Since it seems like I get a sample of this in every Clinique GWP, I finally decided to give it a try. I have combination/oily skin and have been using mild cleanser, toner #3 and moisturizing gel as my daily routine, so I substituted this as my overnight moisturizer for about a week. It feels heavier than the moisturizing gel when it goes on and when I cleanse my face in the morning, my skin feels extra-soft. Although I like the results I'm getting from it, I doubt I'll buy a full sized product as I'm not crazy about products in jars that you dip fingers into.
I really like Moisture Surge and Clinique products in general. It is in no way meant to tackle very dry skin, but it is great alone for summer or above/underneath another moisturizer in the winter depending on how dry your skin is. I use Moisture Surge and then top that with my day cream, Clinique Repair Wear for normal to dry skin. It works very well. In the summer, I may just use one or the other!
Ok so this is my 3rd month of using this creme. The first 2 months it worked well for my skin. I break out soooo easily after creams but this creme worked really well for me and it was moisturizing, so I was very happy in the first 2 months. Right now is the 3rd month of using this and I can tell you that suddenly this creme started to breal me out like crazy! I have spots all over my face, I look like a teenager with zits all over my nose, forehead and cheeks. I mean, I had zits like this when I was 14! Also it doesn't provide my skin with any moisture anymore, so my skin feels very dry after an hour and dry patches show up. Actually this cream makes my skin dry, it's really strange but that's what it does. The main problem are the massive break outs and I mean massive. so for this reason I won't buy it ever again. It also feels very silicony on my face...so not a good creme.
i have super dry skin and this definitely broke me out and made my skin a lot more dryer, i woke up the next day and i sooooo saw a break out. i also don't like pot moisturisers because they say that they aren't as hygienic.
Since I live in Calgary, my skin tends to change from oily in summer to extremely dry and flaky in winter. I was looking for something that wouldn't give me breakouts but still moisturize and eliminate those nasty flaky patches around my nose and lips. Unfortunately, this product didn't do it.
I would still say it's a great moisturizer for those with normal to combination skin.
It is very smooth, your skin is left soft and silky after applying it. It doesn't break you out. It's very light and perfect for summer.
This works better on top of your everyday moisturizer. It goes on top of make up and is really light, but it does not do anything to dry, peeling skin.
i agree with most people - this does not moisturize for long and the dry feeling does come back after a few minutes. after hating the dramatically different moisturizing gel, i was recommended this moisturizer. this was probably worse then the gel. i liked the lotion but was told it had oils and was noy good for acne prone skin.
i hate jar products. kind of unsanitary, and sometimes you get too much product. i found myself reapplying this moisturizer every 30 minutes just to get the dry feeling off, and i ran out of the product pretty quickly.
i still use the DDM lotion only when i have dry patches because it works and moisturizes amazing. and i never break out from it, which is kind of ironic.
I just can't get into Clinique products. I have really dry skin in the winter time and I though this would be great, SA said this would be great, got a sample. It feels very moisturizing going on and feels pretty light weight, then a few minutes later it feels like my skins even drier than it was before. It makes my skin feel tight and dry and I just don't like it. Garnier worked 1000x better for me than this. It's too expensive, I'm just giving up on Clinique.
This moisturizer confuses me. It feels great going on, skin is more comfortable but 10 min later the dry patches reappear and the comfortable feeling is gone - a true disappearing act. Adding more layers will not make a difference.
Also, If there are any anti-oxidants the jar packaging will not preserve them. Perhaps this works better on oily yet dehydrated skin vs truly dry skin. Either way it should not be marketed as a moisture surge for dry skin.
even worse than Clinique DDMG and too expensive.