Pros: unscented, very hydrating, completely non-greasy
I have been working on using up some of the cosmetics and skin care samples in my house – especially since I ran across two in a row that were way beyond their usage dates. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief was in a small stack of hydrating products I’ve been meaning to try out – and I’m glad I finally found time to check this one out. It’s a very hydrating formula, but appropriate for almost any skin type as it is completely non-greasy.
My sample container of this product is a small glass jar with a green lid. Information is printed in white. The regular retail product looks similar, but the lid is metallic silver and information is printed in black.
This is a rather unusual moisturizer, in that it is not creamy, but rather a very hydrating (but completely nonsticky) gel. It is pink in color and just slightly opaque, and – like most Clinique products – it is free of scent.
Use and Experience
My sample jar has directions on the back, which read as follows: Use whenever, wherever needed, under or over makeup. Or as a 5-minute moisture mask.
I can’t say I’ve ever tried using this over makeup, but it’s nice to know that I could. What I have been doing is using it at night as a night cream (since I go through night cream at a rapid rate, apparently, and I had run out again). It certainly feels wonderful going on – very smooth and cool. This is fine in winter but I imagine it would feel amazing during a humid summer. It absorbs quickly and is completely non-greasy.
My skin feels very hydrated and even a bit plumped up after I use this product. The effect lasts overnight (even in the dry Minnesota winter) and I’ve been waking up with smooth, hydrated skin that looks great. I have had no problems with breakouts or any sort of irritation. This is wonderful stuff!
Cost and Where to Buy
You can purchase Clinique products at Clinique cosmetics counters (located in the cosmetics section of most department stores) or online at http://www.clinique.com. The cost for a 2.5 ounce container of this product us currently $49.50; if you want a smaller container you can buy 1.7 ounces for $37.00. In either case, that price will usually qualify you for a gift with purchase if the store is offering it; I always try to time my purchases to coincide with these fun gifts. (Clinique.com often offers multiple samples with purchases; I have found it worthwhile to be on their online mailing list.)
While I normally prefer to include an ingredients list for beauty and skin care products, there isn’t one on my sample and the Clinique website also does not list ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, it is worth going in person to purchase this product and looking at the ingredients on the box – or perhaps call a Clinique counter to enquire about specific ingredients.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is one of those products that I would recommend for anyone; it’s non-greasy, unscented, and very hydrating. 5 stars.