Clinique • Moisture Surge Intense • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Bought this moisturizer at the end of November when I was looking for a night moisturizer to use throughout the winter. I was looking for something that was oil free and wouldn't make my combination/oily skin break out. I have been using it religiously every night.
I do have mixed feelings about this product... The gel cream felt great going onto my skin after washing and toning, but it takes a long time to absorb into my skin (I'm not a fan of that sticky feeling.) And though it hasn't made me breakout, I don't feel it has really done anything for my skin.
On the plus side, I don't need to layer this product on my face in order for it to work, and two months into using the product it only looks like I've made a small dent... It was a little pricey, but I don't have a problem spending a bit more on products to get the desired result.
All in all, it does the job. I will definitely finish the jar, but will continue to look for a product that is more beneficial to my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love Clinique's Moisture Surge. I used it as a night cream last night and it soothed and healed my acne. I feel like it was not too heavy. I used it again this morning and found it to be great with the ddml moisture plus lotion. I feel like my skin is getting enough moisture and it's not too heavy so far so good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Soothing and very hydrating, BUT it doesn't make the skin stay hydrated for very long. Overpriced, there are more economical alternatives if you are merely going for the hydrating effect.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I live in a very harsh environment and this moisturizer has been a lifesaver this winter.
My skin is typically oily in the summer and drier (although not painfully parched) in the winter. I have started to do light strength BHA and lactic peels which do leave my skin a bit drier the first few days after application, with some flaking. Nothing too bad to deal with, and my skin is getting better over the course of the treatments.
Enter minus forty degrees cel. weather with high winds right after doing a peel. My skin was raw, cracking and in some areas windburnt to the point of scabbing. Other moisturizers, oils and butters were only excaberating the dryness. Nothing I tried helped my skin.
I had a small sample of Moisture Surge Intense from a gift event and tried it one night out of desperation. While it did not heal my skin overnight, it helped so much that I continued to use it nightly. Within a week my skin was back to normal with no sign that it had been in such bad condition. I have purchased the full sized jar of the MS Intense and will continue to use it throughout the winter.
I am not partial to moisturizers with silicones, and previous to using MS Intense disliked Clinique moisturizers due to the fact that they all caused clogged pores and breakouts. Not so with this little gem. I might not use this moisturizer in the summer, but it is great for the winter. For the worst climate conditions, for the most painfully stripped and frozen skin, I can not recommend any other moisturizer more than MS Intense.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This product really saved my appearance last week when I suddenly experienced horrible dry flakiness around and on my nose. I applied this as a night moisturizer and within 2 days, all clear!! No flakiness, no dry patches anywhere on my face.. The texture is a bit sticky but as a night treatment it really doesn't matter to me.. This delivers.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately, this product is hella expensive. I scold myself everyday for having spent $34 on a philosophy moisturizer, so I definitely can't justify spending $50 on this one. That said, I have two small travel sizes of this that I received in gift sets. It is, in fact, a great moisturizer though. I like gel moisturizers b/c they have a slight sticky consistency which allows makeup to adhere better to the skin. It's super moisturizing & feels refreshing. I'm in live w/ it, but unfortunately, I probably won't be purchasing the full size unless it's on sale, or I might just get the travel sizes. Anywho, if you don't mind the price then definitely try it. It's wonderful!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This has been a lifesaver this winter. My T-zone is bipolar, being very oily in the summer and deathly dry in the winter. I flake and peel madly. This winter, however, having recently moved to LA, the drier air has not been kind to me. I noticed my laugh lines looking much more prominent, as if I had aged overnight. At first I freaked out and started using a mild retinoid everyday, but it didn't seem to do much. Then I remembered I had recently gotten this and gave it a try.
In ONE NIGHT, I swear, it rehydrated my skin so well that my laugh lines were nowhere to be seen without makeup and barely visible with heavy makeup on. It's very greasy, very thick, and doesn't sink into your skin very well, but that's the point. I use it exclusively at night and wake up with plump and moist skin that's super soft with no flakes or dry spots. I've been using it religiously for a week and my skin is definitely less red and irritated, and makeup glides on like a dream. I don't even have to wear full coverage every day and can get away with something sheer. In the morning you can still feel it on your skin and sometimes I just rinse with warm water rather than soaping to prolong the effect.
I am not acne prone or have sensitive skin, so I don't think it's doing anything harmful in that aspect. I do have to note that it doesn't burn like my tub of Olay Regenerist did around my eyes. I can slather this all over and a pea size amount covers my entire face very well. I use an eye cream, ROC retinol on my laugh lines, and then this is the final thing that goes onto my face before I head to bed.
Love, will repurchase over and over. I'm not a huge fan of reaching fingers into a tub and I'm paranoid I might drop this and spill the precious cream everywhere, but that's no big deal. I have the large tub and I'm hoping that it will last me all winter so that I would only have to repurchase once a year.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Never again. I never had sensitive skin and now suffer from mild perioral dermititis which has been triggered every time I have used this cream. There are so many baddies in some skin care. Have emptied my skin care drawers of almost all Clinique products and have switched to more gentle and natural alternatives. Paid way too much (Clinique is v expensive in australia) for a product full of nasties that burns and leaves a sticky residue.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I did not care for this cream. I don't like the silicone feel, my skin does not do well with silicones, and sure enough it broke me out. I got a free sample in a kit, so I didn't pay for it. I put it on my nightstand and now use it on my hands before bed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
It's hard for me to review this product because I honestly do love how it makes my skin feel, it makes it very comfortable and hydrated. Unfortunately no matter what it does not absorb fully, I exfoliate on a regular basis and use my clarisonic every day, but my skin is very sticky to touch all day with this moisturizer. Since I basically always have makeup on for work I dislike the feeling of sticky skin under my foundation. I don't hate it enough to return it but I will not buy it again.