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Moisture Surge Intense 72H is a rich cream-gel that delivers 72-hour hydration for velvety-smooth skin. With barrier-strengthening lipids + soothing cica.
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Rated 3.36 out of 5 stars
I was upset because I thought I bought the wrong product but it ended up saving my skin!! My skin barrier was wrecked and because of that my skin felt so dry/dehydrated that nothing seemed to moisturize my skin. I gave this cream another shot and completely RESTORED MY SKIN BACK TO HEALTH! I hope that enough people realize how good this cream is so Clinique will continue to produce it. It feels heavy/greasy at first application, so let it sit for a minute and then it sort of melts from the temp of your skin and you can massage it into your skin more. The ingrediants are amazing too. Has centella asiatica which is great for calming my redness. I will be repurchasing. I now use mostly as a night cream but I will use in the morning if my skin is feeling more sensitive.
I have been a dedicated user of Moisture Surge Intense (most recent name Moisture Surge Intense: Skin Fortifying Hydrator) for many years. In my teens and early twenties, my facial skin was dry, irritated, sensitive, and acne prone. I was overjoyed to discover Moisture Surge Intense in my mid-twenties as the only product that transformed my skin to be hydrated, soothed, and clear of breakouts. I have used it as my exclusive morning and night moisturizer for at least a decade now and wouldn't even try other moisturizers.
I was dismayed to receive my last order a few months ago and find it had a new name (Moisture Surge Intense: 72h Lipid Replenishing Hydrator) and a new color (now white rather than light pink), but was willing to give it a shot to see if the formula was the same or at least comparable. Unfortunately this was not the case. A few minutes into use, this moisturizer seemed to vanish completely and my skin started to feel dry and tight. A few days into use, my skin was feeling dry and irritated and this moisturizer caused burning and redness. A week or two into use, my skin was completely dehydrated with deep, painful acne spots.
I have since tried several other products to try and fill the hole in my skincare routine left by my discontinued holy grail. I set aside my frustration with Clinique and begrudgingly tried both the Moisture Surge 100h Auto-Replenishing Hydrator and the Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer. I have also tried more than 10 moisturizers marketed for dry and sensitive skin from other brands. Nothing compares to the original Moisture Surge Intense. My skin is a mess and nothing has worked to bring it back to a happy state.
Please, please, please bring back the original Moisture Surge Intense formula! This updated formula may work for many with less sensitive and dry skin, but for me it is unusable.
Keria from Houston
I love love love this moisturizer! It's very hydrating even though I have oily skin I obviously produce a lot of oil because my skin needs more moisture. I feel like this moisturizer balances my skin out especially in the winter time. A little goes a long way you don't have to use a lot 10 out of 10 recommend.
Sarah from IOwa
I live in the dry midwest in the winter. This stuff is awesome for dry older skin. I use it in the am and stay moisturized all day!
Arose from San Diego, Ca
This is not non-comedogenic for me! Bumps on skin and clogged pores!!! The 100 hr version also gave me bumps and was horrible at hydrating. Why in the world did you discontinue the original moisture surge fortifying intense? If it ain't broke why try to fix it with this cheap feeling junk?
Jean from Illinois
.This new formula leaves my skin feeling sticky, yet dried out by morning. Please bring back the old formula, as it was perfect.
Lumbergirl from Arpin, WI
This is my Holy Grail! On my 5th jar and will continue to purchase for as long as its produced. I hope to heaven it is never changed or discontinued. People may feel negatively because it's not what they expect with the texture. It feels like balm-like. It sooths and heals my red, irritated skin like nothing will. It is hydrating and moisturizing.
ZD1794 from New York, NY
This moisturizer has been an answered prayer for me. I've always had to put oil over my moisturizer in the winter cause nothing I used actually kept my face from drying out for more than a few hours. This is the ONLY one I've tried that not only fixed that issue but actually helps my face glow and not become a mess in the winter (my skin reacts really badly to dry weather)
I know Clinique is constantly changing products and I'm scared that based on negative reviews that are mostly from people who didn't read the product description before buying, this will disappear soon. If anyone on the team is reading this, PLEASE DONT DISCONTINUE THIS!
Deb from Grapeview
Cleaning my face at night
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I have very sensitive/dry skin, I combine this with the Estée Lauder advanced night repair. These are my ride or die moisturizers. Work wonderfully!
MissMausoleum from Washington
I got this 1oz as a sample, probably a bit ago, and it's just now running out, though I didn't use it as often, because that mom life has me tired lol, but I absolutely LOVE this! It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth, and hydrated! I would for sure recommended this!
