Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Clinique Moisture Surge INTENSE Skin Fortifying Hydrator: The Love Of My Life
So with fall coming up, I thought it was about time you all met the love of my life, Clinique Moisture Surge INTENSE. I have acne prone combination skin, which tends to lean towards the dry side once we get a chill in the air and I have been using this as my night cream for going on two years now. This heavy duty moisturiser is like a snuggly comfort blanket for my skin and is the first moisturiser that has never broke me out and has really changed my life. NOW, I'm not a dermatologist and I'm not saying, buy this now, it won't break you out ever, as we all have different skins and what works for me, might not work for you. HOWEVER, I have seen many bloggers rave about this moisturiser now, all also claiming that it doesn't break them out. The Clinique lady who recommend this to me, also told me that they were soon going to be adding this moisturiser to their acne fighting step programme.
Consistency.... a very thick, oil-free gel like moisturiser which has a cooling and comforting feel upon application. This moisturiser does sit on the skin for a long time and feels like it will never sink in, but when you awake from your sleepy slumber of a morning, it's all nicely sunk in and worked it's magic. If you don't like a thick night cream, then this may not be for you, the fiancé has given me a few raised eyebrows at times when I've had it on, so I pile it on at lights out! Even after cleansing my face in the morning my skin never feels tight, like it's looking for it's next fix of moisture, my skin really does feel hydrated 24/7.
A little about my skin... before finding this wonder cream, I had been battling dryness and acne prone skin for years and always thought that the cure to getting rid of my acne was using products that would dry out my skin, get rid of all the oil and my acne would go. I then read an article stating that overly dry skin can actually cause acne, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and went for a really thick night cream and WOW did it work!
Since using this product, I have gone from constant cystic acne, to one or two odd blemish during my time of the month, all my old acne scars have pretty much gone and my skin now glows. Clinique claims that “daily use helps fortify and repair skin's moisture barrier to keep moisture in” and I would agree with this 100%. I only get dry patches once in a blue moon now and have even slathered this bad boy on during long flights and my skin arrives at it's destination moisturised and plump. Seeing as this moisturiser is too thick for during the day, I use the regular Clinique Moisture Surge as my day cream, which is much lighter (review coming soon). These two together works amazingly, don't break me out, get rid of all my dry patches and leave my skin looking healthy. I have tried many other moisturisers, including others from Clinique and they all break me out, so I would really recommend giving these two a try if you feel like you are fighting a losing batlle with your skin. Thank you Clinique for an amazing product.
Tip: You can pile this on thick and use it as a super moisturise mask for an added moisture pick me up. Clinique have now also launched a Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, which I have yet to try, let me know if any of you have tried it and what you think!
Moisture Surge INTENSE Skin Fortifying Hydrator, £32.00 from Clinique.