Rated 4.41 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Hydrating !
This is deep hydration that does exactly what it was designed to do. What is not is a traditional moisturizer, therefore those saying this isn't enough and doesn't work, misunderstand the product. There is a difference in dehydration and the type moisturizers that sit on top of the skin. Most people need both and or a xtra of one or the other. This is intended to hydrate instantly and then a typical moisturizer on top or if oily, perhaps on its own.
Hope that helps with what this is designed to do and why it does soak in. If your skin still feels dry that means it's likely very dehydrated and needs a moisturizer with a barrier to hold water in.
I'm happy since it goes under the skin not just on top
Good luck xo
Most Helpful Critical Review Decent for Oily, Sensitive, Acne riddled skin.
So i am a true skincare/all beauty junkie. I have a serious problem with constantly buying skin products, to "help" and "clear" my very oily, sensitive, consistently clogged, face. I have tried so many creams, gels, face washes, toners, treatments (besides chemical peel) to help clear my skin. My issue is not your typical "Acne",but rather a face full of closed comedones. Closed comedones are the flesh colored bumps on your skin, that won't budge, won't pop, but makes your skin texture bumpy and rough. Open comedones are visible pimples, and cystic acne that can be popped, where as closed comedones can be squeezed, yet never pop. It's because the pore is completely blocked with oil, dirt, and sebum. Nothing has ever gotten rid of them, and I have tried everything high and low. Having closed comedones and sensitive, oily skin, I really have to watch what I put on my face. I have experimented many different gel hydrators, moisturizers, eat, because cream or lotion moisturizers break me out so bad, and just cause more closed comedones. I use the Clinique 3 step system for oily skin, which really doesn't improve my face neither, but still use it. When I used the sample of this Moisture surge, Hydrated concentrate, I literally fell in love with this stuff. The little deluxe sample lasted me for about a week. I used it twice a day, morning and night, and I finally thought I found the right product for my face, which was a miracle. I gave the rest of the sample to my grandmother, and told her to try it, while I went to ulta and bought the full size. Now that i have been using this consistently off and on, I can say this product is decent, but not amazing. I feel like the sample worked better on my skin, than the full sized I own. True, it does moisturize, and it does even out my oily skin and sebum production, but this does nothing for my texture (closed comedones) I figured using this consistently, I would see some type of improvement in my skin problems overall, but this didn't really do anything for it. Also, if you pop a pimple, don't put this on afterwards, because IT WILL BURN. With that being said, It is a good lightweight, gel moisturizer for oily and combination skin. If you have acne, or closed comedones all over your face like me, this does nothing for it. It doesn't make it worse neither, it just kinda sits there, and keeps your skin matte. It's also sticky a bit after you first apply it, which makes it great for a primer. I don't wear makeup alot (because makeup emphasizes texture) and that's the last thing I wanted people to see, But I'm an avid makeup collector too, and this is a nice primer for preapplication for your foundation. This is not a Savior. This stuff is not a miracle gel. It's just decent. That's the best word to describe it. This is a 100% accurate review, so if you have skin like me.. Now you know. I'm sure this would be wonderful for dry skin, combination skin, and even oily skin with no acne, or texture issues. Man, what I would do for a clear face. One day, I will find the answer. Until then, Ill keep trying and reviewing for all the skin care junkies out there like me, who struggle with acne, closed comedones, and oily skin.
Reviewed by 206 customers Worth the price
Alli from New Jersey
I got a tiny free sample of this with another Clinique purchase a while back and it was hands down the best moisturizer I've ever tried. I'm pretty frugal but I finally splurged on this full sized one I look forward to applying it every day. Leaves my skin super soft and hydrated.
Savior for my dry Colorado skin
Sasserfrass from Colorado
I have tried a few of the moisturizers from Clinique and this one does well for my skin and dry environment. I have purchased this product probably 5 times now and it lasts a while. I can't recall exactly how long but probably around 5-6 months using daily. 2 small pumps goes a long way for me. (Worth it!) I do not like heavy moisturizers and this one goes on very light but feels sufficient for the whole day. I pair this product with Clinique's smart custom repair serum and the two together have kept my skin super happy! I read other reviews of it feeling "sticky" after application but once it dries on your skin there's none of that feeling at all. It makes my skin feel quite nice and supple. Definitely will keep buying this and recommending it!
I buy this literally all the time
KJ from Tri Cities, WA
This is the only lotion that has ever worked for me.
KillerQueenKitti from Chicago
I am not going to do another long review on another line..
#1 I freaked out after getting white heads @ 46.
#2 I AM NOT BUYING ANOTHER PRODUCT RECOMMEND BY A KID THAT DOESN'T WEAR A WHITE LAB COAT.
