Review: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

On September 7, 2011 by Michelle

Hi all,

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – This Clinique moisturizer is one of the few products that I have finished a month back or so. It was my first moisture that I have used ever since I had been religiously moisturizing my skin everyday. So to speak, this was my everyday moisturizer that I used mostly before my foundation.

Even though my skin was dry, I wanted a gel moisturize instead of a cream one and this was a good candidate. To me, applying cream moisturizer before piling on foundation in this humid weather is just bugging me. A gel would be lightweight and requires less time to be absorbed into your skin, making sure that your skin is prepped in time before the foundation. I do not have much time everyday in the morning waiting patiently for the moisturizer to sets in. Hence, Clinique moisture surge is a wise choice.

As my skin is as dry as a bone if it is not moisturized enough, it can “sucked” up all the moisturizer upon application. Hence, I do not encounter a film like residue made by the moisturizer as what some others have experienced. Perhaps, this moisturizer is meant for really dry skin despite its gel consistency. Well, that’s why it is called moisture surge isn’t it?

Unfortunately, my skin needed more, and this moisturizer does not seem to be moisturizing enough for me. I am still skeptical about having cream moisutrizer and so I have been trying out another moisturizer as of now – Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. Yes, still a gel but I feel that it provides more moisture. An in-depth review on that product in the future.

Packaging-wider, this product is not ideal. With a huge tub, and dipping of your fingers into the product for everyday use, you cannot imagine the amount of bacteria harvesting on this gel, even if you have clean hands. I really wonder if such an exposure to air everyday will affect the effectiveness of the product. I doubt the anti-oxidant will remain potent in this kind of packaging. A pump bottle would definitely be a better solution. Perhaps this packaging is to persuade users to use this as a daily mask too? suggests the using of this product as a 5-min mask. You would need a tub with a wide enough to slather on enough of this gel onto your face as a mask.

Description on

“Light, comfortable cream/gel plumps skin with hydration for a full 24 hours. Fine lines, flakiness and tightness are washed away. In their place-a sense of supple, firm, vibrant well-being, even through shifts in humidity. One ‘drink’ and skin looks and feels happier, healthier. Oil-free.”


Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady’s Thistle) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Sucrose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Trehalose, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sorbitol, Oleth-10, Tromethamine, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Peg-8, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4 , Yellow 5


All in all, if you skin is slightly dry but not extremely, this would be great for you! This should work well with slightly oily and normal skin too. I would recommend this to those with sensitive skin as well as it is alcohol-free, fragrance-free and oil-free! This is skin friendly.


Will I repurchase it again? No, but i still recommend this moisturizer!




Thanks for reading ~

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