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Friday, 27 May 2016

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturiser Review

Wow, it feels like it has been ages since I posted on my blog. A lot have things have happened though, but not quite Eastenders-style, but things have gone from bad to good, to okay and so forth. I won't go into too much detail but after being away from my blog for so long, I definitely had the urge to at least post something - so I thought I would start with a quick review from Clinique.

Clinique is a brand I have heard about quite a lot, especially from the Bubzbeauty days when all I did was swear by her wise words when it came to acne and skincare in general. About 6 years later, I finally took the plunge and bought my first Clinique product from the moisture surge range, which is the moisturiser.

I have combination skin as I like to call it, but whether I'm within this category I am unsure. My skin can be quite dry most of the day which tends to make my makeup cake a lot if I don't check on it regularly. However, it can also get very oily mostly on my cheeks, chin and forehead. So I definitely have a mixture of everything going on and trying to combat every problem can be quite a hassle when some products don't want to work in conjunction with another. Would you like a skincare routine on products which help battle both these problems?

Within the moisture surge range, there is two moisturisers I believe. The extended thirst relief moisturiser and the Intense Skin Fotifying Hydrator. I opted for the extended thirst relief moisturiser as this one is a gel consistency, compared to the other one which is a cream. Also, due to the consistency being gel it means it feels quite water like and thin so I wouldn't be wasting any product and also because it would help hydrate my skin that little better than a cream would.

The packaging for this moisturiser is a 50ml glass tub with a screw on lid, with a green outer packaging. On arrival you also get a lid to cover the actual moisturiser from the lid for hygiene reasons, which can be quite messy as a lot of the product at the top collects which means you will spend at least 2-3 days using the product on the lid than in the actual jar. It is also optional to throw this away or keep it, but I find throwing it away once you've used the product on it to be better and the product itself doesn't dry out or change in consistency either.

The product itself I find to be amazing. Due to the light formulation to the product it means you only need a little bit. Literally dabbing your fingertip into the pot is enough to cover your entire face. On the face it feels cooling and soothing as though you've splashed your face with water or spritz it with a setting spray. It takes about 1-2 minutes to dry and doesn't leave a sticky residue behind. Once fully dried and sunk into the skin, my skin feels really smooth and my makeup blends into my skin really well compared to if I was to use my moisturiser beforehand which was a Liz Earle one.

Overall, I am really happy with this moisturiser. If you have problematic skin or acne I woul suggest giving this moisturiser as a go, as not only does it help sooth the skin but it also helps reduce any redness. It's priced at £34 per pot, but if you use FeelUnique's 6 month offer of 10% off you can get it for cheaper. 


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