Clinique • Moisture Surge Intense • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not so sure if I would buy this product again. I've been wearing it every night and wake up with my face ferling moisturized, sometimes even oily, which I don't mind since i have very dry skin. I had some breakouts, but don't know if it was some other reason.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
my HG product. my usually combination skin has become ridiculously dry and irritated as I am undertaking a course of roaccutane. this moisturiser has been a life saver! it hasn't caused any additional breakout! I'm already onto my second pot.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product does not do what it claims. The girl at Ulta said I could use this instead of a moisturizer. It didn't moisturize, I felt that my lines and wrinkles were more noticeable, especially under my makeup. I read in a few reviews that this is great in combination with a moisturizer- why would I pay $50 for something that needs to be used with another product in order to do what it is intended to do? I gave it two chances. Bought twice in the past year and returned both times.
What was also disappointing was that I used ULTA points to buy it and when I returned it, I didn't get my Ulta points back. Disappointed in Clinique and Ulta.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
-refreshing light texture
-outstanding moisture retention
-immediate smoothing effect on skin
-very small amount needed
-can be worn under makeup
-intense chemical scent
-contains silicone (may be irritating for some skin types)
With the colder months approaching (I live on the Canadian west coast), I started researching moisturizers and treatments to use on my combination-dry skin over the winter. Since Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturizer always worked well for me in the past, their product offerings were amongst the first places I started looking. I requested samples of this treatment and Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended (which has next to no moisturizing benefits in my opinion). I was so thrilled with how well this treatment worked that I purchased the smaller jar as soon as my sample was used up.
Now, I will admit that the very strong chemical scent of this product may be quite a turn-off for many people. It doesn't last much past application, but if the treatment didn't work so well for me the scent might be reason enough for me not to buy it. That said, it would take a lot of scent to cover up the chemical smell, so I'm glad that Clinique doesn't do this.
I use it at night and sometimes during the day, but always in conjunction with a base moisturizer because that's what my skin needs. I apply my moisturizer first, then this treatment over top once my moisturizer has been absorbed (I wait about 5-10 minutes).
During the day I wear it with a lighter moisturizer than I wear at night, simply because I don't want my makeup to look too greasy. And it didn't look that way at all. It created a nice, smooth base for my makeup and helped retain my skin's moisture during the day (I work in a very dry office environment). I applied a light layer under my makeup (about 1/8 teaspoon) and noticed that my skin looked beautifully hydrated but not overly dewy or shiny in the t-zone.
During the night, I apply it with a heavier night cream and in the morning my skin looks amazing and is incredibly soft. In the hotter months I think I could get away with wearing just this treatment if I wanted to, because it provides a pretty good level of moisture on its own.
I have to stress, though, that it takes a very small amount of this product for it to work. And I have skin that is a lot more on the drier side, so I can see that this may not work for people with oilier skin.
Also, at first it seems to have almost a water-based consistency, which quickly turns into something that appears a lot more silicone-based after it's applied to the skin. This may not be a good product for people sensitive to silicones. That said, it may make a good primer for those of us with drier skin due to the silicones.
It also has wheat- and dairy-based ingredients, so this might not be good for people with gluten and dairy sensitivities.
I would most definitely buy this product again, because for me it does exactly what I need - locks in moisture, contributes moisture, and maintains a high level of moisture in my skin. For me, the scent and the hefty price tag is worth looking past.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am on the fence about this product even though I bought my second jar. The texture is thicker than the original moisture surge ( which I love ) but does not provide more hydration which the original one does. Apart from that it is very easy to overuse this and then it feels as if it is just sitting on top. Also, even though the "smell" does not linger it is rather off putting !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I first tried a sample of this and loved the texure of the cream so I bought one. I have combination-oily skin, this is very moisturizing but contains no oil. I know I don't need the moisture but it felt so nice on my skin, even though it is not made for my skin type. No reactions from this even though it is not for my skin type. I didn't have a need for this type of cream but wanted it after I tried the sample. I will keep it around for winter use, when my skin gets drier.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I purchased this Intense version of the Moisture Surge moisturiser line. I had dry flaky skin during winter and wanted a heavier moisturiser. The SA assured me that this product was oil free which was absolutely vital since I'm prone to milia. After a week of using Moisture Surge Intense, i developed the dreaded milia. Concerned, I read the list of ingredients and found that it does contain PETROLATUM, which is Vaseline. I do not consider any product which uses this ingredient to be truly oil free. I am now stuck with more milia that may probably take years to clear up. If your skin can tolerate mineral oil, petrolatum & paraffins, then this cream is very effective in giving a smooth feel to your skin that is very important for base makeup. It can replace primer and make foundations last longer. After my week with it, I had nice silky feeling skin, although bumpy due to the milia issue. For that, I had to return the Intense and exchange it for the original gel formulation which is truly oil free.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this as a night cream, my skin feel so much better. But i think its way to thick for me to use at daytime.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I love Cinique's Mosture Surge gel/cream. It absorbs quickly into my skin and it super lightweight. It's also paraben free (bonus!).
It's a tad expensive (approx. $40ish CDN from Sephora), but it lasts since you don't need to use that much product.
The one thing I absolutely HATE about this product is that it is in a jar, so you have to put your fingers in it every time you apply. I ensure that my hands are ALWAYS washed right before I use it. Other than that, I highly recommend it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is for EXTREMELY dry skin, according to the girl at the counter. So on my moderately dry skin, it actually end up feeling greasy and sticky. It did moisture well, however, so I have to give it some stars.
The immediate chemical stink is akin to that of Compound W. But once on the face for a few minutes, the smell disappears.
In conclusion, I prefer the less-greasy, less-sticky Moisture Surge Thirst Relief.