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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Product Review: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

How's your weekend, guys? Anyway, here's the review of Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, which I have set aside thrice last week. I've had a pretty bad history with Clinique skin care products, for both skin types 2 and 3 so I never really had high hopes for this product. So on to the review then.


What I like:
- Unlike with other Clinique skin care products, I never broke out with this. I had a back up plan to apply this as a topical gel when I get allergies in case it doesn't work for me since I read somewhere that it also works great that way for them. But I'm really glad it does. This is basically a first for me and Clinique skin care. :)
- It does not moisturize my skin - it hydrates! And that is so much better than simply moisturizing it. It's like a thirst quencher. The good thing about it is that it keeps the moisture level on my skin balanced and normal, thus, making it less oily. This is in gel form and I assume a water-based product which works very well with my skin type.
- Though it isn't unscented as I would have preferred, I'm glad that the scent isn't strong and somewhat mild.
- A little goes a long way. I don't need to slather a lot just get my skin prepped.
- It is easily absorbed by the skin and does not take a long time to dry.
- Since it dries to a matte finish, it works well as a good makeup base. It also helps that my skin feels smoother once it has been absorbed well.
- I apply it on areas that get dry within the day. Like when my cheeks get dry, I just pat on a little and I'm good to go. It doesn't even ruin my makeup when applied over it.
- It says on the tube that it works well as a 5-minute moisture mask and I agree. I don't think it has to be greasy just to know that it is moisturizing.\
- I've had this 30mL tube for 2 months now and I'm only half way through it. And I don't use it just on the face. I apply this on my allergies too.
- Speaking of allergies, it helps relieve the itch since it hydrates the area. Unlike applying alcohol, this does not dry out the skin so it does not aggravate the itching.
- Has a shelf like of 24 months.
- Locally available at Clinique counters.

What I don't like:
- Pretty pricey especially if you buy it directly from the counter. Better have someone purchase it for you at Duty Free or in the US.

Overall rating: 5/5 My skin absolutely and without a doubt loves it! But please note that I have combination-oily skin. I am really not certain if this would be hydrating enough for those who have extra dry to dry skin. Maybe you would need something far more hydrating and moisturizing than this.

Will I buy again? You bet I will! But I'll use up my other moisturizers before I do. :)

Have you tried this product? :)

Happy Sunday, super awesome peeps! :P

Cheers,

Coming up: Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Pomegranate Review

17 comments:

  1. Wow! good thing i regularly visiting your blog. Thanks for this info, i wanna have at least one clinique product e, like what you said mahal talaga siya. Papabili na lng ako kay pinsan, uuwi na e. Thanks pammy.

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  2. @Sweethestia Aww, thank you for taking the time to regularly visit my blog, that means a lot. :) Yeah, or maybe you can scout for samples/GWPs on eBay.ph. One good way of trying out the products before splurging on a full size. That way, you'll save a lot in case it does not work for you. :)

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  3. I agree. this is such a great moisturizer. for someone with extremely oily skin, i enjoy using this. i used this as an emergency topical on my burn (curse me for applying salycilic and benzoyl on my pimple) and whoah how calm it made my burn. did not completely heal it but at least it didn't hurt as much.

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  4. @ShenWow, then this must be really good if your burn no longer hurt as much as it's supposed to after applying this. Glad to know someone else like this. :)

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  5. I haven't tried this product thanks for the review! I love the little kitten picture :D

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  6. "Since it dries to a matte finish, it works well as a good makeup base. It also helps that my skin feels smoother once it has been absorbed well."

    Because of this I think I'll have to give it a try. As i need something that could tame my pores. Ha!


    Love this review Pam! <3

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  7. That sucks that you have bad experiences with Clinique, but I'm glad this one works for you.

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  8. Super nice to no??? One of the best thirst quencher (for skin) :)

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  9. @Greenpease Hehe. I hope it won't disappoint you when you get to try it. :)

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  10. @EveryDay Makeup blog Yeah, and it's a breakthrough for me and Clinique! Haha! :D

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  11. @Askmewhats Yeah, kaya super tipid ako with this and alternate it with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. :P

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  12. goooo buy pammycakes! :) i've never been hiyang to clinique skincare either. i'm glad you found a product from their line that works for you. ^-^

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  13. this is one of my HG prods for sure! I have the same sample size..:D

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