I just feel so stupid for buying EVERYTHING that these kids who work at ulta( as sweet as they are) SWEAR BY!
perfect IF you don't apply any serums before use
Barb from California
I've used this product for about a year and loved it UNTIL I decided to add a vitamin C serum to my routine. If I put the serum on before this, there is a stickiness to my face. I'm not a fan of having multiple items depending on IF I put a particular product on. Will be searching for the best combination of vitamin C and moisturizer. This might still be used but unsure at this time.
I love Clinique products but this a definite fail.
Lyn from Seattle
This product is awful. I only use Clinique products and am normally very happy with them, but this is the worst moisturizer I have ever used. It feels like I rubbed a bunch of Elmers glue on my face. Very sticky/tacky and doesn't absorb well at all. Even burns a little. Skin feels dry and tight. There is no way I could put makeup on over this. Only product from Clinique that I've ever tried that was downright horrible. They really dropped the ball with this one.
Long time user
Rose L. from Newington, CT
I've been using this for a few years now and my face has never felt better. Never feels or looks dry.
Great Pick Me Up for your face!
Stephenie from Chicagoland
Super refreshing and hydrating. Got as a sample with my regular Clinique skincare routine and bought a full sized one because I loved it so much!
Kim from Scottsdale
I apply this mornings before my makeup goes on and at bedtime after I've washed my face. Hydrates without that oily feeling.
Stacy Ann from Texas
I have been using this for years and I absolutely love it! I usually wash my face with the Clinique liquid face wash for oily skin or Clinique face scrub and then I always put this on after.
I'm not a huge fan of face lotions because they are usually too heavy for my skin and actually cause breakouts. But this moisturize is very light and still very moisturizing. This is also something I could probably even use in the morning and I don't think it would make my skin oily.
I highly recommend this!
Also to note:
-I have pretty sensitive skin and this doesn't bother me at all.
-I am not acne prone so I don't know how it would effect that.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Kate S. from Colorado
I am obsessed with the moisture surge line by Clinique. When I need some extra moisturizer I pair this with the Moisture Surge eye cream and the after the regular moisturizer. Just makes my skin look glowy and plump!
Eva R Rose from Michigan
I use it in the morning and at night. It's awsome once you try it , you will never stop buying it.
Whit from Austin, TX
I have used this for years and I will buy this product forever. I have combination acne prone skin and this always makes my skin feel great. The airless pump is hygienic and wastes no product.
Go buy this now!!!
Tieka from Richmond, VA
I love how this moisturizer says what it does! Long lasting moisture feeling all day long.
Combo skin from San Diego
Love this moisturizer! I have combination skin and find that a lotion type moisturizer is too heavy for my skin. This is perfect for day or night.
My favorite moisturizer
Grown Up Vain from NV
I use this to plump and moisturize my face.
Oily/combination skin 38 yrs old
Ulta Diamond Member from MN
I received a sample of this from Ulta for my Clinique purchase (I love Clinique skin care). I use it right after my serums, and it feels so light and moisturizing. My skin concerns are fine lines/wrinkles with oily/combination skin and I have been searching for the right moisturizer that won't leave a greasy feel. I was using "It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream" and will no longer purchase that as this is my new go to moisturizer.
Too greasy for me 😂
Jan from New Jersey I
Best moisturizer ever
Jaymie from Clinton Twp, Mi
I first tried this moisturizer a couple years ago and absolutely love it. I noticed a difference almost immediately.
Devra from MOUNT VERNON INDIANA
Is stop changed my life I very dry flaky skin and it stopped all that I use everyday It's good for people that have dry skin from Thyroid problems
Myranda from 60112
I had to switch my moisturizer because I didn't know it had ingredients in it that weren't safe for fungal acne. This product doesn't have ingredients that trigger fungal acne and it really hydrates the skin well.
Makeup Diva from WV
A little goes a long way. Not heavy and really greasy like I was worried it would be. I noticed a difference in my skin right away. I use this at night and my skin is super glowy and soft in the morning. Will definitely purchase again!
Best Moisture Surge Ever!
Mary the Poet from Las Vegas, Nevada
I use it all over my face and neck morning and night. A little goes a long way!
Using as an Eye Serum Only
CVG is Me from Cincinnati
This works better as a hydrating eye serum for me, more product than the actual Moisture Surge Eye serum (.5 ml). I love Clinique products. The price point doesn't break the pocketbook and products actually work with consistent use. I break the moisture beads before patting to under eye area down to cheekbones. I have Individual eyelash extensions and this does not dry out as I use to hydrate under my brows at night. I am 48 and no issues with concealer creasing, caking or dried look with use of eye serums and eye creams in day and night skin care regimens. Go Clinique!
Sleepygs from Florida
Cinque face care line is transforming my tired, zit pron skin. I switched from Bare Minerals to the Clinique skin care with the help of a very knowledgeable Ulta Clinique rep. I am 64 and this line provides what I needed for my oily skin. Thanks to the rep I got the right ones for my skin type.