Clinique Moisture Surge Intense is formulated for Very Dry/Dry and Dry Combination skin types. It is described as a rich, oil-free cream-gel that plumps the skin with 24 hour-hydration. As per the Clinique website, it rehydrates the skin instantly and helps repair skin’s moisture barrier over time. I was quite happy using Clinique DDML and wouldn’t mind repurchasing it but I like trying new skin care products so I decided to try Moisture Surge Intense when I needed to buy a moisturiser this time. I was drawn to this pretty pink jar that holds the pale pink Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator. I had tried this product at the store and I loved the texture.
It has a gel-crème texture which is extremely smooth and easy to blend. When applied, it leaves behind a very thin film on the skin for about half a minute before it sinks in completely. I have been using this moisturizer for nearly 3 months now and I love it. My skin used to be very dry till last year and it is currently dry combination. It feels tight, stretched and uncomfortable near my cheeks and forehead after I wash my face. I often get dry patches on my skin – usually at the tip of my nose and my forehead. My skin gets instant relief when I use Moisture Surge Intense. It has helped considerably with my dry patches. It also leaves the skin supple and plump. I love the effect. It is fragrance free. Overall this moisturizer works very well for my sensitive dry-combination skin. I would definitely want to repurchase this product.
Coming to what could have been better – the packaging could have definitely been better. While I was drawn to the pretty pink jar, I feel a tube or pump type packaging would have been hygienic. I do not like dipping my fingers into the jar. I wish this product contained SPF 50 ( though it does have squalane that offers UV protection but I do not know what SPF it equates to). The product smells a little medicinal because it is fragrance free and there is nothing to camouflage the original smell of the ingredients.
I bought this product directly via a Clinique store for approximately Rs 2700. It is available online via Strawberrynet for Rs 3446.50 (50ml). Customers in US can buy this product directly from the Clinique USA website for $38.50. Customers in UK can buy this product via the Clinique UK website for £34.00
- This product provides excellent hydration and immediate relief to dry combination skin.
- The texture is excellent. The gel-crème spreads and applies effortlessly.
- Helps control dry patches on the skin.
- I do not like the jar packaging due to hygiene reasons.
- The product has a medicinal odour.
- The packaging doesn’t mention any SPF so I am unsure whether this product offers enough sun protection. It does contain squalene that prevents UV damage but I don’t know what SPF that equates to.