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Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator

Clinique

Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator

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Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator is a rich, oil-free cream-gel that plumps skin with 24-hour hydration. It instantly rehydrates and helps repair skin's moisture barrier over time. For very dry to dry combination skins.

Solutions For:
  • Dryness
  • Dullness

Formula Facts:
  • Allergy Tested
  • 100% Fragrance Free
  • Non-Acnegenic
  • Oil Free
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Paraben Free
    • Use twice a day, morning and night
    • Use after 3-Step, or anytime skin needs a moisture boost
    Water / Aqua / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Squalane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Caffeine, Whey Protein / Lactis Protein / Protéine Du Petit-Lait, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Petrolatum, PEG-150, Sucrose, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Linoleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-8, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

    Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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    CliniqueMoisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
     
    4.6

    (based on 262 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Moisturizes well (154)
    • Goes on smoothly (139)
    • Long lasting (112)
    • Absorbs quickly (99)
    • Not greasy (90)

    Cons

    • Bad smell (14)
    • Too greasy or heavy (11)
    • Doesn't absorb well (7)
    • Greasy (3)
    • Not long-lasting (3)

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (113)
    • Deep moisturization (112)
    • Dryness (103)
    • After shower/bath (74)
    • Winter dryness (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (87), Survivalist / minimalist (46), Beauty expert (17), Brand buyer (8), Budget shopper (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 262 customers

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    5.0

    Amazing! Worth the price!

    By Dry Skin Not For The Win

    from Detroit Michigan

    Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

    This moisturizer is truly amazing. I've tried so many and can never find anything that works like this one! You only need a drop and you'll see and feel results quickly! I know it's expensive but this will last you and give you results!

     
    5.0

    Hydrating

    By Sarah Lou

    from Cali

    Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

    Since my last pregnancy my skin has been super dry (I'm combo/oily usually). This has helped so much. And before finding this I went through a few moisturizers that didn't cut it. A little goes a really long way with this. I made the mistake the first time using it I picked up about a quarter size, you literally need a pea size amount. Dot on cheeks, forehead and chin. Rub in. This absorbed nicely into my skin. I actually look forward to my skin care routine now. I'm obsessed with this stuff (I bought a back up, I don't want to run out). If you're skin is dry definitely try this out!

     
    5.0

    LOVE THIS!

    By Nicky

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Daily Use
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dryness

      Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

      I am a swimmer and my face gets extremely dry from the chlorine. This has been my saving grace. I have very sensitivite skin and my dermatologist recommended Cetaphil but nothing compares to this. It's a bit pricier but worth the money.

       
      2.0

      AWFUL SMELL

      By Kp

      from Maryland

      Pros

      • Moisturizes Well

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

        Love Clinique products since they're one of only the few that doesn't cause my face to breakout. Was really excited to try this moisturizer because I have dry skin all year round but it's definifely worse in the winter. But I couldn't get over the smell... Felt like I was slathering chemicals all over my face. It's similar to the smell of an expo marker as crazy as that sounds. I was basicaly counting down the minutes till it fully absorbed which took some time since it's very thick and gel like. If it wasn't for the smell I would use this product.

         
        5.0

        Worth every penny

        By Mom

        from Seattle wa

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Daily Use
          • Deep Moisturization
          • Dryness

          Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

          Love this moisturizer

           
          5.0

          Have been buying this product for few years now.

          By Wendy the Hiker

          from Apple Valley Ca

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

            I use this product daily. Feel really good on my skin.

             
            5.0

            Definitely will buy again

            By 70 yr

            from Fontana ca

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

              This is the first product that got rid of my dry patches on my face

               
              4.0

              My skin's new best friend

              By Retired lady

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • A little pricey

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

              I have just started Using this product morning and night. So far, so good. My face feels soft and refreshed.

               
              3.0

              Not in love!

              By Jennifer

              from Rock Spring Georgia

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Too Greasy Or Heavy
              • Too heavy

              Best Uses

              • Dryness

              Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

              I use this and then my powder foundation - this has caused my foundation brush to get "goupy" after applying my foundation over my moisturizer. Normally the brushes are more loose but since I've started with this moisturizer - it's ruining my brush.

