Starting with this post, I am introducing a whole series of posts for my most loved, most used and most repurchased skincare and makeup items, BACK FOR SECONDS! I am going to tell you what I love about them, what they have done for my skin and try to give you an honest (yet raving!) review of it and whether you need it in your life or not. All products are purchased by me and this is not a sponsored post. Lets get started!
There is something about discovering a great product, all on your own, and then telling the whole world about it! I do not have a count of how many people I have recommended this to, in person.. and now all of you are going to bear with some raving! I have always been a “dry-skinned” girl, up until last summer. Like my dry skin wasn’t trouble enough sitting in front of the computer most of my waking hours and with air conditioning, my skin was in huge trouble! Looking back I think it was more of a case of “dehydration” than “dry”, but whatever it was the Clinique Moisture Surge range has changed it for good.
There a little back story to this one. I had been looking for a non-greasy yet hydrating moisturizer which would keep my skin hydrated through the day without giving me that stretchy dry feeling by mid-day. At that time I was using The Body Shop’s Vitamin E day moisturiser, which otherwise lovely, would be completely sucked in like a sponge and off my skin by afternoon. I ended up at Clinique one day for some help and the SA introduced me to the Moisture Surge Range. I picked up their Overnight Mask for a deeper treatment for my dry/dehydrated skin.
I started using the mask every alternate night, as a night time cream/treatment and I could feel a great difference in the texture of my skin come morning, when I would wakeup with a glow not shine and my skin gradually needed very little maintenance. I now required much less moisturiser in the day as my skin didn’t feel too parched and was more comfortable for longer! If the 4.6 rating on MakeupAlley is any indication, then you’d know we have a winner here!
What is it? Clinique describes it as Creamy, penetrating night mask helps skin drink deep to replenish lost moisture, build reserves for tomorrow. This description is spot on! “Mask” is actually a misnomer as this is not one of the clean-off wash off masks. It is a slightly pink, thick moisturiser with the difference that it gets completely absorbed into the skin with no greasiness or “mask-like” feel. It instantly plumps up my skin and makes it the most comfortable it has ever been. In fact all the reviews that I have read for this stuff, “plumped skin” has to be the most appeared quality for this!
Being fragrance free makes it ideal for sensitive skin and I have never had any breakouts with this product. You need a very small amount of this for the face and neck and a tube lasts a long time.
It comes in a 100ml tube which retails for $33 or 2400 INR. I have had a tube for almost a year now and there is still some left. That is also because of my usage, but even if you use it more than twice or thrice a week, it will last you a good 6 to 7 months.
How I use it Twice every week now, and sometimes more if my skin hasn’t been all too well! I use this on top of my serum (Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair) to add extra hydration and sleep in it. The next morning, I have comfortable skin with no redness or dull ness and it looks much more even and plump. Another way for me is to use it right after a clay mask (Aesop Parsley Seed Mask). Clay masks a usually deep-cleansing masks and leave the skin feeling a bit dry so instead of loading up on moisturiser I use this.
Who is it for? Anybody who has dry skin or is aware that their skin is dehydrated should give this product a go. If not like a mask, it can also work as a moisturiser. At $33 for 100ml it is much more economical than the Moisture surge Intense or Extended Thirst relief which retail for $49.5 for 50 ml tub. Extra points to this for the packaging which is an opaque tube and keeps the product clean and safe from all pollutants.
Last Word As with any skin care item it goes without saying that, A) It takes time to give results B) What works for one may not work for another. Keeping that in mind, and having used it for a year now, I can safely say that this mask has done wonders to my skin’s “health”. It may not work on the appearance as a clay mask would, but it has definitely “healed” my skin from within and made it stronger, for the lack of a better word! I no longer breakout as easily as I used to.. like right after a flight or during hormonal changes, and any kind of foundation or makeup product goes on much better on my skin as no dry patches exist! I have already re purchased this!
Have you tried this mask? Did you like it or disliked? Any similar products in your stash? Let us all know!
Thank you for reading!