Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

3.9

158 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Squalane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Caffeine, Whey Protein/Lactis Protein/Protéine du Petit-Lait, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Petrolatum, PEG-150, Sucrose, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Linoleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-8, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide12, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (ILN41257)

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought this by accident, I thought it was regular Moisture Surge. So initially I didn't like it, I found it too heavy but this was during summer. Now winter is here and I'm blasting the heat which had made my skin dry AF and flaky even though I use pure jojoba oil. In desperation, I reached for this stuff and it's saved me. Totally protects my skin from the drying effects of central heating and low humidity. The packaging is a disaster though, it needs to be in a pump or squeeze tube, same applies to regular Moisture Surge.

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on 4/3/2017 6:03:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is an OK moisturizer. My skin felt hydrated and I liked the consistency. It has a strong chemical scent, which I don't like.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is my absolute favorite moisturizer. It's heavier without actually feeling heavy and it primes my skin nicely for foundation. My skins feels so smooth after applying this. The only complaint I have is the packaging. I wish this was in a pump bottle or squeeze tube.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

i have very dry and flaky skin during the winter and this saved me!
This moisturizer has a gel-like texture, which I don't mind. The scent is quite strong, not perfume-like, since clinique is known for not using and unnecessary fragrance in their products, but more like a straight chemical scent.
The fact that this instantly gives moisture and a healthy glow during this cold harsh weather makes up for it though.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 1/1/2017 3:14:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I tried a sample of Clinique Moisture Surge Intense while visiting a very dry, wintery climate. It seemed very hydrating under those conditions, so I bought a full size. After having used it more consistently, I find I have mixed, but mostly negative feelings about this product.

The Pros:
--one of the least irritating of department-store petrolatum-based night creams I have tried
--locks in moisture, especially if applied over other hydrating products
--fragrance free
--smooth, creamy texture spreads easily

The Cons:
--transparent jar packaging means antioxidants lose potency, and is not sanitary
--earthy, almost moldy, chemical smell reminiscent of acrylic paints
--not completely irritation-free, especially on sensitive areas of face
--never sinks into skin, stays sticky and thick

I have found the best use of Clinique Moisture Surge Intense is as a last step in my PM routine, after I've applied other active skincare products which are also slightly hydrating. I apply generously as a sort of sleeping mask to lock in moisture. However, now that the jar has been opened for some time, I am only really getting a ho-hum occlusive, and an expensive one at that. Sure, it can be de-potted to an air-free pump or tube, but frankly I don't find the product to be impressive enough to take this level of effort. Once this jar is gone, I will not repurchase.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 11/16/2016 7:31:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I first discovered this magicaI moisturiser in a 'gift with purchase' bag that they do a few times a year (?), but didn't need the full-size version before I moved back to Europe after having lived in Australia for a couple of years. I have combination skin, so my skin changes 360 degrees from summer to winter. I would definitely not use this moisturiser in summer, but it's perfect for dry winter skin. It's on the pricier side, but you get a lot of product and one jar gets me through the winter as not much product is needed to moisturise the face and neck. It also serves as a nice base under heavier coverage foundations as the moisture lasts all day. What I don't like about it is the packaging, a jar, as you go through the product slowly and therefore it becomes a haven for bacteria before you've even managed to finish the whole jar. Other than that, the smell is almost non-existent which is nice and the product does an excellent job at doing what it's created for - quenching your skin!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 11/6/2016 12:46:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I recieved a sample and it broke me out with red inflamed patches on both cheeks and forehead.
Good thing I didn't purchase the regular size

3 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 10/22/2016 9:42:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this moisturizer! It saved my skin when my skin turned suuuuper disgustingly dry and I was desperate. I have a Clinique counter in my town so I went for this moisturizer, and haven't stopped using it since- even in the summertime. I have gone through about 4 jars of this. That is my only complaint is that it's in a jar. Would love a pump packaging.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 10/21/2016 10:37:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have ridiculously sensitive skin. Most moisturizers, especially those rated highly by Beautipedia for being full of 'beneficial skin ingredients' and antioxidants, burn and sting my skin and leave me red and irritated. Not this! This left me dewy and moisturized with no irritation. It worked well under foundation, even with sunscreen over top (Ombrelle 60 cream for face - the only one that doesn't irritate my skin for anyone else with uber sensitive skin who is looking for a non-irritating facial sunscreen), and has kept my skin dewy and comfortable all day. My dry flakey spots (from a leftover reaction to an AHA I tried against my better judgement) disappeared in a single day with one overnight use of the Moisture surge mask and one use during the day of this. It's a new favorite! I like it a lot more than the Moisture Surge extended thirst relief version, which also didn't cause irritation, but wasn't moisturizing enough for me.

5 of 6 people found this helpful.

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