Tuesday 10 January 2017

Clinique Moisture surge review

Do you have oily skin? does the name "Moisture Surge" put you off? me too, the last thing I want is another layer of moisture to fill them pores, y'know just in case the natural oil hasn't clogged them enough already. That was until I tried it, and for me there is no going back, in fact I will not use another daily moisturiser ever again.

Woah there girl, bit of a bold statement don't you think? actually I take it back because lets face it I will be using others (this gal likes to buy and try aight?) but at least that statement shows how much I like it and at least for now I mean it.

Now if I could get away without using a moisturiser then I would because I hate using anything with pore clogging potential. But now that I have stepped into the realms of acid toning, there is no way I could get away with skipping the crucial last step in a skincare routine. If I don't then I get that scaly look which might be cool for a reptile but I ain't no lizard. 

Now if I use a standard moisturiser then it opens a whole world of problems, yes I would like a tad of moisture please but I don't need a layer of lard ta v much. Nor do I require an unabsorbed film of "mattifying"gel to solidify on my epidermis. Or it could even cause the most annoying of oily skin problems with its insufficient absorbing properties - the double whammy, scaly AND oily skin, think a sunbathing gecko with greasy factor 50 on.

Then moisture surge comes strolling in acting all cool and says I GOT THIS. And its not wrong, it gives the right amount of moisture for my oily skin without clogging pores. And it gets even better, not only is it suitable for my skin but it actually ABSORBS, y'know that thing that other moisturisers claim but don't actually do? yeah that. No residue whatsoever, it absorbs in and gets the job done.  None of this "matte finish'" malarkey all it does is moisturise, so it doesn't leave a soft/silky finish either but I am more than happy without knowing of its presence.

There are two versions, the one I use which has a gel like texture and the other (intense) which is more of a cream. I haven't tried the cream one (my hubby does) so I can't comment on how it works for me but I thought I would show it anyway, its suitable for dryer skin types. But I may try it the next time I get a pesky dry patch, which seems to pop up every now and again just to throw a spanner in the works. As a quick comparison though, the cream smells very chemically compared to the gel, just an observation. 

The gel works well as a base for foundation, with no residue, it provides a good starting point for makeup application. I also add Clarins tanning drops into it and it works just fine! I am struggling to find any down sides to this moisturiser - oh wait that's because there aren't any! 

If I haven't sold it to you enough, then go into Clinique and get a sample, try it, then come back and thank me.

You're welcome! 



  1. Always wanted to try this one out! Love moisturizers that don't end up in my pillow at night.

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

    1. Yes I hate it when you feel most of it rubbing off into your pillow! x

  2. Oh I might just give this a try! I am in love with your blog too, you should be so proud.. well done gorgeous gal! x


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