Amelia from Michigan
Overall, this is one of the better moisturizers I've worn under makeup. My makeup actually stayed on better than it did with Urban Decay primers while wearing this. I didn't have any adverse reactions. That said, it didn't really feel very moisturizing, and my skin often felt tight within an hour or so of using.
GreenGirl from Johns Creek, GA
I have used this for years and they have changed the formula. Does nothing to help my skin stay moisturized. VERY disappointed in the product!
Krd88 from Missouri
The old formula of the Moisture Surge Intense was my ride or die moisturizer for a few years before they changed the formula. I have been afraid to try the new formula due to the strong negative reaction from others saying it doesn't hydrate as well. In my experience thus far, I think it just hydrates differently and smarter than the old formula.
This formula feels a little lighter going on the skin and the old formula felt a bit oilier almost and had an almost chemical smell. I think that initial application experience makes it seem like it's not as hydrating but where I notice the biggest difference is throughout the day. My skin for the last 2 months has been drier than I've ever experienced, tight, red, flaky, painful. It's recovered in part but I was still struggling to find a moisturizer that my skin didn't drink up by noon, leaving my skin parched the whole rest of the day. I finally bit the bullet and tried the smallest size of the new formula and am kicking myself for not just trying it initially and saving myself 2 years of testing other products. *Face palm*
This really has helped repair my moisture barrier which in turn helps minimize fine lines and makeup application. It's only been a few weeks but I bought a larger size because I am back on board with this product! If you're concerned about the negative reviews, just get the smallest size and give it a shot for a few days in a row, even, and see how your skin reacts.
kltSC from Charlotte, NC
In the winter my skin gets horribly dry and flakey and nothing was hydrating enough until I found this moisturizer. I use this after the redness solutions cream for an extra dose of soothing hydration, mostly at night. I wake up with wonderfully soft skin, no more dry flakes! I will sometimes use it in the morning (after the redness solutions cream) if the weather is extra cold and low humidity. Sunscreen and foundation apply smoothly on top of this. I first tried the lighter, pink gel 100H version and it wasn't heavy/strong enough for my super dry skin. This one is a game changer for very dry skin.
Von from Suwannee Georgia
I have tried numerous different moisturizers and none have giving me that all day glow like this one
Great for very dry, dry and combination skin!
Stina from East Grand Rapids
So I've been using this for the past 6 years now (I was a manager at Clinique and fell in LOVE with this!) and it is amazing at not getting my rosacea, reactive skin, in a tizzy. So I was off to buy a new one (clarify, I got a full size free because of how much I overspend here, credit cards are the devil, lol) then I started reading horrible reviews about how much the formula has changed. So I put the old formula on 1 side of my face, and the new on the other, for days on end, and I honestly didn't notice a difference. Maybe it's because I'm used to loading many things on my face? (once a cosmetics chic, always a cosmetics chick for life) I just didn't really notice. I know many people did, and I don't want to discredit them whatsoever, I just did not see the difference personally.
Shauna from Kansas
I have really dry skin, especially during these winter months, and a friend of mine recommended this product to me. I have used it so far a couple times since its part of my regimen. So far I have no issues at all :)
Piao from PORTLAND, OR
The new formula leaves you feeling greasy and smells horrible.I don't like it.
Yi from Portland,OR
This product is so different than the original formula. It does not hydrate my skin like the older version.
hkras58 from Long Island, NY
From the moment I applied the sample in the store I could feel a difference on the skin. After purchasing and using daily my skin looks and feels noticeably healthier and smooth. Fine lines are less noticeable. Perfect for my aging skin in cold, dry NY weather.
Fanny D from Council Bluffs Iowa
Awesome to use in the winter months when my skin is SUPER dry. Been using this daily and my skin feels amazing.
Mayra from Houston, Tx
A little goes a long way. Small bottle but it lasts long.
Bring the old one back! from Nashville, TN
They changed the formula and this does not moisturize like the old one.Don't waste your money!
Long time moisture surge fan from Easton, MD
This moisturizer is not at all like the regular moisture surge, a big disappointment. It burns and leaves my skin tight and irritated. It's also sticky and greasy.
SkincareJunkie from Florida
I LOVE THIS MOISTURIZER SO MUCH! I wanted to love the original formulation, but it hardly gave my dry skin any moisture. I instantly fell in love with this one- my skin drinks it up overnight and I wake up in the morning- my skin looks glowy and feels moisturized and soft. I don't understand all the negative reviews- they were most likely expecting the light hydrator. If you have dry and/or sensitive skin and you want radiant skin, check this out ASAP!
Krys23 from Texas
I miss the old formula so much! I used this moisturizer for years and absolutely loved it. It's just not there same now. Very disappointing. Back on the hunt for a new moisturizer that doesn't break me out and hydrates without being greasy.