               
              5.0

              Buy this Skin enhancement product

              By Peggy

              from Marriott, Pa

              About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Daily Use
                • Deep Moisturization

                Comments about Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:

                Love the product, have been using this product for 40 years! Truthfully

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                • Q:

                  I'm unsure of whether I should use the Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator or the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream. I have dry combination skin and am looking for a moisturizer to go on top of my current acne solution lotion for all day hydration. Preferably an oil free product since my face is prone to breakouts with excess oil
                  Asked on 3/7/2018 by Violet from Oberlin, OH

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator would be ideal. It combines oil-free hydration and barrier repair plus it's non-acnegenic so your skin will not break out. For best results, apply twice a day after your Acne Solutions System. Thank you for your interest in Clinique!

                    Answered on 3/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Do you apply moisture surge ALL OVER the face and neck, including eye area?

                  Should you apply UNDER your make up?
                  Asked on 8/18/2017 by Lynn from Mpls Minn

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! You should apply this all over the face, under your make up. You should use it up to the orbital bone, but not in the direct eye area. If you are looking for something to use as a moisture booster in the direct eye area, you can partner your eye cream with the Moisture Surge Concentrate instead of the Intense option. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                    Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  does this product contain mineral oil?
                  Asked on 6/2/2017 by gta from chicago il

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! It does not contain mineral oil. It is actually oil free. For your convenience, if you would like to view a full list of ingredients for this product, you can scroll down below the product details and see a full ingredient list. We are here to help and thank you for your question. Have a great week!

                    Answered on 6/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  I noticed this product contains petrolatum which can clog pores / cause me to break out, however the product is listed as non-acnegenic? Could you clarify this further? I have acne prone skin, but it is extremely dry due to the prescription acne creams that I am using. I love the moisture that this product provides but I am worried about it clogging my pores and breaking me out.
                  Asked on 5/27/2017 by Liz from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Thank you for your question and interest in Clinique! I am happy to hear that you love the moisture that this product provides. It is a favorite of many! You can feel absolutely safe using this product. It is oil free and will not clog your pores. It has been clinically tested to be non acne-genic. We do all of our testing on real people, including those that have breakout concerns. This product will rebuild your skins barrier and help it to feel more comfortable long term. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns and we look forward to hearing about your great results. Have a wonderful week!

                    Answered on 6/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  I accidently grabbed the Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator instead of the lighter moisture surge moisturizer. Is this ok to use under makeup, or should I exchange it? I have very dry skin.
                  Asked on 4/14/2017 by Michele Anne from Boynton Beach, FL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! It can absolutely be used under makeup. It is a very different texture. You may prefer it if you have dry skin. It is very moisturizing, but more of a creamy feel. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                    Answered on 4/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Is this product paraben free?
                  Asked on 4/6/2017 by beautyjunkie from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Yes, this product is paraben free. Thank you for your question!

                    Answered on 4/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  My sister gave me a small sample jar to try. I like the reviews I've read. How can I check the actual age by the code on the bottom? BA4
                  Asked on 2/25/2017 by Lou Lou from Papillion, NE

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! I am glad that you like the reviews you have read on this product. It is very popular and I believe you will enjoy it as well. If you are concerned about the age of the sample, please feel free to stop by the Ulta store near you that carries a FULL line of Clinique product. The expert there can give you a fresh sample of the product, as it is not always easy to identify the age of the product you currently have. The great news is that most Clinique products, including this one, have a 2 year minimum shelf life after being opened. Thank you for your interest in Clinique and have a wonderful week!

                    Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Is this non-comedogenic?
                  Asked on 2/11/2017 by Lindsay from Lakeland, FL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Yes, it is. All of our products are also allergy tested. We test each product on a panel of 600 people, 12 times each. That is 7200 applications on real people. If anyone has a reaction of any sort, we reformulate to guarantee it is safe for your skin. Thank you for your question!

                    Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  What's the difference between this product and the moisture surge extended thirst relief?
                  Asked on 10/18/2016 by Carly from Columbia, SC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Moisture Surge Intense is more intense moisture for a drier skin type. Thank you for your interest in Clinique.

                    Answered on 10/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  is this product for the face or the body?
                  Asked on 10/6/2016 by Just me

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It is for the face. Thanks for your interest.

                    Answered on 10/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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