I’m pretty sure you’ve heard enough number of people suggesting drinking some water as they claim it makes the skin young, glowing and supple. Many a time, our skin gets dehydrated which makes it look more dry and wrinkled. This can be improved with proper hydration and those 8 glasses of water. But, not all of us can can say “bottoms up” to that much water with ease. You may ask is there an alternative to drinking that much of water everyday? I would say the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief comes close enough. Read on to know why I think so.
Moisturizers are an essential part of the daily skin routine and many of us are on a quest to find that perfect one which works best with our skin. I was lucky to have chanced upon Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief and now I can’t live without it. I’d first tried it as a sample on recommendation of the skin consultant at Clinique. Initially, I thought she was just pushing me to buy an expensive product but that opinion of mine quickly changed after the product trial. I instantaneously knew that this was one product I absolutely HAD to pick up the next time I visited the store.
The product claims to “Rapid, long-lasting hydration in a refreshing oil-free gel. Fast-absorbing formula with active aloe delivers a burst of moisture. Smooths, softens, plump up fine dry lines. Locks in moisture all day. Helps skin better resist dehydration despite drastic shifts in humidity. Use whenever, wherever needed, under or over makeup. Or as a 5-minute moisture mask.”
My Experience with Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
The name of the product is what had caught my attention initially. After all, your skin does tend to get thirsty just as your body does. On opening the jar of this light pink moisturizer, I got a very faint medicinal kind of smell as its fragrance free. I love the fact that this product comes in the form of a lightweight cream-gel. On my first usage, my skin soaked in the moisturizer almost immediately and felt refreshed as if it had just drunk a glass of water. It leaves a bit of a cooling sensation on the skin once you put it on. My skin felt super plump and velvety to touch without leaving any greasy residue or clogging my pores. The redness and inflammation I had sometime ago has also minimised with regular usage.
I use only a teeny-weeny bit of the product to moisturize my face and neck completely. A little bit goes a long way and lasts me for a good 3-4 months (that’s using it twice a day) which helps as it’s quite pricey. One major downside is that this moisturizer doesn’t come with a SPF and you might want to use a sunscreen over it to protect yourself from the sun.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief can be used at anytime be it day or night and in any season be it summer or winter. Its suitable for all skin types too! Like I mentioned earlier, water is good for your skin and this product really lives up to that. If you’re looking for a perfect moisturizer and are willing to spend those extra bucks, your search might just end here (just as mine did). However, do try out a sample before going all in and purchasing the jar.
- Suitable for all skin types
- Non-sticky unlike other moisturizers
- Quickly absorbed by skin
- Improves skin texture
- Skin remains hydrated for a long time
- Teeny weeny amount is enough for the entire face and neck
- No SPF
- Extremely Pricey
- Jar packaging isn’t very hygienic
Overall Verdict: 4 / 5
INR 1950 for 30 ml (This jar size isn’t available in US)
INR 3550 and $39 for 50 ml
$52.50 for 75 ml (This jar size isn’t available in India)