Expensive product, but SO worth it! I have always used a cream-based moisturizer, but they always feel heavy on me and break me out. I decided to splurge a few weeks ago on this and I don't regret it. This moisturizer hydrates my face and make it much easier for me to apply my makeup. No break outs so far! I love this stuff!
Love this product!!! The gel is somewhat thick, yet lightweight at the same time!! It moisturizes my skin and keeps it soft. This is more hydrating than the dramatically different moisturizing gel. I highly recommend it!!^^
I use this as my daytime moisturizer winter and summer. It is not sticky or tacky. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and helps my makeup go on smoother.
Expensive, but works perfectly! It totally moisturizes my skin. My skin feels like it did when I was only six years old and that's saying something. It greatly reduced the intensity of my breakouts too. So great but expensive, don't really know if I'd want to buy more, but it's definitely the best moisturizer I've tried so far.
This stuff is amazing. It has been out a long time. I finally decided to try it because of my winter dry skin. This gives my skin the moisture it needs. It feels wonderful on. It makes my face feel cool and hydrated. It is not greasy at all. It absorbs right in. The next day my fine lines are barely noticeable. My skin looks plump. I love it and will continue purchasing it. It is oil free. I also like the eye massage that goes with this.
I LOVE this moisturizer!! I will use it forever. This is my second year using it. My skin is extremely oily and last winter my skin suddenly became unbearably dry. My skin just kept flaking everywhere on my face, it was disgusting to look at. I bought other moisturizers and slathered it on continuously (not an exaggeration) throughout the day to no avail, they did absolutely NOTHING for my skin. Didn't moisturize my skin one bit. I really felt hopeless because nothing was working and my skin looked horrible. Finally I bought this at Sephora. At first I had to slather it on several times a day whenever my skin started flaking again, but it eventually returned my skin to normal!! I stopped using it after winter because it's too strong and made my face too oily, then this winter same thing: my skin became really dry, and again this product did the trick. I only use it at night before going to bed because my skin is too oily to be moisturized twice a day. I put it on my dry patches before doing make-up. I've noticed that it helps fade my acne scars faster!! I know the jar's not sanitary, but I love it anyways because I can keep and re-use it to store other little things. Also: my skin is very acne prone, and it has never broken me out.
I received this in a set with an eye cream, lip gloss and a smaller version of Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Intense. I really didn't think it would be moisturising enough and was more interested in trying the 'intense' version. I have been pleasantly surprised at how this product is working for me. I use it at night after cleansing and toning and it provides the perfect amount of moisture and is not sticky afterwards. I don't feel like I'm wearing moisturiser once it sinks in and I wake up with lovely looking and feeling skin every morning. It also doesn't cause any blemishes which a lot of moisturisers do for me. A nice product but a little pricey. I might purchase again depending on offers Clinique have at the time.
After a mad moment during which I declared my love for Clinique - very out of character for me as a nature girl - I bought this for my skin that was rejecting the change to English weather after living in the sun for a few years.
The most important thing for me is that this is oil-free. One of the reasons I've returned to the less natural side of skin care is because oil is my biggest acne trigger (I don't care what these OCM people say) and oil-free products are rare in the natural world.
I like the silkiness this has to the touch, it feels luxurious and a little goes a long way in application. The moisturising properties, however, are a little disappointing as it seems to pick up on all my dry patches and my skin still doesn't feel as comfortable as it could. A random effect is that is seems to encourage me to have a hot flush not long after I've applied it...probably not a good sign in terms of reactions :(
So all in all, I won't repurchase, especially as I have my eye on the new Nars Aqua Gel!
I got this as part of a gift set that Clinique is currently selling that includes a full size jar of this with smaller sized jars of All About Eyes Rich and the extended relief version of this. Here are my pros and cons:
a little goes a LONG way
little to no scent
sinks in quickly
jar - not sanitary
not heavily moisturizing - not a good choice for a night cream, which what I thought it was when I purchased the set.
Now, after reading some of the other reviews on this product I admit I am a bit confused. It seems that this is intended to be a "drink" for skin, rather than an actual moisturizer? I'm not entirely sure that I know what that means, but the marketing is quite deceptive if that is the case. I mean, hel-lo, it's called "moisture surge"!
That said, my skin is prone to oiliness, so I haven't found this to be too problematic, but it seems like the gift set, and the product itself, is marketed as a solution for dry skin, so.....not cool if this is not an actual moisturizing cream.
IMO, I am not going to re-purchase a cream with an identify crisis, especially at the price point. I can also say that I actually like the extended relief version of this better than the original, and wish that I had a full size jar of that instead of this. However, there are enough high quality drugstore products that clearly define their purpose that I won't be spending any more money on this line once I run out.
One of the best moisturizers I've ever used. It hydrates my skin completely and it never gets greasy. My skin is really soft and radiant since I've starded using it. I will repurchase.