-sticky moisture at night. Even though it comes in a tub (people think that it's less hygienic), the texture of the gel works in such a way that when you lightly dip the tip of your finger in it, it pulls away with your finger in such a way that your tip does not touch the rest of the gel in the tub. So it's clean and durable (in terms of packaging). I love how it's non-greasy, non-oily, does not cause break outs and it's fragrance free. I felt that my skin had a good drink throughout the night and skin feels healthy, baby soft and moisture-balanced in the morning. I'm already on my 3rd Moisture Surge 50ml tub. Also, a little drop of gel goes a long way. This moisturizer is also my favourite product out of all the Clinique products that I've tried. You don't have to spend so much more on those anti-aging products from expensive brands like SK-II or Dior to achieve good skin. I've always wanted natural looking comfortable good skin, and not fairer/pale tight plastic-surgery clear skin that most branded chemically-strong products with nice packaging could do to your face - making our skin looks shiny and clear. I'm more interested in a supple natural looking soft skin that does not change the shade of your skin - so this moisturizer is heaven sent.
Now with Clinique Dramatically Different Gel as my morning/day moisturizer and Moisture Surge Extended Thirst as my night moisturizer, my skin has never felt this comfortable, soft and clear at all times. The two works amazingly together for me in my skin care regime.
I do not work for Clinique.