Needed something for a bit of hydration when I was browsing through sasa.com (I love asian skincare). Saw this from clinique, as well as the 'all about eyes' eyecream so I decided to purchase it after reading mostly positive reviews. I think that it does add some hydration to your skin (not sure if I'm applying it right but I'm applying before moisturiser?) but for some reason, when i apply my moisturiser (aveeno daily moisturising lotion) it peels off?! That surely doesn't happen with aveeno alone, so I thought it must've been this product.
It's really weird though because I've never seen this happen with any other product before (shouldn't matter if i apply before or after moisturiser?!). Maybe it was a faulty batch or something but I sure am not buying this again considering it pretty much just comes off after application, and yes I do exfoliate properly! Not worth the price, IMO. Might try the dramatically different gel next but it's not looking good, Clinique :(
This stuff is a must! Ever since I discovered it two years ago it has been my go to moisturizer. It's pretty expensive compared to any of the ones I used before (~$50) but it's worth every penny. I have normal/dry skin with no acne and it just soaks it right up. Any other moisturizers leave my skin oily and greasy for hours but this one is amazing. It's a super light gel texture and will work for any skin type! I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
I love Moisture Surge! My sister introduced it to me three years ago and I've been using it since. The larger jar (gotta be GEL) at $50 usually lasts me half a year. I have combo skin so I only need a small amount for moisturizer.
The gel has the right amount of scent - I don't like the SPF or fragrance smell at all. They seriously make me gag but this very, very light scent is just right. The gel also glides on really well and a little bit does go a long way. It's not oily at all, but smooth and silky.
Try it, you will love it. Just as much as I have, do, and will continue to do so. Hrms, that reminds me - I need to put it on my wishlist again this Christmas.
This is my HG moisturizer. I have sensitive, acne prone combination skin, and this never breaks me out. A little does go a long way - I use it everyday and the smaller jar usually lasts me about 3 to 4 months. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's in a jar rather than a pump...so be careful about how long you leave the jar open.
A little bit of this product goes a very long way. I have oily skin, and this was surprisingly good for it. It didn't make me too oily and it went on very smoothly and absorbed quickly. My sister, who has dry skin, uses this everyday as well. In general, I think it's a good moisturizer for anyone.
I've always had a jar of this on my dresser since getting turned onto it a few years ago...it's def. a staple in my skin care arsenal.
While what one person said is true, the hydrating effects don't seem to last very long to me either, but it's a nice, lightweight gel that is perfect for freshening up your face a bit when you don't want to use a heavier moisturizer. It may be perfect as a regular daily moisturizer for those that don't lean towards dry skin.
It's also good for when you're having one of those days where you went a bit too heavy with the powder. Just rub a small bit of this in your fingers a dab it here and there on your face...over-powdered look is gone and you have a nice, healthy look (not greasy!).
I have been using this moisture gel for almost two years now. A friend of mine who battles oily skin recommended I try it after discovering it at her place one day. My skin tends to border on oily to normal. Since using this moisture surge, my skin has become much more balanced. My skin is not oily nor dry but feels...well, like I said - balanced. It looks balanced. No blotchy skin around my mouth or nose. it's a change after using other harsh products that promised to moisture over the years. i use this after washing with Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Cleansing Gel, which is amazing. Using to two together has my very sensitive skin flawless. I rarely wake up with a blemish. Recently i ran out of this stuff and used a cheaper moisture gel I had found at a Marshall's. Since using that, my skin had developed some flesh colored bumps along my jawline near my mouth. It didn't matter what I used, the bumps would not go away. I finally was able to conjure up the cash to go out and buy another Clinique Moisture Surge and just like clockwork -- bumps are gone. Skin is back to being totally clear. I have a completely smooth and flawless face again. Next time, price or not, I'm running out to re-stock on this baby. MY HG MOISTURIZER.
This is my HG moisturizer. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with actually dry, dry skin (which makes the name extremely misleading, I know), but for people with oily or combination skin, or even those with normal skin during the summer, this is an AMAZING moisturizer. It's a gel, so it feels really smooth, cool and nice when you apply it to the skin, and leaves my skin feeling plump and soft. It's fragrance-free, and oil-free, so even my sister, who has really sensitive skin, steals this from me all the time to use. I actually can't use any other facial moisturizer anymore because this one just feels so great on the skin- everything else ends up feeling greasy, or heavy. This one just feels like I'm giving my face a drink of cold water, haha. It doesn't break me out at all, too. I've gone through who knows how many tubs of this. Which brings me to my one gripe- packaging. I wish this didn't come in a tub and came with a pump or in a tube. I like how the jar is clear, at least, since it lets me easily see how much product I have left, and the jar also lets me scrape out the last bits when I'm running out, but it's not very sanitary. I don't like dipping my fingers in it again and again, even though I always make sure my hands are clean before I touch it, but... you know, bacteria. Gross stuff. I hope they make a pump or tube or something, (and the price is pretty high, too, unfortunately) but otherwise, this is a great, great moisturizer, and I love it!
I was disappointed with this. It glides on silkily and feels lovely at first, but half an hour later my skin feels no more hydrated than before I applied it. I used it tonight when my skin was feeling especially dry and in need of 'thirst relief' but after a short time it felt as hot and tight as before. I may as well throw out the product and keep the sample jar for travel and put into it a moisturiser that actually works.
I've been using this for a few weeks and at first I was IN LOVE but now I'm breaking out like crazy on my jaw and forehead :( So sad. I wish this could have worked better for me :(